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’...
See how Street Art breaks boundaries in the world of art As summer scorches Vienna, the torturous heat may tempt locals and visitors into momentary lockdown, but it certainly hasn’t stopped a most magical transformation: at the 5th Calle Libre S...

Music is Trump

Resonanzen Festival
The Resonanzen Festival, nine intensive days of early music in January, confirms that music still holds all the cards. It’s not fake news: Musik ist Trumpf (Music Holds the Trump Card) is the motto of the 2019 Resonanzen Festival...
Postwar Austrian art gets a major retrospective with works by Marc Adrian, Richard Kriesche, Helga Philipp und Gerwald Rockenschaub The intention of op-art, declared Austrian op-artist Marc Adrian in 1964, is to bring about “the optimum integration of the beholder into the creation of the artwork.” It was a challenging idea, using illusions of shifting […]
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The popular urban happening celebrates a decade on Vienna’s inner-city waterway Originally set in motion by Martin Staudinger in 2007, the free festival down by the water started on a simple premise: “We have a beautiful waterway in the city center but don’t use the site around it.” Relatively unused at the time, the Danube […]
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waves festival music
The international showcase festival and conference presents indie rock and club culture in all its glory Presenting the city’s clubscape alongside the finest up-and-coming artists, the Waves Festival rides abreast of hidden musical currents, pow...
Yoga Vienna Sara Ticha
On a rainy Wednesday morning, the busy Coffee Pirates on Spitalgasse is overrun by hipsters, students and a group of young moms exchanging baby tips. Huddled in a corner with her laptop, Sara sips on black coffee and manages her class bookings online...
vienna contemporary
Austria’s leading contemporary art fair presents emerging talent, highlighting collaborative new work from around Central Europe Showcasing both new and established artists from a variety of international galleries, Vienna Contemporary seeks to se...
Stefan Zweig
The story of Stefan Zweig’s exile years is compellingly told in George Prochnik’s literary biography In spite of his fame, Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig was never comfortable with his public role. At a New York press conference in 1935, he repe...
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