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This Female Cast Transforms Vienna into an Art Hub
An all female cast is the engine behind viennacontemporary...
Fempire 13 Sep 2018
Vienna Contemporary is around the corner and will turn Austria’s capital into an art hub as one of the first fairs starting the new art season after the summer break. The list of participating galleries is beyond exciting and includes the likes of Krinzinger and Zilberman but also an exciting fusion of Eastern European participants. An all female cast is the engine behind this power machine and includes Mia Legenstein, Kristina Kulakova and Katharina Abpurg. How could you resist to book your trip to the hometown of Sissi, Sacher Torte and Schnitzel combined with one of the most upcoming European art fairs taking over the art world? Don’t think further and book your trip after reading this:
Mia Legenstein
VIP Relations, Sound Artist, DJ, Austria

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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
activism is having a renaissance
Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
too many (but it’s better since I became a mum because I had to learn to be more efficient)
Perfect working outfit…
Flats and culotte
Your everyday online art read…
are the posts on facebook and instagram of art professionals I know and/or I follow.
Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
Buffalo Sneakers many years ago (fortunately my bad purchases are very rare)
This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Stimming – The Kiss
Favourite art x brand collaboration…
Hussein Chalayan & Gavin Turk
Your first post on Instagram…
horseback riding on Noordhoek Beach in South Africa
Favourite hashtag…
no filter
Your art world muses…
Patti Smith, Stella Tennant
Describe yourself with three emojis…
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Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Kader Attia
Artists we should have on our watch list are…
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lihi Turjemam, Ulrike Königshofer

Instagram: @mialegenstein

Kristina Kulakova
Head of Digital and PR at viennacontemporary, Moscow

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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
Women artists are getting the recognition they deserve, still a long way to go.
Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
25
Your everyday online art read is…
Artforum, viennacontemporaryMag, Instagram, Artsy, and Instagram again (I spend way too much time on this app)
Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
special Panama Hat for surfers, it is by far the ugliest piece of clothing I had to buy.
This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Malamente by Rosalía
Favourite art x brand collaboration…
one of my favorites: Piet Mondrian x Yves Saint Laurent, from the recent ones it would be McCartney and Ruscha and I kind of liked the Warhol collection with Billabong for surfers, that one was fun to wear.
Your first post on Instagram…
not easy, I post a LOT! Backstage photo from the intro video shooting for viennacontemporary Magazine.
Favourite hashtag…
#таджикротко —in Russia they paint over the graffiti on the walls, and someone noticed and referenced it to Rothko, it’s so beautiful.
Your art world muses…
Julia Stoschek, Dasha Zhukova, and… Can I nominate myself? hahaha
Describe yourself with three emojis…
???
Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Cyprien Gaillard
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Marina Faust, Charlotte Klobassa, Peter Mohall, Bernhard Rappold
Instagram: @kriskulakova

Katharina Abpurg
Head of VIP at viennacontemporary, Founding Partner at TAKE THIS WALTZ, Vienna

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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
women are taking the lead.
Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
zero
Perfect working outfit…
unicolor and detail
Your everyday online art read is…
our database with the new hotel bookings of VIP guests. If I have more time I read artforum, artsy, instagram news..
Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
breathtaking high heels I can’t use because they are way too high.
This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
anything bachata
Favourite art x brand collaboration…
Raf Simons with Sterling Ruby?
Your first post on Instagram…
my sister-in-law Véronique posing as Picasso #lespains
Favourite hashtag…
#travelforart
Your art world muses…
Salvatore Viviano and Peggy Guggenheim.
Describe yourself with three emojis…
??⚡
Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Marcel Duchamp, he is still alive, right?
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Rui Miguel Leitão Ferreira
Instagram: @katharinaabpurg

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