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Sunday, October 21, 2018
At the Kunsthalle, The Promise of Total Automation imagines the shape of things to come An 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 photographer In 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 works Somewhat 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 fashion Plunging 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 art Serving 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...
shunga
One of the foremost collections of erotic art from the floating world makes waves in Vienna Despite countless attempts by officials to prohibit and destroy erotic art during Japan’s Edo period, (1603-1867) the MAK’s exhibition of 4200 sheets by ukiyo-e artists remains a testament to the fact that sex sells. Far from serving pornographic purposes however, the interest in Shunga by...
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