Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei
“Everything is art. Everything is politics”, says Ai Weiwei (born in 1957), one of the world’s most
influential contemporary artists. As a conceptual artist, a documentary filmmaker, and an
activist, his works exert criticism not only on the regime of his native China, but respond as well
to the political reality of Europe’s current refugee crisis.

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The Bird

I was recently flipped ‘The Bird’ by a car driver, I was quite amused because in Japanese culture flipping ‘The Bird’ means brother or sister so not a rude gesture, so I waved back and smiled. He looked at me with an angry face and raced off. So where did the gesture of flipping the bird come from? Read more

Zentralfriedhof Vienna

Zentralfriedhof: The Vienna Central Cemetery:

The Vienna Central Cemetery is an area of nearly 2.5 million square meters, the second largest cemetery system in Europe and is thanks to its countless memorials and its generous investment to the main attractions of the city.

It is contrary to its name, on the southern outskirts of Vienna in the district of Simmering, but continues to meet the largest burial site of Vienna a central role, not least because the cost of burials at the Central Cemetery considerably lower than for burials in the cemeteries in other districts are. Currently, the cemetery is home to about 330,000 grave sites with three million dead. Read more

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