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Welcoming the great Man Ray to the Kunstforum Wien in Austria!

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The Kunstforum Wien is currently introducing the fantastic artist, Man Ray, in its temporary exhibition this February! So of you’re in Vienna anytime between February and June - be sure to check it out!

Man Ray is best known as a photographer, but he achieved worldwide recognition for his amazing portraits and groundbreaking rayographs which he produced without the use of a camera (to see examples of his rayographs, check the guide on our app)! His career goes further than just photography (notable publications include Harper's Bazaar and Vogue) as he invested his talents in typography, book and magazine design, creating films and objects - thus providing an enviable scope for Kunstforum to visualise all this in its exhibition. For a preview of the collection, the guide on the exhibition is now available on the CloudGuide App and highlights some of his most influential pieces as well as offering users a deeper insight into his personal life.

A selection of 150 key works from all over the world, including paintings, photographs, objects, works on paper, collages and assemblages and experimental film speaks volumes to the versatility of this artist who laid groundwork for how and what we see as “art” today. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the great works of Man Ray, available now at the Kunstforum Wien!



BOZAR presents the world renowned modern artist: Fernand Léger in its new exhibition!

BY Chanelle Mora
CloudGuide

If you’re visiting Brussels this spring, make sure to stop by the BOZAR, as their new and exciting exhibition “Beauty is Everywhere” featuring the awe-inspiring works by the famous artist Fernand Léger opens on February 9th. The exhibition highlights some of Léger’s most magnificent pieces and takes the visitor deep into the world of one of the most versatile and influential artists of the 20th century. The CloudGuide guide offers you a complete look inside this new exhibition to give you a better understanding of Léger’s inspiration and uncovers the influences behind some of his most awe-inspiring pieces. The fast moving society of the last century and his private life have had heavy influences on his works, making this exhibition feel like you’re entering a time capsule. It is rare for such an influential artist to adapt and change form as much as Léger has, and the traces of his versatility are clearly seen in the remarkable BOZAR exhibition that aims to present every facet of this giant.

From Impressionism to his contact with early Cubism, followed by his abstract works and the mechanical period, Léger has successfully stood the test of time and thus earned the title of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. But Léger’s transgressions didn’t stop there. He constantly changed art forms while staying true to his inspirations. This can be witnessed through our guide that gives a glimpse into the world of Léger and the inspiration behind his works. As new technologies paved the way through the 20th century society, Léger became fascinated with new forms of art and visual communication. His love for Charlie Chaplin and the cinema eventually led to him becoming a motion picture director, choreographer and composer. As if that wasn’t enough, he also designed scenery and backdrops for motion pictures and even took on the role of a costume designer.

The exhibition “Fernand Léger: Beauty is everywhere” is presented by BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. It opens February 9th through June 3rd. Use the guide on our app for more on Léger and learn about the fantastic collection coming to Brussels, here!



CloudGuide among the winners of the Booking.com Booster Lab in Barcelona!

BY Alexandra Hégo
CloudGuide

As some of you may remember, a few weeks ago, CloudGuide was selected to participate in the Booster Lab weekend organized by Booking.com and Pioneers Discover alongside 10 European startups specialized in sustainable tourism.

This was a great opportunity for us to send two of our founders, Olga Plets and Cristina Pérez Ferrer to connect and learn during this growth accelerator weekend through trainings, workshops and meetings with Booking.com mentors and experts. The Booster Lab aims to consolidate the company's development and growth plans, while increasing its impact in the sustainable tourism industry. The last day took place around a training session and a pitch presentation focused on CloudGuide's strategy and objectives in this industry.

To end this event in style, we are very proud to announce that the jury awarded us with a fantastic grant of €20,000! During this successful pitch session, Olga and Cristina outlined their business model and proved how CloudGuide was the innovative solution to shed light on unlocked destinations and to demassify tourism of today. And all this work does not stop here. Indeed, for the next 6 months, we will have the opportunity to continue working alongside our mentors and the Booking.com team on scaling and executing our roadmaps within the mentorship program.

How to sum up these three days? Passion, inspiration, energy and hard-work.

And what do Olga and Cristina say about it?

"It has exceeded all our expectations of what a 3-day acceleration program could be. Great to see the whole Booking.com team so involved and helpful! Now it's time to make the most of the following mentorship program."



New collaboration with the Secession in Vienna!

BY Alexandra Hégo
CloudGuide

We are very excited to announce our new collaboration with the Viennese Secession Palace!

Built in 1898 by Josef Maria Olbrich, the building bears the same name as the art movement founded by Gustav Klimt after leaving the conservative Künstlerhaus. Considered in its time as a brutal intrusion of the vanguard into the blue sky of triumphant historicism, the building was felt as a provocation, though it brought Vienna into modernity. Since 1986, you can discover the famous 34 meters long Beethoven Frieze illustrating the various themes of the Ninth Symphony. On the upper floors, you can enjoy nearly 20 temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists.

Beethoven's frieze will have no more secrets for you thanks to our guide available in English and German !



Me Collectors Room has officially joined CloudGuide!

BY Alexandra Hégo
CloudGuide

Founded in 2010 by Thomas Olbricht, Me Collectors Room is the largest private collection in Europe. This unique foundation is worth seeing because of the diversity of works exhibited there. You can discover works of art from the 16th century all the way to the contemporary period, making this experience surprising and captivating. Children are also invited to participate in their own educational workshop. Young and old will be delighted with the visit!

Enjoy your visit with our two guides available in English and German for the “Wunderkammer Olbricht” permanent exhibition, that offers over 300 precious curiosities from the Renaissance and the Baroque period, and “Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from the National Gallery of Australia”, a temporary exhibition that presents a survey of significant traditional and modern art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, providing an insight into one of the ‘oldest, richest and most complex’ cultures in the world.



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