Coco Chanel by Willy Rizzo & Vogue Covers
The Leica Gallery in Salzburg
devotes itself to fashion with a new exhibition showing the iconic photographs by the famous Willy Rizzo. Photographing some of the biggest stars in the business, Rizzo had the chance to work with Coco Chanel, taking amazing black and white photos of the Grand Dame of Fashion. His timeless analogue works are shown side by side with experimental young talents of the online platform Photo-Vogue
. This ever growing online platform curated by the photo editors and journalists of Vogue Italy has more than 150,000 members, and offers young talents a place for their works. The Leica exhibition presents the cooperation with Vogue Italy, resulting in a young, fresh and creative selection of talents sharing a space with a photography legend.
Until 05 June 2017
Leica Gallery Salzburg
Contemporary Cluster #04 Caroline Heider
Caroline Heider’s first Italian solo exhibit opens in Rome this May at the interdisciplinary gallery concept Contemporary Cluster
. Showing Heider’s large format photography alongside the works of Tuscan fashion designer Emiliano Rinaldi
, the exhibition draws the visitors in into an immersive environment. Heider’s stunning work manages to give images a new material shape by referencing the act of folding in her works. Using a selection of pre-existing images from the original glass plates of the Wiener Werkstätte, Heider constructs a multi-layered world.
6 May - 15 July 2017
Wiener Werkstätte for
Contemporary Cluster #04
Via Luigi Robecchi Bricchetti, 12
The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
The Vulgar - Fashion Redefined, curated and organised by the Barbican Center
, London, explores the challenging yet compelling territory of taste in fashion. Showcasing objects spanning the Renaissance to the 21st century, the exhibition at Vienna’s Winterpalais
seeks to stimulate discussion around the definition of the word ‘vulgar’. Working with the thesis that (good) taste is purely a matter of opinion, the exhibit showcases historic dress, couture, and ready-to-wear fashion, juxtaposed with textile samples, manuscripts, photography, and film, illustrating how taste is a mobile concept.
3 March - 25 June 2017
The Fashion and Textile Museum in London
is currently running an exhibition on the Austrian-born architect Josef Frank, exploring his work as a designer and artist. This first UK exhibit of Frank’s textiles features his colourful modernism, presents works which redefined what is now called the Swedish Modern. The vibrancy of the fabric designs on display will draw you with its universal language of great design and a feeling of the true artist. If you’re in town, go see it!
until 7 May
Fashion and Textile Museum, London
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Jakob Lena Knebl and the Mumok Collection
A new exhibition at the MUMOK
joins the museum’s collection of modernist and contemporary art with the works of the artist Jakob Lena Knebl. Filled with eccentricity, the exhibit addresses the constructs of identity, desire, sensual experience, but also deals with shifting position of art, design, and fashion. Visitors are invited to not only follow the narrative, but also shape it, being aware of the fluidity between moments of clarity and uncertainty as to the function and arrangement of the objects presented.
17 March - 22 October 2017
mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Maker Faire Vienna
The ultimate DIY festival for creativity
, innovation, and technology in Vienna is back, aiming to present the infinite drive of makers, inviting the public to join in the celebration of the handmade, handcrafted, and unique. Expect workshops, lectures, interesting events and stalls, and everything from fashion, food, art, music, open-source, hacking, 3D printing or upcycling. You could not find a better homage event to all creators, so come take part and soak up the atmosphere!
Dr. Otto-Neurath-Gasse 3
Edition Angewandte: Volume III
Fashion - From the Costume and Fashion Collection of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Whether you are looking for an inspiring and inexhaustible source of inspiration, a research piece, or simply a coffee table book, the new publication ‘Fashion - From the Costume and Fashion Collection of the University of Applied Arts Vienna’ will fit all categories. Bringing to light the extensive fashion collection of the Angewandte, the richly illustrated book delves into the history, content, and structure of the collection, compromising of more than 8,000 objects. Featuring pieces dating back to the 18th century, all the way to modern times, this is definitely a book you will struggle to put down.
4 April 2017, 18:00
Angewandte Innovation Laboratory
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien
Textile Kultur Haslach 2017
The annual summer school at the Textile Kultur
Haslach 2017 is a wonderful way to spend some of your holidays, learning and
creating in an inviting and culturally rich environment. The two week symposium
carries the title ‘Culture Plants’ this year, focusing on the historical
aspects of linen and the potential of the crop for the formation of community
and landscape. Expect exhibitions, courses, and other side events for a full on
programme that will have you entertained and educated.
16 - 28 July 2017
START Scholarships 2017
The 2017 call for applications for the Federal Chancellery Austria’s START scholarships
is up and running, closing at the end of March. There is a total of 95 grants to be given out in the areas of fine arts, architecture and design, art photography, video and media art, fashion, music and performing arts, film art, literature, and cultural management. Intended to promote artistic development and facilitate the entry into the Austrian and international art scene, the scholarships last for 6 months with a stipend of 7 800 euros. You can also choose to apply for a mentoring programme, so make sure to get all the documents together and try it!
HANDICRAFT at the MAK
, with the undertitle Traditional Skills in the Digital Age is a great way of reflecting on the significance and status of handicraft as an integral component of material culture and cultural identity. Encompassing handicraft from historical times to current European perspectives, the exhibit examines how handicraft can help preserve natural resources, it explores new developments on the interface to digital technologies, and presents masterpieces from a range of craft disciplines.
until 9 April 2017
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna
Featuring artists and designers from Austria, Poland and the UK Transfashional Lab
explores the ways in which art and fashion can shape new positions and contribute to current social, economic, cultural and environmental debates. The pieces on display are more than just wearable and functional items; they can be seen as tools for reflection, experimentation and self-expression.
Participating artists: Manora Auersperg, Anna-Sophie Berger, Christina Dörfler – Raab, Lisa Edi, Bernhard Eiling, Jan Kardas, Afra Kirchdorfer, Kate Langrish-Smith, Maximilian Mauracher, Janusz Noiewicz, Ana Rajčević, Anna Schwarz, Radek Smędzik, Lara Torres, Daria Wierzbicka
until 4 April
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
Month of Photography Vienna
As a part of the European Month of Photography, the Eyes On Month of Photography Vienna
comes as a full on festival packed with great programming for the photography aficionados, as much as for the general public and art enthusiasts. Visual artistry will be explored until the end of November, offering to take the visitors on numerous tours, exhibitions, discussions, and everything in between. We especially recommend the workshops designed to get you acquainted with the process of photographic creation. Find your top picks in the schedule and explore the city through a lens!
Until 30th November 2016
AWAY is a project around residencies showcasing the renowned international residency programme of The Austrian Federal Chancellery on a large scale for the first time. The AWAY exhibition
presents art resulting from the temporary re-location of 106 artists outlining the chronology of their destinations and the 1,200 grants awarded since 1985. Apart from concrete works created by artists who received grants in the past three years, there is a think tank dedicated to theoretical reflections on the project and makes room for a discussion. Make a visit to the great location and take in the 4 floors of displays!
Until 10 December 2016
Former Post and Telegraph Office
Vienna Jewellery Days
As the extension of the popular Vienna Jewellery Night, the Vienna Jewellery Days
offer a more in-depth look at the scene. Organised for the second time, the platform for contemporary jewellery aims to shine a light on contemporary jewellery production and offer a unique opportunity to deepen the knowledge and enjoyment of the art and craft. Various exhibitions, individual and group presentations, workshops, guided tours of galleries, shops and studios, lectures, discussions and more, are ready and waiting for the visitors, uncovering topics such as innovative auteur jewellery, upcycling, or current trends in traditional gold and silversmithing.
8 - 12 November 2016
Final Stock Sale
The german-austrian fashion label founded sixteen years ago by friends during their studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna- Hartmann Nordenholz
, is having its final sale, closing a chapter of their great design and visionary approach to fashion. The brand stood as a mark of the connection between theory and high craftsmanship, and successfully presented its collections in Paris on a regular basis. As the winners of the Austrian Fashion Award 2002 for contemporary design, Hartmann Nordenholz is a label which is worth archiving and stocking up in your wardrobe. Come by and grab yourselves the last of it!
25 November - 26 November
An exhibition exploring the correlation between fashion and sportswear with a focus on social, formal and aesthetic contexts, is taking place at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
(MKG), with over 150 articles of clothing, prints, posters, photographs and films, on display. The extensive presentation is shedding light on the development of fashion, sportswear and changing body ideals as well as the influence of textile technology on clothing. What's more, Flora Miranda, whose dress was spotted at the IFS Another Austria Showcase this year, is featured in the exhibit with her Warp outfit.
2 September 2016 - 20 August 2017
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Discovering innovative labels, meeting over 150 designers in person, sampling products, trying on outfits and best of all, buying them directly on the spot. blickfang, the biggest design event of its kind in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, showcases furniture, jewellery and fashion from the young and international design scene, apart from mass goods and mass production. It attaches great importance to the origin of the products and their authenticity. blickfang has been an anual event in many European cities for more than 15 years and nowadays takes place in six different hot spots all over Europe.
28 - 30 October
FR | 28. October 2016 | 12 am - 10 pm
SAT | 29. October 2016 | 10 am - 8 pm
SUN | 30. October 2016 | 11 am - 6 pm
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art
The Chinese city of silk Hangzhou is holding the second Triennial of Fiber Art
, starting a dialogue based on history and modern technologies from the fiber art’s perspective. The theme of this year’s Triennial is ‘The Weaving & We’, asking why we weave today, and exploring the interaction between the contemporary and the traditional. Complementing the event is a comprehensive exhibition on the theme, featuring artists and other creatives and professionals from over 20 countries. Among them is the Austrian/German/Croatian trio behind Numen/For Use
, making up the collective working in the fields of conceptual art, scenography, industrial and spatial design.
Until 25 October 2016
Tip of the hat !
9th June- 30th October 2016
The Wien Museum comes out with a greatly themed exhibit entitled Tip of the Hat! A Social History of the Covered Head
, showcasing headwear and presenting it as one of the strongest sartorial statements historically. The museum holds one of Europe’s largest hat collections, and this display sheds light on the socio-historical relevance of the hat, providing insight into significance of headwear in Viennese history and present. Come explore a little bit about the power of the head accessory!
1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 8
Vienna Design Week
Austria’s largest design festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in big style. With over 150 events happening during the festival, including numerous exhibitions, workshops, participatory projects, talks, collaborations and guided tours throughout the city, Vienna Design Week
will be bridging the gap between the specialist and the broad-based public. It is presenting two entirely new formats, with graphic and industrial design focuses, featuring an enlarged architecture feature, so join in to discover all the news in product culture and forward-thinking design.
30 September – 9 October 2016