Melancholy and Provocation. The Egon Schiele-Project at the Leopoldmuseum

+43 1 525 70  0,, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien)! Highly recommended for our urban travelers.

Here the press release:

Melancholy and Provocation. The Egon Schiele-Project

Large-scale exhibition and collection presentation

23 September 2011 – 30 January 2012

The major exhibition Egon Schiele: Melancholy and Provocation is to open on 23 September 2011. The purpose of this showing is to introduce to the public a pioneering re-presentation of the Leopold Collection’s masterpieces by Egon Schiele.
Egon Schiele was an artist of extremes, and the masterpieces by this ingenious painter and draughtsman remain just as provocative today as they were during the artist’s lifetime. Though Schiele died in 1918 at the young age of 28, his art is already possessed of a remarkable maturity and quiet wisdom. It is with an unbelievable degree of empathy that the sensitive artist portrays the deepest of human feelings – love, fear and melancholy. A deeply sad and wistful aura emanates from many of his paintings. But the expressive means used are modern, aggressive, provocative and unsparing.
The title Melancholy and Provocation places the oeuvre of Egon Schiele in the context of a topic that could not be more current: provocation as a way out, or escape, from the depressive mood of prevailing reality. The latter might perhaps correspond with what the current discourse refers to as “the quality of un-being” (Byung-Chul Han). The Leopold Museum will shed light on the historical context of works from the final years of he artist’s life, a seemingly unified but in truth quite fractured reality: the final years of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Within this temporal context, Schiele was something of an “accident in paradise” (in the words of artist Ona B.) alongside the composer Arnold Schönberg and the visual artists Richard Gerstl and Oskar Kokoschka. On the other hand, we will also update this artistic provocation by inviting living artists to present “their” Schiele, i.e. that still-lively provocation that simultaneously embodies melancholy.
Source: Press release

What’s going on? Art & Antique Market on the Danube Channel in September!

If you have been looking for an extraordinary experience
coupled with possibly bringing home some unique gift with a story; then look no
further. The Danube Channel art and antique market will provide you a cool
venue and a variation of unique things to buy.
The market is held on Saturday, September 24th from 2pm to
8pm and Sunday September 25th, 2011 from 10am to 8pm. Go to the
Donaukanalpromenade, entry Salztorbruecke. For directions or more infos, please
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Our apartments feature free local phone calls to make your stay as convenient as possible. For taxi information, please visit the official Vienna Tourist Info Site @ We usually call the following number for taxis - 01- 40100.

If calling from the phone at the apartment, you will just have to dial 40100. If you are calling from a mobile phone or outside Vienna, then dial 01-40100. If you are calling from outside the country, make sure to add the Austrian country code of +43 and leave off the 0. The above number would be dialed as follows 0043 1 401 100 or from the States and Canada 011 43 1 401 100.

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About the so called SOHO in Vienna

The so called SOHO of Vienna is the increasingly more popular area around Yppenplatz and Ottakringer Strasse covering areas of the 16th and 17th Vienna district. oth of our apartments – The Market Square Apartment & The Urban Apartment – sit right in the center of SOHO. The area is a melting point of many different cultures and influences, and a breeding ground for new ideas and creativity coming from the next generation in Vienna. There has been an interesting article in the national broadcast website

Unfortunately it is only in German –
We will continue writing more insights about this area as this blog grows to
provide our guests the best possible experience while staying in Vienna.

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