Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

The London exhibition offers the opportunity to experience three decades of Whiteread’s sculpture, exploring its range over time, working on an intimate, as well as monumental scale. Also included is a range of drawings the artist produces as a way of working through her ideas. 

The East London vintage guide

East London is world renowned for vintage shopping and second hand markets. This guide should give you some ideas of shops where you will make great vintage finds. I have personally been to all of these shops and therefore this is my personal recommendation list of the five best spots in East London. 

Behind the scenes: Rubens in Vienna

While any usual visitor is mot able to see how much work and preparation lies behind a big exhibition, I have been experiencing the organization very closely. Altogether the exhibition process took around two years, which results an intensive working time. Not only the curator herself was placing high expectations in the show – Indeed the show is being very successful, so far.

Alice Neel: The artist in focus

At a time when it was deeply unfashionable, Neel persisted in being a figure painter and a portraitist. While fully engrossed in the New York art scene and connected with its major innovators, she remained steadfast in her choice of style and subject matter, unswayed by an art world that favored abstraction. She persisting in making work that pleased her, regardless of what anyone thought.

Discovering Venetian history at Doge’s Palace

The Doge’s Palace in Venice counts as a masteripiece of Gothic architecture. The structure, composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation from its 14th and 15th century origins to the significant Renaissance and Mannerist adjunctions, underline its high value for the history of art.

Raphael: A retrospective in Vienna

The Albertina Museum is paying tribute to Raphael with a major exhibition of 150 paintings and drawings. Starting from the Museum’s own significant holdings and rounded out by the most impressive and important drawings from famous museums such as the Uffizi, the Royal Collection of the British Royal Family, the British Museum, the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, and the Ashmolean Museum, this monographic presentation places Raphael’s thinking and conceptual process front and center.

Curator’s talk with Marlies Wirth

“It is very important to have a strong focus on the new generation of emerging artists based in the city – with 10 positions selected by different curators each year ZONE1 gives visitors and collectors an insight into the current scene and the most recent works of artists under 40.”

Talk with the artistic director of viennacontemporary

“As a fair, we offer a platform where the Austrian, the Central and Eastern European and the international art scenes meet under one roof. This is the unique thing about vienancontemporary, the fair is a place where East and West get the opportunity to get to know each other better.”

Used books at Bistrot St. Germain

The charming decoration, including literature, travel magazines, globes, chessboards and other small objects create an authentic and cozy Parisian atmosphere. Additionally the furniture, consisting of bookshelves, chairs and lamps with its vintage-style make the whole place seem like a jewel from another century.

Atelier Brancusi: A fusion of sculptures and space

Brancusi considered the relationship between sculptures and the space around them to be very important. In the 1910s he created new works within the studio which he called “mobile groups”, underlining the connections between the works and the possibilities of each for moving within the group.

Vienna’s hidden place of vintage clothing

Next to selected vintage wear, a nice decoration and lovely interior design, the owner itself is such a warm and kind person, passionate about vintage fashion. She loves to talk about her clothes and has a great eye for the styling of retro looks. 

Biennale sculptures in Venice

For over 120 years the Venice Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world.VIVA ARTE VIVA is this year’s theme and matter of the art fair. It’s subdivided into nine chapters, beginning with two introductory areas in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale.