Around the World in 80 Coins at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum tells the stories of ancient gods, queens, and everyone in between.
Avedis Hadjian is a journalist and writer based in Venice. He is the author of Secret Nation: The Hidden Armenians of Turkey. His work as a correspondent has taken him to Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Caucasus.
An Urgent Vision of Architecture at the Venice Biennale
Fittingly titled The Laboratory of the Future, the 18th edition of the show instructed participants to reuse materials and minimize their carbon footprint.
Can We Find Compassion in the Grotesque?
Monstrous Faces and Caricatures invites viewers to confront ugliness and the questions it raises about how we relate to it.
Art Collective Ousted From Viennese Kunsthalle Speaks Out
“We wanted Kunsthalle Wien to address multiple Viennas, not just the old established one,” said What, How & for Whom, whose contract at the institution was not renewed.
US Researchers Confirm 98% of Cultural Armenian Heritage Sites in Nakhichevan Destroyed by Azerbaijan
At least 108 Armenian monasteries, churches, and cemeteries in Nakhichevan have been demolished or blown up by the Azerbaijani government, according to the Caucasus Heritage Watch.
With Ukraine Square, the Venice Biennale Goes to War
The open-air exhibition of works by Ukrainian artists at the 59th Biennale includes art created in bomb shelters, in exile, and from a place of strength and hope.
Ai Weiwei Creates a Homage to Julian Assange
“[Assange’s] imprisonment marks the collapse of a free and civilized society,” Ai Weiwei told Hyperallergic.
Vienna’s Belvedere Museum Highlights Three Early Modernists Who Straddled Europe and Asia
For the first time in three centuries the Belvedere Museum is displaying creations by artists who are not Austrian and have no connection to Austrian art.
What Are Messerschmidt’s Bizarre 18th-century Sculpted Heads Trying To Tell Us?
For Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, his Character Heads were his way to forestall the demons that tortured him.
Communist Heroes Die Standing Tall in a Budapest Park
Uprooted and soulless, the stone and metal statues at Memento Park have long outlived the world that gave birth to them.
The Historical Regatta Revives the Pomp and Pageantry of 15th-Century Venice
For a fleeting few hours, a procession of boats on the Grand Canal reenacted the full pomp and pageantry of 15th-century Venice.