Wagner Extase

Wagner Extase

The Extase exhibition complements the play “Wagner sehen” and celebrates the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner. Extase studies the interaction between theater and art and aks for the relevance of Wagner’s works for today.


Entrance to the Extase exhibition

With works by these contemporary artists:

Ona B. / Heidi Baratta / Michael Bielicky / Dominik Castell / John German / Joel Diermaier / Christian Eisenberger / Tomas Eller / Karlheinz Essl / Nicholas Gansterer / Hans Jürgen Gartner / Les Tarde Goldscheyder / Helmut Grill / Tobias Malkocevic / Hans Hollein / Michael Kienzer / Kodritsch / Karl Ferdinand Kratzl / Guido Kucsko / Mara Mattuschka / Hannes Mlenek / Hermann Nitsch / Georg Nussbaumer / Eva Petric / Helmut Pizzinini / Klaus Pobitzer / Markus Proschek / Patrick Rampelotto / Katharina Razumovsky / Resanita / Kamila B. Richter / Peter Sandbichler / Martin cord / Franz Schwarzinger / Deborah Sengl / Rudi Stanzel / John Stoll / Josef Trattner / Reinhard Trinkler / Erwin Wurm

17th July to 17th August 2013
Opening hours: 1 pm to 5 pm (except Monday)
Concept: Peter Bogner, Florentina Welley & Paulus Manker

Wagner Extase
Börsenplatz 1



The gallery Ernst Hilger presents in its current exhibition CASH CANDY CANS + Street Art from over 40 artists in the HilgerBROT Kunsthalle (Favoriten).


From 01 06 to 14 09 2013
Open Wednesday to Sunday
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Admission is free!

Featured artists are:

Michael Anderson (USA), Beran/Henz (A), Boicut (A), Broken Fingaz (IL), Bumblebee(USA), Robbie Conal (USA), DALEast (ZA), Etam Cru (PL), Alessandra Exposito(USA), Faile (USA), Faith47 (ZA), Gola (IT), Shepard Fairey (USA), Amir H.Fallah (USA), Christine Finley (USA), Ben Frost (AU), Vasilena Gankovska (BG), H101(ES), Lia Halloran (USA), David Istvan (H), Jaz (AR), Kenor (ES),  Ai Kijima (USA/JP), Kryot (A), Lies Maculan(A), Brian McKee (USA), Meapi (A), Esther Messner (A), Moneyless (IT), Mark Mulroney (USA), NeSpoon,(PL), Markus Oberndorfer (A), Brandon Opalka (USA), El Pez(ES), PERFEKT WORLD (A), Pure Evil (GB), Retna (USA), ROA (BE), Michelle Rogers(USA), Sixe (ES), Sonke (GR), The Stencil Network (PR/USA), Stinkfish (CO), Lisa MarieThalhammer (USA), Stephen Tompkins (USA), Laura Ortiz Vega (MX), Vinz Feel Free (ES), Dan Witz (USA), Yotto Bano/Baby Olmec (A) und Zosen yMina (ES).

Further information:

Hilger BROTKunsthalle
Absberggasse 35-37
1100 Vienna

Albertina NEW

10 years ALBERTINA new


In March 2013 the ‘Albertina’ celebrates the 10th anniversary of  its reopening. In the decade of closure the house was enlarged, modernized and carefully restored.

The ‘Albertina’ keeps one of the most important and extensive collections of prints in the world. It comprises about 50,000 drawings and watercolours as well as about 900,000 graphic works from the late Gothic period to the present. It also keeps a permanent collection, an architecture collection and a photographic collection.

There has already been a comprehensive table of events, that will continue on the weekend:

Saturday, 16 03 2013

‘Albertina to join’
Try Albertina art education programs for free
Admission with museum ticket
Program and schedule in detail here

Sunday,  17 03 2013

‘Open House’ with free admission

Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm

Lewis Baltz

Lewis Baltz
Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna


The American photographer Lewis Baltz is one of the most important figures in the so-called ‘New Topographicmovement of the late 1970s. His work is focused on searching for beauty in desolation and destruction. Baltz images describe the architecture of the human landscape, offices, factories, and parking lots.

The exhibition in the Albertina features such famous series as ‘The Tract Houses’ (1971),  ‘The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine’ (1973-75), ‘Candlestick Point’ (1987-89) and ‘Sites of Technology’ (1989-91). Baltz thematizes in these iconic works the disastrous effects of modern, technologized society.

The exhibtion will open on March 1st, 2013 and close down on June 2nd, 2013.

Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter
Kunst Haus Wien – Museum Hundertwasser
Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna
31 January to 26 May 2013


Saul Leiter (born 1923 in Pittsburgh) is one of the leading pioneers of colour photography. Starting in 1946 he has been using this technology, which was regarded unartistic by his colleagues.

The exhibition in the ‘Kunst Haus Wien’ shows his early black-and-white and color photography, fashion photography, painted over nudes, paintings and a selection of his sketchbooks. But also new photographic works will be presented, that Saul Leiter still takes on the streets of New York’s East Village.

Max Ernst

Retrospective at the Albertina
23 January 2013 to 5 May 2013


The early protagonist of Dadaism and pioneer of Surrealism is honored with a retrospective, that covers all stages of his oeuvre. Max Ernst invented such techniques as collage, frottage, grattage, decalcomania and oscillation. The museum presents a selection of 180 paintings, collages and sculptures as well as relevant examples of illustrated books and documents that show his important role as a generator of ideas and inspiration.

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm


OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna
24 January to 30 March 2013


As the OstLicht gallery is located on a former industrial site (bread factory), I appreciate the coincidence with the theme of the new exhibition very much. Over the past decades the production of goods has vanished from the public perception, because factories left the cities/regions or closed down. Some branches of industry even completely vanished.

The artists of the photo exhibiton ask for the changes in factory work and its consequcences for the workers, the local neighbourhood and the ecosytem. They also raise the question, what to do with the abandoned sites.

Featured artists are:

Anatoliy Babiychuk, Carla Bobadilla, Edward Burtynsky, Elisabeth Czihak, Michael Goldgruber, Birgit Graschopf, Katharina Gruzei, Cornelia Hauer, Ernst Logar, Walter Niedermayr, Markus Oberndorfer, Sascha Reichstein, Thomas Ruff, Margherita Spiluttini, Max Wegscheidler

Japan – Fragility of Existence

Japan – Fragility of Existence
Masterpieces from the Genzō Hattori Collection
28 09 2012  to 18 02 2013


Through films like Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’ traditional Japanese art reached a wider audience. And of course, the film’s theme has a lot to do with the fragility of existence, which is quite important to Japanese culture.

The exhibition in the ‘Leopold Museum’ presents around 50 masterful and previously unseen examples of traditional Japanese ink painting (Sumi-e) and calligraphy (Shodō) from the ‘Genzō Hattori Collection’. It covers works from the 12th to the 20th century. The exhibition is complemented by Japanese colour woodcuts from the ‘Leopold Collection II’.

Leopold Museum at the MuseumsQuartier
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien

Martin Scorsese

10th January to 12th May 2013
Deutsche Kinemathek. Museum für Film und Fernsehen


Admittedly this exhibition does not take place in Vienna, but to legendary Martin Scorsese one can make an exception. The American filmmaker opened for the ‘German Cinematheque’ in Berlin his archives. The first ever exhibition on Scorsese includes video installations, original objects, script excerpts and original costumes from his movies and private life.