From fashion and applied arts exhibitions, performances to museum nights, we prepared the round-up of our favourite cultural events from around the region. Look no further for the cultural boost you don’t want to miss!
Rick Owens: Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman
Triennale di Milano, Milan: December 15, 2017 – March 25, 2018
If you were ever in need of an excuse to visit Milan, Triennale di Milano provides you with additional reason: Rick Owens’ recently launched “Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman” retrospective. Centering upon the theme of “the standards of beauty,” the showcase highlights two decades of designer’s endless creativity. A selection displays more than 100 archival garments, objects, accessories, furniture and runway and connects them through a spectacular site-specific art installation created by the designer in collaboration with artists Alessandro Manzoni, Pierre Molinier, Marcel Duchamp and others.
Supermarket of Art, Wien: October 19, 2017 – January 27, 2018
Art lovers and collectors, book your Wien escape! The annual Supermarket of Art again offers on sale over 6,000 original works by a total of 90 contemporary artists from 18 countries. The pieces range from drawings to watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings to photography and can be purchased for really moderate prices running between €59 and €330.
International Documentary Festival
Cinema City Arena, Budapest: January 23 – January 28, 2018
Started in 2014, Budapest International Documentary Festival is a competition, forum, and premiere of the world’s freshest internationally acclaimed, creative, feature-length documentaries. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch 50 special, award-winning works from almost 30 countries and in the company of people opened to human fates, problems, and social issues.
Gallery of Polish Design
National Museum in Warsaw, Poland: from December 15, 2017
Another great reason to prise yourself from the sofa this January: National Museum in Warsaw puts on permanent display the most important pieces of Polish applies arts from the early 20th century up to the present day. The NMW’s new permanent gallery showcases the numerous approaches to design prevalent throughout the various decades and artistic circles – from the Zakopane milieu, Krakow Workshops, “Ład” Artists’ Cooperative and modernists in the “Praesens” group, through the post-war reconstruction period, Social Realism, the Polish thaw and post-1956 modernism – when Polish applied arts developed with the greatest dynamism – to the finest examples of contemporary design.
Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes
Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor: January 19, 2018 (opening)
In a turbulent socio-political situation in which women must fight anew for the rights that had been won long ago, women’s issues are becoming as current as ever. Bringing together works of 13 women artsits the exhibition Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes in the Maribor Art Gallery presents the stories of women and tackles the issues such as the construction of identity, family and home, sexuality, labor and social rights etc. in order to understand and engage with a given situation, but also to inspire change and create alternative space that welcomes equal opportunities, narratives and outcomes.
The exhibition will be presented in Maribor, and than travel to Graz, Berlin, Zagreb and Bratislava throughout the 2018.
The Night of Museums
Various venues all over Croatia: January 26, 2018
Forget the winter chill and enter for a night the world of nostalgia, history and tradition. Attend the 13th Night of Museums, a cultural event held across Croatia, and visit the museums and cultural institutions or join their entertainment programme, such as concerts, film screenings, workshops, and talks with artists. The popular event will be held this year up and down the country on 26th January, with museums, galleries and other cultural institutions opened from 6pm to 1am free of admission.
Vienna 1900: Klimt – Moser – Gerstl – Kokoschka
Leopold Museum, Wien: January 18 – June 10, 2018
This year Wien celebrates Modernism therefore numerous exhibitions and events throughout the year will illustrate how artists, scientists, architects and many others had a lasting impact on the city in the years around 1900. First exhibition in Leopold Museum shows selected works by the main representatives of Vienna Art Nouveau, Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser, as well as the Expressionists Richard Gerstl and Oskar Kokoschka. Seminal works by Klimt, such as “Death and Life”, can be seen, as well as Moser’s paintings and outstanding examples of his design created around 1900.
MENT Ljubljana, Festival and conference
Various venues in Ljubljana: January 1 – February 2, 2018
A breath of fresh air on Slovenian music scene, MENT is a 3 day festival and a conference presenting new music talent from all over Europe and beyond. For the fourth year in a row, 10 venues in Ljubljana will host 70 varied musical expressions that will hold you firmly in the grasp of a concert pleasure. All interested in the specifics of music production can during the day also take part in the conference dedicated to networking, educating and presenting various aspects of the music business.
Photos: 1. and featured image Triennale di Milano / 2. kunstsupermarkt.at / 3. National Museum in Warsaw / 4. Maribor Art Gallery / 5. GUSTAV KLIMT, Death and Life, 1910/11, Leopold Museum, Vienna