Vienna Art Week

Transforming Technology: Vienna Art Week 2017, Nov 13 – 19

13 November 2017

The 2017 edition of Vienna Art Week opens at venues across the city running November 13 to 19.

Brought together under the umbrella theme of ‘Transforming Technology,’ over 70 museums, galleries and independent venues will be host to over 200 events including film screenings, exhibitions, talks, performances, lectures, guided tours and more.

Some highlights include the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ Hackathon, an artist talk with Sofie Muller and Evelyn Loschy in conversation with curator Stef Van Bellingen, group exhibitions Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange collaboratively presented by tranzit, ERSTE Foundation and frei_raum Q21  looking at “friendship and exchange, social movements and activism, the historic dimension of imperialism,” and Nils Büttner talking about old masters in Peter Paul Rubens: Allegorical Art and Voyeurism. There is a large program in alternative spaces around the city, including “a bilateral art project on superstition” ATTOKOUSSY الطقوسي at Hinterland Galerie and featuring work by Zainab Andalibe and Leila Sadel among others.

Visit the Vienna Art Week website for details.**

Zainab Andalibe, ‘Apprentie Gnawi’ (2017) Videostill. Courtesy the artist + Vienna Art Week
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Vienna Art Week, Nov 14 – 20

14 November 2016

Now in its 12th year, the annual contemporary Vienna Art Week returns to the city, running November 14 to 20. 

This year’s theme ‘Seeking Beauty’ will bring together an international community of over 200 events through a range of exhibitions, performances talks and film screenings to explore “how beauty is perceived today in all its diversity and contradictions, opening new aesthetic, philosophical and socio-political perspectives in the process.”

Kicking off the weekend will be an opening party featuring a live VJ set by Andrew Margolies Mezvinsky & lichterloh at Dorotheum. A continual performative interview marathon will discuss the age-old topic of beauty in art, how it changes over time and the significance of it now, featuring French artist ORLAN, Victoria and Albert Museum curator Mark Evans, choreographer Doris Uhlich and literary theorist Barbara Vinken among others. 

Throughout the city there will also be an Open Studio Day where over 70 studios will be open to the public, as well curated exhibitions including  Ai Wei Wei’s Translocation- Transformation, and new film screening by artist Darja Bajagić as part of Anna-Sophie Berger’s exhibition at mumok among many others.

See the Vienna Art Week website for a full programme and more details.**


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Young Americans @ Franz Josefs Kai 3, Nov 16 – 30

16 November 2015

The Young Americans group exhibition is happening at Vienna’s Franz Josefs Kai 3 gallery, opening as a part of Vienna Art Week, November 16 and running to November 30.

Curated and organised by Cornelis van Almsick and Irene Gludowacz, the show features eight US representative artists who, as the press release states “grew up as digital natives with respect to post-pop and post-minimalism”. These include Petra Cortright, Luis Gispert, Alex ItoKen OkiishiCarter MullRyan TrecartinKaari Upson and Timur Si-Qin, the latter of whom, along with Okiishi, will be present for an artist talk led by Jade Niklai on November 17.

The press release goes on to describe the themes of the exhibition as one exploring “the rapid changes of our time, on the internet and new media” through installation, photography and video art.

See the FB event page and for details.**

Timur Si-Qin, 'Axe Effect' (2011). Image courtesy of the artist.
Timur Si-Qin, ‘Axe Effect’ (2011). Image courtesy of the artist.

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