Viennacontemporary is starting today (26 – 29 September). The fair offers a unique insight into the vibrant contemporary art scene of Central and Eastern Europe. As usual, Contemporary Lynx team is there to report live from the event. Visit our stand in Media Zone or follow us on Instagram. We have created a useful list what to see during the Art Week in Vienna.
FOCUS – section at viennacontemporary
This year’s Focus section is curated by Tevž Logar and will revolve around the question: “What is the understanding of a state that is not based on territory but in time?” Based on the phenomenon “NSK State in Time“, the curator questions the notion that art is represented in the realm of a nation-state.
Focus: NSK State in Time
Artists: Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle, Burak Arikan & Ahmet Ögüt, Danica Dakić, Vadim Fishkin, IRWIN, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Laibach, Alban Muja, Ilona Németh, Adrian Paci, Lia Perjovschi, Mladen Stilinović, New Collectivism, Jaan Toomik, Ulay, Tadej Vaukman, Živadinov
Date: 26 – 29 September 2019
Location: Marx Halle Vienna
Vienna Design Week
Vienna Design Week is Austria‘s largest curated design festival and has been taking place in Vienna since 2007. This year a guest country is Finland and the 9th district as their Focus District, home of the largest festival centre so far! The honour belongs to the Althan Quartier, the crystalline building known as Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof although it in fact bridges the station.
Dates: 27 September – 6 October
Location: Festival Headquarter, Althan Quartier: Julius-Tandler-Platz 3, 1090 Wien
Open daily from 11am – 8pm, 10pm on Saturdays
Vienna Hummanities Festival
The fourth Vienna Humanities Festival is yet another urban salon with leading figures from the worlds of academia, art, and culture. In nearly 40 events, held over several days primarily on Karlsplatz, they negotiate the burning questions of our time.
Date: 26 – 29 September
Location: various venues
Neuer Kunstverein Wien
The Neue Kunstverein Wien shows the Polish artist Agnieszka Polska in the exhibition “The Burrow”. The exhibition includes a sound installation that is an adaptation of Polska’s latest film “The Happiest Thought”, produced on behalf of the Berliner Festspiele / Immersion and in cooperation with the Hamburg Planetarium, as well as the films The New Sun, 2017 and My Little Planet, 2016.
Date: 19 September – 30 October
Location: Goethegasse 1, Stiege 5, 1. Floor, 1010 Vienna
Curated by – The gallery festival with international curators in Vienna.
Since its foundation eleven years ago, this festival has evolved into a central contemporary art event that – supported by selected galleries based in Vienna – has become an international calling card for the city. The main theme of this year is the “Circulation” of money, global commodity economy, circulating data, signs, images and discourses, the circulation of cultural capital. Part of the festival are guided tours. Why not to join the one curated by Janina Falkner (Galerie Steinek, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Galerie Hubert Winter, Krinzinger Projekte, Galerie Raum mit Licht).
Event: Guided Tour III curated by Janina Falkner
Date: 27 September
Location/ Meeting Point: Galerie Steinek, Eschenbachgasse 4, 1010 Wien, 16:00–18:00
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna
Exhibiting artists: Marina ABRAMOVIC, Sanell AGGENBACH, Lynda BENGLIS, Pamela BERKOVIC, Belinda BLIGNAUT, Bianca BONDI, Anna CEEH, Valie EXPORT, FXXXXism, Kendell GEERS, Gilbert & George, Susy GÓMEZ, Fabrice HYBER, Aleksandra KARPOWICZ, Thomas LEROOY, October! Collective, Tracy PAYNE, Sandrine PELLETIER, Yapci RAMOS, Anneliese SCHRENK, Lerato SHADI, Hank Willis THOMAS, Betty TOMPKINS, Iv TOSHAIN, James WEBB, Sophie WHETTNALL
Date: 12 Sep – 12 Oct
Location: Weihburggasse 26, 1010 Vienna
Maurizio Cattelan at the Theseus Temple
The Theseus Temple, this year presents a single work by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. A flock of pigeons is perched high up on the decorative cornice of an empty room. Sitting alone or in small groups, they appear to observe the visitors below, sharing their bemusement at the situation everyone finds themselves in. After some time, we realize that they are not in
Date: until 6 October
Location: The Theseus Temple, Volksgarten, 1010 Wien