Contemporary gallery talk in Vienna

Mr. Mauroner tells: “As a gallery owner you really have to be courageous and show something that nobody else is showing. You have to be brave enough to display different and even provocative artworks, if you want to be successful.”

Finest vintage boutique in Vienna

Burggasse 24 is the vintage shop “par excellence”, the melting pot of old and modern urban style. The large rooms, fancy smell and high-quality products will make you fall in love with this vintage boutique.

Egon Schiele at Albertina Museum

Schiele is next to Klimt the key figure of Viennas art scene. Next to the Leopold Museum owning the largest Schiele collection other museums and galleries are also showing works of Schiele. Right now one of my personal favorite museums – Albertina Museum – has dedicated a whole exhibition to the art of Egon Schiele.

Vienna library guide

“A library is a living and growing organism of past and future knowledge. The library card is a passport to the world of knowledge”, someone once said.  Reading about culture opens your eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors and that’s one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia and ignorance. I…

Vienna Art Week Review

From 14 to 20 November 2016, Vienna Art Week has happened, guided by the motto of Seeking Beauty. Exhibitions, performances, interventions and discussions explored the question of how beauty is perceived today in all its diversity and contradictions, opening new aesthetic, philosophical and socio- political perspectives in the process. With some 200 events from around…

Review: Viennacontemporary art fair

From 22 to 25 September 2016 all eyes were on “Viennacontemporary”/ Austria’s largest international art fair. The art show plays an important role in the international art market. This year, 112 galleries from 28 countries were taking part.  “With this year’s edition of Viennacontemporary we have reached an important milestone in the evolution of the…

Preview: Parallel Vienna art fair 2016

PARALELL VIENNA is a satellite fair and curated exhibition that remains true to its principle of using abandoned property in the city centre as a presentation platform for contemporary art. It’s taking place for the forth time in Vienna simultaneously to the “Viennacontemporary” art fair. This year’s fair takes place from 21st to 25th September at the…

Summer in 1090 Vienna

I honestly couldn’t wait to explore Vienna during summertime. Now all the exams at university are over and I can finally walk around the streets of the city again. The 9th district (my neighborhood) is certainly one of the cutest places for a summery stroll. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss in 1090 = 9th district Vienna:  Relax at…

Secession art museum

In 1897 the Secession was founded by a group of artists led by Gustav Klimt who had split off from the conservative “Künstlerhaus” (Academy of arts). Klimt became the first president of the Association of Visual Artists; other founding members included the painters Koloman Moser, Carl Moll and the architects Josef Hoffmann and Joseph Maria Olbrich….

Autumn in the city

Colored leaves, foggy/cloudy/rainy days and dark coats in the metro – I’d definitely say autumn has arrived in Vienna. Last Sunday was quite boring (shops are closed and there isn’t a single soul around Vienna on Sundays), I  took my camera and explored my neighborhood. After taking loads of pretty photos, I thought about dedicating this…

Where to eat & drink in Vienna

I’ve moved to Vienna 1 month ago and now I finally found some time to create my first “Vienna guide” post.  Amongst many other things, the Austrian capital is well known for its traditional cafes, modern bars and hip bistros. I’ve chosen my favorites (I surely forgot some) and you need to check them out…

Vienna cafe guide

Vienna is a very elegant city. Now I’ll tell you my favorite places of the city. If you are planning to travel to Vienna, you should check my must do list.  I’ll always write the adress of the caffé, restaurant, bar,..so you can find it easily. The beautiful old cafés  Vienna is popular for its…