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Lecture “Vienna: How the City of Ideas created the Modern World” (April 29)

Lecture “Vienna: How the City of Ideas created the Modern World” (April 29)

Lecture “Vienna: How the City of Ideas created the Modern World” (April 29), © Dr. Richard Cockett

13.03.2024 - Article

In coordination with the special exhibition, “Klimt Landscapes,” Neue Galerie is delighted to host a lecture series with a focus on different aspects of the Austrian artist's career.

“Vienna: How the City of Ideas created the Modern World”

Dr. Richard Cockett, Senior Editor at The Economist and Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

Psycho-analysis, neoliberal economics, atomic physics, atonal music, sexology, art therapy and much more all originated in the capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire - as did Nazism and organised anti-Semitism. Equally, between them the Viennese diaspora who fled Nazism invented the shopping mall, helped to create Hollywood, devised management theory, pioneered modern espionage, conjured up the sexual revolution and produced Reaganism and Thatcherism. How, and why, did just two generations of Viennese come to be so innovative, and across such a bewildering range of disciplines and professions, essentially creating the modern world. Dr Richard Cockett explains all in his fascinating talk.


Date and Time: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Location: Neue Galerie New York, 1048 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

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