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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The 13th Vienna International Shorts festival for short film, animation and music video will be presented from May 25 – 31 at various movie theaters throughout Vienna (read our preview in our May issue). Diana Mereoiu explains the focus of the festival – “Fear Is Not an Option” – in this guest blog post.Last summer’s migration crisis – unexpectedly...
john waters show performance
Cinematic legend John Waters continues his crusade against the tyranny of good tasteSince his seminal releases in the 1970s, John Waters has amassed a litany of dubious monikers: The Pope of Trash, The Sultan of Smut, The Prince of Puke. Such epithets would push most artists into an early retirement, but the producer and director of the cult movie...
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...
Habsburg Empire Pieter Judson
A myth-busting new history of the Habsburg Empire by Pieter M. Judson gives valuable insights on nationalism and identity in Central EuropeIn June 1911, over four and a half million citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire went to the polling stations to elect a new parliament. People from Bukowina to Vorarlberg, from Trieste to Prague were keen to decide their...
murder on the orient express
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit entices with a stellar castPreviously brought to the screen by Sidney Lumet in a much loved 1974 adaptation, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express remains one of her most popular and glamorous novels. This time Kenneth Branagh di­rects and stars (sporting an im­pressive moustache) as the dap­per Belgian sleuth, recreating...
Kathy Griffin
The celebrated comic tells her side of the “decapitating Trump” affairKnown for snarky observational humor and a focus on celebrities and their stereotypical lifestyles, Kathy Griffin is one of America’s most visible funny people, gaining recognition for her stand-up work and specials with HBO as well as her appearances on television, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ER, and...
Osterklang
An eclectic repertoire of world renowned artists present dance in manifold forms at Osterklang.Reveling in sound and movement since 1996, Osterklang blends old classics with new approaches, presenting music with a spiritual angle by world-class artists. This year’s selection fuses theater, concert, ballet and cabaret, exploring the power of dance between Eros and Thanatos.The opening performance is a ballet...
The blacklist gets the Hollywood treatment, with a standout performance by Bryan CranstonA succinct if oversimplified recollection of a sordid chapter in cinematic and American history, the biopic Trumbo follows screenwriting legend Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) through his formative years on the Hollywood blacklist. The most prominent member of the Hollywood 10, industry professionals that were persecuted by congress...
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,...
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