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Summing up Art Week

Summing up Art Week

From 18 to 24 November, exhibitions, panel discussions, presentations, tours and talks with curators and artists brought art, design and fashion aficionados to the Austrian capital for Vienna Art Week. Initiated by the Dorotheum and hosted by Art Cluster Vienna, this festival focuses on the city’s vibrant creative scene, bringing visitors beyond the well-known locations, […]

Art Metropolis, Living Memory

Art Metropolis, Living Memory

Variety caters to the pleasure principle, but it also creates a painful, existential dilemma: You’d have to be a loaf of bread sliced very thin, I decided, to spread yourself around to all the events of Vienna Art Week and Gallery Weekend. Predicting Memories was the overall theme as well as the central exhibition held […]

Vienna Art Week 2012: Predicting Memories

Vienna Art Week 2012: Predicting Memories

The Vienna Art Week 2012, titled “Predicting Memories” and initiated by Dorotheum, brings museums, institutions and other interfaces of art into focus, dealing with art as a reservoir for memory and knowledge. From 19 to 25 Nov., art aficionados and international art experts convene to exchange views on current trends and developments in art and in the art discourse. […]

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 […]

Vienna Art Week: Preview

In November, art-lovers will flock to the city for the 7th annual Vienna Art Week, running from 14-20 Nov. Not only the City of Music, Vienna’s wealth in visual artists, ateliers, galleries and artwork is often underestimated, and only the biggest names – like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele are widely known on an international […]

Art Cluster Goes Local

It was a Monday morning. A crowd had gathered in an upstairs gallery of the Dorotheum, Vienna’s venerable auction house, where centuries of Austrian art and craft are up for offer, for the kick off Vienna Art Week. A project of Art Cluster Vienna, an umbrella organization of the Academy of Fine Arts, Kunsthalle Wien, […]

Book Review: Global Art

Kunst in the Big Bad World “Man, being reasonable, must get drunk,” said Lord Byron. “The best of life is intoxication.” And who could disagree, wrote philosopher A.C. Grayling in his essay On Intemperance, “if he meant intoxication by art, letters, music and love?” This was the thought that was threading through my mind as […]

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