School Of Happiness Lesson 21: “Rose, Oh Pure Contradiction, Desire…” (Rainer Maria Rilke)
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School Of Happiness Lesson 21: “Rose, Oh Pure Contradiction, Desire…” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Rose, oh reiner Widerspruch, Lust, Niemandes Schlaf zu sein unter soviel Lidern. Rose, oh pure contradiction, desire, To be no one’s sleep under so many Lids. (Rainer Maria Rilke wrote his own epitaph sometime before October 27, 1925. He requested that it be inscribed on his gravestone. This was fifteen months before his death. (Translation: John … Continue reading

School Of Happiness Award Short List
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School Of Happiness Award Short List

We are happy to announce the short list for The School of Happiness Award. The professional jury members – the director of LENIKUS COLLECTION Angela E. Akbari, the curator at Bank Austria Kunstforum Mag. Heike Eipeldauer and the curator for contemporary art at Belvedere/21er Haus Bettina Steinbrügge – each chose three videos from all the applications that participants from Eastern … Continue reading

VIENNA Gold / School Of Happiness Lesson 18: “Being Happy Without Realizing It, Is The Purest Form Of Happiness”
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VIENNA Gold / School Of Happiness Lesson 18: “Being Happy Without Realizing It, Is The Purest Form Of Happiness”

The world happiness report, released on Monday by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, ranks Russia as the 68th happiest country in the world. Every Sunday at 12:00, Russian seniors gather together in a few of Moscow’s parks. Regardless of the weather, they meet each other and dance. Since I was a child I remember seeing them … Continue reading

Fashion Helps You To Be Seen As The One Who You Would Like To Be, Not The One Who You Are
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Fashion Helps You To Be Seen As The One Who You Would Like To Be, Not The One Who You Are

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. (Sir Francis Bacon) The exciting Vienna-based designer duo Wendy & Jim will take part in VIENNA Pop: School of Happiness at VIENNAFAIR from October 10 to 13. For the blog they answered our questions about art, fashion, and happiness. Helga Ruthner and Hermann Fankhauser … Continue reading

School Of Happiness Lesson 16: Enjoy The Symptom – Part II
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School Of Happiness Lesson 16: Enjoy The Symptom – Part II

Watch the second part of the interview with Vita Zaman, the artistic director of VIENNAFAIR, and Bettina Reiter, a specialist in psychiatry, psychoanalyst, board member  of the Sigmund Freud Society, and editor of the Zeitschrift für psychoanalytische Theorie und Praxis (Journal of Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice). For more questions and answers, problems and unlikely solutions  join us at VIENNAFAIR … Continue reading

School of Happiness Lesson 15: You Are Just One Click Away From Becoming Happy Again
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School of Happiness Lesson 15: You Are Just One Click Away From Becoming Happy Again

Magda Tothova will take part in VIENNA Live at VIENNAFAIR from October 10 to 13. For The New Contemporary Blog she prepared a special interview about happiness: Back in 2009 Ad Astra United started as a small company. Their business idea to offer people a means of getting rid of their negative energy became a huge success, … Continue reading