This year, the first Biennale for art, design and architecture took place in Vienna. As such, when granted the opportunity to attend the opening event I could not refuse and took my boyfriend (who studies architecture) and some friends along for the ride.
The exhibition took place at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art and this year’s motto was “Ideas for Change”. The aim was to generate creative ideas and artistic projects to help improve the world.
One special exhibition I saw was “Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916–2016” about the art scene in Romania which shows the potential of a cultural realm and shows the importance of Romanian artists for artistic movements in Europe.
“I had a lot of things back then and a lot to do. You saw people shopping everyday. I often went to visit people and when I went out on the town, I made sure I was dressed nicely.”
The exhibition also grants a look into the past, into Romania’s current contemporary art scene and also opens a windows into the future.
There was also a competition “Create Your Bucharest” which started in 2014 where artists could send their ideas. Ten innovative concepts by artists, architects and designers were awarded prizes and their ideas were exhibited at the Museum.
Below are photographs from other exhibitions taking place at MAK like “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities”, “Future Light” and “2051: Smart Life in the City”.