Art in Vienna

Posts that feature art made or shown in Vienna.

Erwin Wurm [Austria] (b 1954) _ _Pee on someone's rug_, 2003. Instructions on how to be politically incorrect. c-print (126 x 160 cm). Cropped

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

Erwin Wurm – Instructions on how to be politically incorrect, Spit in Someone’s Soup, 2003 Introduction Erwin Wurm is certainly 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 art installations have broken boundaries and changed the way that people approach …

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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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Why does Lara Almarcegui create massive piles of rubble?

Introduction 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 focus on such as rubble from …

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