- by Itai Margula

Albertina, Secession and Leopold Museum: Austria through the eyes of Austrian photographers from 1979-2000, a wonderful spacial installation by Alex da Corte and a great journey through the works of Jan Fabre in cooperation with Impulstanz.

I.
Exhibition title: Jan Fabre. Stigmata – Actions & Performances 1976-2016
Artist: Jan Fabre
Venue:  Leopold Museum
Dates: Until 27 August, 2017

A wonderful journey through drawings, photographs, sculptures, costumes, texts quotes, archival documents, filmic documentations of his performance and poetic actions  and study models of Jan Fabre from the 1970ies tot he present. A labyrinth of tables introducing the artist´s philosophies. This exhibiton coorperates with one of Viennas most interesting international dance festivals: Impulstanz. Curated by: Germano Celant

 Jan Fabre, A Meeting, Vstrecha, 1897 © Angelos bvba | Foto: M3 Studio (Rome)

Jan Fabre, A Meeting, Vstrecha, 1897 © Angelos bvba | Foto: M3 Studio (Rome)

II.
Exhibition title: Slow Graffiti
Artist: Alex Da Corte
Venue: Secession
Dates: Until 3 September, 2017

Alex Da corte creates videos, sculptures, paintings, and immersive installations with cinematic quality. The artist explores and exposes questions of desire, sensuality, and alienation. Colour and textures are used with great skill to affect viewers and the mood in which they experience the artist´s environments once they set foot in them.

 Sophie Thun: Alex Da Corte, Slow Graffiti, exhibition view, Secession 2017. Courtesy Maccarone, New York, Gió Marconi, Mailand and David Risley Gallery, Kopenhagen, 

Sophie Thun: Alex Da Corte, Slow Graffiti, exhibition view, Secession 2017. Courtesy Maccarone, New York, Gió Marconi, Mailand and David Risley Gallery, Kopenhagen, 

III.
Exhibition title: Austria. Photography 1970-2000
Artist: Various artist
Venue: Albertina
Dates: Until 8 October, 2017

The exhibition includes numerous photographs from the Albertina´s own holdings as well as from the Photographic Collection of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Arts and Culture Division. Austrian photographers focus on the country, its political past, its milieus, and its urban spaces. Just to name a few: Peter Dressler, Valie Export, Seiichi Furuya, Robert Hammerstiel, Leo Kandl, Friedl Kubelka, Lisl Ponger, Manfred Willmann etc.  
Curated by: Walter Moser.