Inspiring Austrian Women: Friedl Kubelka / vom Gröller

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2015 we would like to introduce you to a few Austrian women that have impressed and inspired us. Today Visual Arts Project Manager Vanessa Fewster writes about artist Friedl Kubelka / vom Gröller Friedl Kubelka is an Austrian photographer and filmmaker. Her art is part of a movement known… Read More Inspiring Austrian Women: Friedl Kubelka / vom Gröller

Literature and Fashion: Amy Key on DMMJK

February is all about fashion here at the ACF London. Britta Burger’s photography exhibition is already up, and the International Fashion Showcase opens its doors this Friday. This year Another Austria, our contribution to the showcase, combines literature and fashion design. We commissioned six young authors to write pieces inspired by the six designers featured… Read More Literature and Fashion: Amy Key on DMMJK

Interview with Maria Holter, exhibition curator

The ACF London’s current exhibition TIME(LESS) SIGNS: Otto Neurath and Reflections in Austrian Contemporary Art focuses on visual communication and the legacy of design pioneer Otto Neurath. Featuring original Neurath works as well as 30 contemporary artists the exhibition is one of our most comprehensive and ambitious. Find out more about the ideas and motivations… Read More Interview with Maria Holter, exhibition curator

Austria and the visual arts

Gustav Klimt’s gilded upper-class portraits and Egon Schiele’s emaciated nudes are not all there is to Austrian art. In the early 1960s, a group of artists emerged from Vienna’s art academies who shook up Austria’s conservative post-war society with naked bodies, excrement and blood. The Viennese Actionists–Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler–masturbated,… Read More Austria and the visual arts