Tag:art

Christo in Vienna

A chance encounter with Christo and Jeanne Claude, the artists who once planned to wrap up one of Vienna’s Flakturm in a giant gauze.

Klimt Portrait Passes the Test

The famed Austrian painter’s recently recovered “Portrait of a Woman” is confirmed as the one stolen from an Italian museum over two decades ago.

Wien Modern III | Anything That Moves

I guess human beings will always pay attention to anything that moves. Or makes noise. In fact, I paid attention to people doing both for more than an...

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...

How To… Become an Art Collector

The scene may feel like an impenetrable world from the outside. In truth, it’s within any art lover’s reach. The trick is knowing where to look – and how.

Popular Movement

Ever since its inception, Impulstanz has grown in reach and output while welcoming all ages, all levels, all bodies. The expansive world of contem...

Performing Private Parts

Thiasus’ production of The Vagina Monologues brings real-life stories about the joys and sorrows of femininity to Vienna.When The Vagina Monologue...

A Hello to Arms | Rojava at the Volkstheater

Rojava offers lessons on love, life and death from the Autonomous Administration of North and East SyriaRojava, the self-described autonomous admi...

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...

Local Finds | Architecture

Whether it’s with handmade leather crafts, a hot new fashion emporium or tiny houses for everyone, this month’s local finds make it easy to express yo...

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 Tale of Two Sisters

Follow big and little sister on a break-in! The destination: Artist Hannes Mlenik’s Arch in the Vienna Prater Ateliers. Once inside, the sisters con...

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...

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...

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...

Opinion | Moralism & the Arts

Just as we should not condemn a work of art because of the artist’s private behavior, we should also be careful about applying norms of social respect...

Vienna Legal | The Lady in Gold

Great art has the power of legend. So it’s perhaps not surprising that one of the most spectacular legal disputes in post-war Austria was over the “Th...

Visiting Adele Bloch-Bauer at the Neue Galerie in NYC

The Old World has no claim to great European art. A magnificent gallery showcases Vienna’s treasures in the Big AppleEuropeans like to believe t...

The Turbulent Times of Viennese Design

In Vienna, with so much arts and culture, design may seem like an afterthought. In fact, it's all around us, shaping how we live, eat and dressT...

Why you Should go to Vienna Design Week

Vienna's Design Week is a feast of ideas that reveal the many ways design enhances our livesGiven any traveler’s willingness to pay for charm, i...

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...

How the Wiener Festwochen are Breaking all the Rules in 2017

The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the toneBeing voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Ever...

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 ...

Celebrating 200 Years of Teaching Music and Performing Arts

The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) celebrates its 200th anniversary with a cascade of eventsFriends of mine used to live a...

Vulgar Fashion

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

Acquainted with the Night

Nychos is a rising star of the Viennese and international graffiti scene. He gave us a look into his life as a street artist from a beach in Maui, bec...

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 imageThey are the indelible ...

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Reluctant Icon

Georgia O’Keeffe stars in her largest retrospective outside of her home countryMost 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 participationA 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 cashMoney 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 colorExploring 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 OrangerieCelebrated as one of Austria’s most prominent contemporary artists, Hubert Sc...

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...

Egon Schiele – Portrait of the Artist

Egon Schiele – Death and the Maiden paints a picture of flawed genius.It’s always challenging to portray a beloved historical figure. Striking a b...

World Press Photo ‘16

Photojournalism’s finest comes to ViennaWith 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 EuropeShowcasing both ne...

Foreign Gods at Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum unveils a fine collection of tribal artServing 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 ageAt the exhibition Painting 2.0, the state of the art begins with its dem...