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Show off yer Sunday clothes...


... and do it in Linz, will ya? Even though I'd already been to the present Cultural Capital of Europe in spring and written about Linz09 twice (here and here), I found it totally worthwhile to catch a last glimpse at the magnificent Höhenrausch show at the OK art centre...


... and so I made up my mind and sickly though I was got myself a train ticket. Linz, hello again. I must say, that even as the cultural capital is nearing its end, the presence of Linz09 gimmicks and corporate design is still pretty present all over town.


A very nice wrap-up exhibition is currently hosted by the Haus der Geschichten, an absolutely awesome place. Anyhow, I'd gone there primarily for the fun of Höhenrausch - and I got quite what I'd been looking forward to. You had to go up to the roof of the museum on a long wooden staircase, only to embark on an artcircuit that led over the rooftops of neighbouring buildings.


The number one attraction: a lunapark with attached mini-millenium eye or something (in froggy green, so sweet), which gave me the possibility to fly high over the roofs of Linz.


Funny though the whole thing was, I found that the artworks themselves were a bit overshadowed by the fun and adventure part of climbing up and around. The very last thing I saw before starting my descent to Landstraße was this creepy Pipilotti Rist video realised for the Public Art Fund in New York. Pipilotti seems to be one for the attic (the madwoman in the attic?), as some years ago at T-B A21 in Vienna they also staged a giant work of hers under the roof in one of those old Viennese attics with pigeons cooing and stuff...).

What I also liked was the part curated by Brigitte Felderer, where old advertisements and posters were arranged and juxtaposed with slogans that beckoned out to anything airy, floating and high-rising. This is maybe the one tiny little link to the world of fashion - as Brigitte Felderer is of course no stranger to this other playground of mine. And of ours...

2 commentaires:

CARMENCITA a dit…

shame on me, I haven`t been there yet. but now, that I got this nice report, it`s not so bad..

daniel_k a dit…

*blush*

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