Around the World in 80 Coins at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum tells the stories of ancient gods, queens, and everyone in between.
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.
Italy Thwarts Potential Illegal Sale of $2M Artemisia Gentileschi Painting
The Carabinieri’s art crime unit said Gentileschi’s masterpiece “Caritas Romana” was on its way to be sold in Vienna.
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.
Researchers Trace the Origin of Venus of Willendorf to Northern Italy
But they are also open to the possibility that it may have originated from eastern Ukraine.
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.
To Evade Social Media Censors, Vienna Museums Pivot to OnlyFans
The profile includes works by Egon Schiele, Amedeo Modigliani, Peter Paul Rubens, and a prehistoric Venus of Willendorf figurine.
Austria Should Repatriate the Mexica Headdress
The headdress in Austria is the only one of its kind and it’s not only a work of art, but a representation of the identity and landscape of Mexico that was stripped from the nation by colonial forces.
A Dürer Retrospective Celebrates His Remarkable Drawings
A show at Vienna’s Albertina reverses the more commonly held belief in art history that drawings are merely preparatory to paintings.
Iraqi Performance Artists Use Silence as a Gesture of Dissent
The Vienna-based group Iraqi Autumn draws attention to the international community’s silence regarding the outbreak of violence in Iraq over the past two months.
Caravaggio and Bernini, Together at Last
We could call this exhibition a battle of the swaggerers.
Transforming the Cinema Into a Wholly Sustainable Space
The exhibition Ecocinema explores the relationship between humans and nature, and goes a step further: transforming the Kunsthalle into four movie theaters, using sustainable, natural materials.