Brandl’s brilliance

Perfectly graceful glaciers are arguably the outstanding part of Herbert Brandl’s unique oeuvre. Now a gallery provides a more comprehensive view on an artist who has refused to make concessions throughout his

Consisting of paintings from private collections and public institutions, “Herbert Brandl. Exposed to Painting” is currently drawing the crowds at Belvedere 21, one of the most renowned venues for contemporary art in Vienna.

Brandl might have made a name for himself with his epic glacier canvases. But there is so much more to his recent creative output, as the exhibit curated by Rolf H. Johannsen confirms. Bronze sculptures and depictions of flowers and lakes are creating a totally new perspective.


Kara’s can-do spirit

Rapid’s newly-signed striker has found the net in added time against Hartberg. Now Ercan Kara is a reasonable option for Dietmar Kühbauer’s starting line-up.

Having replaced midfielder Christoph Knasmüllner in the 81st minute, Kara equalised the score in a spine-tingling finish to a turbulent

“Finding the net in the first appearance for my new club feels great. I’d be even more emotional had I scored in a home fixture,” the 24-year-old forward said after Rapid’s 2-2 in Hartberg on Sunday.

Endowed with great stamina, Kara now might want to convince his coach that he is more than just an amazing asset to have off the bench.

Kara joined the Bundesliga side from second-league club SV Horn during the winter break. Having made an instant impression, he could find himself in Rapid’s starting eleven against Mattersburg next Sunday (5pm, Allianz Stadion).