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Vienna
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Anoka Faruqee
Faruqee’s pulsating compositions make their solo debut in EuropeMost revolutions turn stuffy with time. But the Secession certainly tries to cultivate its reputation for unconventional contemporary art it has enjoyed since its foundation in 1897, even installing a temporary swinger club in its basement (next to Klimt’s Beethovenfries) for Swiss artist Christoph Büchel’s exhibit in 2010.Yet sometimes, understatement is...
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O’Keeffe stars in her largest retrospective outside of her home countryMost people first get to know Georgia O’Keeffe through her voluptuous flower paintings: large, generous images in lustrous colors – of irises, poppies or lilies, blossoms whose sensual curving petals fold back to reveal the pollen-coated stamens within. The focus is sharp, the edges delineated, in an opulent hyperrealism...
At the Kunsthalle, The Promise of Total Automation imagines the shape of things to comeAn intriguing attempt to parse the possible futures headed our way, The Promise of Total Automation at the Kunsthalle examines the implications of our age of change.  It’s what the curators call “the allure of an automated life” that is renegotiating the terms of what...
Edward Burtynsky
Mankind’s effect on the mother nature captured by the renowned Canadian photographerIn a journey of seven years that spanned five continents and numerous adventures on the Yellow river of China, the Ganges of India and the mesmerizing Ölfusá river in Iceland, Edward Burtynsky’s first solo exhibition in Austria majestically captures water in its natural course and under man-made influence; an endeavor...
Maria Lassnig
The celebrated Austrian artist is shown in a new light with many previously unseen worksSomewhat ironically for an artist of such renown, Maria Lassnig claimed she was “a researcher, not a painter.” It makes a great deal of sense to bear this in mind as the Albertina presents a retrospective of around 100 drawings and watercolors to commemorate the...
art vienna
From Feb 23–26, 2017, Art Vienna presents works from Austrian and select international galleries.The debut of this art fair will be held at the Leopold Museum, whose curators have taken the central pillar of their collection, Austrian classical modernism, as the point of departure for exploring advanced modernism and contemporary artworks.  With a matching, hipster font, Vienna’s first Art Vienna...

Vulgar Fashion

Vulgar Fashion
The Belvedere’s Winterpalais takes a walk on fashion’s exquisite ugly side exploring vulgar fashionPlunging necklines, exposed straps, emblazoned logos: vulgarity is beauty’s tacky cousin. But what is vulgarity exactly – and who decides? Adam Philips, a psychoanalyst and Judith Clark, a curator, created the exhibition The Vulgar – Fashion Redefined to address that elusive question with historic dress, ready-to-wear...
Nina Prader brings you her impressions of the viennacontemporary art fair Last week, you read her account of how Austrian artists represented at the art berlin contemporary fair. Back to Vienna now for: Part II: Generating Now, Contemporary is Classic  As it is in Berlin, September in Vienna  offers an explosion of major art events. Setting the scene are both Parallel...
metamorphosis
Painting 2.0 tracks the art form and its adaptation to the information ageAt the exhibition Painting 2.0, the state of the art begins with its demise. As you enter, Martin Kippenberger’s Heavy Burschi fills the space, a large dumpster teaming with shredded artworks and wooden canvas stretchers. This has long been a favorite symbol for the death of painting,...
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