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Erwin Wurm is politically incorrect on purpose – Humans in awkward poses

Erwin Wurm is undoubtedly one of Austria’s and one of the world’s most recognizable artists. Using social taboos and absurd scenarios to create his thought-provoking work, Wurm’s artworks have broken boundaries and changed how people approach and view art in contemporary society. How to be politically incorrect How to be Politically Incorrect consists of …

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Klaus Pichler’s Skeletons in the Closet – Behind the scenes of a museum

The backstory “What does a museum look like behind the scenes?” was the question Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler found himself asking after seeing the unusual sight of museum exhibits in storage. He’d wandered by a basement window in the Museum of Natural History in Vienna and caught a glimpse of an office. It looked normal, …

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See how Peter Kogler’s hypnotic installations transform rooms

Who is Peter Kogler? Peter Kogler is a renowned artist from Austria that currently works and lives in Vienna. Kogler is best known for his different psychedelic room installations. Through his paintwork and his intricate projections, he transforms ordinary looking rooms and spaces such as lobbies, galleries, and transit centers by making them look twisted, …

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What makes Vienna Opera’s Safety Curtain unique?

Vienna State Opera’s long history of working with artists Safety Curtain is an ongoing exhibition series taking place in the Vienna State Opera, Austria. Conceived and initiated by museum in progress in 1998, Safety Curtain has converted the firewall between the stage and the auditorium into a temporary exhibition space for contemporary artists every year. …

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Why does Lara Almarcegui create massive piles of rubble?

Spanish born Lara Almarcegui who currently lives in Rotterdam has always had a deep curiosity for examining processes of contemporary transformation that are brought about by the social, political and economic transformations in society. Since the early 1990s, Lara has examined urban areas that most artists choose not to focus on, such as rubble …

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