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THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980. #5 Viennese Actionism

Among the contemporary art movements that developed after the Second World War in Austria, Viennese Actionism and its protagonists are the most prominent and most recognized internationally. In our video #5 from the ALBERTINAmodern opening exhibition, CastYourArt interviewed curator Brigitte Borchhardt-Bierbaumer about this art movement.

THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980. #9 Feminist Avant-Garde

Putting a focus on patriarchal society and its constraints the so called austrian feminist avant-garde was in search for new visual and gestural language. In our CastYourArt exhibition-portrait, ALBERTINAmodern chief curator Angela Stief provides insights into the works and characteristic features of the feminist avant garde and its members

THE BEGINNING. Art in Austria, 1945-1980. #10 Franz West and the Development of Sculpture

The last film in our ten-part series about the ALBERTINAmodern opening exhibition "The Beginning. Art in Austria 1945 to 1980" we dedicate ourselves to the artistic work of Franz West as well as the development of sculpture in Austria during the first three post-war decades. In our CastYourArt exhibition-portrait, we interviewed Elisabeth Dutz and Berthold Ecker, curators of the exhibition.

VALIE EXPORT. Body Sign Action

VALIE EXPORT is one of the most famous Austrian artists of post-war history. In our film feature, ALBERTINA MODERN chief curator Angela Stief outlines the art of VALIE EXPORT, based on her painting "Body Sign Action".


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.


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.

VALIE EXPORT. Retrospektive

In its retrospective, the Albertina in Vienna presents the artist VALIE EXPORT in her performative quality as well as in her conceptual depth. A CastYourArt exhibition portrait with the curator of the exhibition and head of the Albertina photography department Walter Moser.

VALIE EXPORT. Art that sharpens our perceptions

"Action Pants: Genital Panic": The VALIE EXPORT - Retrospective at the Albertina welcomes visitors right away with one of the most famous and controversial works of the Austrian artist. In the 1969 photograph, she carries a submachine gun and provocatively shows the viewer her exposed pubic area.

ALDO GIANNOTTI. Museum of Constructs. In Collaboration with Karin Pauer

What if we didn’t conceive the museum as a finished space where visitors are spectators, but as a place where art is created live together with artists, curators, visitors, and staff? A CastYourArt film about the possibility of such a museum, which is becoming a reality at the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien.

KOMET - Poet, Painter, Performer

KOMET, he is a star and one of the most renowned turkish artists of his generation. His oeuvre is multifaceted. He examines the possibilities of language, he

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

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.

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 Polanszky - Models for Transaggregate Structures

Polanszky shows that perceptions do not simply happen within us, but in fact are performed by us – producing reciprocal dynamics. Rudolf Polanszky is an artist

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

KUCSKO - Double Coated IP Capsule

An exhibition by Kucsko with generative Sound installation by Karlheinz ESSL in Bank Austria Kunstforum - tresor. Audiointerview with Karlheinz Essl in German

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.

Tomak - There is no pessimistic art

Oil on canvas, drawings, texts, performances: one must work hard on compiling the techniques of artistic expression, says the Vienna-based artist Tomak.

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.

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,

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

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

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

Fuckhead – This Beautiful Song

This beautiful song annihilates, at least since the group Fuckhead has been celebrating its progressive deconstruction in a big way. Already captivated in recent

Mankind at the Donau Festival

“Mankind” consists of two female artists. As in every other civilization, this one also has its prehistory. One half of Mankind is D. Kimm, a poet and musician

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,

4shrooms - Analog Synergy in a Digital World

Under revolving pastry plates with star motifs, cut-outs from pictures of bygone eras appear. Shadows of hands form letters over photographs and textiles throw

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

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