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In and Around Frankfurt

Having Austria as the Focal Point of the 1995 Frankfurt Book Fair represents the first time in the history of the Fair that there has been a German-language focus.

The literature of Austria is sustained by the thematic conflicts of harmony and rifts, of encounters and confrontations, of changing relationships and the overstepping of boundaries. These complicated associations reflect a cultural diversity which is truly representative of Europe.

The diverse programmes for the Austrian Focal Theme were set up in conjunction with the most important Frankfurt cultural sites and institutions, along with the Austrian publishing houses and institutions. A thematic and comprehensive programme is presented, ranging from the Book Fair events to public functions in and around Frankfurt, offering visitors different interpretations of the cultural development in Austrian culture during the 20th century in the form of literature, music, art, and architecture.

In this autumn of 1995, numerous public functions invite Frankfurt Book Fair visitors to take part in cultural "expeditions" to Austria:

An evening of literature and authors, of theatre and music.

Venue: Old Opera House, Frankfurt

Austrian Art between Tradition and European Avantgarde

Venue: Schirn Art Gallery, Frankfurt

An extensive exhibition featuring approximately 200 drawings – including the work of Arnold Schönberg and Koloman Moser.

Venue: Frankfurt Art Society

Venue: Old Opera House, Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Literature House as a stage for literature, music, performances and fine arts.

Venue: Frankfurt Literature House

An exhibition about the poet.

Venue: Carmelite Convent, Frankfurt

Television – a modern literary medium.

A ZDF and ORF coproduction

An exhibition of the music and cabaret culture of the period between the two world wars.

Venue: Jewish Museum, Frankfurt

The beginnings and development of the publishing culture in Austria.

Venue: Frankfurter Sparkasse

Venue: Klingspor Museum, Offenbach

Modern Austrian architecture that focuses in housing projects.

Venue: German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt

Mass production and every day decorations at the dawning of modernism.

Venue: Arts and Crafts Museum, Frankfurt

A history of culture and nature, ecology and tourism of the Tauern region.

Venue: Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt

Venue: Mousonturm, Frankfurt

Thomas Bernhard, Karl Kraus

Venue: Frankfurt Theatre


All museum pictures referenced here have been reprinted by permission of the LAVA Team.

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