Do you feel the lack of art exhibitions and museums that you can visit? It’s been too long since we were able to see some cool exhibitions. Some of the museums and galleries are finally open for visitors, but still, it’s not the best idea to go out to the public too much and to be around too many people. The good thing is that we don’t actually have to leave home to enjoy great museums and exhibitions — we can do it from the safety of our homes! But the best thing is that on the Cultural Places platform we are hosting digital exhibitions and museum tours that you can watch on your favorite device.
Keep reading to find out which digital exhibitions and museum tours you can enjoy from home…
New Digital Art Exhibition: Laughing Is Contagious
When the times are hard there’s always one thing that we can do to make our days a bit better — laugh! Humor helps us relax a little and make some pretty serious situations at least a little bit easier to handle. As our lives are shaped around the situation which coronavirus outbreak brought us, some pretty amazing and funny cartoons started popping up and making us laugh.
We are very proud to present you with another digital art exhibition that we’re hosting on our Cultural Places platform, in cooperation with the authors of those cartoons, called “Laughing Is Contagious“. Besides seeing the hilarious cartoons, you’ll hear audio commentaries in which artists explain how this health-crisis affected their lives and how they’re dealing with it.
If you’re looking for the most hilarious way to fight this social distance, check out this tour — we bet it will take only a few minutes before you start laughing.
New digital art exhibition: Laughing Is Contagious
Vienna United: Viennese Artists against Loneliness
“Vienna United” is our first digital art exhibition, for which our content team handpicked ten Viennese artists to show you how this isolation and this global situation affected their minds, and what revelations they came upon during their creative processes.
Through their exciting artworks, these young artists explain how solitude affects the way they contemplate the body they live in, as well as the world around them. You will see paintings, graphics, performances, and hear music inspired by the self-isolation that this health crisis put us in, and by loneliness in general. We might all be alone at the moment, but we definitely don’t have to feel lonely. We have to feel comfortable with ourselves first, so we might as well take this time of solitude to try to achieve that state of mind.
If you need some ideas on how to fight loneliness and other emotions this crisis brought us, get this tour, you will enjoy it.
AY, Digital Collage, Filmstill, 2019
© Andreas Hnat
Tour Through Vienna Secession Building
Have you ever wondered what’s the story behind the famous Vienna Secession building and its golden Krauthappl (cabbage head)? This exhibition house, located near Karlsplatz, is a place where the Art Nouveau movement in Vienna began. The founders of this wonderful exhibition house literally seceded from the artistic practices and customs of the time and opposed the antiquated styles and practices taught at the art academy at the time. Seeking to unite and erase borders between arts and crafts and to found a new aesthetic, they made this wonderful building to house their artistic dreams, but also physical exhibitions, a printing lab, and workspaces.
In this tour, you will learn a little bit about the history of the Secession movement in Vienna and all of the artists who were important for its founding. Also, you will see some of the amazing artworks that are on display there, including Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze — one of the masterpieces of European Art Nouveau.
Explore Madame Tussauds Museum in Vienna — The Most Famous Wax Museum
When it comes to museums, Vienna has some pretty great ones. Among them, you will find the most famous wax museum in the world — Madame Tussauds Museum. This museum houses more than 80 wax figures of some of the most famous celebrities from around the world.
Among many wax figures inside the museum, you’ll see waxed replicas of emperors, artists, people from different sports, etc. Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Sisi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Falco, Maria Theresia, and Gustav Klimt are just some of the local personalities and historic people to be seen here. Also, there are many international stars that you’ll get to meet here! Not to reveal any other names, we leave it for you to discover by yourself.
Through this museum tour, you will be guided by the voice of the very founder of the museum: Marie Tussauds — an artist and a businesswoman. She will tell you everything you want to know about herself, and about the exhibits. Note: This exhibition is only available in German; if you understand the language you’ll have a lot of fun.
Madame Tussauds Museum — the most famous wax museum in the world
These four digital exhibitions and museum tours are a part of the project which we recently released, called #WeAreAllCulture. The idea for the project was born due to the lack of cultural happenings that we’re all experiencing because of the health crisis that recently hit us and social distancing it put us into. Since you’re not allowed to visit museums and enjoy exhibitions we wanted to bring them to you. You don’t have to leave the safety of your home to enjoy art and culture, culture is wherever you are, culture is inside all of us and #WeAreAllCulture.
With buying and consuming these digital exhibitions and museum tours you are supporting our cultural scene — from every purchase that you make, 50% of the net proceeds will go to all participating artists and cultural institutions. Thank you for your support!
So, stay at home, enjoy the exhibitions, and support the cultural scene at the same time! Also, stay tuned — we’re preparing even more digital art exhibitions for you.