viennacontemporary is the largest art fair in the region, offering the highest concentration of Eastern European galleries worldwide. Exhibitors from the Baltics to the Balkan will showcase their local talents as well as internationally renowned artist.
by Kate Sutton I first met Amy Bryzgel more than ten years ago, in the St Petersburg studio of Sergey Bugaev-Afrika, when Amy was researching for her dissertation at Rutger’s, home of the Norton Dodge Collection. Since that time, Amy has parlayed her studies into a full-blown database on the art from the former communist …
There are 90 national pavilions presented at the 56th Venice Biennale and I visited nearly all of them. In this post you will find my selection of the best exhibitions from Eastern Europe.
At viennacontemporary you will find the most intriguing selection of contemporary art the region has to offer, upcoming Austrian and international artists as well as highlights and discoveries from Eastern Europe. Together with other exhibitions and events in famous contemporary art institutions in town, our visitors will enjoy Vienna´s vivid art scene.
Director of the LET’S CEE Film Festival (October 2–11, 2014) Magdalena Żelasko about filmmaking in Eastern Europe and highlights of the festival for people interested in contemporary art.
Read an interview with artist Irina Nakhova, who will be the first woman to represent Russia in 2015 Venice Biennale with a solo exhibition.
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka as the “School of Vision” in Hohensalzburg Fortress, is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Read an interview with Hildegund Amanshauser, the director of the Academy to find out about the studying process, students, and pressing issues in Salzburg.
Many people know Erling Kagge as one of the greatest adventurers of our time, but not everyone knows about his passion for collecting contemporary art. Read an interview and discover more.
Poznań – a half-way point between two vivid cultural capitals, Warsaw and Berlin. What does the art scene in the fifth-largest city in Poland has to offer? Written by Marta Kabsch.
Collecting art has become a luxurious hobby for many wealthy Poles. Piotr Bazylko, journalist turned public relations specialist, is one of them. He has been collecting new and contemporary Polish art for the last 15 years. Recently I had the chance to meet him in his office for a very insightful interview.
We are proud to present our second video interview series. New style, more Vienna impressions! We hope you enjoy our first video – as much as we do!
Our blogger Izabela Depczyk will provide us with inside stories from Poland. Born in Warsaw, she studied broadcasting journalism at the New York Film Academy and international law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland – only to return to her roots in Warsaw where she worked for the Warsaw Business Journal and as the editor …
I landed in Tirana, the capital city of Albania with 433,000 inhabitants, and was spellbound by its hospitality, pride, and positive attitude. There was ample sunshine, and groups of men were in long conversations about serious issues while standing by their newly acquired luxury cars.
IT’S DONE. THE FIRST VIDEO IN OUR NEW SERIES “THE NEW CONTEMPORARY MEETS … ” IS OUT! IN THE NEXT WEEKS AND MONTHS WE WILL MEET OUTSTANDING PERSONALITIES FROM THE VIENNESE ART SCENE (AND IT’S EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD) FOR YOU.
The Top 10 VIENNAFAIR Lies: 1) I like modern art. 2) I am not in love with the fair assistant. 3) I am not pregnant. 4) I love every human being. 5) I stick to all my appointments. 6) I did not have two abortions. 7) I have no conscience. 8) The key is on …