Day 6: Secession: Klimt and contemporary art in one beautiful building. Oh my! / by Hugo Perez

Today we decided to take it easy. After a casual lunch in the square, we ventured into a grocery store to get some staples, because after all, eating out all the time can get boring (pricey).

Billa Groceries 

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Later in the day we went to the Secession building.  

A bit of history if you're so inclined to read it: 

 

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There's one room with a 3 wall fresco by my favorite, these photos will never do it justice, oh well. 

 

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Where are my graphic design Art institute alumni at?! A special shout out to Michelle Damato for teaching this particular point in graphic design herstory with so passion!

Short form: 

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Long form:

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The rest of the building is contemporary works. 

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Jean-Luc Moulène, The Secession Knot (5.1), exhibition view, Secession 2017, Photo: Iris Ranzinger

"What goes beyond the exhibition as an artwork is the program as an artwork."

 

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As I stood infront of myself, encapsulated in "the knot", I couldn't help but wonder, was this desire for a selfie a byproduct of society's influence on my subconscious or a conscious microaggression on the art piece itself. 🤔

 

My most millenial self reveals itself: standing infront/disrupting Rosa Barba's kinetic sculpture from her Spacelength Thought exhibition. 

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Anika Farukee's The Visible Spectrum achieved its goal of creating a tension between atmospheric impressions of light and illusion and the material nature of color and paint. It's also pretty and has a rainbow in it. 🦄

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See Matt, it doesn't matter!  

 

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Auf Wiedersehen for now!