Wild beasts and peasant life at the Albertina: Niko Pirosmani

Just before leaving for a two week trip I managed to finally go see the exhibition of paintings by the Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani at the Albertina Museum.  There is just one more day to see this exhibition of naive depictions of animals, farmlife, and battle scenes. Painting to make a living Pirosmani was born … More Wild beasts and peasant life at the Albertina: Niko Pirosmani

Underneath it all – the long cultural history of the head scarf at Weltmuseum Wien

Headgear doesn’t define a woman´s position, but in Austria´s (and much of Western Europe´s) current political climate, the head scarf has become a symbol-laden topic of political debate. The garment has become a veiled metaphor for something else in political rhetoric. Not coincidentally, I think, the Weltmuseum Wien now has a special exhibition, not on … More Underneath it all – the long cultural history of the head scarf at Weltmuseum Wien

Burg Posterstein asks: “What does Europe mean to you?”

Something a little different today – a contribution on the invitation of the Thuringian museum Burg Posterstein.  I was rather surprised when back in August I was contacted by Burg Posterstein (Thuringia, Germany) about one of my Vienna photos.  They had seen it on Instagram and wanted to exhibit it in their upcoming exhibition  #SalonEuropa … More Burg Posterstein asks: “What does Europe mean to you?”