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Vienna: Eros and Art at the BA-CA Kunstforum

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How would you like the coming spring this year? We are betting our noses for mild and sunny weather. And, as ever, we are also hoping for more eroticism.

Happily for us, the classy BA-CA Kunstforum in Vienna opens “Eros in Modern Art” tomorrow, March 1, 2007. The exhibition runs through July 22. “Eros” foregrounds the knotty and central theme in the arts: eroticism.

The show attempts to popularize a sense of eroticism that doesn’t revert exclusively to matters of sex and the body. The exhibition’s more expansive objective is—in the museum’s own words—to open up the field of eroticism to “the erotic sphere of temptation and union, of desire and longing, dream and the subconscious in a great variety of forms.” Gulp.

Expect an all-star cast of around 35 artists, from the late 19th century through the present. Visitors will find the works of Francis Bacon, Salvador Dalí, Paul Gauguin, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Bettina Rheims, Auguste Rodin, and Egon Schiele included.

BA-CA Kunstforum is located at Freyung 8 in the First District. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Fridays.) Adults are admitted for €8.70, with discounts available for students, seniors, children, and groups.

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She is an Asian female, in her 30s, trying to integrate herself in the city of Vienna. She is the wife and lover to R, a mother to a wonderful boy named Boo the Rascal, and friends to a few people. She loves dark red and dark blue, doesn't mind the trivialities of life, dabbles in calligraphy, collects throwpillows, likes to write and dreams that one day she will have her own castle fronting a beach somewhere in Southeast Asia.

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