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 Design Week
Claude Monet Exhibition
Dive into the effervescent, shimmering world of the father of impressionism
Claude Monet and his fellow impressionists may be household names now, but in the late 19th century, they painstakingly plowed their own furrows against waves of criticism as they tore apart artistic conventions and reassembled them into loose figural forms – the very term “impressionism” was initially meant as a jab. As the Albertina displays a comprehensive collection of Monet’s works, discover how he strived to portray light rather than objects as seen in his world-famous, evocative images of glistening waterlilies in ponds and brilliant skies awash with clouds. Covering all stages of the artist’s career from his early works to the very last painting created in his garden in Giverny, an unprecedented 100 paintings are on display, lent by 40 collections worldwide, leaving no loose ends in this artistic narrative.
Sept 21 – Jan 6, Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1., albertina.at
Vienna Design Week
Now in its 12th edition, find out why design is a key component of culture
Design Week seeks to expose the creative process, showing just how deeply the applied arts affect our lives. With numerous performances, exhibitions and workshop tours, this year, the focus is on the hip 7th district, which will host the festival Headquarters.
The special guest country is Poland: independence, the Adam Mickiewicz Design Institute is offering a glimpse into “The ABCs of Polish design,” alongside a visual history of the country. Another highlight is the “INTRA-temporality” workshop where tutors and curators invite participants to explore the influence of technological evolution on society.
Sept 28 – Oct 7, various locations. viennadesignweek.at