Max Henry

Installation view, "Franz Josef Altenburg: Block, House, Tower, Scaffold, Frame" (2021), MAK Vienna. Photo: Georg Mayer

Remembering a landmark Austrian sculptor who shaped modern aesthetics with his own two hands.

 Marlie Mul,  You Look So Tired , 2021

Marlie Mul, You Look So Tired, 2021.

Liquid silk, pearl jam, primordial soup ... whatever your euphemism of choice, it's undeniable that we all come from it – so might as well make light of it, like Marlie Mul.

 Fire , 2021, Oil on canvas, 177 x 213 cm All images courtesy White Cube

Fire, 2021, Oil on canvas, 177 x 213 cm

All images courtesy White Cube

Margaux Williamson at White Cube, London

Andy Warhol at Mumok, Hervé Guibert at Felix Gaudlitz, Lewis Stein at Vin Vin 

 Summer Moon , 2020, oil on linen 170 x 140 cm

Jongsuk Yoon, Summer Moon, 2020, oil on linen 170 x 140 cm

Michael E. Smith at Secession, Jongsuk Yoon at Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

 View of “... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”

View of “... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”

By Max Henry

 Installation view "KAYA V," Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna 2014 Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer Photo: Uli Holz

Installation view 
Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers, KAYA V, curated_by N.O.Madski, Vienna 2015 
Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer
Photo: Uli Holz

This years "curated_by vienna" addresses artistic strategies for a post capitalist era of perpetual crisis. From Bitcoin, to backroom selling, our writer explores what "Tomorrow is now" has to offer.

 Exhibition View Future Light: Escaping Transparency, MAK Exhibition Hall in the front: Bik Van der Pol, How Does a Straight Line Feel?, 2015 © Peter Kainz /MAK

Exhibition View
Future Light: Escaping Transparency, MAK Exhibition Hall
in the front: Bik Van der Pol, How Does a Straight Line Feel?, 2015
© Peter Kainz /MAK

The first Vienna Biennale aims to combine art, design, and architecture to generate creative ideas and artistic projects that help improve the world's problems. Maybe it wants too much. Our author puzzles over the problems of the event itself.