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Swiss man turned Viennese museum into swinger club

Since last weekend the famous Viennese museum Secession was turned into a swinger club by an artist from Switzerland. Peoples party and Freedom party are not so exicted about that. The Swiss man wants to show “real states of our society” by his campaign.

Teenagers under 18 years are not allowed to enter the place during the night. During the day the museum is open for all visitors as always, but when the sun goes down the spot turnes into a sinful swinger club. Of course the feelings of the Viennese are running high by such a provocation.

The artist wanted to have such a discussion, and declared that he was seeking for a scandal. He explained it with the scandal of Gustav Klimt and his Beethove Frieze. It was a huge scandal in his time. Nowadays it’s something normal and nobody is upset about it. The Swiss man wanted to create a new scandal.

The operators of the swinger club explain their project as “bar for swingers, singles and couples who want to spend their time in a lust developing atmosphere with opportunities and free zones to experience everything wich arises from that situation.”

A conservative female politican of the Peoples party is not so excited about that. “We don’t want group sex in our museums”, she said to medias. She plans to stop the incontinent hustle and bustle, and declared that the swinger club should return the subsidies which was taken from the tax money.

Also the Freedom party has a problem with the swinger club in the Secession museum. “Gang bang parties and Domina chambers have nothing to do with art”, says Freedom party politican Gerald Ebinger. “The fact that the project was supported with tax money is disgraceful”, he confirms his anger.

– link: Secession

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12 months prison for Viennese poet?

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Austrian performance artist with violence against himself

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Festival Of Regions 2009 in Linz

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Total blue house in Klagenfurt

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Young theatre actresses from Vienna as erotic models

Some of Viennas most famous theatre actresses undressed themselfes for erotic pictures. Twelve of those pictures can be seen in the foyer of the Burgtheater. “The wind of change is blowing”, “pure erotic”, and “this is modern art” were the pedantic comments of some critical observers. It was the director of Viennas Burgtheater who had […]

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Shakespeare stage play shocks Austrians

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Austrians don’t like to visit cinemas anymore

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Violent art reviewer destroyed sculptures in Graz

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Festival between Schlierbach and Windischgarsten is over

The “Festival of Regions” in the Southern region of Upper Austria ended yesterday in the late afternoon. The festival took place from the 23th June to 8th July along the Pyrhn road from Schlierbach in the north to Windischgarsten in the south. On the last day the artists of the project “Kerbl Ges.m.b.H.’s” made a […]

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“Festival Of Regions 2007” in the Southern part of Upper Austria

Two years after the last festival in the Northern part of Upper Austria, the “Festival Of Regions 2007” is going to start this weekend on the 23th June in the Southern part of the federal state Upper Austria. This years festival has the title: “Exits and dead ends on location”. The festival lasts from the […]

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Antiquities Fair in Viennese „Künstlerhaus“

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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, […]

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Contemporary art from Korea in Kunsthalle Vienna

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International Film Festival “Tricky Women” in Vienna

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Guided tour for blind people in the Museum of Vienna

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