The Ankerbrotfabrik (Anker Bread Factory, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna) is a fabulous industrial building in what is now the edgy former worker’s 10th district of Vienna. In the spaces once used for the baking of bread right up to 10 years ago, now art has moved in and it is today alive with a renewed, cultural sense of purpose.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the spacious old Bread Factory lends itself well to the needs of galleries, studios, exhibitors and installations accommodating artists, photographers and DJs and has become firmly on the art radar in Absberggasse.
Vienna – Berlin The Art of Two Cities, Lower Belvedere, Vienna, Austria – 14 February to 15 June 2014.
The Art of Two Cities depicts divergent Berlin and Vienna, which as early as the late nineteenth century were considered as rising metropolises, in a first exhibition to be devoted to artistic parallels, differences, and interactions between the two cities, housed in the resplendently baroque, Lower Belvedere Palace, Vienna.
White Line Hotels™ collaborator FREITAG LAB. opens their first flagship store in Vienna, we can barely contain our excitement watching two of our favourites come together.
Vienna’s design studio breadedEscalope (bE), run by Sascha Mikel, Martin Schnabl and Michael Tatschl has a history of challenging the system, or rather, improving upon faulty yet well established systems in our day to day lives. Their design philosophy integrates strategies of social sustainability with the idea that objects and environments should facilitate interaction and add convenience to the lives of users.
The name Private Collection alone conjures up all sorts of ideas of privileged and intimate access to things that, on any normal day, we might not even know exist. It’s not just the private part, but also the idea of collection; whatever group of things we encounter was brought together by someone, and being privy to that selection will undoubtedly shine a light of reflection onto the collector. In the case of this exhibition at Vienna’s Krobath Gallery by Czech artist Dominik Lang, son of artist Jiří Lang, the insight and access we’re given does reflect the creator; these reflections, however, also create the work.