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Thursday, April 19, 2018
art vienna exhibition leopold museum
One of Austria’s finest expressionists receives his first major show in over 50 yearsWith a dynamic and dazzling figural style marked by a fierce composition of colors, Anton Kolig may be the greatest Austrian expressionist you’ve never heard of. Somewhat overshadowed by his contemporaries Schiele and Kokoschka, he nonetheless remains a major figure of the first half of the...
vienna art fair contemporary
No longer in its infancy, Viennacontemporary asserts itself as the leading art marketplace in AustriaThe best art fairs offer a little something for everyone – after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and each work speaks in a different voice to different people. Fortunately for the city’s culture vultures, Viennacontemporary offers just that, evolving over the...
feminist avant-garde
Showcasing photos, videos and performance pieces from the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s, this exhibition at the Mumok is fascinating - and more relevant than ever.Determined to shatter perennial clichés and redefine “the fair sex” as Women’s Lib gained traction, art’s feminist avant-garde during the 1970s was pointedly radical and unflinchingly uninhibited, attacking old mores with a zest for provocation...
Biennale
The Vienna Biennale explores the disruptions and innovations affecting the world of work as we know itTo live and work with robots is not a science fiction scenario anymore: The future has arrived. Automation, digital technologies, artificial intelligence and robots are rapidly changing the world of work and the essential nature of it. Not one to shy from tough...
kunsthalle wien better world
A new group show at the Kunsthalle encourages us to shed our preconceptions and love the things that set us apart.The tempting possibility of a Utopia, a perfect world where we all get along and behave decently towards the planet and one another, has inspired artists, writers and even fashion designers since Sir Thomas More penned a satirical book...
art brut
Art brut and its origins are laid bare at Museum Gugging.Amongst the many startling visions on display at the Museum Gugging is an unassuming pencil sketch of a man dressed in a mundane suit, shirt and hat, drawn by Jaime Saguer, an institutionalized former farmhand and alcoholic born in 1896. Unassuming, that is, until your eyes chance upon the...
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...
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...
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...
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