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Yilmaz's Top Ten

Thankfully, Dziewior will not be lost to Austria entirely. The Minister of Culture Josef Ostermayer only recently commissioned him to curate the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

  1. Believe it or not, first place goes to the Kunsthaus Bregenz, which was built by one of my favourite architects - Peter Zumthor.
  2. The Pfänder. It is directly behind my apartment. There is nothing better than taking a walk up the mountain and coming back down on the chair lift in summer and jumping straight into Lake Constance or speeding downhill in winter on a sledge.
  3. My books. At the moment I am reading "Johann Holtrop" by Rainald Goetz.
  4. My driving licence. I have never attempted to get one, which happily means that I always have a few very nice, caring people to drive me around.
  5. The plays of René Pollesch. I love them so much that I even had to steal a title - "Love is Colder than Capital" - for a group exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz.
  6. My DVDs. I recently particularly enjoyed "Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
  7. Jil Sander, and in fact just about anything she and Raf Simons do.
  8. My CDs, and especially the albums of my new favourite artist XIU XIU.
  9. "Rootsy". A collage by Kai Althoff, which has been hanging in my bedroom now for over 15 years.
  10. Penne all'arrabbiata. One of the few dishes I can cook without a cookbook. Otherwise: going out for a schnitzel at one of the fantastic traditional Vorarlberg restaurants.

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