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THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980. #3 How the Artists Address the Nazi Era in their Work

Very soon after the war and for the following decades, National Socialism and the atrocities of tyranny and war were frequent topics in the work of Austrian artists. Watch our CastYourArt film #3 from the ALBERTINAmodern opening exhibition "THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980" with curator Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer about how austrian artists adressed the Nazi Era in their works.

THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980. #6 Pop Art

Pop Art as an art that mirrors modern living absorbs the taste of the people. But particularly the works of Austrian Pop artists demonstrate their reservations about the consumer culture that is crucial for the creation of Pop Art, tells ALBERTINAmodern chief curator Angela Stief. A CastYourArt exhibition-portrait from the ALBERTINAmodern opening exhibition.

THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980. #7 Geometric Abstraction

In Austria's post-war art especially from the 1960s and 1970s on we can find constructivist, concrete and also cinetic artworks. In #7 of the CastYourArt series about the opening exhibition "The Beginning" at ALBERTINAmodern chief-curator Angela Stief highlights the main protagonists of the austrian geometric abstraction and their ideas.

THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980. #8 Art Brut

In post-war Austria, Art Brut is especially associated with one place and one name: The former mental hospital Gugging and the psychiatrist Leo Navratil who worked there. In #8 of the CastYourArt series about the opening exhibition "The Beginning" at ALBERTINAmodern curator Brigitte Borchhardt-Bierbaumer highlights the austrian outsider-art. 

MY GENERATION. The Jablonka Collection

The Jablonka Collection is one of the most important collections of American and German art of the 1980s, with works by artists whom Rafael Jablonka promoted, introduced and collected. CastYourArt interviewed collector Rafael Jablonka and Albertina director Klaus Albrecht Schröder at the Albertina exhibition "My Generation. The Jablonka Collection" and produced an exhibition-portrait.

KIKI KOGELNIK. Outer Space

Angela Stief, chief curator of ALBERTINA MODERN, gives us an insight into the work of Kiki Kogelnik and her time, based on Kogelnik's work "OUTER SPACE".

DANIEL SPOERRI. A Talk at his atelier and an exhibition-portrait at Bank Austria Kunstforum.

Dancer, poet, chef, director, ethnologist, collector and curator, choreographer and performer - his works can be found in the world's great museums. A comprehensive retrospective is currently dedicated to the 91-year-old Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri at the Bank Austria Kunstforum.

WONDERLAND. Opening and exhibition-view from the Albertina Modern in Vienna

"Wonderland" - Fascinating confrontations and contrasts of outstanding artistic positions are on view at the Albertina Modern in Vienna until September 19. 2021. In our exhibition-portrait Albertina Director Klaus Albrecht Schröder and Angela Stief, chief-curator at the Albertina Modern, guide us through the exhibition.

SCHIELE AND HIS LEGACY

Starting with 21 self-portraits by Egon Schiele the current Albertina Modern exhibition "Schiele and his Legacy" asks for the impact of Schiele's oeuvre on contemporary art. Curated by Elisabeth Dutz we will find aspects of Schiele's art in the work of Arnulf Rainer and the Vienna Actionism as well as in the drawings of Maria Lassnig or artworks of Baselitz, Sherman and many more.

THE 80S. Art of the Eighties

After conceptual art and other theory-heavy art movements of the 1960s and 70s, the 1980s are usually regarded in art history as the decade of the rediscovery of painting. Now the Albertina Modern presents in its show "THE 80s" which is curated by Angela Stief the art of this decade and while visiting you will not only see works of all the major artists but also realize how much this decade and its artistic inventions influenced our time.

REBECCA HORN

Guns spitting blood; wailing voices from a field of rubble, little hammers hacking at their own image; feathers slowly turning, a mercury flow forming ever new shapes: Rebecca Horn is one of the most versatile conceptual artists of her generation. The Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna is dedicating her the first comprehensive exhibition of her work in Austria in 30 years.

MARTIN NOËL. The Retrospective

The œuvre of Martin Noël is the focus of a retrospective that has just opened in the Basteihalle of Vienna's Albertina. A CastYourArt exhibition portrait.

MICHELA GHISETTI. A Retrospective at the Albertina Museum

In our film Albertina general-director Klaus Albrecht Schröder and curator Antonia Hoerschelmann accompany us through the exhibition and the impressive oeuvre of artist Michela Ghisetti.

EDVARD MUNCH. In Dialogue. Teaser

On the occasion of the upcoming Albertina exhibition "Edvard Munch. In dialogue" curator Antonia Hoerschelmann gives us insight to the contemporaries who were influenced or inspired by Munch and his phantastic art.

JOHANNES HEUER. Painting Needs

Under the title "Painting Needs" works of Vienna based artist Johannes Heuer from the last two years are on display at C.A. Contemporary. We visited the artist and the gallery owner Cem Angeli at the exhibition for an interview. 

ANOUK LAMM ANOUK. Winner of the main prize of STRABAG Artaward International 2021

A short interview with the STRABAG Artaward International 2021 main-prize winner Anouk Lamm Anouk, at the STRABAG Kunstforum introducing the artist and his work.

LAWRENCE WEINER. Out Of Sight

The written sculpture "OUT OF SIGHT" by artist Lawrence Weiner, who died last year, invites us to interact and take part. Now the Albertina Museum in Vienna presents this artwork in public space.

BASQUIAT. Im Albertina Museum

Basquiat was the youngest participant ever who exhibited at the documenta, an artist, who criticized discrimination, social injustice, rassism and consumerism with his expressional power he inspired many artists of our times. The Albertina museum now opened the first museum show in Austria dedicated to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. CastYourArt produced an exhibition-portrait which gives an insight into this famous artists live and work.

PER KIRKEBY. At the Kunsthalle Krems

Per Kirkeby is considered one of contemporary painting’s great mavericks. Consistently worked on since the late 1960s, his paintings always include landscapes

THEAN CHIE CHAN. Ungraspably outlined

In his current exhibition in the vaultroom of the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna, Thean Chien Chan explores the human face.

PETER ZOLLY. artists only

Between digital art, drawing and painting – pop artist Peter Zolly’s creativity crosses boundaries when he conceives his iconic visual vocabulary. As

CLAUDE MONET. The Garden in Giverny

Claude Monet discovered Giverny by chance in 1883. He fell i love with the place, first rented, later on bought a house there and built his famous garden.

PICASSO - GORKY - WARHOL. At Kunsthalle Krems

The Swiss collection Hubert Looser is amongst the most outstanding private collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Its foci lie in Surrealism,

FLORENTINA PAKOSTA. Artist Portrait

Screaming or grinning faces, grotesque heads with bird’s beaks, a fist punching out of a mouth – in her partly hyper-realistic drawings, Florentina Pakosta

FLORENTINA PAKOSTA. A Retrospective at Albertina Museum

Besides Maria Lassnig and VALIE EXPORT, she is one of the most important feminist artists in Austria: In cooperation with the Sprengel Museum Hannover, the

EVA SCHLEGEL. SPACES

Starting on 1st of July 2018 the austrian artist and former venice biennal participant presents her in situ work at Dominikanerkirche Krems an exhibition space

MARTHA JUNGWIRTH. A retrospective at Albertina Museum

For the first time, the Albertina dedicates a solo retrospective to the Viennese painter Martha Jungwirth (born 1940), with key works and series arranged according

Johannes Heuer - Just No Painting

"Just No Painting" is the title of the exhibition by installation-, object-, videoartist, performer, painter, watercolorist, draughtsman and - painter  Johannes Heuer.

VANGARDIST Chief Editor Julian Wiehl about Keith Haring at Albertina Museum

Keith Haring was not only an artist, he also was an activist. He advocated for human rights, and later vehemently for the cause of HIV and of AIDS, the disease

The Director’s Choice - Albertina Collection of Photography

Bloom of youth and decay of old age, city and countryside, modernism and tradition, staging and authenticity, pornography and mythology – the key feature

Rudolf Rischer - Of Drawing and Stage

What is behind the wall or behind the door? Who is on the stairs, and what is happening in the room? Buildings float in the air, perspectives are tilted, stairs

The Art of the Viennese Watercolor

Displaying the property, the journeys or the family: The art of the Viennese watercolor had its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries before it was finally

Remastered: Film

The exhibition "Remastered - The Art of Appropriation" at Kunsthalle Krems is completed by a special about appropriation art within the medium film. Curated

Remastered - The Art of Appropriation

Copying as an art: „Remastered – The Art of Appropriation“ in the Kunsthalle Krems shows, besides historic examples of „appropriation art“, contemporary

Form follows Rule

„Form follows Rule“ – the title of the new exhibition in the AzW Wien is a reference to Louis Sullivans’s famous phrase „form follows function“.

An Artist's Cut for Redl's sculpture "Blickfelderweiterung 360 Grad"

Markus Redl’s “Extended range of view 360 degrees” is a tribute to the couple Carmen and Reinhold Würth. The sculpture is carved out of Carrara marble,

Gerhard Rühm - poet, composer, musician, visual artist and performer

The Austrian poet, composer, musician, visual artist and performer Gerhard Rühm (*1930 Vienna) and his multifaceted oeuvre, spanning more than 6 decades, is

A guide through contemporary abstract painting - Sean Scully and Neo-Constructivism

Director Florian Steininger from Kunsthalle Krems guides us through contemporary art theory. This time he talks about the Irish painter Sean Scully and gives

RAPHAEL - A universal genius of the High Renaissance

„Raphael was a very economical draughtsman who was able to convey great emotions with just a few outlines“ says Achim Gnann, art historian and expert for Italian art between the 15th and 19th century who curated the new exhibition in the Albertina, working on the preparations for five years.

Pieter Bruegel - Drawing the World

In our days, Pieter Bruegel the Elder is mostly known as a painter, famous for paintings like „The Peasant Wedding“ or „The Tower of Babel“. However,

OTHER WORLDS - Eva Schlegel, Manfred Wakolbinger

Claudio Cocca and Csaba Valentik present „OTHER WORLDS“, a joint exhibition by Eva Schlegel and Manfred Wakolbinger Collaborating by means of photography,

Tobias Pils - Untitled

Kunsthalle Krems has reopened after a year of refurbishment, showing young art by Tobias Pils in the skylight hall of the museum. Pils shows a painting installation

LOOK - New Acquisitions at Albertina Museum Vienna

Drawing, graphic print and painting can be different forms of expression for one artistic idea, therefore the Albertina focused on groups or series of works

Abstract Painting Now! - Kunsthalle Krems

After one year of overall refurbishment, Kunsthalle Krems celebrated its reopening under the new director Florian Steininger. The first exhibition, Abstract

AUSTRIA - Photography 1970 till 2000

The strange familiar : Austria in the focus of the native lens at Albertina Museum in Vienna. Landscapes, spaces, identities and social environments, disappearing

James Welling - Metamorphosis

What you see isn't what you really get. There is something else—the effect of photography. According to curator Heike Eipeldauer, to an unsuspecting visitor

Maria Lassnig - Dialogues

Under the title « Dialogues », the Albertina museum shows 80 drawings and watercolours by the great Austrian painter Maria Lassnig, who passed away in 2014.

Eduard Angeli - Silence

Eduard Angeli's art is on display at Albertina Museum in Vienna. His work defies categorizations. The works seem to be structured either by complementary or

Egon Schiele - Selfportrait with Peacock Waistcoat

In his short but intensive creative life, Egon Schiele repeatedly focused on the human figure as his central subject. He did not only question roles and displays of lifestyles, he also used to assign roles in his pictures.

Eduard Angeli - Retrospective

Eduard Angeli’s paintings pose a big problem for art lovers. His work can not be duly appreciated when not seen live « in the flesh ». Of course it is generally

Acting for the Camera - Albertina Museum

The third exhibition with material from the Albertina’s own photography collection focuses on forms of presentation. On the basis of about 120 photographs

Urban Oasis – Bananas from Graz

Architekt und Künstler Markus Jeschaunig ist Teil des interdisziplinären team.breathe.austria, das den österreichischen Pavillon „BREATHE AUSTRIA“ auf

Gottfried Helnwein - My Schiele

Egon Schiele has a special significance for the artist Gottfried Helnwein, because he is the first artist in the modern sense, i.e. an artist who is not firmly

Christian Doppler - To please Mankind and to its Benefit

The Doppler effect, named after the physicist from Salzburg, Christian Doppler, is well known, not only from physics class in school. The phenomenon for which Doppler found a physical explanation is observable in daily life as well, for example when a loud vehicle drives by, its sound being distorted when approaching and when moving away.

Kunsthalle Krems - Vision & Mission

Instead of a mere „art container“, a platform for encounters. That's how Florian Steininger, the new director of Kunsthalle Krems, describes the future

Egon Schiele - Between Modernism and Tradition

Egon Schiele’s preferred way of expression was drawing with its immediacy. In his short, 10 year-long career, he produced about 3000 of them. His paintings

Egon Schiele - The Nude

Egon Schiele’s nudes are often the center of discussions that place him between depiction and pornography. The exhibition „Egon Schiele“ in the Albertina

Poussin to David - French Drawings at the Albertina

„Poussin to David“: The new exhibition in the Albertina Museum gives an insight into the world’s largest collection of drawings of the French baroque,

Kunsthalle Krems - Architecture and History

The Kunsthalle Krems is a part of the Krems art mile that brings together the cultural highlights in the area, like the Minoriten church, the Forum Frohner,

Georgia O’Keeffe - A Retrospective at Bank Austria Kunstforum

I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move. An unparalleled retrospective of Georgia O’Keeffe, one oft he founders

Vincent van Gogh - The Sower

The work of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, when he still lived in The Netherlands, was of a dark, often brown color. But when van Gogh went to France and got

FilmStills - Photography between Advertising, Art and the Cinema

From Marilyn Monroe to James Stewart. Iconic film-stills from seven decades of film history on display at Museum Albertina in Vienna, proof: What was meant

Valentina Wecerka - What is Home?

Proportions, levels, materials, colour, backgrounds –the phenomenological characteristics of Val Wecerka’s works refer to the conditions of our perception of reality. No statical vision is possible there – we see dynamic fields that require the participation of the viewer.

Gerhard Ruehm - Language as Material

In the 1950ies Gerhard Ruehm was the most radical experimenter of the Viennese underground art-scene.

Jim Dine - A Serious Man

Twins, even when they look identical, are always distinguished and recognized as two different persons, even if sometimes confounded because of their perceived alikeness.

Jim Dine - I Never Look Away

For Jim Dine - who we interviewed at his current exhibition at Albertina Museum in Vienne - the self-portrait is a meditation about the way an artist recognizes

Paul Delvaux - Landscape with Lanterns

"One of the most beautiful and touching pictures of our collection" - that is how Albertina-Director Klaus Albrecht Schröder values LANDSCAPE WITH LANTERNS

Elisabeth von Samsonow - Transplants

At the Dominican church in Krems Zeit Kunst Niederösterreich presents the artworks of Elisabeth von Samsonow. Among other works the artist placed a huge installation

Aylin Tektas - Capturing the Moment

Aylin Tektas, an Istanbul born painter, studied in Vienna at the Academy of fine arts. First influenced by the artworks of her mother - a painter as well - she started painting portraits of people.

Erwin Bohatsch - What can painting do?

"What can painting do?" More than 40 years, Artist Erwin Bohatsch explores the possibilities of painting in his artistic work and doing so, he moved from figurative

The Woodcuts of Anselm Kiefer - Albertina Curator Antonia Hoerschelmann

Like an alchemist, the artist processes the dark matter as if it sprang up from the bowels of the earth. The pictures are composed like sedimentations, layers

Balthus

The first comprehensive retrospective of the controversial artist Balthus (Balthasar Klossowksi de Rola) will be on display in the Bank Austria Kunstforum until June 19, 2016.

Elger Esser - "zeitigen"

The Oskar Schlemmer State Prize will be awarded to Elger Esser, photographer who was a student of Bernd and Hilla Becher. To mark the occasion, the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe is showing an exhibition with his works. An exhibition portrait by CastYourArt.

Worlds of Romanticism - The Romantic Search for the Transcendental

What was important for the artists of Romanticism and who were the main players? Museum Albertina director Klaus Albrecht Schröder leads us through Romanticism

Why Drawing Now - Chloe Piene at the Albertina Museum

Find out why "drawing is everything" to New York based artist Chloe Piene in our special lecture series. Within the exhibition program of "Drawing Now: 2015"

Edvard Munch - The Scream

“I was walking along the road with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on

Constanze Ruhm - RE:REHEARSALS (NO SUCH THING AS REPETITION)

Whenever we think of moving pictures, our mind-body immediately generates images, as it does with everything we think, remember or imagine. Besides this inexhaustible

Edvard Munch - Frieze of Life

In our film the curator Dieter Buchhart leads us through Munchs "Frieze of Life" at the museum Albertina in Vienna. One of the chief works, the Frieze of

Constantin Luser - From Inside of Time

Expanding from his enormous output of drawings, Constantin Luser has developed his ideas into the third dimension with his „spatial drawings“, made of wire and brass.

Edvard Munch - Love, Death, and Loneliness

12 years after the last Munch exhibition in the museum Albertina in Vienna the new show concentrates on the Lithographies, etchings and woodcuts of Edvard Munch

Alfred Kubin - The Organ Grinder

"The Organ Grinder" is the first work, Alfred Kubin gave his artist-friend Lyonel Feininger as a present. Eva Michel, curator at museum Albertina in Vienna,

Lyonel Feininger and Alfred Kubin - A friendship of artists

„My dear brother Kubin“ - the friendship between Alfred Kubin and Lyonel Feininger is on show in the Albertina, with more than 100 pictures by both artists.

Drawing Now - Signs of the time

Curated by Elsy Lahner, the 36 mostly international participants of the exhibition "Drawing Now" at Viennese museum Albertina display 130 works with an expanded

Rudolf Polanszky - Translineare Structures

Rudolf Polanszky’s works are concerned with finding visual correspondences with the artist’s intellectual configurations inspired by aspects of mathematical

MUSA - The 1980ies in the MUSA collection

MUSA, Vienna’s „Start gallery“, artothek and collection of the municipal culture department, chose 100 items from about 4000 works of the very heterogeneous

The Paris Art Salons - The Dream Archive from the Musée d'Orsay

In the choice of works made for the Albertina exhibition "Degas, Cezanne, Seurat. The Dream Archive from the Musée d'Orsay, important art movements of the 19th century are represented, like historicism, realism, impressionism and neo-impressionism, symbolism as well as cartoons and salon painting.

Elaine Sturtevant - The Art of Appropriating Art

What makes art art? Is there an aura of authenticity? Can a copy be an original? Is it reference or usurpation? Who is the author?

Edgar Degas - The Dream Archive from the Musée d'Orsay

Until May 3rd, a selection of 130 works from the archives of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris is on show in the Albertina in Vienna. Besides well known masterpieces, “The Dream Archive” shows works less known to the Austrian public, thus offering an insight into the wealth of France’s art history.

The Curators View - The Dream Archive from the Musée d'Orsay

The choice of works as well as the title of the exhibition "The Dream Archive from the Musée d'Orsay" at the museum Albertina was made by Werner Spies, the

Degas, Cezanne, Seurat - The Dream Archive from the Musée d'Orsay

Until May 3rd, a selection of 130 works from the archives of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris is on show in the Albertina in Vienna. Besides well known masterpieces, “The Dream Archive” shows works less known to the Austrian public, thus offering an insight into the wealth of France’s art history.

Landscape in my Mind - Painting with the Camera

A landscape is an arrangement of interrelated locations, an interpretable text, temporality, history, narration. Nature is always superposed by assigned meanings, and the intellect is eternally ensnared in this self-spun webbing of meanings.

Michael Scheirl – Typologies of the Invisible

Every city is a collective text, transmitting and storing the collective memory, a geographic and historical narrative, streets and highways articulate forms through which we relate to urban space or distance ourselves from it. Thus we all have using the street in common, be it by driving, by walking or by loitering.

Manfred Hebenstreit - Processes and Transformations

The art of Manfred Hebenstreit is an ongoing open experiment, into which the artist puts everything: body and soul, sensations and emotions, irony and restlessness.

Alexander Steinwendtner - Georg Trakl Boulevard

Martin Heidegger called his oeuvre one single great poem, and Rilke was enthusiastic about the rhythm and wording of his verse. They were referring to Georg Trakl, one of the greatest poets in the German language.

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. The Path to Modernism

On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this pioneer of modernism, Bank Austria Kunstforum shows the artists first comprehensive retrospective in Austria. For our CastYourArt exhibition portrait we interviewed Evelyn Benesch, curator oft the exhibition.

K.U.SCH. - An Array Of Subjects

At present, Zeitkunst Niederösterreich has the first comprehensive retrospective of the art group K.U.SCH on display, in the Shedhalle St. Pölten, curated

From Dürer to Napoleon - The Origins of the Albertina

The current exhibition „From Dürer to Napoleon - The Origins of the Albertina” shows masterpieces of the Albertina’s collection in the context of the exciting biographies of its founders – prince Albert of Saxony, duke of Teschen and his wife the archduchess Marie Christine, daughter of empress Maria Theresia.

Think Global, Build Social! - Architectures for a Better World

The Architekturzentrum Wien presents in its new exhibition examples of social and sustainable architectur. The exhibition “Think Global. Build Social! Architectures for a Better World” has been produced in cooperation with the Deutsche Architekturmuseum.

Siegfried Anzinger – a vortex of emotions

The focus of the exhibition in the Bank Austria Kunstforum, curated by Florian Steininger, is mainly on the pictures made in distemper -especially for this show- during the years 2012 and 2013.

Basquiat Warhol - Psychophysical Dialogues

The exhibition Warhol Basquiat in the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna provides unique insights into the creative process of two very different artistic personalities.

Jürgen Messensee - Realities

At the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna the artist Jürgen Messensee shows quintessences of his artistic work from the past ten years. CastYourArt visited his atelier and the exhibition and produced an artist-portrait.

DIE DAMEN - Irony as a ressource

Irony as an active agent in order to continually reformulate problems of art, of the creative subject and of the presence of the viewer-subject, in a subjective world permanently being subjectivated: 25 years after their first appearance, the art group DIE DAMEN arranged an historic and documentary exhibition at ZEITKUNST Niederösterreich in the Lower Austria Contemporary Gallery St. Pölten, offering an insight into their multifaceted oeuvre and into an entire era of Austrian art life.

Marianne Maderna - Humanimals

A universal artwork of sculpture, drawings and film: at the Gallery of Lower Austria for Contemporary Artin the Dominican church of Krems, multimedia artist

Les Tardes Goldscheyder - Haiti Nuclear Radar

His paintings are states of suspense, images of atmospheres, extreme in their expressivity and consistent in their treatment, the material of his objects are

Rudolf Goessl - Transformations

Until May 12th, 2013 a retrospective of the artist Rudolf Goessl is presented at ZEITKUNST Niederösterreich in the Lower Austria Contemporary gallery St.

Helmut Grill - From Epicurus to Donald Duck

As an artist, Helmut Grill explores the complicity between the image-maker and the viewer to a maximum. An artist-portrait by CastYourArt.

Hans Kupelwieser - Reflections

In the Shedhall planned by Hans Hollein, ZEITKUNST Niederösterreich exhibits the ample single show REFLECTIONS about the multifaceted artist Hans Kupelwieser

Özlem Sulak - Fictive Presence

From September 19th to November 18th, the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna dedicates an exhibition in its vault room to the artist Özlem Sulak, born in Turkey in 1979.

Kris Martin - Festum II

The Viennese Kunsthistorisches Museum shows in its second exhibition Festum II at the re-opened Theseus Temple a work by the Belgian artist Kris Martin.

Ugo Rondinone - wisdom? peace? blank? all of this?

The Viennese Kunsthistorisches Museum opened its exhibition series at Theseus Tempel at the Volksgarten with the swiss based artist Ugo Rondinone. CastYourArt

Eduard Angeli - The remnants of man

Lone houses, ruins, wrecks, walls. The backyards of the hustle and bustle, the moments when the party has moved on are what attracts Angeli. The silence of his paintings touches us in our existence. A CastYourArt portrait of the painter Eduard Angeli on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Manfred Wakolbinger - The Ephemeral and the Eternal

Change, transformation, mutation, metamorphosis: Manfred Wakolbinger questions the surrounding space around us and puts our perception on a new level, in order

Evan Penny - Re Figured

Object and image, true and false, natural and artificial, credible and incredible – Evan Penny’s figures are all of the above. An exhibition-portrait on

Herbert Brandl - Charging pictures until they (almost) burst.

Libidinally charged works of the last 3 decades by Herbert Brandl are presented by Florian Steininger and Ingried Brugger in the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien.

Tomak - PHANTOMAK

In the exhibition “PHANTOMAK” in the Vienna University of Technology, sculptures by the artist Tomak are presented to the public for the first time.

Arnulf Rainer - The Veiling

Together with Maria Lassnig he is considered the originator of Informal Art in Austria. His works are on display in the key museums all over the world.

Alexander Brodsky - It still amazes me that I became an architect

"I felt a tender love towards all classical architecture, but a the same time dreamt of loving contemporary architecture as well". A portrait of Alexander Brodsky.

Alexander Steinwendtner - Random. Clean Cuts.

Rather than expressing something directly, the force of artistic expressivity lies within manifesting the getting-to-talk within the work itself.

Homo Fabre - in the realm of the Blue Hour

Between mythical creatures and human forms, between dream and nightmare, we find ourselves in a world where life crawls and insects swarm: Welcome to the land

Aivazovsky - A Russian fairytale

Aivazovsky is regarded as the master of seascapes. In his lifetime he dedicated himself to this motif as a metaphor for life, of desire as well as the struggle between nature and culture.

Inci Eviner - Art Sets Our Consciousness in Motion

It is almost impossible to breathe and move within the linguistical system in which we are embedded. Art brings new movement into our consciousness. An artist

Fritz Panzer - The Walk In Drawing

Fritz Panzer relieves objects of his immediate reality of their significations and shows them in their half present - half absent nature. The chair and the

PHANTOMAK - The First Hit.

"The First Hit of PHANTOMAK: The Ear Problem. No Problem." Masquerade, demasquerade, illusion, delusion, covering, decovering, position, superposition, appearance,

Irene Andessner - Art Protectors

Irene Andessner resuscitates the Tableau vivant with “Art Protectors” in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The exhibition 'The Gold Age. Dutch Group

Brigitte Kowanz - Now I See

In the exhibition Now I See, the MUMOK in Vienna shows yet another retrospective of an internationally renowned Austrian artist. On display there is an overview

Allyson Mitchell - Furry Crits

Allyson Mitchell's activist art is meant to prod and provoke, but it draws you in with warmth, sincerity and just a little faux-fur. In Allyson Mitchell’s

Thomas Draschan - Psychic Images Collision

To Bollywood background music, the blonde sucks on her partners erect prick with relish, then we see how he generously lathers her hairy fanny with soap…a

Miki Eleta - Playing with Time

Every work of art has its own time structure, and Miki Eleta invites us to a dialogue about the transformation of time into space and vice versa. “The

Constantin Luser - Music soothes the savage beast…

Constantin Luser challenges us to enter the maze of his imagination: he corners us against the wall of our indifference and confronts us with the unavoidable

Esra Ersen- Interview with the artist at the tanzimat Exhibition

Esra Ersen is interested in the formation of identity and its transformation in different contexts or power structures. Her work "Carousel" shown in the exhibition

Gulsun Karamustafa - Interview with the artist at the tanzimat Exhibition

Gulsun Karamustafa is a contemporary artist and film maker from Turkey. In 2009 she was the artist in residence at the Augarten Contemporary in Vienna.

Franz Kapfer - Interview with the artist at the tanzimat Exhibition

Franz Kapfer is an artist from Austria. His interest lies in patterns of representation. In his work "Trophies" in exhibition tanzimat (Augarten Contemporary 21.

Christian Eisenberger - Estrangement and engagement

Christian Eisenberger’s art work and performances often smack of insouciance, but, like a child and even more like an artist, his desire to engage is very real.

Fiene Scharp - Hair out of place

Fiene Scharp’s references to hair and skin confront us with our own corporeality and challenge us to place such normally mundane materials in a new context,

Irene Andessner - Portraits of the Self

Irene Andessner’s self-dramatizations are revivals of historical personalities that utilize memory as a source of reactivation. Irene Andessner began her

Herbert Boeckl - Capturing the Essential

Centuries do not have clear boundaries, rather, they flow into each other in the same way that the years which they are made up of do. The transition period

Helmut Grill - Suspension of Belief

In this hi-tech age, the relationship between artist and viewer is a complicated one. There has always been the tacit agreement of suspension of disbelief between

Götz Valien - Undisguised Seduction

Götz Valien calls himself a “picture-maker”. The term seems to refer to someone who produces a handicraft rather than a work of art. However, when one

Deborah Sengl - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

It was animals that were created first, only thereafter, human beings. Seniority, the privilege of age, was compensated by the privilege of designation, the

Wilhelm Scherübl - Transform

There has been substantial evidence for the theory, according to the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, that it is far less important for humans to know who

Michael Kienzer - "inter/medium"

A grid-like strut frame, constructed out of several vertical and horizontal aluminum rods, stands in the space, and is held both together and upright by means

Ariel Schlesinger - Poetic Destruction

In the modern, functionally disenchanted world, those who seek out magical moments must first acknowledge reality, but still hold on to the belief that that

Johannes Deutsch - The Invisible Garden

What would a virtual world be like without computers? The artist Johannes Deutsch tries to make the answers to this question tangible through his art project,

The Bruce High Quality Foundation - Con Artists

In our age, identity has become something of an obsession. Andy Warhol predicted the perennial pursuit of one’s “15 minutes of fame”, and celebrity status

Nadine Rennert - Nowhere to Hide

The early work of Nadine Rennert can be considered abstract art. It explores the formal possibilities of its material. It plumbs the depths of its soul, says the artist.

Oswald Oberhuber - The Passions of Prince Eugen

The early works of Oswald Oberhuber, born in Meran in 1931, are classified as informal sculpture. The artist has always felt that it was too limiting to develop

Maria Lassnig - The Ninth Decade

Maria Lassnig: “Soft as marmalade, marmalade out of blood I’m batted and feel hindered and left locked out from the world of painting.” “There was

Liselot van der Heijden - The Eyes Have It

We live in a visual age. Our pastimes are often dictated by those things we like to observe, in art galleries, at the cinema, at the zoo. In this surveillance-heavy

Monica Reyes - Frühbar, takeaway concert

Monica Reyes has just released her new CD, "Frühbar", which features original compositions from the vocalist and actress – witty and tipsy pop-chansons that

William Anthony - Comedy of Errors

The art world is one which takes itself very seriously. Whether it is in the hushed classrooms of art schools where aspiring students dutifully sketch nude

Shary Boyle - Heartburnt Porcelain

For a long time, porcelain was imported into Europe from Asia, obtaining values on the market comparable to gold. In 1708, alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger

Francisca Benitez - Ephemeral City

At the ripe old age of 35, Francisca Benitez calls herself a “retired architect”. When the Chilean-born artist first arrived in New York ten years earlier,

Karine Giboulo - 3D Comic Book

With her work, says the Canadian artist Karine Giboulo, she would like to leave behind an impression of the world. That is, her impression. The common thread

Miguel Alvear - Tableaux popular

In his work, the Ecuadorian artist Miguel Alvear works with motifs that originate from the pop culture worlds of South America. He mixes popular icons with

Robert Lucander - Picturing the Moment

Robert Lucander moved from Finland to Berlin one year before the Wall fell. The prospect of reunification peaked interest in the other side. Differences between

Christian Niccoli - Lost in Perception

The work of the Italian artist Christian Niccoli traces the social mental state of the urban beings of our time. The discourse is over a generation of young

Roy Kortick - al fresco

One of the earliest forms of art were frescoes, which were painted on the walls of caves, often featuring animals such as horses, bears, and lions. In ancient

Ahmet Ögüt - In Front of Your Eyes

For a long time, contemporary art was strictly a national phenomenon in Turkey and was therefore, to a large extent, ignored internationally. This has changed.

Noah Fischer - State of the Art

As you are looking at this podcast, you are looking into a monitor, be it on your laptop, your iPod, your mobile phone, etc. But how much time do you spend

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma

In Amerika, Kafka’s unfinished novel, the sixteen-year-old Karl, after being seduced by a housemaid who then becomes pregnant by him, is sent to America,

Thomas Baumann – The Language of Movement

Sculptures and installations of the artist Thomas Baumann possess the quality of being alive. Usually, they are moving. They de-form, they make noises, they

SIGNA – The Northern Complex Method

As the artistic duo SIGNA, Signa Soerensen and Arthur Koestler provide our world with replicas of itself. They install reproductions of the original, three-dimensional

Füsun Onur - Silent Music

The openness of her parents — to both traditional Islamic positions as well as the value system of the recent secularly oriented republic — was passed on

Gordan Savicic - Lat 54.136696 Long 13.771362

Gordan Savicic, graduate of the digital art department of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, master’s degree from the Piet Zwart Institute for Media

Stylianos Schicho - ... it's cold out here

In the view from above, the earth appears as an unpopulated globe. Zoom in, and a view appears of regions and cities, houses and roadways, playgrounds and parks, cafes and stores, all populated by humans who appear tiny, like ants, occupied, engaged in a multiplicity of movements.

Franziska Maderthaner - shaken, not stirred

Picture for yourself reality. Is that reality immediate, direct, unexpected? Should we attribute this power of reality to something within the medium or to

Sweat – The Workshop

In Heinrich Kleist's essay, "On the Marionettentheater", a discussion takes place between a layman and the principal dancer of the city opera. The layman, impressed

Markus Wilfling – A Sculpture Is Something That Is Here.

To put surfaces into the spatial. To construct three-dimensionality which we in turn flatten under our gaze. This transference - which opens up possibilities

Thomas Hirschhorn - The Eye

To flare up, to freak out, to lose it—to see red. Red stands for danger, the red stoplight, red stands for pain and suffering, the red flag, red stands for

Bernhard Buhmann - Characters, Roles, Spaces

In 2007, he was the winner of the Cologne Art Award, one year later, he is nominated for the Strabag Art Award in Vienna. Bernhard Buhmann was born in 1979 in Vorarlberg.

Ulrike Truger – In the Way

One may think that there are not so many sculptresses. The fact is, they have always been around—they were already participating in cathedral workshops of

Götz Bury - Illusions

Art can be critical of media and media criticism can be fun—that’s the message anyway from “dream manufacturer” Götz Bury’s art. In his Traumfabrik

Heidi Popovic - The Unspectacular Life.

The little superhero, Superrobbie, who looks like a Playmobil figure, appears together with his other little brothers-in-arms in an image that resembles children's

Rita Nowak - Tableaux Vivants

The production of “living pictures” has a tradition. They could already be found in the royal victory processions of antiquity and they appeared again in

Michael Maier - Witch Kitchen

Sometimes, he feels physically compelled. But if force is necessary in order to be able to begin, his painting is still not—as one would be inclined to believe—self-t

ILA - Seek and you shall find not.

Intensity can be fascinating. However, levity also holds a certain charm. The artist’s name, ILA — which stands for the sentence in German: einen “Immens

Marten Spangberg - Slow Fall

The job description for Marten Spangberg encompasses many terms. He got his start as a dance critic, writes on theory, is active as a performer, dance dramaturge,

Leo Peschta - Maschinoid

Ian Fleming, the inventor of the character James Bond, published a book in 1964 which he dedicated to his son, Caspar. The story is about a poor inventor called

Thomas Reinhold – Empirical Science

As opposed to other media like film or music, in principle, painting does not lend itself to as many possibilities, explains the painter, Thomas Reinhold.

Mara Mattuschka – My Heart’s Vibrator

She produces films every year. She stands before the camera. She directs—in recent years, together with Chris Haring. It was a blessing that she met Chris

Eva Jiricka - If I Couldn’t Do This, I Wouldn’t Know What to Do.

“If somebody would come and wash my car, it would be nice. It would be nice, it would be done, but I wouldn’t pay for it. Sometimes I think that for many

Lastplak - At The End The Wall Is Covered.

Lastplak, a Netherlands word for the last “gang” and the ultimate pest, call themselves the Graffiti Collective and hail from the Dutch port city, Rotterdam.


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