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Gallery Run: Exhibition Picture Show

Gallery Run: Exhibition Picture Show

Film, most agree, is an art form, although a passive one – an audience in a dark room eager to lose itself. But art is often claimed as a call to action, or at least interaction, in which the viewer enlists and engages. Three exhibitions this month explore the medium of film, the white cube […]

Clegg & Guttmann: Unraveling Codes of Status

Before the glass façade of the Bawag Contemporary on Franz-Josefs-Kai, the high intensity reflections from the UNIQA Tower LichtSpiel across the Wienfluss bounce before our eyes. We push past the crowd of art lovers, Viennese bohos, and hangers-on to wrench open the tall glass door. Inside, the raw concrete floors and stripped industrial ceiling blend […]

Furniture to ponder: The art of living space

Furniture to ponder: The art of living space

The sleek spaces of Modernist living rooms had functional furnishings that married the utilitarian and the aesthetic. Recently, with 2012’s revived interest in the artists of the Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte, these qualities are back at the fore, featured in exhibits all over Vienna. Artists pinpoint issues like class and cultural divisions that symbolically […]

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