Vienna is a city with two faces. This classic one: rich, full of art, Freud, history and bittnerness of the past. And this new one: the one that is being named as „the best city in the world” (by Mercer competition). This second face is not Stephansplatz and neither Klimt is. It’s more to be found around Hauptbanhof, Praterstern or Seestadt, it constitutes in comfortable living, available apartments, public transport and greenery.
Beata Malinowska-Petelenz, touched by nostalgia and urban melancholy, comes back to Vienna with her own traces. Continues her drifting with a sketchbook and invites us to visit the best city in the world. She leads us via streets woven with lines, details and imagined spaces that stay untouched by time. „Wiener Klassiker” means classy and timeless, it’s an immortal reference and one of the hearts of former Galicia. It means places that are and still demand being discovered.
Exhibition of Vienna drawings is organised with contrast perspective – you’ll find here both wide open spaces as well as details and small, usually not even seen, parts that tourist passes by. Architecture, as the flesh of the city, becomes independent and intimate, overgrowing it’s usual pragmaticness.
Beata Malinowska-Petelenz – architect, painter, book author. Her works, usually drawings and mixed techniques (aquarelle, acrylic, ink, pastels), presented among others in Poland, Germany, Austria and Japan. Author of 21 individual exhibitions and participant of plenty collective ones. Beata Malinowska-Petelenz concentrates on color (or conscious lack of it), organic structures and architecture. Collaborates with new media artists (Parallel Vienna 2019, KRAKERS 2020, Parallel Vienna 2021 and others). Lives and works (Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology) in Krakow.