Yona Friedman @ PSA Shanghai


Talking about architecture and witnessing the rapidity of growth and magnitude of emerging cities in China (with high skyscrapers literally growing out of the earth like champignons in autumn), it felt very refreshing to see an exhibition in Shanghai’s Power Station of Art paying tribute to Yona Friedman (1923-), French-Hungarian icon of post-war utopian architects. […]

Jeff Mills & Herman Kolgen @ Philarmonie


Couple of days ago, I unfortunately missed out on a highly promising concert organized by Némo15 (“Biennale internationale des arts numériques”) in cooperation with ELEKTRA festival and the Philharmonie de Paris. The « Grand Soir de turbulences numériques » reunited the universe of audio-visual performance and contemporary classical & techno music in the halls of the Philharmonie created […]

Chen Zhen @ Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai


My first trip to China included among a new cultural understanding and inspiring acquaintances, also some very interesting exhibitions I’d like to share with you. During my stay in Shanghai, I stumbled upon the Rockbund Museum of Art which celebrated its 5th anniversary and on this special occasion organized a retrospective exhibition of Chinese artist […]

WORLD BRAIN and the collective intelligence


A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon an interesting film on arte creative by Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon entitled WORLD BRAIN. The film is to be classified somewhere “between documentary, fiction and a how-to guide” and organised online as a map including videos in thematical sequences followed by articles, photos and book covers. […]

New chapter – Paris and École du Louvre


After receiving my bachelor degree in history of art in Vienna, I took the decision to move to Paris and start my master in Museology at the École du Louvre. The so called Grand École was created in 1882 with the attempt to train future curators and specialists in archaeology and later art history. It […]

Stupid Money & Stupid Art (part 1)


“At particular times, a great deal of stupid people have a great deal of stupid money.” Walter Bagehot, Economist 1859. This is the intro of Ben Lewis BBC documentary The Great Contemporary Art Bubble from 2009. Ben Lewis investigates the phenomenon of the booming prices at contemporary art auctions, indicating it as “one thing [that] […]

dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel


Die weltweit bedeutendste Ausstellungsreihe, die seit 1955 alle fünf Jahre stattfindet, definiert die diesjährige Kuratorin der documenta Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev:

“Die dOCUMENTA (13) widmet sich der künstlerischen Forschung und Formen der Einbildungskraft, die Engagement, Materie, Dinge, Verkörperung und tätiges Leben in Verbindung mit Theorie untersuchen, ohne sich dieser jedoch unterzuordnen. Dabei handelt es sich um Gebiete, in denen Politisches untrennbar ist von einem sinnlichen, energetischen und weltgewandten Bündnis zwischen der aktuellen Forschung auf verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Feldern und anderen, historischen ebenso wie zeitgenössischen Erkenntnissen. Die dOCUMENTA (13) wird von einer ganzheitlichen und nichtlogozentrischen Vision angetrieben, die dem berharrlichen Glauben an wirtschaftliches Wachstum skeptisch gegenübersteht. Diese Vision teilt und respektiert die Formen und Praktiken des Wissens aller belebten und unbelebten Produzenten der Welt, Menschen inbegriffen.”