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Gustav Klimt's painting Life and Death is shown unharmed beneath a glass cover after activists from Last Generation Austria splashed oil on it in Vienna's Leopold museum on November 15. Members of the group tweeted that they chose the 1915 picture to protest their government's use of fossil fuels. (The Associated Press/Letzte Generation Oesterreich)

Gustav Klimt painting targeted by climate activists in Vienna

Letzte Generation (Last Generation) attack "Death and Life" (1915) by Gustav Klimt to protest Austria's use of fossil fuels. On Tuesday, climate activists in Austria sprayed a famous painting by artist Gustav Klimt with a dark, greasy liquid before gluing themselves to glass covering the picture's frame. Last Generation Austria members tweeted that they had targeted…

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View of Stanislava Kovalcikova: Grotto, Belvedere 21, Vienna, 2022. Photo: Johannes Stoll/Belvedere, Vienna.

Belvedere 21 presents Stanislava Kovalcikova

September 16, 2022–February 5, 2023 Stanislava Kovalcikova is giving a glimpse into her captivating and intriguing work in her first solo exhibition in Austria. She explores the creation of personal identity in her paintings. Stanislava Kovalcikova creates surreal, weird worlds filled with human and animal figures that defy social conventions. She frequently uses the artistic tactic…

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Sanja Iveković, Make Up, 1979. Sewing pins on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Kunsthalle Wien presents Sanja Iveković: Works of Heart (1974–2022)

October 4, 2022–March 12, 2023 Opening: October 4, 7pm Performance: October 5, 7pm, Sanja Iveković and Mitja Obed, Mother and Daughter (Chicken and Egg) Since the 1970s, gender and political themes have been consistently addressed in Sanja Ivekovi's artistic work, which has a definite feminist and activist stance. She has impacted a number of generations of artists and curators with…

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Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Franz Singer, Design for the Apartment of Hans Heller: Color Study for the Floor in the Foyer, 1927. Tempera on tracing paper, 29.4 x 49.2 cm. © Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo:

Friedl Dicker Brandeis. Workshops for Visual Arts exhibition at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

September 23–November 26, 2022 Opening reception: September 22, 6–8pm The production in a variety of mediums, from graphics and paintings to ideas for costumes and stage sets, toys, interiors, and modular furniture, via fabrics, bags, and book covers, to politically engaged art, distinguishes Friedl Dicker-Brandeis' (1898–1944) artistic output. She also had a brief career teaching painting, which…

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