Objects With Usage Value
Erwin Wurm, one of the most successful of contemporary international artists, has developed an intervention at the MAK collection of contemporary art entitled “Schoner Woh- nen”. The exhibition, which can be seen until 4 September, continues the “Kunstler im Fokus”series. The exhibits have been specially conceived for the MAK. Starting out with nothing but discarded “finds”, Wurm succeeds in transforming pieces of furniture into works of applied sculpture. In so doing, the artist focuses on the paradigmatic shift between art and design.
Summer In The City
Thisyear, Vienna’s summer locations are inviting visitors to lay back and enjoy the open air once again. One particularly popular meeting point for gourmets, art lovers, athletes and fans of great live concerts is the summerstage beside the Danube Canal, while the Herrmann beach bar near the Urania offers a holiday feel like no other – complete with sand, deckchairs, sunshades and cocktails awaiting its guests’arrival. The bathing ship Wien (a floating open-air swimming pool), is pulling in the crowds with its combination of sun, pool and a two-crown restaurant, Holy-Moly! Austria’s largest‘city beach dub’, SandintheCity, has already opened its doors, bringing southern flair to the heart of the city. Summer relaxation and leisure fun is hotter than ever, of course, on the Old Danube and Danube Island.
Top Trips With Leading Athletes
Ruefa and Intersport Eybl are launching an exclusive cooperation: ten new sporting and experience trips are now being offered under the title “Freedom without Frontiers”. The programme includes a range of sports including running, triathlon, trekking, sailing and skung. The trips take participants to seven different countries (from Austria to Morocco and Canada), and range from the Beginner Camp to Marathon Running. Each journey is accompanied by an experienced athlete, including Wolfgang Fasching and Christian Mayer.
A City As Shopper’s Paradise
Austrian liveries flirt with in-demand designer fashion. So it’s curtains up on a very Graz shopping experience! One popular shopping utensil is the GrazGutschein (GrazVoucher), accepted by over 500 shops, gastronomic outlets and service providers at the heart of Austria’s second city, and available in the form of notes with a value of 10 euros.
Everything under one roof: city centre shopping mall and all-round supplier Kastner & Ohler was extended last year at a cost of40 million euros. With its vast roof extension and floor space enlarged from 10,000 to 40,0 square metres, Kastner & Ohler is now indisputably THE shopping centre in the city.
The shops and boutiques of Graz are reminiscent of a children’s dressing-up box, home to a rainbow mix of different colours and styles. Casual outfits for a quiet early-evening stroll through town share the racks with splendid ball gowns whose wearers want to enjoy an all-evening appearance they will never forget. Affordable antique market accessories compete for visitors’ attention with top-end items, while typically
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