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Promising Paradise: Vienna Art Week 2018


Various locations, 19th to 25th November 2018.

Existing beyond our perceptions of time and space, paradise can never be found in the contemporary. It can only be elucidated through contemporary means.
Stella Rollig, CEO Belvedere

The Vienna Art Week 2018, under the motto „Promising Paradise“, embarks on a quest for the meaning of paradise in contemporary art and society. It is about the utopian potential of paradise as well as the alluring promise of paradise as a rhetorical device of political instrumentalization. The ambiguous programmatic title raises the question: is it about a paradise found or about a paradise lost?

The program of the fourteenth edition of the Vienna Art Week includes several panel discussions, exhibitions, guided tours, performances and alternative spaces projects. The seven day marathon of more than 210 art-related events is organized by the member institutions of the Art Cluster Vienna, including museums, art galleries, universities and artist-run spaces.

Some of this year’s highlights:
Tue., 20 Nov. 2018, 7:15 pm
MAK Vienna, Lecture Hall
Talk with performance experts RoseLee Goldberg and Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

Performance experts RoseLee Goldberg, founding director and chief curator of the “Performa” festival (New York), and Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, curator of the Austrian contribution to the 2019 Venice Biennale, talk to Robert Punkenhofer about “Utopia and dystopia in performance art” and their different interpretations in Europe and the US.
In the choreography of time and space, the ritualized self, the performative subject and the staged body become the missing link between everyday routine and transcendence, this world and the next.

Fri., 23 Nov. 2018, 6:00 pm

Panel discussion „The Global Art Market – On the Future of Buying Art, Art Education and Fairs in the Digital Age“

Is the web changing the art market, do art fairs have a future, and will corporate collections remain in demand?

For more information visit  2018.viennaartweek.at/en or follow us on www.facebook.com/VIENNAARTWEEK 


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Carl Suchy & Söhne




With Carl Suchy & Söhne, Austria’s only historic luxury watch brand was revived. In 1822 years ago watchmaker Carl Suchy opened his first watch shop in the center of Prague. As his sons joined the family business the brand Carl Suchy & Söhne was born. Carl Suchy Junior founded a pocket watch company in the Swiss watch center of La Chaux-de-Fonds, while his brother Hans opened a shop in the historical center of Vienna. Carl Suchy and his sons soon earned the prestigious recognition of Purveyor to the Imperial Court of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, delivering their watches to the court and upper-class. Emperor Franz Joseph I and his wife, Empress Sisi, were amongst the watchbrand’s illustrious customers. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, famously carried his Carl Suchy & Söhne pocket watch in his vest and used it for hypnosis sessions.

In 2017, the Austrian watch brand has returned as a result of the collaboration between Marc Jenni, member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, designers Reinhard Steger and Milos Ristin as well as creative director and CEO Robert Punkenhofer. The new Carl Suchy & Söhne timepieces combine the unique historical legacy with contemporary design and Swiss craftsmanship.   



The former Purveyor to the Royal Court was revived with a limited Series of 22 Waltz N°1 at Looshaus Vienna. Pure lines and understated elegance were the dominating features of Viennese Modernism, one of the most influential design movements of all time. Adolf Loos, one of the most prominent proponents of Viennese Modernism, inspired the design of Waltz N°1 with his puristic aesthetics and high-quality materials.    



In March 2018 Carl Suchy & Söhne presented the Waltz N°1 Skeleton edition at Baselworld. Waltz N°1 Skeleton retains the visual identity of the Waltz N°1, while adding the view of the timepiece’s sophisticated automatic skeleton.



For more information please visit: https://www.carlsuchy.com