A ball for everyone, literally

Inclusiveness, sustainability, tolerance, – such common catchwords these days.  Words most of us more or less want to subscribe to, at least in theory.  On the 4th of May you can participate in a fun and well thought out event that celebrates all these principles: Vienna´s 12th Diversity Ball on 4 May 2019.  Yesterday IContinue reading “A ball for everyone, literally”

Not good enough? Think again!

Well, it´s international women´s day again, the moment in time when all the hardships and injustices done to women in the past and in the now are brought to the forefront of media attention.   But the focus of my blog today is not on the general politics of or against feminism and women´s rights.  Rather,Continue reading “Not good enough? Think again!”

An art salon in a princely collection

In what I would call an eye-popping exhibition space with walls in blazing red, blue and green (I love it!), the Albertina Museum is showing masterpieces from the Princely Collections of the House of Liechtenstein in an exhibition titled “From Rubens to Makart“.  The Liechtenstein collections contain major works of European art spanning five centuriesContinue reading “An art salon in a princely collection”

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 bornContinue reading “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 onContinue reading “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  #SalonEuropaContinue reading “Burg Posterstein asks: “What does Europe mean to you?””