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Gustav Klimt – das Musical

Gustav Klimt – das Musical

Posted November 27th, 2013

Austria, Kitsch, Videos

No, really, the dvd might make a great christmas gift for the art lover who has everything! Kitsch as kitsch can. This was performed in 2009 at the Festspiele Gutenstein. Trailer Wait, there is more! Why, oh, why? -> Homepage for Gustav Klimt – das… Read More

Shows

and Materials and Money and Crisis in Vienna

and Materials and Money and Crisis in Vienna

Posted November 7th, 2013

Austria, Contemporary Art, Shows

and Materials and Money and Crisis is a group exhibition that serves as an experimental proposition toward addressing the matter of capital as it exists in the artwork. Curated by New York–based curator Richard Birkett in dialogue with artist Sam Lewitt, the exhibition brings together… Read More

News

Director of Leopold Museum Vienna resigns

Director of Leopold Museum Vienna resigns

Posted November 1st, 2013

Austria, Museums, News

Tobias Natter has stepped down over the institution’s connection with Nazi-linked Klimt-Ucicky foundation. The Art Newpaper reports that: “the director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Tobias Natter, resigned in protest from his position on Monday. His decision came after Peter Weinhäupl, the museum’s managing… Read More

Shows

Vienna Berlin: The Art of Two Cities – From Schiele to Grosz at the Berlinische Galerie

Vienna Berlin: The Art of Two Cities – From Schiele to Grosz at the Berlinische Galerie

Posted October 28th, 2013

Art History, Austria, Germany, Modernism, Shows

In their first major themed exhibition together, the Berlinische Galerie and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere are showing key works of modern art from Vienna and Berlin ranging from the Secessions via Expressionism to New Objectivity. Masterpieces from both collections combine with lesser-known specimens to create… Read More

News

Jewish heirs want Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze back amid extortion claims

Jewish heirs want Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze back amid extortion claims

Posted October 18th, 2013

Art History, Austria, Modernism, News

VIENNA (AFP).- The family of a former Jewish art collector is demanding the restitution of a Gustav Klimt masterpiece that it claims was acquired by Austria after World War II under extortion. The family’s lawyer Marc Weber told the Austria Press Agency (APA) Wednesday that… Read More

Shows

Flowers and mushrooms in art

Flowers and mushrooms in art

Posted July 30th, 2013

Austria, Shows

For some time now, there has been a renaissance of flowers and mushroom themes in fine art. The comprehensive exhibition Flowers & Mushrooms at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg (until 27.10.2013) explores the clichées and the various levels of meaning and symbolism of flowers… Read More

Museums

In Cinemas: “Museum Hours” by Jem Cohen

In Cinemas: “Museum Hours” by Jem Cohen

Posted July 18th, 2013

Austria, Film, Museums

At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society. One of the preeminent moving-image artists working today, Jem Cohen… Read More

Museums

In Cinemas: "Museum Hours" by Jem Cohen

In Cinemas: "Museum Hours" by Jem Cohen

Posted July 18th, 2013

Austria, Film, Museums

At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society. One of the preeminent moving-image artists working today, Jem Cohen… Read More

Shows

Opening of Egon Schiele’s Birthplace in Tulln

Opening of Egon Schiele’s Birthplace in Tulln

Posted June 18th, 2013

Austria, Modernism, Shows

The birthplace of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890-1918) opened in Tulln on June 15, 2013. For the first time, the redesigned living quarters of the Schiele family offer an opportunity of authentic insights into Egon Schiele’s childhood. The son of the railway station inspector… Read More