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Saturday, July 21, 2018
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...
Cristina Garcia Rodero
Her unreleased masterpieces presented at new exhibition.One of Spain’s most renowned artists, Cristina Garcia Rodero approaches photography with an almost anthropological eye, from community festivals to Haitian voodoo rituals. A member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency, her work stands out for its natural, spontaneous aesthetic, captured with great patience and a gift for timing, winning her the W....
foreign gods
The Leopold Museum unveils a fine collection of tribal artServing as inspiration from the turn of the last century onward, African and Oceanic art has long enticed notable artists on to exploring alternative forms of expression. Featuring both tribal artifacts and “primitivist” works by the likes of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, André Derain, Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso, the Leopold...
sarah morris
Visual artist Sarah Morris’ solo exhibition focuses on her cinematographic workNo stranger to the weird of the everyday, painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris is known for filming evocative cityscapes, capturing the glamour of Hollywood in Los Angeles, the symbols of power around Washington D.C. in Capital, or the clash of international athletes and turbocapitalism with regular Chinese life in...
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...
Art pressed into the service of political persuasion is rarely convincing. This exhibition proves a point. The online blurb is refreshingly honest: POLITISCHER POPULISMUS, the striking title of the exhibition, leads you expect to a lot. So what do you get for your pilgrimage to the avant-garde shrine of the month? The spacious assembly hall-like space of the Kunsthalle allows...
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