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Exhibition in BA-CA Kunstforum: “Eros in modern art”

This spring the BA-CA Kunstforum in Vienna with the help of 200 masterpieces will challenge to analyze the question “What is Eros in the modern art?”.

Works of about 32 authors are presented, with such famous names as Francis Bacon, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Gustav Klimt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, and Egon Schiele among them. Without doubt, the exhibition does not restrict itself to the theme of physical erotism only. The erotic spheres of temptation, desires, dreams, and the subconsciousness in a great variety of refined forms are also kindly presented to the admirers of art.

The exhibition “Eros in der Kunst der Moderne“ lasts from March 1st 2007 until July 22nd 2007 (BA-CA Kunstforum, Freyung 8, Vienna).


Life expectancy in Austria increased

According to statistics of Austria, there is a clear increase of life expectancy in 2006. Today in Austria, on the average, men live a bit more than 77 years, and the women reach almost 83 years. In the year 2006 73,587 Austrians died, this is a decrease by 1.4 percent, compared with the year 2005. […]

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Militant smoker took hostages in bank for a packet of cigarettes

The desperate smoker made a run on a bank in the centre of Vienna, but his desire was not money. The 39-year-old Viennese took customers and employees of the BAWAG bank as hostages with a toy gun for almost five hours, and demanded a packet of cigarettes. The committer was known by the police for […]

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Struggle against alarming lack of physical activity among children

The Austrian Obesity Report 2006 showed alarming results: already school-age-children suffer from overweight more and more often. Today about 10 percent of them are overweight and about 5 percent are obese. Against this maldevelopment the SPORTUNION with the movement- and nutrition-oriented public healthcare project UGOTCHI makes an important step forward. With the slogan “Was Hänschen […]

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Austrian voodoo priest has to go to jail for 6 years

Voodoo magic is not accepted in Austria. This was the consequence of yesterdays verdict of guilty in the Upper Austrian voodoo trial. The 61-year-old Austrian voodoo priest has to go to jail for 6 years. His 51-year-old wife was sentenced to five years in jail. Both were celebrating voodoo parties in their house. The voodoo […]

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Violent Saturday football evening in Graz

Also the Austrian football is becoming more and more violent. After the football match Sturm Graz vs SV Ried, the guest supporters from Ried started to attack the police with fireworks and beer bottles. The result of the match was a brotherly 1:1. But brotherly was not the behaviour of the guest fans from the […]

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Deadline of advance registration for medical studies in Austria

This Friday was a deadline of the advance registration for the medical studies in Austria. In Vienna University there were about 4,500 candidates registered. The relation between German and Austrian candidates remains about the same: 62 percent come from Austria and 31 – from Germany. More than 2000 candidates applied for the medical studies in […]

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German hotelier in Carinthia punished Belgian holidaymakers with food denial

“Holiday among friends”, is the slogan of the Carinthian holiday advertising. A different kind of friendship in Carinthia experienced a holiday group of 99 persons from Belgium. The German operator of the “Hotel Berghof” in the Carinthian village of Mallnitz, wants his Belgian guests to pay additionally for 51 empty beds. The Belgian holidaymakers resisted […]

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Young couple caught in the act of love in a bank

A young couple was caught in the act of love in the free accessable foyer of a bank in the Upper Austrian village of Attersee. A female customer of the bank entered the free accessable foyer last Sunday, early in the morning, to withdrawal money from the cash machine. Thereby she discovered the couple which […]

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Contemporary art from Korea in Kunsthalle Vienna

“Elastic taboos” is called an exhibition about the Korean art of presence, opened this Thursday in the Art Gallery of Vienna (Kunsthalle Wien). Its curators are KIM Seung-duk and Franck Gautherot. The exhibition deals to a lesser extent with a balanced, everything preconceiving survey, rather with the taboo zones of the Korean society, experiencing a […]

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Bad weather cause worries for Austrian jam manufacturer Darbo

Adolf Darbo AG is one of the leading jam manufacturers in Austria, and made a successful result last year. The budget figures of 2006 clearly exceeded, but the bad weather cause an unpredictable fruit crop and lines of worry in the faces of the responsible persons in the company. 87,40 Mio EUR was the sum […]

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Jörg Haider: Free State Carinthia is not a carnivals joke

The governer of the Austrian province Carinthia Jörg Haider, wants his project of the “Free State Carinthia” not seen as carnivals joke. “I am serious”, he confirmed yesterday in his Ash Wednesday speech in the totally overcrowded culture hall in the Carinthian district of Völkermarkt. Jörg Haider has the idea of the “Free State Carinthia” […]

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Austrian artist “DJ Ötzi” accuses young double “Little DJ Ötzi”

DJ Ötzi is one of the most successful modern artists in Austria. His song “Hey Baby” was number one in the UK charts in autumn 2000. Such position is quite unusual for an Austrian pop singer. Now DJ Ötzi got a double, and he and his manager Wolfgang Kaminski are not amused about that. A […]

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Day of the Open Door in Lower Austrian hospitals

St. Pölten. Approximately 70,000 persons visited hospitals of Lower Austria on the Open-Door-Day last year. Also this year on the 3rd of March, citizens of the province have a possibility to get acquainted with the achievements and the level of the medical provision in the hospitals. According to the governor of the province Dr. Erwin […]

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Freedom Party: too many gambling addicts in Austria

The Viennese politican of the Freedom Party David Lasar worries about too many gambling addicts in Austria. Lasar thinks there are too many amusement arcades in Vienna, which increase too much, and have too poor control systems. The Freedom Party politican demands the mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl, to do something against the problem […]

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Austrian insurance company searches for 100 new employees

The central office of the Austrian insurance company “Nieder- österreichische” is going to move from Vienna to the Lower Austrian capital St. Pölten. In the course of its expansion, the company searches for 100 new employees in the account management and distribution. At the moment the insurance company has 700 employees. The great success on […]

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Austrians want longer opening hours for banks

According to a survey of the market investigation institute Karmasin, Austrians want better opening hours for their banks. The banks should also open on Saturday. 47% of Austrians would agree an extension of opening hours. More personal contact and better informations about new products, are another important things. Only 27% of the Austrians are satisfied […]

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Vienna is the fifth richest region in European Union

Yesterday the statistics department of the European Union announced, Vienna is the fifth richest region in the European Union. Only the regions of London, Luxembourg, Brussels, and Hamburg have more purchasing power. The Austrian ranking behind Vienna looks as follows: Salzburg, Vorarlberg, Tirol, Upper Austria, Styria, Carinthia and Lower Austria. The only Austrian region which […]

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Every fifth client of debtor advisory boards in Austria is under 25 years

Every fifth person in Austria under 25 years, needs the service of the debtor advisory board. The beginning of the Austrians to their “debtor career”, already starts before the 20th birthday. A start into life with personal bankruptcy is becoming more and more normality for young people in Austria. The Upper Austrian college and the […]

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Taxi drivers in Vienna spread 15.000 condoms

The taxi drivers in Vienna want to do something for the security in sexual intercourses, and spread 15.000 condoms to their customers. The campaign is a cooperation between the Viennese taxi drivers and the Austrian AIDS Aid. Until the end of spring the taxi drivers will give 15.000 condoms to their female and male customers […]

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International Film Festival “Tricky Women” in Vienna

For the 4th time the international film festival “Tricky Women” will be arranged from the 1st to the 5th March in Vienna. 162 movies from 30 countries show a wide view over the creative trick film work of women in the whole world. The festival is organized by the association “culture2culture”, and the only one […]

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Mysterious beer bottle attack in Salzburg

In area of the central bus station in Salzburg, an unknown woman has attacked a 20-year-old tourist from Upper Austria, with a beer bottle on Sunday morning. The aggressive woman beated with the beer bottle several times on the head of the male victim from the Upper Austrian town of Mauerkirchen. When she stopped her […]

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Guided tour for blind people in the Museum of Vienna

The 21st of February is the international Day of Guides. During this day the Viennese Guides offer excursions for free. This year the most attention is paid to the St. Stephan’s Cathedral, were three different tours will be offered. In addition, even a guided tour will be organized for the blind people in Wien Museum […]

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Tickets for Football EURO 2008 in Austria/Switzerland

Tickets for the Football EURO 2008 in Austria will be available in the internet on the 1st March. Three matches will be played in the new stadium in Klagenfurt. The first 9.000 tickets can be ordered between 1st and 31th March in the internet. Additionally 2.000 tickets will be given to sponsors. The Football Stadium […]

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Broken nose because talking with woman dressed up as cow

Last night a Swiss disco dancer was knocked down infront of the entrance of the disco “A14” in Vorarlberg, because he was talking to a woman who was dressed up as a cow. The 20-year-old Swiss sustained a broken nose. It happened around 5:00AM. The man was talking to a woman who was dressed up […]

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Father-in-law shot down son-in-law in Innsbruck

Last Tuesday a 49-year-old man shot down his son-in-law in Innsbruck. The victim sustained a penetrating gunshot wound on his thigh. The 49-year-old became angry because the 21-year-old son-in-law wanted to divorce and leave his daughter. The father-in-law grabbed a gun and pointed at his young victim. When the 21-year-old tried to escape out of […]

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Official language German in Austria not good enough for Germany?

A female professor of German language moved from the Upper Austrian city Steyr to Germany. The German authorities doubted about her knowledge in the German language, and invited her by letter to a German test for foreigners. The 44-year-old woman is a professor of German language and psychology, and she was quite surprised about such […]

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease case in Upper Austria

In one of hospitals in Linz a 55-years-old woman has undergo an operation last Thursday due to suspected brain disease, such as brain tumour, encephalitis, or stroke. The brain tissue taken during the operation microscopically showed lesions similar to those typical for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. When they were examined in prion laboratory in Vienna, the diagnosis […]

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51th Viennese Opera Ball with Anna Netrebko and Paris Hilton

Besides of the most important persons in Austrian politics, economy and society, the two biggest stars at this evenings Viennese Opera Ball will be Anna Netrebko and Paris Hilton. Anna Netrebko will open the Opera Ball, and come into the Opera Hall with an historical coach pulled by a horse called “Pascha”. Anna Netrebko opens […]

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Helmut Elsner: from France to Austrian court house

Yesterday evening former BAWAG boss Helmut Elsner was brought from France back to Austria. His machine arrived on 6:57pm at Vienna Airport. About 7:30pm Elsner, who is involved in Austrias biggest bank scandal and tried to escape to France, was brought to the Viennese court house “Wiener Landesgericht”. From the airport to the city centre, […]

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SpongeBob Hooligans in Weyer/Upper Austria

Weyer, a little village in the Southern part of Upper Austria, was the scene of an outrage of destruction and devastation last weekend. Fans and supporters of the famous comic character “SpongeBob”, caused damage estimated at more than 10 000 EUR. The rioters teared out traffic signs, threw them into a brook, and destroyed litter […]

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