In focus: old photographic views on Venice by Carlo Naya

Point and shoot, and you´ve got your beautiful view of Venice captured.  It was not always so simple.    A special goodie for Venice and photography lovers is currently on display at the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna: This first cabinet exhibition dedicated exclusively to photography, with a small selection ofContinue reading “In focus: old photographic views on Venice by Carlo Naya”

Hard to forget images at WestLicht Gallery

This weekend (which luckily is a long one) is your last chance to see the World Press Photo exhibition at WestLicht gallery.  The WestLicht Gallery is a non-profit association that puts on great photography shows.   Now for the 17th year it is hosting the World Press Photo exhibition.   On view are award-winning  images related toContinue reading “Hard to forget images at WestLicht Gallery”

Instawalking through a Mile of Art in Krems

Last Sunday I made a special day trip  to Krems, less than an hour from Vienna, thanks to an Instawalk opportunity with Instagramers Austria.  We spent a great day exploring the various exhibition spaces of the Kunsthalle Krems and the Forum Frohner. Kunsthalle Krems The Kunsthalle Krems-Stein in Stein an der Donau (municipality of Krems)Continue reading “Instawalking through a Mile of Art in Krems”

Double pleasure at the Albertina Museum

Last week I had a chance to join Instagramers Austria again for a tour of the Albertina Museum´s latest retrospective exhibitions of two great Austrian artists:  Alfred Seiland and Florentina Pakosta. Alfred Seiland Alfred Seiland is a photographer, but really I would call him a camera artist.  Seiland was born in Austria in 1952 andContinue reading “Double pleasure at the Albertina Museum”

Abstracting nature – variations on a photographic theme

Something a little different today.  Last Saturday, in glaring sunshine, I participated in a thematic photo walk along the Donaukanal near Kunsthaus Wien – Museum Hundertwasser.  From time to time the museum offers photo walks based on themes in their current exhibitions.  “Some Plant Volatiles” by Hamburg-based photographer Jochen Lempert provided the foundation for Saturday´sContinue reading “Abstracting nature – variations on a photographic theme”

Observing collectors of the exotic

Missionaries – mercenaries – ethnographers – tourists… One might say that collecting things is a basic human urge.  Some people collect clocks,  antique books, vintage clothing, rubber ducks, bottle tops, even umbrella sleeves (!) – you name it, somebody will surely be collecting it.   (I personally admit to an out-of-control collection of (artificial) birdsContinue reading “Observing collectors of the exotic”