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5 podcast-tips about 60s Austria

20 July 2021

Can’t get enough of the wild sixties in Austria? Then listen to the podcast tips that we have put together for you here. From the actions of feminist icon Valie Export to Gernreich’s monikini, and from Wolf D. Prix’s revolutionary ideals to Wilhelm Reich’s unusual ideas about sexual liberation.

We are dangerous women

Part of the SRW series Zeitgenossen, a German-language interview with Valie Export in honor of her eightieth birthday and the retrospective of her work in the Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden. She reflects on her role as an icon of feminist art, talks about what it means to be a female artist and looks back on her career.

Orgasmes tegen nazi’s

Het werk van de psycholoog en uitvinder Wilhelm Reich zit niet in de tentoonstelling, maar zijn ideeën over de seksuele bevrijding van de mens en de maatschappij hebben veel ontwerpers en kunstenaars uit het Oostenrijk van de jaren zestig en zeventig geïnspireerd. In deze aflevering van The Wholesome Show bespreken dr. Rod Lamberts and dr. Will Grant van de Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science het wonderlijke werk van Wilhelm Reich.

From 1968 to now with Wolf D. Prix

Wolf D. Prix and his associates founded Coop Himmel(b)lau in May 1968, an important turning point in the Western world. Today he still designs the most special buildings. How do the ideals of 1968 resonate in his current work?

Wolf Prix in converstation with Sir Peter Cook about the future of architecture

Like Peter Cook with his Archigram, Wolf D. Prix promoted radical architecture in the 1960s with his Coop Himmelb(l)au. They discussed each other at the World Architecture Forum 2016. How do they look back on this period of avant-garde movements, and how do they see the future of architecture?

De monokini revolution

Rudi Gernreich is one of the many American Austrians-in-exile you will encounter in the exhibition. He had a profound influence on Austrian artists and designers, both for his groundbreaking designs for the thong, unisex clothing and the topless monokini, as well as for his role as a champion of gay emancipation. Yet he was not always understood in America either. Hear all about his career in this podcast episode.