Insider Vienna: Elke Silvia Krystufek

 

Imagine Vienna is a piece of art – what would we see?

 

The Rachel Whiteread memorial at Judenplatz and the Stolpersteine by artist Gunther Demnig (Note: Plaques made out of brass in the sidewalks all over Vienna, reminding of the victims during the NS regime)

 

Catchwird: Young art in Vienna. Who did you recently discover?

 

Johanna Braun, Parastu and Michael Niemetz, artists of the current exhibition series “Chic Boutique” at the Ausstellungsstraße 53 (Note: open till June 10th)

 

Which off-spaces, besides Ausstellungsstraße, do you like to visit?

 

The Universal Peace Federation (Seidengasse 28) and the Afro-Asian Institute (Türkenstraße 3)

 

Which Viennese galleries do art enthusiasts need to visit?

 

The gallery Meyer Kainer (Eschenbachgasse 9) and the gallery Andreas Huber (Schleifmühlgasse 6-8).

 

You are visiting the Museum of Applied Arts. Afterwards a relaxed evening with friends is waiting, where are you going?

 

Either to the Österreicher at MAK (stubenring 5) or to the Milchbar at Stadtark (Meierei at Stadtpark/Am Heumarkt 2A)

 

When you are craving a good dinner in Vienna, which restaurant are you going to?

 

To Couscous in the 9th district (Grünentorgasse 19)

 

Let’s stay with going out: What are your favorite bars in Vienna?

 

The Loos Bar (Kärntner Durchgang 10), the Bonbonniere Bar (Spiegelgasse 15) or the Silver Bar at Hotel Triest (Wiedner Hauptstraße 12).

 

And if there is time for shopping – which stores are you visiting?

 

Boutique Weiss (Landskrongasse 8 or Goldschmiedgasse 5), Green Ground (Servitengasse 11), Yppig Mode (Yppenplatz 5), Song (praterstraße 11-13), Park (mondscheingasse 20) and Die Schwalbe (Otto-Bauer-Gasse 24).