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 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 map shows 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.