Andrew Standen-Raz

Andrew Standen-Raz
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Following studies in Anthropology at UCL, Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Law at Loyola, Andrew worked for Miramax Films, 20th Century Fox Studios, and won two awards as a public relations counsel at Ruder Finn. After seeing the US political system from the inside while working for the VOA at a Democratic & a Republican political convention, Andrew returned to Europe to make documentary films, including "Vinyl: Tales from the Vienna Underground", which premiered at Karlovy Vary. He is currently curating for a film festival, developing new film projects, and developing an organic food app

Posts by Andrew Standen-Raz

A new group show at the Kunsthalle encourages us to shed our preconceptions and love the things that set us apart.

The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the tone


How Austria’s taming the rush of death-defying adrenaline highs condition us to be more resilient.

Medical Meanderings: From dodgy diagnostics in the U.K. to a tree-filled quad in the Alpine Republic. A tale of two cities.


Or does Kern’s new narrative play into the hands of the populists?

Two Austrian-led organizations ask whether social entrepreneurs in Africa can combat the world’s “wicked problems” any better than development NGOs.

The Volkstheater tackles the original woman scorned in Franz Grillparzer’s Medea.

Nadiv Molcho – the young actor, director and member of the NENI clan – is used to defying naysayers. His first feature film is The History of Now.

How does Austria deal with Europe’s estimated €1 trillion shadow economy of black-market crime, petty tax evasion and corporate profit shifting?

When the chips are down, how does a top-rated city give shelter to those who have lost everything?

The archetypal angry middle-aged male splutters to life in Molière’s Der Menschenfeind. (The Misanthrope)

If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity?

The Calle Libre Festival turns urban walls into galleries

How young, savvy art producers bring new talent directly to the public by exploiting new spaces, technology and social media, thereby sidestepping the art world’s gatekeepers

ORF has the entire city wondering about the new big-budget mini-series filming at the Hotel Sacher

As industrial farming comes under attack, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hopes to change the game

The prominent Pratersauna nightclub reopens after renovation

Abandoned offices and storefronts in Vienna provide affordable temporary space for creative urban innovation

Two Pints of Theatre & a Packet of Crisps: English Mondays promise a provocative brew of cutting edge theatre

Fear of Big-Data snoops sifting through your chat history, photo streams, and following your private trips across town?

My Home is My Grätzl This month: the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna’s 3rd district

From the internet to the bedroom, Austrians care about – and protect – the personal sphere. It’s a cultural thing.

Fear of Big-Data snoops sifting through your chat history, photo streams, and following your private trips across town?

Citizens and celebrities gather at the ORF Radiokulturhaus to mourn and protest the passing of an era.

In staging their signature shows, Vienna’s art exhibitors navigate an opaque world filled with secretive collectors, oligarchs and layers of fancy lawyers

The importance of art depends on what society makes of it. Four pillars of Vienna’s art scene told us how they – a museum director, a curator, a gallerist and an art collector – want to affect and promote artists …

Picture: © Christopher Klettermayer Part II You sense the Train of Hope camp even before you see it. Exiting the underground into the train station, gliding up several escalators to reach the main ticketing hall, you feel something in the …

With tens of thousands of asylum seekers overwhelming public institutions, couples like Skye and Zoltan Kiss are opening their homes

“Three people in one room want to commit suicide? Stay cool.” What keeps everyone going is the sense of humanity.

Picture: ©Christopher Klettermayer Part I It started with a post on Facebook, Martina Barwitzki told me. It was her friend Julian: Some refugees were coming to the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) and there was no one around. “I’m here with some friends,” …

The language of remixing our world is shifting: programmers, selectors, managers, organizers and producers are all making way for curators.