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Posts tagged as “Contemporary”

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…

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…

그리스 아테네 현대 미술의 심장부로

ATHENS – A NEW PLAYER IN CONTEMPORARY ART 8월의 마지막 2주일간을 뜨겁게 달구면서 전세계인들의 이목을 한곳으로 집중시켰던 제28회 아네테 올림픽이 벌어지고 있는 동안, 서양 문명의 발상지이자 올림픽 경기의 종주지 아테네시에서는 미술의 올림픽 경기라 해도 좋을 만큼 야심찬 예술 행사가 나란히 열리고 있었다. 찬란한 고대 문명과 문물이 한껏 꽃피웠던 고대 그리스. 수도 아테네가 자리하고 있는 아테네 섬 말고도 14개의 섬 무리로…

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…