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Friday, December 14, 2018

September 2016

Smartville – Urban tech and the city of tomorrow

bacchus
For better or worse, the Langenlois Loisium is a theme park for the thirsty After driving up the hill through a seemingly endless colony of chic designer houses, we arrived at an ominous cement-clad modernistic castle. It’s a little unsettling: what does this have to do with wine? We had reached the Langenlois Loisium: the big beast among the Vinotheken,...

Ben Harper

ben harper
The eclectic musician reunites with his backing band The Innocent Criminals for a new album A darling of the alternative crowd, socially conscious multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ben Harper is widely noted for his skill on the slide guitar and highly respected for his musical style – a diverse mix of folk, blues, rock, soul and reggae – winning three Grammys...

Waves Vienna

waves vienna
The club culture festival presents emerging international artists Now going into its sixth iteration, the Waves Vienna Music Festival and Conference stays true to its motto “East Meets West”, featuring a long, international line-up with a special emphasis on local and central European artists. Numerous artists will perform at different venues in and around the headquarters in WUK, allowing revelers...

Woody Sez

woody sez
The internationally acclaimed hit folk musical comes to Vienna Widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of American folk music, Woody Guthrie’s infectiously uplifting toe-tapping lyrics are set to thrust theatregoers into a world of raucous American spirit, but beneath the fiddles and the pennywhistles lies an undeniable rebellious political subtext. The show serves as a mouthpiece for all...
spontaneous combustions
At »MOMENT!« Fifth International Improv Festival, comedy and drama come at the speed of thought Promising to “put Vienna back on the international improv map”, the experimental Theater an der Gumpendorferstraße (TAG) kicks off the new season by unleashing the collective imaginations of both actor and audience with their Fifth International Festival of Improvisation. Over six nights, performers will take the...
vienna contemporary
Austria’s leading contemporary art fair presents emerging talent, highlighting collaborative new work from around Central Europe Showcasing both new and established artists from a variety of international galleries, Vienna Contemporary seeks to send a strong message of artistic collaboration and cultural coexistence to the world, with Austria and the Central European region at its epicenter. With inclusion at its core,...
foreign gods
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 has long enticed notable artists on to exploring alternative forms of expression. Featuring both tribal artifacts and “primitivist” works by the likes of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, André Derain, Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso, the Leopold...
metamorphosis
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 demise. As you enter, Martin Kippenberger’s Heavy Burschi fills the space, a large dumpster teaming with shredded artworks and wooden canvas stretchers. This has long been a favorite symbol for the death of painting,...
musical marco polo
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads once distant cultures joyously in consort in The Music of Strangers As the screen goes black, the cacophony of instruments tuning up fills the cinema. Then abruptly, we are transported to a piazza in Venice to witness cellist YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Project in action. It’s like no orchestra you have ever seen or heard: a Babel...
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