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December/January 2015/2016

Ball Season is Going Strong with All Ages

Ball season is back and we asked how the tradition has endured so long and what changes will keep the debutantes coming. Ball season is like a microcosm of Viennese life. Well, a certain kind of life. The pillars of each community – confectioners, coffee brewers, musicians or doctors – meet with the 18-year-olds “entering” […]
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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. ...

Book Review: Taking the Waters

David Clay Large’s engaging history: The Grand Spas of Central Europe  In a sense, David Clay Large took a lifetime to write The Grand Spas of Ce...

Business & Career: Behind the Gallery Walls

In staging their signature shows, Vienna’s art exhibitors navigate an opaque world filled with secretive collectors, oligarchs and layers of fancy law...

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...

Cover Story: For the Sake of Art

Does culture still matter in a world where big money often defines value? On a Monday evening in mid-November, the narrow street in front of the ...

Editorial: The Price of Liberty

The Paris attacks make the return of border controls essential This essay was first written in the early hours following the six-attack night of horr...

How to be a Bohemian in Vienna

Getting connected and funded as a foreign artist – with a little help from City Hall For creative professionals, Vienna could be the New York of ...

Spittelberg | The Village in the Village

Spittelberg hosts one of the city’s loveliest Christmas markets, a favorite with the locals who come for the specialty foods and handicrafts – and hap...

Profiles: The Artist is Present

The importance of art depends on what society makes of it. Four pillars of Vienna’s art scene told us how they – a museum director, a curator, a galle...

On Stage: The Rain in Vain

Vienna’s English Theatre’s Pygmalion is enjoyable, but fails to capture the true Shavian spirit George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at Vienna’s Engli...

Letter from the Editor – December/January

He who has the gold... When tracking a story, an investigative journalist is told to follow the money. In the art world, that’s not so easy. T...

The Last Word: Agnes Husslein-Arco

We asked the director of the Belvedere Museum, Agnes Husslein-Arco whether she thought museums are primarily a bridge between times and cultures, or a...