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ARE YOU A CREATIVE TALENT?

CREATIVITY IS A UNIVERSAL TALENT. IT MEANS EVERYONE IS BORN CREATIVE. THE 5 QUALITIES OF CREATIVE PEOPLE: ARE YOU ONE, TOO? Creativity is a universal talent. Everyone is born creative, although the degree of specific talent might vary from individual to individual. Just watch children play – they are uninhibited about their imagination and expression, and, most of all, have…

Pixar. 25 Years of Animation

Adventurous toy figures, lively racing cars and a rat chef – the exhibition PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation at the MKG in Hamburg provides insights into the fascinating creative process of making animated films. Computers play a key role in the making of the animated movies, but those films would not have been possible without the foundational work by illustrators,…

Bruno Gironcoli at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003

Bruno Gironcoli in Vienna, Austria The Austrian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2003 The pavilion of Austria, a building by Josef Hoffmann, is modern and proper, architecture meant to please. His lovely pavilion, meant to be a place for educated Kunstgenuss, is inhabited this year by works of the subversive goldsmith, sculptor of the subconscious, designer of the wicked – Bruno…

Are You Ready to Become a Design Entrepreneur?

A closer look at the qualities of a successful design entrepreneur The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you will discover is yourself. – Alan Alda Many designers and creative workers…

Art Now in CEE

Vienna News Vienna is fast becoming not only a popular holiday destination for tourists from Eastern Europe but also the place where Eastern European artists in need of a gateway to the platform in the larger art market gather. This year’s edition of Viennafair, self-acclaimed as the international contemporary art fair focused on the CEE, boasted a nearly 19% increase…

East, West, Vienna

Vienna News Since centuries Vienna has been the melting pot of mid-European culture. Although Habsburg Austria could be defined as a forerunner of globalization until the outbreak of WW1, contemporary Austria still has to come to grips with the legacy of its Eastern neighbors. Bordering on 5 of the 10 new Eastern EU member nations, the country has traditionally been…

Exportable Goods

Danish Art Now Review VIENNA: KRINZINGER PROJEKTE Exportable Goods – Danish Art Now | November 17th, 2006 – February 17th, 2007 | www.galerie-krinzinger.at/projekte/ | Curated by Severin Dünser. Carlsberg, Lego and Bang & Olufsen are what comes to mind when Danish exports are the topic. This is quite remarkable already considering the size of this Nordic kingdom with about 6…

Cameron Jamie’s Drawing

Cameron Jamie: Suburban Apocalypse as Theater
 David Bowie said he decided to become a rock star in order to leave his native suburban neighborhood. Matt Groening became a cartoon star by turning his suburbia experience into The Simpsons. Once standing for the utopia of a peaceful life, it has become the site of a zombie apocalypse (witness the comedy film…

Mozart Frenzy in Vienna 2006

Vienna News “Everything stays better (Alles bleibt besser),” promises the current chancellor who is running for his third term in the national election this October – A fitting slogan for the Austrian angst of anything that might change and an illustration for something that has changed, albeit in a frog-in-a-slowly-heated-up-pot manner, especially concerning art. In the meanwhile, on Tuchlauben, Vienna’s…

Francesca von Habsburg and T-B A21

Francesca von Habsburg and T-B A21(Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Space in Progress) Art collecting has throughout history been an exclusive pastime for aristocrats and the wealthy. After World War II in Austria, the new social democratic government took over this role, creating a climate of relative liberalism in which most art projects were supported by the federal government. Since the takeover…

Vienna and Body Art

Vienna News « John Baldessari, “I am Making Art”, black and white video, 1971. The body is the all-time favourite hit theme in Vienna. Vienna, arguably, being the cradle of post-war Europe body art and performance responsible for Fluxus movement, exhibitions dedicated to Wiener Aktionismus, or Viennese Actionism were widely in evidence. Hermann Nitsch, whose historical St. Marx performance orgy…

Peter Bilăk on Typography

INTERVIEW WITH PETER BILĂK ON TYPO DESIGN Jungle: How did you first get yourself exposed to the world of graphic design, and what formal/informal education or trainings did you have before you started your professional career as a designer? Peter Bilăk: 
I started studying back in Czechoslovakia at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. While studying there,…

Interview with Jean-François Porchez

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PORCHEZ INTERVIEW IN MAGAZINE JUNGLE JUNGLE: Which teachers, artists, or movements helped  form or change your perspectives about typography and typographic design? JEAN-FRANÇOIS PORCHEZ: I discovered typeface design through Calligraphy during my first year of graphic courses with my teacher of calligraphy Ronan Le Henaff, who himself at this time was learning type design at Atelier national de Création…