In 2013 the German states of Saxony and Thuringia are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the architect and designer Henry van de Velde. For this reason, exhibitions take place in cities like Weimar, Jena, Erfurt, Gera, Apolda, Bürgel, and Chemnitz.
Every year another interesting art project takes place at the Gasometer (a former gas holder) in Oberhausen. In 2013 I visited the ‘Big Air Package’ created by Christo. This time the artist, who is generally known for wrapping huge things, produced a kind of balloon filling the inside of the gas holder.
The gasometer in Oberhausen is the largest disc-type gasholder in Europe. Today it serves as an exhibition hall. After reaching the top by an elevator or by a staircase outside the building one have an excellent view of the area.
At the Panorama Museum of Salzburg, which offers a great view of the historic Salzburg, I visited an exhibition about the real Trapp Family. This family was featured in the musical movie ‘Sound of Music’. At the exhibition I learned about the life of the family and what kind of songs they had really sung.
Today I visited an exhibition named ‘Architecture for Place’ about the Australian architect Glenn Murcutt at the AZW. I was very impressed by his works. I spent two hours by clicking through Powerpoint presentations telling me details about the buildings he has planned.
At the Kunsthalle of Vienna, I visited two interesting exhibitions about fashion photography. Whereas ‘No fashion please’ gave me an idea about contemporary fashion photography, the exhibition ‘Vanity’ showed me landmark photography from the late 1920s to the present day.