EXHIBITION REVIEW: For the third year in a row, the small town of Baden near Vienna has become an outdoor photography gallery. Billed as the largest European photography festival, the exhibitions are spread all across downtown Baden´s streets and parks. In times of the Covid-19 pandemic, there could not be a more ideal setting for a “museum visit” than to stroll around in the open air, enjoying the outstanding photography and the greenery, stopping in between for coffee and cake in one of Baden´s many coffee houses. I visited on a warm September afternoon, when people were still lounging about on picnic blankets and in outdoor cafes. The exhibition runs until 26 October 2020.
One of several cultural activities I meant to write about while the exhibition is still open was a visit to the OstLicht Gallery with Instagramers Vienna, an invitation by Female Photographers Vienna. This was supposed to be on until 28 March, but of course COVID-19 also closed down this space, although from the website IContinue reading “Ping Pong for photographers”
If, like me, you are into classic street photography, the exhibition “Istanbul´s Eye” (das Auge Istanbuls) at the Leica Store near the Vienna opera is for you. Until 24 August you can visit their upstairs gallery and look at a selection of photographs by the famous Armenian-Turkish photographer Ara Güler. Admittedly I had not heardContinue reading “Istanbul´s streets through the eyes of Ara Güler”
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”
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”
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”