THE INDEPENDANT ART FAIR ACTING AS COUNTERPART TO THE VIENNA CONTEMPORARY
During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Lockdown most important art fairs were cancelled.
The Vienna Contemporary Fair is scheduled to take place at the end of September, and along side at the same time, the smaller up and coming Parallel Fair is also taking place.
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The 2020 PARALLEL VIENNA will be the eighth edition! Due to the current COVID-19 situation, with strict compliance to the rules implementing all necessary security measures, PARALLEL VIENNA is taking place in an old commercial building on Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz. The building offers over 4000m2 of space to around 130 Exhibitors.
PARALLEL VIENNA presents young and emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, off spaces and artist spaces – both Austrian and international, all under one roof. It thus combines local artistic creation with international trends and contributes to building networks and fosters exchanges between between artists, curators, collectors and exhibition visitors.
PARALLEL VIENNA is a hybrid between art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio. It unites exhibitions made by commercial galleries (GALLERY STATEMENTS — each with a solo presentation of an artist), off-spaces and art associations (PROJECT STATEMENTS – a solo or group show) and solo presentations by selected artists (ARTIST STATEMENTS or artistic INTERVENTIONS in the building invited directly by PARALLEL VIENNA).
Instead of the usual booths at art fairs, each exhibitor occupies a separate room of the building in which the exhibition is presented. These site-specific artworks and interventions are the trademark of PARALLEL VIENNA and make the fair a unique and alternative exhibition format outside the“white cube. As a curated art fair participation is upon invitation by the curatorial team only.
As part of this years Fair works of the artists Erwin Wurm and Martin Grandits will premiere at this years Parallel Vienna Edition 2020.
Stefan Bidner I Artistic Director, Daniel Haider I Managing Partner, Kaveh Ahi I Managing Partner | Julia Harrauer I Curatorial Assistance, Isabella Hofmann I Curatorial Assistance | Oliver Matzner I Graphic/Digital Assistant, Lena Zotti I Graphic Design
Preview and opening by invitation only: 22.09.2020
Duration: 23.09.2020 - 27.09. 2020
Opening hours: 12:00-19:00
Where and Location: Rudolf Sallinger Platz 1, 1030 next to the Vienna Intercontinental Hotel
Public Transport: U3 Stadtpark
Contemporary Art Vienna | Anzenberger Galler | Aa Collections | Artcare | Artdepot | c.art, Prantl + Boch | Gabriele Senn Galerie | Galerie Artcont | Charim Galerie | Koenig 2 | Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman | Galerie Frey | Galerie Gans | Heimo Bachlehner | Galerie Krinzinger | Galerie Jünger | Galerie Kunst und Handel | Galerie Krobath | Galerie Lisi Hämmerle | Rudolf Leeb | Zeller van Almsick | Galerie 3 | Galerie 422 | Monev Contemporary | Nicole Gnesa Galerie | Nitsch Foundation | Styrian Art Foundation | Zs Art Galerie | Tassilo Usner Contemporary Art | GPL contemporary | HO Gallery | Kubik Gallery | MARIO MAURONER
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