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Vienna
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
egon schiele
The Albertina displays a different view of Egon Schiele's oeuvre.The cultural landscape of Vienna is indelibly marked by the work of Egon Schiele, and the superb collection of his paintings at the Leopold Museum remains a fixture on any tour of the city. His prodigious output of more than 330 paintings and over 2,500 drawings is all the more...
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....
erwin wurm carl spitzweg
A Leopold Museum exhibition juxtaposes the past and present with two artists famous for their satirical takes on everyday social norms.Somewhat obscure in his time, Carl Spitzweg is celebrated today as one of the great visual humorists of his era, documenting the human foibles around him with an unerring eye.As art turned its gaze away from religious, mythical and historical...
eurocature
Eurocature, the annual conference and exhibition of caricature artists, brings together international talent to create spitting images.Now in its fifth iteration, the Eurocature festival brings illustrious international talents to Vienna, producing new artworks on location over the course of the three-day festival. Organized by notable local caricaturists like Birgit Vlk, Ralf Ricker, Gerald Koller and Bernd Ertl, this year...
Narrenturm
The world’s first psychiatric clinic lives on as the pathological-anatomical museum.Hidden away in a corner of the Altes AKH (Vienna’s former general hospital), the Narrenturm (Tower of Fools) is a striking five-storied cylindrical building, affectionately nicknamed Gugelhupf by locals due to its characteristic form resembling the traditional cake. But stranger still is its history and contents. Commissioned by Emperor...
Biedermeier Glass exhibition
Glasses from the Empire and Biedermeier Period documents a rising middle class and its search for its own aestheticThere’s nothing new about conspicuous consumption - Imperial Vienna understood very well how to sweeten everyday life with things of beauty. It was “glassmania,” said director Christoph Thun- Hohenstein, opening the sumptuous new show of ornamental glass from the Imperial and...

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...
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...
Film Stills
Film stills as drama suspended, art as advertisement: Even if you’ve never seen the movie, chances are you know the imageThey are the indelible visuals of the 20th century; they overshadow even the horrific images of wars. They are iconic bits of collective memory: Max Schreck as Nosferatu in monstrous silhouette, his claws reaching down to the helpless viewer;...
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