This is important

The impressive portraits by the German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano of surviving victims of Nazi atrocities on Vienna’s Ringstrasse were damaged three times during their showing in Vienna.   In these pictures Luigi Toscano confronts us with large-scale versions of the faces of contemporary witnesses, survivors of the Holocaust, with eyes that look directly at you, serious … More This is important

OstLicht reloads

If you are into photography and live in Vienna, you may have stopped by the centrally located Westlicht Gallery.  But have you been to its sister gallery, Ostlicht?  I have to admit, despite really enjoying photography, last week´s #instawalk with @igersaustria was my first visit to this great gallery.  Ostlicht. Gallery for Photography is located … More OstLicht reloads

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

A natural history of war – tracing an evolution

On Friday I was able to join an InstaWalk again with Instagramers Austria and  Instagramers Vienna,  at one of my favorite places, the Vienna Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien).  The museum has a new exhibition on: War. Tracing an evolution.  War is a somewhat unusual topic for a Natural History Museum, I think.  Is war … More A natural history of war – tracing an evolution

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?”

Back to Krems for more

The city of Krems near Vienna is a veritable hotspot for art these days, pretty impressive for a town of this size.  (Krems has just under 25000 inhabitants.)  Last Sunday Instagramers Austria organized another fantastic instatrip (I would call it “Krems reloaded”, since in early September we also visited some art exhibitions that are part … More Back to Krems for more