“The Temperature Is Rising” – Jasper Sharp Reveals Details About Venice?
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“The Temperature Is Rising” – Jasper Sharp Reveals Details About Venice?

Why Mathias Poledna? “Because his work is boiling!” maintains this year’s commissioner of the Austrian pavilion Jasper Sharp. Shortly before the 55th Art Biennale opens its doors, Mathias Poledna’s work “A Village By The Sea” was shown in the Secession in Vienna… Watch the video to get in the right mood for Venice! Continue reading

“I Am A Relaxed And Happy Person” – Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director Of Kunsthalle Wien
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“I Am A Relaxed And Happy Person” – Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director Of Kunsthalle Wien

Who is this man with these expressive black eyebrows? A lot people might know who, as this German is a big name in the art world: Nicolaus Schafhausen, the new director of Kunsthalle Wien (*1965 in Düsseldorf) and curator of the 6th Bucharest Biennale 2014. The New Contemporary met him for a cup of coffee … Continue reading

Don’t Call It Offspace! – Alexandra Grausam From “Das Weisse Haus”
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Don’t Call It Offspace! – Alexandra Grausam From “Das Weisse Haus”

Another great woman of Vienna’s art scene! Alexandra Grausam likes the idea of alternative art spaces, but as one of the founders of Das Weisse Haus (The White House) she doesn’t want to use the term “offspace”. Das Weisse Haus is an institution. But more than that, it’s young, fresh, and it  has definitely become an important … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Generali Foundation! We Met Director Sabine Folie …
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Happy Birthday, Generali Foundation! We Met Director Sabine Folie …

This year the Generali Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary! Congratulations from The New Contemporary Blog Team. What makes contemporary art so popular? Primarily its visual power. Hence, it is not so common that a corporate foundation focuses on a niche, as it can be seen as an intentional counterpart to the mainstream. Conceptual art and … Continue reading