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

Sepulchral Culture

Sepulchral Culture

Are cemeteries a place of memory or only used for the disposal of a body? What significance attaches to a culture of memory. Cemeteries penetrates deeply into the cultural studies and the question of human action. Dealing with death is thus a cultural phenomenon and accordingly complex. Read more

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Great Composer of Classical Music

Born on January 27, 1756 in the city of Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart one of the greatest geniuses of classical music. As a child already had a great musical talent, and his father, Leopold Mozart, who was a composer encouraged his musical son gifts. With the support of the father he began to write short duets and compositions for the piano still in its infancy. Read more

Beethoven – Composer and Pianist

Beethoven – Composer and Pianist

Ludwig van Beethoven better known as only Beethoven was one of the biggest names in classical music in the world, becoming a composer and pianist well respected for his great works. Born in a town in Germany called Bonn in 1770, the artist has started to show his talent for music very early when he was a boy. 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