Flowers and mushrooms in art

Flowers and mushrooms in art

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

In Cinemas: “Museum Hours” by Jem Cohen

In Cinemas: “Museum Hours” by Jem Cohen

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

Opening of Egon Schiele’s Birthplace in Tulln

Opening of Egon Schiele’s Birthplace in Tulln

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

Art from Austria in Venice and Russia

Art from Austria in Venice and Russia

June 5th, 2013 | Austria, Contemporary Art, Festivals

The largest-ever festival of Austrian culture in Russia will run through December 2014. The festival program includes more than 50 special events ranging from the visual arts to music and theater, and highlighting a diversity of classical and contemporary achievements in Austrian culture, with a… Read More

20 Years of monochrom

20 Years of monochrom

Wow, it’s been 20 years since art/tech group “monochrom” started as a fanzine in Vienna and by now the group is recognized as a pioneer in whatever we want to call this mix of art and technology they represent. They call it CONTEXT HACKING (How… Read More

Museums of the World – Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Museums of the World – Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

May 8th, 2013 | Austria, Ikono, Museums

ikono is proud to present the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna as part of our series Museums of the World. Notable highlights of the collection are the artists of the Viennese Modern Age – among them Gustav Klimt, whose most famous masterpieces The Kiss and… Read More

Leopold Museum presents cloud depictions

Leopold Museum presents cloud depictions

March 26th, 2013 | Art History, Austria, Shows

Clouds fascinate – yet, surprisingly, they have rarely featured as the main subject of an exhibition. The Leopold Museum is the first museum to present a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to cloud depictions from 1800 to the present. Featuring more than 300 works, including top-quality loans… Read More

The Sinking World of Andreas Franke

The Sinking World of Andreas Franke

March 10th, 2013 | Austria, Photography

“The sea life had created new images. It’s very cool, they almost look like Polaroids,” says Austrian Artist Andreas Franke. With his project “The Sinking World“ he brings a strange, forgotten underwater world back to life and stages realms of an unprecedented kind. The pictures… Read More

A look at Erwin Wurm – Deformator from Austria

A look at Erwin Wurm – Deformator from Austria

March 6th, 2013 | Austria, Sculptures, Shows, Videos

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm became known in the early 1990s for his One-Minute-Sculptures, for which his models posed in relation to everyday objects, holding their position for a minute and thus becoming, however briefly, sculptures. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Pantin is pleased to present a… Read More

Baroque since 1630 – Austrian Baroque Museum turns 90

Baroque since 1630 – Austrian Baroque Museum turns 90

March 5th, 2013 | Austria, Baroque, Museums

The era of Maria Theresa is widely seen to epitomize the magnificent Baroque style and luxurious splendor. The many abbeys, monasteries, and palaces dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries – including Prince Eugene’s former summer residence, the sumptuous Belvedere – have shaped the image… Read More