Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday Flowers #270

"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." - Edwin Way Teale

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Karl Marx is Watching

This air sculpture by Austrian artist Hannes Langeder is an inflatable imitation of the 40 ton bust of Karl Marx in Chemnitz, Germany, and an exhibit of the "Parallel Vienna", a hybrid between art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio which currently takes place in Vienna for the 6th time.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

So Much Art

Yesterday I was at the opening of the viennacontemporary art fair which unites art from the East and the West. More than 100 galleries and institutions from 23 countries gather under one roof and represent emerging and iconic artists. The art fair ends on Sunday, September 30. Unfortunately I didn't note who did the paintings in the photo.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Donau City at Dusk

The construction of the modern Donau City started in 1995. All these buildings have been erected on top of panels covering a highway.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dramatic Sky

During my walk along the Old Danube on Sunday at some point the sun appeared for about half an hour and afterwards the sky looked like this.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Beginning of Autumn

Yesterday was the first day of autumn and the weather mostly corresponded to the new season. Not really knowing how to spend the afternoon I ended up at the Old Danube once again...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday Flowers #269

"We know that in Septemer, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage.
We will welcome summer's ghost." - Heny Rollins

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ars Electronica #2

In Monitor Man, Yassine Khaled creates an embodiment of virtual communication in public space. The artist wears a helmet affixed with an iPad which offers a real-time connection to a person outside of Europe and the Western world. Through the use of technology and his own body, Khaled uses the performance to transgress actual, national borders which separate people. The performance is an opportunity for people to meet with someone who is physically far away and restricted in their freedom of movement. Pleace click here for a video.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ars Electronica #1

Last weekend the Ars Electronica Festival, a festival for art, technology and society, took place in Linz. The festival premiered in September 1979, but only this year I had the opportunity to see some of its exhibitions. This year's theme of the festival was "Error - The Art of Imperfection". One of my favourite exhibits was "SEER", a simulative emotional expression robot by Takayuki Todo. The robot is attached to a camera censor and imitates the facial expressions of the viewer. Please click here for more information and a video.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Railway Station

On Saturday I did a day trip to Linz, the third-largest city of Austria. I took this photo of the Praterstern railway station out of the train shortly before the departure.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday Flowers #268

"Sepember: it was the most beautiful of words, he'd always felt, 
evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret." - Alexander Theroux

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Taking a Break

During the summer months I usually spend most of my evenings riding my bicycle. This year the bicycle season started already at the end of April and I enjoyed my bicylcle tours more than ever before - still I had to take a break once in a while...

Friday, September 7, 2018

Back at the Old Danube

During the summer months I usually forgo the Old Danube because there are too many people but at the end of August, on a rather cloudy day, I resumed my walks along the water. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Eyecatching balloons in the entrance to a courtyard in the city center.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


In August the Calle Libre Festival for Urban Aesthetics took place for the 8th time. During the festival several street artistsc created murals on curated walls. "Maestros" is a work by Zesar Bahamonte, it's located in the 2nd district.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Keith Haring Stairs

I'm back! The break of the last few months wasn't planned, it was a consequence of a lack of time, photos and inspiration. I hope that now I can get back to the old rhythm...
The Albertina museum uses to cover the external staircase with artworks to promote its exhibitions. From March to June the museum dedicated a comprehensive exhibition to American artist Keith Haring who would have turned 60 this year.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday Flowers #267

"Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower." - Vera Nazarian