All clear for contemporary art

I had wanted to wait for the opening of Albertina Modern and introduce two fantastic modern art institutions in one go. Because under one beautiful roof – at the historic and just reopened Künstlerhaus Wien – we now have now have two galleries. The original owner, the Künstlerhaus Vereinigung (Vienna Association of Fine Artists), isContinue reading “All clear for contemporary art”

Family matters

They say, you can choose your friends, but not your family.  Well, I guess that depends on how you define family.  The way the Dom Museum Wien sees it, there is certainly many ways to look at families, and family histories can be tragedies or comedies, or both.  The current exhibition, Family Matters at theContinue reading “Family matters”

Tropical Art Deco

Miami isn´t just about beaches and shopping malls and traffic jams – duh!  But that´s pretty much what I used to associate with it.  How wrong I was!  It is all that too, but there is so much more.  The thing is, I have family there, and so I have been to Miami many times,Continue reading “Tropical Art Deco”

Italian vibes in Miami

A year ago we drove from Vienna all the way to the Amalfi coast, in search of a bit of warmth.  We were not so lucky, most of the time it was rather cold and rainy.  But this January, we really did get lucky – only what you see here is not really Italy.  WhenContinue reading “Italian vibes in Miami”

London in December

I spent a few – all too few – days in London in early December 2019.  Not my first time, and it will not be my last if I can help it.  It was the pre-Christmas time, so days were short and there were Christmas decorations everywhere.  Lovely for capturing the glow of warm indoorContinue reading “London in December”

A Renaissance genius – Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina

Albrecht Dürer had an impressive natural talent for life-like drawing and painting.  Born in Nuremberg in 1471 as the third son of a goldsmith, young Albrecht already painted an impressive self-portrait at the age of 13 and later in life produced astounding, almost photorealistic portraits.  The Albertina museum has a selection of over 100 drawings,Continue reading “A Renaissance genius – Albrecht Dürer at the Albertina”

A moody Christmas present in my inbox

I just got a really nice Christmas present in my inbox.  The third issue of the Street and Moody Zine, aptly sub-titled Merry drunk! I’m Christmas! is out.  For the latest issue the editor featured my Aarhus photo as chapter cover for the Moody section and also included two more of my photos.  So permitContinue reading “A moody Christmas present in my inbox”

Individualistic, sensitive, powerful – contemporary drawings at the Albertina

Drawing is more subtle than painting.  It does not tend to jump out at you quite so much.  It asks you to take your time, to look at detail, to admire fine lines.  The Albertina Museum has put together a fine exhibition of contemporary drawings from the Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou Paris.  AContinue reading “Individualistic, sensitive, powerful – contemporary drawings at the Albertina”

Making Truth

Can you believe it’s already the 1st of December and this year is nearly done? But, scary as that is, that’s not what I want to talk about. Rather, this is a flashback to just a couple of weeks ago when I got to meet some Viennese artists. For me it´s always a thrill toContinue reading “Making Truth”

Tricky imperial mysteries at the KHM

I like both a good mystery and art.  So I was thrilled to be invited to join a new “mystery hunt” game at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna:  The Emperor´s magic circle (“Der magische Kreis des Kaisers“) – the title alone conjured up images of  conspiracies and bewitching secrets in my brain.  What would it take,Continue reading “Tricky imperial mysteries at the KHM”