It was a sprint race for the festival director Magdalena Żelasko who made her dream of a film festival come true in less then nine months since the beginning of preparations. Left without financial support from Austrian cultural institutions (apart from KulturKontakt which co-financed the music film programme), with city of Vienna showing no interest in investing in “yet another film festival”, Żelasko had to rely on a team of volounteers who took care of the most of organisational steps.
Exhibition “Head2Head. Politics and the Public Image” in KUNSTHAUS WIEN (Hundertwasser Museum) Only until 3rd of June! Until a couple of decades ago a picture of one totalitarian was just about everywhere in my country of origin – his portraits(…)
KUNSTHAUS WIEN better known as The Hundertwasser museum, has lent its works to the Marseille-based centre de la Vielle Charité for the retrospective “Hundertwasser – le rêve de la couleur”. This exhibition which takes place until the 9th September, shows(…)
As it turns out, somebody has put a great deal of effort in calculating the amount of time an average museum visitor spends in front of a piece of art – and they came up with the meager and embarrassing number of 12 seconds! According to the statistics, running through the exhibitions is what most of us seemed to be doing. One glimpse at the statue here, another at the painting there, oh look- there’s an interesting installation, how much do we have left? It’s the quantity, the feeling of a fulfilled job, like a ticked off task from a to-do list that, given the research, gives most of the people the sense of a perfectly rounded museum visit.
How many impressions are left after “roller-skating” through exhibition halls (apart from an ego-feeding sense of doing something sinful for one’s soul)? Needless to say – very little.