Photo: Helmut Prochart, collage: Barbis Ruder. ©

Art / Feb 26, 2018 / Ewa Stern
This Thursday, a retrovirus will be born in a cozy atmosphere of the SAMSTAG shop in the 5th district of Vienna. Her name is INFLUENCA and she will infect this town before spreading to the... Read on
Art / Sep 25, 2017 / Ewa Stern
On a sunny September afternoon, I met Bastian Petz and Johannes Lernpeiss in Simmering Sonnenland to talk about their project at the WienWoche. Sonnenland is a 5000 m2 green areal... Read on

Barbis Ruder Performance "DU aber eigentlich geht es um mich"
Image: Julian Tapprich

Art / Jun 25, 2017 / Sabine Harrer
Three bodies to be seen, three voices to be heard, three egos to be realised in the You. DU, a three player performance by Barbis Ruder, is a theatrical impossibility. The arena of self-realisation... Read on

Installation view: The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien 2016, Photo: Stephan Wyckoff: Harry Dodge, fuck me/who’s sorry now; love fuzz/many mr. strange (consent-not-to-be-a-single-being series), 2015, Courtesy the artist and Beth Rudin DeWoody

Art / Apr 3, 2016 / Cezara Nicola
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “automation”? Robotic assembly lines? Industrialization? The overtaking of the human race by intelligent machines? Depending on... Read on

Gender Crash poster, Detail, photo: Julia Fuchs 2016

Art / Apr 3, 2016 / Ewa Stern
There was a time when Viennese and international artists  met both on the stage and dance floor of brut, mixing performance, live music, drag and good old shake-that-booty party under... Read on

Sue Philis Baker © Ewa Stern

Art / Feb 3, 2016 / Ewa Stern
It was an amazing experience to witness the Club HØD Calendar shooting preparations. The hours spent in front of mirrors. Never mind the time preparing all the costumes and props. Here you can... Read on

Detail of wHores Of December, photo by Julia Fuchs

Art / Dec 22, 2015 / Hedy Hipp-Hepburn
It is December and the family comes together under the Christmas tree, the year is nearly over so it is time to look back and make a present to your loved ones, or those who are bound to you by birth... Read on

Detail from Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016 "The Last One Standing", Photo by Julia Fuchs

Art / Dec 16, 2015 / Sue Philis Baker
I represent the month of November as all the good months were already taken. I don't associate many good things with November. It's grey and cold, people's moods are bad and clothes we wear are... Read on

Detail from Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016 "Halloqueen", Photo by Julia Fuchs

Art / Dec 9, 2015 / Dutzi Ijsenhower
You can't deny it: Autumn is here and it won’t leave until it's winter. Nights are getting longer, colder and more frightening. No wonder, it's Halloween!This day is all about remembering the dead,... Read on

Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016. Detail August Photo: Julia Fuchs

Art / Nov 25, 2015 / Hedy Hipp-Hepburn
The August summer sun barbecues not only “Bratwürstel” but also our queens. The famous dog days bestow a heat beyond all bearing upon us and it is a sheer miracle that the make-up of our queens is... Read on

Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016. Detail July Photo: Julia Fuchs Grafik: Bernd Eischeid

Art / Nov 17, 2015 / Dutzi Ijsenhower
July – Summer's fashion is here!Between the heat and the desire to do a whole lot of nothing, fashion can often take a back seat in the summer. But it doesn't have to. Here is a summer... Read on

Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016. Detail June Photo: Julia Fuchs Grafik: Bernd Eischeid

Art / Nov 11, 2015 / Jo
I chose to represent the month of June because I have a strong personal bond with it; both my birthday and my name day being celebrated in June. Another reason for me to choose the sixth month... Read on

Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016 May Photo: Julia Fuchs Grafik: Bernd Eischeid

Art / Nov 5, 2015 / Hedy Hipp-Hepburn
May! May! May the whores be with you, young practican!Hedy Hipp-Hepburn represents May, the merry month of delight. As she jumps between petticoat and Dirndl - Hedy, the classic kind of girl: native-... Read on

Iris Andraschek, Der Muse reichts, 2013 © University of Vienna

Art / Oct 30, 2015 / Janina Hoth
Statues, monuments and memorials play an important role in collective memory and have done so for centuries. Over the decades, they have also developed a history of their own. They bear witness to... Read on

Detail from Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016 "Walpurgis Night" Concept and Styling: Denise Kottlett Photo: Julia Fuchs Grafics: Bernd Eischeid

Art / Oct 28, 2015 / Denise Kotlette
The Month of April stands for weather conditions, which can change fast and mix in extraordinary ways. It perfectly represents me, Denise Kottlett. At its end on the April 30, the Night Of The... Read on

Detail from Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016 "Domi Does March", Photo by Julia Fuchs

Art / Oct 19, 2015 / Domi Darf Das
I am representing March. Why March? To me, it is the time when temperatures are rising constantly, when everything is growing and people start to show some skin again. Our sensuality awakens, in our... Read on

Henry Moore "Hill Arches" 1974, Karlsplatz, Vienna. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Art / Oct 19, 2015 / Maria-Therese Mundigler
An important but often overlooked sculpture in Vienna can be found in front of the Karlskirche (St. Charles Cathedral) in the first district. In the middle of a shallow pool stands “Hill Arches” by... Read on

Detail from Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016 "Karnaval", Photo by Julia Fuchs

Art / Oct 13, 2015 / Dutzi Ijsenhower
You might wonder why do we publish an article about Carnival already in October. Well, actually in German-speaking Europe and the Netherlands, the Carnival season traditionally opens on 11/11 (often... Read on

Detail from Club H.Ø.D. Calendar 2016 "Snow Queen", Photo by Julia Fuchs

Art / Oct 7, 2015 / Ewa Stern and Dutzi Ijsenhower
Dutzi Ijsenhower, the founder of Club H.Ø.D. was born in Cologne, the city famed for the biggest street carnival in Europe. Since he moved to Vienna, 8 years ago, he has been involved in organising... Read on

Donald Judd "Stage Set" 1991, Stadtpark Vienna. Photo: © Ewa Stern

Art / Oct 2, 2015 / Marie-Therese Mundigler
Perhaps you’ve walked through it without noticing, perhaps you look at it regularly. Donald Judd’s "Stage Set“ has been standing in the Vienna Stadtpark since 1996 and has integrated itself since... Read on

Anonymous, Graffiti on the outer wall of Marx Halle, 2015

Art / Sep 26, 2015 / Ewa Stern
This Autumn Vienna hosts two international art fairs within a space of two weeks. The old team of Vienna Fair, under the artistic direction of Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, changed the name to... Read on

Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt Photo: Henk Jan Kamerneek

Art / Sep 24, 2015 / Ewa Stern
The first contemporary art fair in Vienna began in the spring of 2005. For the next 10 years it took place at different time in spring and  autumn at the Messe Prater in Vienna's 2nd district.... Read on

Rio Rutzinger - Artistic Director Workshops & Research ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival © Michael Duerr

Art / Jul 10, 2015 / Ewa Stern
As the Artistic Director of Workshops and Research ImPulsTanz, for the past 25 years, Rio Rutzinger has been involved with Vienna’s annual international dance festival, the largest of its kind in... Read on
Art / Jun 25, 2015 / Ewa Stern
The Albertina has long been renowned for housing one of the largest and most important collections of graphic arts in the world, with about 900,000 graphic art works, including around 50,000 drawings... Read on

photography: Helena Wimmer © 2015

Art / Jun 12, 2015 / Ewa Stern
On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, I’m sitting with Nicolaus Schafhausen in his office overlooking the Museumsquartier and the magnificent building of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. I hand him a self... Read on

Wiener Beschwerdechor © Oliver Hangl I Performing Public Art / Angewandte

Art / Jun 10, 2015 / Ewa Stern
The Vienna Biennale 2015 is the first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture. With cross-institutional co-operation, numerous exhibitions and projects, interventions and... Read on

»Vienna. The Pearl of the Reich« Planning for Hitler - Exhibition view

Art / Jun 7, 2015 / Janima Nam
“ ‘Construction’ presupposes ‘destruction’. “ Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project“... in my eyes this city is a pearl! I will give this pearl a setting worthy of it and entrust it to the care... Read on

Tracey Emin I Egon Schiele "Where I Want To Go" exhibition view Leopold Museum. Photo: Ewa Stern © Leopold Museum

Art / Jun 5, 2015 / Ewa Stern
In April this year a first comprehensive show of the works by Tracy Emin, one of the leading figures of the “Young British Artists,” opened at the Leopold Museum. Emin, whose work was greatly... Read on
Art / Jan 27, 2015 / Ewa Stern
Anna Vasof is a mulimedia artist based in Vienna. Vasof’s projects often unfold simultaneously as sculptures; performance in which the sculpture is the principle character, and then a video of... Read on
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