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The opening of an art exhibition is called a “Vernissage”, and entry at a vernissage is free. Occasionally free food and drink is also available. So finding out about exhibition openings in time can save money.
Viennese artistic tendencies and artists
Artists from Vienna have again and again produced new directions in art. Most famous in this regard are the Vienna Secession and Viennese Actionism.
The Vienna Secession was founded in 1897 under the leadership of the famous Austrian draughtsman, engraver and painter Gustav Klimt as a protest against prevailing artistic thinking. Another prominent representative of the Vienna Secession was the engraver and poet Oskar Kokoschka.
The Austrian painter Egon Schiele should also be mentioned here. His nude drawings and paintings aroused a great scandal.
Viennese Actionism was a movement between 1960 and 1970 that sought to bring about social change. Among the most famous representatives were Hermann Nitsch and Otto Mühl. Their actions were a mixture of pictorial art, theatre, political demonstration and religious ritual.
Museums and galleries in Vienna close to your German course
Vienna has a wide range of museums and galleries close to your German course. Alongside a visit to the established locations such as the Vienna Kunsthaus, the newly opened Albertina (a few steps from your German courses) and the Museum for Applied Art (MAK, on the Ring as your German course at DeutschAkademie), for the last few years it has also been a must for the art-loving visitor to Vienna to visit the Museum Quarter (400 meters from your German course in Vienna). The Museum Quarter is one of Europe’s biggest museum districts. In the former imperial stables are the Ludwig Museum, the Leopold Foundation, the Kunsthalle, the Zoom children’s museum, the Vienna Architecture Centre and “quartier 21”, a platform for contemporary art. Directly opposite are the Art History and Natural History Museums (both located on the ring as your German course)