Art

Cultural Whale or Fish out of Water?

You couldn’t miss it if you tried. After the vast vineyards, golden sunflower fields, apricot trees heavy with fruit and century-old farmhouse...

Into The Multiform

Mark Rothko makes his first appearance in Austria, with a comprehensive retrospective spanning his entire career. Unconstrained by the boundaries o...

Women’s Art at the Fringe

The Kunstforum brings the women of Art Brut to the forefront With the current Zeitgeist’s fondness for inclusivity, it is perhaps unsurprising that...

Back from Oblivion

Vienna’s female artists get some long overdue time in the limelight at the Lower Belvedere. Three women gaze down from the wall: One in a red dre...

A Feast for the Senses

The MAK honors Koloman Moser influential and abundant body of work "Koloman Moser Universalkünstler" proclaims the publicity by the Museum of Appli...

The View from the Other Side

The Galerie Wienerroither & Kohlbacher presents the twisted dreamscapes of Alfred Kubin. Austrian artist Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) once remarked...

Metropole’s Top 5 Picks for Vienna Art Week 2018

As the annual Vienna Art Week rolls in again, the city fills to the brim with artists, with hundreds from around the world dropping by to open an exhi...

Must-See Art Events This Month

Take a closer look at Claude Monet's impressive collections at the Albertina, and celebrate up-and-coming local and international art at the Vienna De...

Revealing Spaces

At the Architekturzentrum Wien, the exhibits are just the tip of the iceberg. If you can’t make it to Kannikegården this month to see Lundgaard &...

A Golden Age for Gentle Radicals | Josef Hoffmann & Koloman Moser

The cruelest punishment imaginable,” said the Viennese modernist architect Adolf Loos, “would be to be locked up in a prison cell decorated by Josef H...

Hide from the Heat at the Cool Calle Libre Street Art Festival

See how Street Art breaks boundaries in the world of art As summer scorches Vienna, the torturous heat may tempt locals and visitors into momenta...

Wow! Or Never | The Heidi Horten Collection

The Heidi Horten Collection at the Leopold Museum spins recent art history into an aesthetic narrative. Imagine a greatest hits collection of 20t...

The MAK Celebrates Otto Wagner’s 100th Anniversary

The MAK shows the enduring influence of the seminal architect, from the 19th century to today. Leaving an epochal impact on Vienna’s appearance, ...

Get a Glimpse of the Man Behind ‘The Kiss’

The Klimt Villa offers an insightful glance into the private life of the iconic painter. “I am convinced that I am not particularly interesting a...

Retrospective | Anton Romako

A big retrospective presents outstanding works from Anton Romako, a painter ahead of his time. One of the great pioneers of Modernism, Anton Romako...

Elina Brotherus Is Coming to the Kunst Haus Wien

The noted contemporary photographer Elina Brotherus blends formality with playfulness. Autobiographical and perfectionistic, Elina Brotherus’ m...

Underrated Martha Jungwirth Will Surprise You at the Albertina

The renowned Austrian artist Martha Jungwirth garners some late fame. Pointedly setting spots of paint, blurred surfaces and strong colors, Aus...

Photography Icon Man Ray is Coming Vienna! Check Him out at the Kunstforum

A glimpse beyond the iconic artist’s photographs. One of Dadaism and Surrealism’s most recognizable artists, Man Ray became a household name as...

Detergent, Knackwurst and Socialism

The Waschsalon in the historic Karl Marx-Hof shows how the Social Democrats shaped Vienna. The museum Das Rote Wien im Waschsalon (Red Vienna at ...

Baroque Star

Rubens – The Power of Transformation shows a master channeling the past to create something entirely original. Enormously productive, Peter Paul ...

Bringing Bruegel Back to the Albertina

The Flemish master is shown to be a meticulous draughtsman Combining exceptional craftsmanship with a keen eye and attention to detail, ...

Get Ready for Sign Week Vienna!

The first Sign Week Vienna is all about exhibiting Viennese storefront design, public typography and sign painting Given Vienna’s great tradition...

Rediscovering Raphael: The Italian Master Returns to the Albertina

A new show on the Renaissance polymath demonstrates the creative process of a genius Mentioned in the same breath as Leonardo and Michelangelo, R...

Woman: The Mumok Revisits the Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Showcasing photos, videos and performance pieces from the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s, this exhibition at the Mumok is fascinating - and more re...

This Year’s Vienna Biennale Delves into the Robot Revolution

The Vienna Biennale explores the disruptions and innovations affecting the world of work as we know it To live and work with robots is not a scie...

Raw art From Crazy and Untrained Minds at Museum Gugging

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 pe...

Anoka Faruqee’s art Seems to Capture Time Itself at the Vienna Secession

Faruqee’s pulsating compositions make their solo debut in Europe Most revolutions turn stuffy with time. But the Secession certainly tries to cul...

Was Painter Carl Spitzweg the Erwin Wurm of the Biedermeier era?

A Leopold Museum exhibition juxtaposes the past and present with two artists famous for their satirical takes on everyday social norms. Somewhat ...

Indulge Your Macabre Curiosity at the Narrenturm’s Sensational Medical Museum

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 ge...

Vulgar Fashion

The Belvedere’s Winterpalais takes a walk on fashion’s exquisite ugly side exploring vulgar fashion Plunging necklines, exposed straps, emblazone...

On Display: Vienna Art Fair – Five Things Worth Seeing This Week

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 Le...

Film Stills: Magical Moments

Film stills as drama suspended, art as advertisement: Even if you’ve never seen the movie, chances are you know the image They are the indelible vis...

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Reluctant Icon

Georgia O’Keeffe stars in her largest retrospective outside of her home country Most people first get to know Georgia O’Keeffe through her volupt...

Franz West at the 21er Haus

The prolific artist’s collaborations with other notables underline the significance of participation A firm believer in communication and partici...

That Clinking Clanking Sound can Make the World go ‘Round

The Money Museum documents the country’s history with cold hard cash Money is ubiquitous; after all it makes the world go round. However, for a m...

The Color Woodcut in Vienna Around 1900

How the Vienna Secession revived an archaic technique – in brilliant color Exploring a lesser-known chapter of the storied Secession, Vienna’s fi...

Hubert Scheibl, Austrian Contemporary Artist, Between Abstract and Bold art

The prominent Austrian artist redecorates the Belvedere’s Orangerie Celebrated as one of Austria’s most prominent contemporary artists, Hubert Sc...

Walking the Talk

Vienna Art Week explores the finer points of aesthetics under the theme Seeking Beauty Vienna is in for an arts talkathon. From November 14-20, t...

Spot-On Masterpieces

The Albertina pin-points Pointillism’s meticulously methodical mark-making. Georges Seurat once insisted that, although some saw poetry in his pa...

Shunga: Erotic Art from Japan

One of the foremost collections of erotic art from the floating world makes waves in Vienna. Despite countless attempts by officials to prohibit ...

Austria at ABC – Showing Presence, Making Monuments

In this two-part article, Nina Prader examines how Austrian contemporary art shows its colors at fairs in Berlin and Vienna. Part I: Wieners and Cu...

World Press Photo ‘16

Photojournalism’s finest comes to Vienna With the dissemination of images today moving faster than the shutter speed of a camera, it’s easy to fe...

Vienna Contemporary 2016

Austria’s leading contemporary art fair presents emerging talent, highlighting collaborative new work from around Central Europe Showcasing both ne...

Foreign Gods at Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum unveils a fine collection of tribal art Serving as inspiration from the turn of the last century onward, African and Oceanic art...

Metamorphoses on Canvas

Painting 2.0 tracks the art form and its adaptation to the information age At the exhibition Painting 2.0, the state of the art begins with its dem...

On Display: Talks – Tracking the Fakes

Expert Jane Kallir puts Egon Schiele’s works under the microscope There’s nothing like a good art forgery scandal to get the blood flowing: beaut...

On Display: Abstract Loop Austria

Postwar Austrian art gets a major retrospective with works by Marc Adrian, Richard Kriesche, Helga Philipp und Gerwald Rockenschaub The intention...

On Display: Picturing the 20th Century

An exhibition of iconic photographs from the revolutionary camera that made them possible – the legendary Leica The sailor kissing a girl in Time...

Exhibition Review: Elitist Populism

Art pressed into the service of political persuasion is rarely convincing. This exhibition proves a point. The online blurb is refreshingly honest: P...

Eliasson’s Baroque Baroque

For the next couple of months we will exchange ideas and blog posts with TEDxVienna.   The Belvedere's Winter Palace, an unexpected exhibitio...

Will you be an artist in the sharing economy?

For the next couple of months we will exchange ideas and blog posts with TEDxVienna. This guest post is by Julia Fellner.   Galleries, art fa...

On Sale: Your Own Original

At the Kunstsupermarkt, original art has a tiny price tag. Who knows? You may pick up the next Ernst Fuchs, Hermann Nitsch or Gottfried Helnwein. ...

Art for Arms

From antiquity to today, looting art for the black market remains big business There is nothing new about plundering antiquities for money. In 18...

On Display: Curated by Vienna

“Tomorrow Today“ reflects on art and money An annual, six-week event backed by the Vienna Business Agency, Curated by Vienna brings international...
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