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Vienna
Saturday, January 19, 2019
heidi horten
The Heidi Horten Collection at the Leopold Museum spins recent art history into an aesthetic narrative. Imagine a greatest hits collection of 20th century Western art, hung in a way that exposes commonalities across genres and deviations within individual artist’s outputs. Now imagine doing all of that in half an afternoon. That, essentially, is what the Leopold’s current showing of...
The MAK shows the enduring influence of the seminal architect, from the 19th century to today. Leaving an epochal impact on Vienna’s appearance, architect Otto Wagner also left a lasting mark on modernism, inspiring future generations worldwide and creating the iconic Vienna Stadtbahn, the Kirche am Steinhof and the Postsparkasse. To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, the MAK...
The Klimt Villa offers an insightful glance into the private life of the iconic painter. “I am convinced that I am not particularly interesting as a person.” The celebrated Gustav Klimt may not have thought too highly of himself, but a century after his demise, the world remains utterly fascinated by the Jugendstil icon and creator of The Kiss. Dismissive...
The celebrated British sculptor gets her first extensive review in Austria. Best known in Vienna for her Holocaust memorial on Judenplatz, Turner-prize winner Rachel Whiteread is one of the most recognizable sculptors of her generation, creating grand experiment in negative space, often on a grand scale and in public places like London’s Trafalgar Square. Primarily working with industrial materials such as...
A big retrospective presents outstanding works from a painter who was ahead of his time. One of the great pioneers of Modernism, Anton Romako shocked his contemporaries, predating the Wiener Moderne by more than a decade. Born as the illegitimate son of a factory owner and his housemaid, Romako studied historical painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna before...
Old Masters meet the new, bridging the gaps in the KHM’s collection. Despite representing some 5,000 years of human artistic endeavour, the 200 years before our present day are perennially underrepresented in the collection of the venerable Kunsthistorisches Museum. In the first group exhibition conceived as part of their Modern and Contemporary program, modern and contemporary artworks are juxtaposed with...
A love letter to the Straßenbahn, Vienna’s Traffic Museum offers insight into commuter habits. Vienna has an ongoing love affair with its Straßenbahn (tramway), this red-and-white (or in its latest iteration, red-and-silver streetcar) that glides through the streets at reassuring intervals. Affectionately nicknamed Bim after the sound of its warning bells, it’s ubiquitous, and unlike the cable cars of San...
elina brotherus
The noted contemporary photographer blends formality with playfulness. Autobiographical and perfectionistic, Elina Brotherus’ mid-career retrospective puts her on the backseat and lets the viewer take the wheel on a journey towards projection and introspection. A Finn residing in France, Brotherus first exhibited internationally in 1998 while she was still a student in Helsinki, making a name for herself with formally...
Keith Haring
A tribute to the artist, 
from graffiti to the Guggenheim. One of the most recognized artists of the 1980s, Keith Haring channeled ancient cave paintings and graffiti to create a universal symbolism that could reach anyone. Starting his career drawing white chalk outlines on blank advertising spaces in New York City subway stations, he was arrested for vandalism several times,...
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