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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
arcade fire
The Canadian art rock band returns with its most upbeat album yet.Ever since their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral back in 2004, Montreal’s most recognizable musicians have become one of the most important voices of indie rock, winning a Grammy for their album The Suburbs in 2011 and even an Oscar nomination after scoring Spike Jonze’s sci-fi-drama Her two years later.Arcade...
English Mondays
English Mondays at the Schauspielhaus are a mad scientist’s laboratory of experimental theater.An effective antidote to theatrical ennui, the anarchic, absurd and anglophone English Mondays are experimental theater with a subversive smile, showcasing Vienna’s cosmopolitan provocateurs while offering free crisps and English tea. This season, the monthly fixture at the Schauspielhaus has been devoted to realizing the lifelong dream of...
heidi horten
The Heidi Horten Collection at the Leopold Museum spins recent art history into an aesthetic narrative.Imagine a greatest hits collection of 20th century Western art, hung in a way that exposes commonalities across genres and deviations within individual artist’s outputs. Now imagine doing all of that in half an afternoon. That, essentially, is what the Leopold’s current showing of...
streaming
There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. Use those rare May evenings spent inside to binge funny, thought-provoking and incredible shows.Family/AnimationRonja, the Robber’s DaughterAstrid Lindgren’s timeless and belovedchildren’s novel about the only child of abandit chief growing up among a clan...
vienna theatre project guards at the taj
The Vienna Theatre Project production explores the limits of friendship in a witty and intimate performance.When low-rank Imperial Guard Humayun carefully but eagerly turns around at the crack of dawn to see the Taj Mahal for the the first time, he is so taken with its beauty he thinks the moon has fallen. Little does he know he will...
The MAK shows the enduring influence of the seminal architect, from the 19th century to today.Leaving an epochal impact on Vienna’s appearance, architect Otto Wagner also left a lasting mark on modernism, inspiring future generations worldwide and creating the iconic Vienna Stadtbahn, the Kirche am Steinhof and the Postsparkasse. To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, the MAK...
The Klimt Villa offers an insightful glance into the private life of the iconic painter.“I am convinced that I am not particularly interesting as a person.” The celebrated Gustav Klimt may not have thought too highly of himself, but a century after his demise, the world remains utterly fascinated by the Jugendstil icon and creator of The Kiss. Dismissive...
On composer Ignaz Pleyel and a tiny museum less than an hour from Vienna.It’s a story that sounds like sardoodledom – a contrived plot, improbable characters and a good measure of melodrama. That’s the life and legacy of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austrian village schoolmaster’s son who was celebrated during his lifetime as one of Europe’s most popular composers. But...
The celebrated British sculptor gets her first extensive review in Austria.Best known in Vienna for her Holocaust memorial on Judenplatz, Turner-prize winner Rachel Whiteread is one of the most recognizable sculptors of her generation, creating grand experiment in negative space, often on a grand scale and in public places like London’s Trafalgar Square.Primarily working with industrial materials such as...
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