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Haute Nostalgia: Finding Vintage in Vienna

Haute Nostalgia: Finding Vintage in Vienna

Ingrid Raab adjusts her red-framed glasses and schools me in “vintage”. If anyone is an authority in this city, it is Raab. She has curated (there is no better word) her internationally renowned shop Vintage Flo for 35 years, bringing her into contact with Hollywood celebrities, major designers, performing arts companies, look-book creators, and even […]

Gallery Run: Goodbye Grandeur

Gallery Run: Goodbye Grandeur

As we ring in 2013 and the Christmas lights that decorated Vienna’s streets are being taken down, many galleries have turned toward the intricate details of daily life. Free from the seasonal pomp – come February, it’s breathing time for art. Schleifmühlgasse 12–14: Ella, Astrid, Tabitha, Laia, Alix, Anne The intimate gallery Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 is almost […]

Graffiti Gone Gallery

Graffiti Gone Gallery

Away from viral anarchistic squiggles on the façades of buildings, street art has made it onto gallery walls. Graffiti got so hip, it has gone pop culture, as spray cans and tagging have been usurped by art institutions and fashion labels. But at the core of this art form lies freedom of expression in open […]

Gallery Run: Actionism, the Life Ball, and Guest Workers

Gallery Run: Actionism, the Life Ball, and Guest Workers

Next to gilded Klimt, the wild performances of Viennese Actionists of the 1960s are one of the international trademarks of Austrian culture. In post-war, post-occupation Austria, Actionism was catharsis, protest, and a libidinal liberation that broke with art traditions, paving the way for contemporary performance art. Figuratively, Actionism still visualizes cultural symptoms, today in the […]

Galerie Michaela Stock; Foto-Raum; Galerie Lisi Hämmerle

Galerie Michaela Stock; Foto-Raum; Galerie Lisi Hämmerle

Vienna Art Week was abuzz with more than 150 local and international artists coming together in Austria’s capital to show their, or appreciate others’, art for a week. With a programme packed from 15 to 20 Nov., it was a unique opportunity to meet artists from deep within the scene, as well as young, aspiring […]

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