Finally exposed to paintings again

Going to an art museum may not usually seem that exciting, but when I rode my bike to the Belvedere21 yesterday, for the first time in months, since Covid-19 Lockdown measures shut down all of Vienna´s museums, I felt pretty exhilarated. The modern art venue of the venerable Belvedere Museum offered special thematic tours onContinue reading “Finally exposed to paintings again”

Family matters

They say, you can choose your friends, but not your family.  Well, I guess that depends on how you define family.  The way the Dom Museum Wien sees it, there is certainly many ways to look at families, and family histories can be tragedies or comedies, or both.  The current exhibition, Family Matters at theContinue reading “Family matters”

Individual nature – Kiki Smith

Before it´s too late (just one more week), I absolutely had to go see the exhibition of Kiki Smith´s large size canvases and other works at the Lower Belvedere museum.  The Belvedere is showing about sixty works of this American artist´s multi-facetted oevre in the exhibition Processions , including sculptures, large tapestries, and objects andContinue reading “Individual nature – Kiki Smith”

Giant hat pins and other fantasy objects: Gironcoli

The other day I was finally able to visit the exhibition Shy at Work, an extensive selection of works by Bruno Gironcoli at the MUMOK.   A couple of these objects are on display in the public space in front of the MUMOK – you can´t have missed them if you have passed through the MuseumsquartierContinue reading “Giant hat pins and other fantasy objects: Gironcoli”