Parallel Art Fair Vienna | Semmelweisklinik
The ninth Parallel Art Fair takes place this year in the historical Women’s maternity clinic Semmelweis, in the 18th district of Vienna.
The fair presents Austrian and international contemporary art in this amazing and abandoned space. It’s uncanny how the Parallel team always finds these incredible spaces, turning these forsaken buildings back to life breathing and exuding art into old forgotten rooms, endless hallways once again filled with energy.
The curated and by invitation only emerging and established artists, coming from Austria and beyond are invited to interact with the building. The result as always invigorating!
PARALLEL VIENNA is a wonderful mix of art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio. GALLERY STATEMENTS, PROJECT STATEMENTS, ARTIST STATEMENTS and artistic INTERVENTIONS offering a wide range of contemporary art. Exhibitor occupy rooms of the building.
These site-specific artworks and interventions are the trademark of the PARALLEL VIENNA and make the fair a one of a kind exhibition format. As a curated art fair participation is only possible if invited by the art fairs curatorial team.
What to expect?
An amazing space
Over 600 artistic positions
Delicious food and drinks.
Color! a lot of color.
Contemporary art at its best!
The perfect place to connect, support and discover the contemporary arts!
Safety, with strict controls at the entrance following a 2G policy!
My expectations (and they were high) were met when I explored room for room, floor for floor of this years Parallel.
08.09.2021 till 12.08.2021
We share a little of what we saw
Domi Gratz is our personal favorite and one of the first artists we featured, we believe in her, she’s extremely gifted and a very promising artist.
The contemporary visual artist Ernst Koslitsch is presenting new sculptural works from yellow wood panels used on building sites.
The wood used here was collected from the surrounding of the Semmelweisklinik.
We congratulate the artist Ernst Lima, winner of this years PARALLEL VIENNA | Bildrecht YOUNG ARTIST Award 2021.
The talented contemporary artist was selected by an expert jury and rightly so, wonderful work and great presentation!
Go see the spectacular large artworks from another of our favorite artists, the very talented Adrian Hazi, represented by the Elektrohalle Rhomberg.
We discovered and love the art on view from the artist Katharina Spielmann represented by the Viennese Charim Gallery.
Our wonderful neighbor the wonderfully talented artist Karo Kuchar, go check out her room and let her tell you the truly cool way she created her artworks.
We loved the room from Helmuts art club, and Paul Hoffmann, its truly worth checking out!
Our lovely and very talented featured artist Maximiliano Leon welcomes you into a room deliciously smelling of oil paint from the wonderful work he presents.
Another lovely neighbor, the incredible artist Jasmin Edelbrunner whose work is awesome! I am in love with these green velvet hanging boobs.
The gallery Sophie Vonier is in a large light filled room, there the gallery presents the artists Dominik Lauda and Anne-Clara Stahl.
The serenity I felt in the room of the Land Steiermark, let me experience for a moment how it must have been in these elegant offices, in the early days.
Amazing light installation from the contemporary artist Stefan Weibel, presented by the GPL Contemporary in the old abandoned E.R of the Semmelweisklinik.
These really cool little sculptures had a kind of spooky realness to them.
The luckiest girl at the fair is Anne Glassner, in bed all day all cozy, as the rest of the exhibitors stood for hours or sat on uncomfortable chairs.
I get to pass this room a lot, and every time I do I love to look inside the amazing Studio III space.
My husband and I fell in love with the wonderful works from the painter Philip Mentzingen, represented by the Tassili Unser gallery.
Last but not least the amazing ever growing electric car racing track including miniature figures, and light installations from artist Martin Markeli. I go to race, but my timing was terrible! FUN! FUN! FUN!
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