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We Love You, You’re Perfect… Now Leave!

Austria was riveted this fall by the case of Arigona Zogaj, a teenager from Kosovo who went into hiding rather than be deported. It has sparked a heightened debate in Austria about the status of integrated foreigners that has been building since the enactment of a new law in January 2006 made the situation more […]

Power Grab at the Secession

Power Grab at the Secession

When Barbara Holub was elected president of the Wiener Secession in May 2006, she was ready to embark on a new era for the century-old…

Art On Call

“Towards the end of the month, it always seems so empty,” I thought walking around the corner of Felderstrasse, on my way to the MUSA…

Hoping for a Chance

Hoping for a Chance

The recent high-profile theft of the Stradivari violin by a group of Georgian asylum seekers has dominated the headlines, clouding the larger issues.The status of…

U-Bahn Racism

In the U4 on a humid summer early afternoon, tired faces, quiet atmosphere. Clearly everybody wanted to get home as quickly as possible. People were…

Theatre Reform: Agonies on Stage

“Contemporary, innovative, international” – these are three of the criteria by which Viennese theatre projects have been judged…

At the Fleischerei Integration As Performance Art

It’s hot, loud, a Turkish wedding and a work of theatre. It’s socio-experimental theatre. Standing in front of…

Naschmarkt Food, Foreigners and Festivity

Summer, 1983; a press conference at the Naschmarkt. Helga Maria Wolf of the Austrian Daily Presse, quickly took…

Illegal in Wien: Improvising a Life

Illegal in Wien: Improvising a Life

Picture a medium-sized, well-trained man in his late twenties, wearing a long dark coat, sophisticated manner, excellent English…

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