Gallery Ostlicht presents photographic works by Bryan Adams

Gallery Ostlicht presents photographic works by Bryan Adams

Contrary to the shock caused by portrait of the Sovereign done by Lucian Freud in 2001, with salvoes exchanged between his critics (some of them even suggesting the author should be locked in the Tower of London) and his apologets, Adams’s photographs of Elizabeth II became very popular and the Canadian Postal Service used them for a special issue of postal stamps in 2004.

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Danish Food Festival (18-21st July 2013), Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Danish Food Festival (18-21st July 2013), Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

In honour of the 200th anniversary of the star architect Theophil Edvard von Hansen who contributed to the elegant look of Austrian capital in the 19th century (the building of the Arsenal – nowadays Military history museum, Greek-Orthodox Church on Fleischmarkt, Rotschild city mansion on Renngasse 3, the house on Riemergasse 2, the apartment building on Rechte Wienzeile, National Hotel on Taborstrasse and the Gustav Adolf Church on Gumpendorferstrasse), the Hotel Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna will be hosting a Danish Food Festival for one week to celebrate this special occasion.

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pflasterspektakel (International Street Art Festival in Linz) 18.-20. July 2013

pflasterspektakel (International Street Art Festival in Linz) 18.-20. July 2013

For the first time the Maindeck of the Ars Electronica Center becomes a performance location of Pflasterspektakel. The Australian artist Adam Read and his Roadside Company create a post-apocalyptic place by using lots of lights, sound, props and bizarre characters and transform the Maindeck in very special way into a “dangerous zone”. Adam Read was awarded with the Pflasterspektakel Production Scholarship 2013 for his concept which is based on the famous science fiction movie “Stalker” from Andrej Tarkowski.

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Linda McCartney retrospective at the KunstHaus Wien

Linda McCartney retrospective at the KunstHaus Wien

Special emotions of the visitors are not caused by portraits of the famous as much as by the family photos which were mainly taken at the family property in Scotland, among them a sentimental shot of Paul hiding his newborn daughter under the breast flap of his fur coat, the same one that was later used for the cover of his solo album “Maybe I’m amazed” in 1970.

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The Image as a Granulate of Reality

The Image as a Granulate of Reality

In her art, Heike Baranowsky is examining the possibilities of digital takes, swiftly switching from stills to moving images and vice versa, making it difficult to tell when the manipulation starts or ends. By using the static shot and the long take, she is creating barely noticeable alterations of initial frame, playing with the notion of space and time.

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