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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s noted TV drama is adapted to the stage.Exploring morality in a world where God is dead and ideologies are non-existent or minimal, the Dekalog series by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski (The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colors Trilogy) retains relevance long after its release in the late 1980s, a stark commentary on mankind’s inability to follow its...
weltmuseum
The Weltmuseum revises our approach to ethnology while celebrating our diversityAs the world changes, so do our perspectives; nothing seems as archaic as yesterday’s attitudes. In our increasingly globalized world, this goes doubly for our perception of different cultures: So when the venerable Völkerkundemuseum (Museum of Ethnology) temporarily closed its doors at the Hofburg three years ago, the intention...
sign week vienna
The first Sign Week Vienna is all about exhibiting Viennese storefront design, public typography and sign paintingGiven Vienna’s great tradition of sign painting, “Ghostletters Vienna” co-creator Tom Koch and artist/photographer Achim Gauger have decided to organize the first Vienna Sign Week to remember the city’s characteristic typography and to reflect on its interplay with a constantly changing urban environment,...
The Let’s CEE Film Festival returns with the very best from Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus.Just six years old and already an institution, the Let’s CEE lm festival is dedicated to motion pictures from central and eastern Europe and as far afield as the Caucasus. And while the organizers have been hit hard by budget cuts,...
elina brotherus
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gramola
The compact disc is still a viable archival medium, especially for classical musicI just read a Japanese best-seller about cleaning. The basic premise is that if you reduce your belongings to a perfect minimum of only those things you feel deeply about, then designate each a special place in your home, you will live the rest of your days...
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The garage rockers re-form and hit the road again, with a new album outWith a musical style reminiscent of The Clash with a bit of The Smiths mixed in, The Libertines rode the fuzzy wave of post-punk revival to become household names, thanks in part to puckish co-frontman Pete Doherty’s rock n’ roll lifestyle. His antics increasingly took a...
Thoughts about music in a raucous world and International Noise Awareness Day.The concert halls in Vienna are phenomenal spaces. You might think I’m talking about the music. But what flabbergasts me is how quiet they are. There is no air-conditioning rumble, no sudden siren from the street. I love listening to their silence, to the wondrous moment of noiseless...
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