THANK GODS!

The Wicked Watch of the West shows thirty seconds before the ‚Gnostic Apocalypse‘. In the meantime, the world clock has advanced to two minutes until serious and irreversible damage to human’s and all other organism’s eco-habitat: Earth. Thank Gods, for a subterranean exhibition in Vienna that will guide us out of our infinite mirror-reflection in…

THE WRECK OF THE BELIEVABLE

Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, April 4 – December 3, 2017. Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Venice. Irony is restless. So when our correspondent and heretic-historian travelled to Venice for a few days of biennial culture tourism, he could not resist, but discover alternative truths to what he believed.

STATEMENTS AS COMMENTS

After going through phases of anger, grief, several tantrums and denial over world politics, our expat correspondent finally felt relief in the exhibition Actions speak louder than fonts! by Christine Wang at Galerie NAGEL DRAXLER Berlin. January 13 -March 4, 2017.

THE FUTURE OF LIVING

„One must care about a world, one will not see.“ Bertrand Russell   In einem sind sich fast alle einig: 2016 war kein großartiges Jahr. Nun stellt sich also die Frage: Wird 2017 besser? Wohnen soll jedenfalls besser werden, sagen die Zukunftsforscher.

INVISIBLE PEOPLE IN FOCUS

Authors who express institutional or cultural critique usually approach this blog. But this time, we experienced a surprising euphoria from a writer reporting from overseas. A review on Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 and Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum at the AGO, Toronto.

BLANKER ZYNISMUS ODER BRUTALE REALITÄT?

Zur Kontroverse um den chinesischen Künstler Ai Weiwei. Die Ausstellung translocation – transformation im 21er Haus Wien. 14.07.2016 bis 20.11.2016. Nach einer stationären Behandlung, habe ich mich dazu entschlossen, den Kunstbetrieb, aus dessen Innerem heraus ich sonst die Welt wahrnehme, eine Zeit lang von Außen zu betrachten. Eine Sinnkrise und der Zusammenbruch durch Burnout bringen…