This year viennacontemporary offers an exciting new format. The fair is not taking place in just one venue, it has decentralized adapting to the pandemic crisis. The viennacontemporary has spread out across the city, turning Vienna into a center stage for contemporary art. Begin your journey at the „Alte Post“ (old post office) in the first district. Read more
Viennacontemporary | 2nd to 5th September 2021
5 top picks from the viennacontemporary art fairs space Alte Post.
viennacontemporary opens the Austrian autumn art season with an extraordinary week of special guided tours, talks, and various artistic interventions and a wonderful selection of artists and galleries.
The newly appointed artistic director Boris Ondreička, has adopted to the current situation and created an innovative and experimental format spreading across city engaging Vienna as an artistic space.
“We have set ourselves the goal of being more than just a fair. At the same time, our aim is to fully exploit the wealth of possibilities that an art fair can offer. viennacontemporary already has a great audience, and yet we have to try to broaden the focus and open ourselves to all cultural and social groups. Vienna has always been a cultural hub, not only between east and west, but also north and south. We can learn a lot from the role that Vienna and Austria assumed during the years of European division: neutrality as an opportunity for mediation and negotiation.” — Boris Ondreička, Artistic Director viennacontemporary
A specially created city mapshows the wide range of contemporary art on offer in the city and invites art lovers to explore the program in the context of Contemporary Vienna on their own.
Selected hotel and culinary recommendations round off the cultural experience of Vienna.
As a special highlight, viennacontemporary traces the multicultural influences that have shaped Vienna and presents a unique performance at the popular Amalienbad on Reumannplatz.
Curated by Bjorn Stern for Galerie Kandlhofer, the exhibition "Weltgeist" examines the influence of humanism and its development over time. Seven international artists, including Janine Antoni, Reza Aramesh, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and the renowned late Hermann Nitsch, employ their individual techniques to shed light on the theme.
In her exhibition WATER, artist VIVIAN GREVEN reveals a series of large-scale paintings depicting different moments of birth. Greven paints birth explicitly, depicting it in itself, as an act of action. And despite the explicit pictorial subjects, it seems as if time stands still in the paintings: they hold something infinite.
Munchies Art Club is thrilled to share Alfredo Barsuglia's first solo exhibition "Pille" at Galerie3 in Austria features paintings, objects, and large pneumatic pills. The exhibition offers a unique and fantastic spatial experience, with clear and poetic image motifs and graffiti sprayed directly onto the gallery walls.
Our eyes, restlessly moving, almost dancing, follow the lines and diagonals shooting from the core in multiple directions. Every single line of colourful fabrics, hand-written expressive notes, tokens of systems, symbols or other visual aids imply a passionate, deep dive into unexplored topics. An information cluster instantly triggers our fantasy. What are these? The eager notes of an explorer, accounts from a diary, mental maps, or obsessive doodles with signs of automatism combined with an intentional loss of control?