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VIENNA GALLERIES CHECK-IN #2
Vienna has developed into an exciting and dynamic contemporary art landscape in recent years - not least because of its galleries. Today we visit another three of them
Anselm Kiefer’s Inferno in Venice
Anselm Kiefer has staged a world theater in the famous Sala dello Scrutinio, where the Doge was once elected. A text by Sabine B. Vogel.
VIENNA GALLERIES CHECK-IN #1
What role do art, artists and their institutions play in questioning existing norms and orders? We have asked three art galleries
ARTISTS SUPPORT UKRAINE
On February 24, 2022, a decades-long post-war order came to an end in an unfathomable way for the 21st century and of course, the
House of Losing Control. A review.
Nomen est Omen: The House of Losing Control only barely escaped the lockdown. Now it has been history for more than two weeks. Time for a short recap.
Not just a piece of the coat
Redistribution now? In its current annual show "Poor & Rich", the Dom Museum Wien presents a cross-section of the history and iconography of social inequality.
Videointerview with Oliver Ressler
The exhibition „Overground Resistance“ brings together artists who produce their works in dialogue with the climate justice movements in which they consider themselves participants.
Painting as a threat
At Galerie Sophie Tappeiner, Berlin-based artist Sophie Reinhold explores the threat potential of painting and comes up with exciting results.
The Culture & Technology Podcast
The Culture & Technology Podcast is a virtual salon — hosted by the Vienna Business Agency together with Severin Matusek.
After the intoxication
Christine König Gallery presents a satyr play of a special kind as part of curated by: thoughtful, sober, sympathetically 'unbaroque'.
Conversation between the shores
With Birgit Jürgenssen and Cinzia Ruggeri, Galerie Hubert Winter juxtaposes two radical individualists who never met during their lifetimes.
The second edition of the Propeller Biennale at Fotogalerie Wien in WUK once again shows a selection of works by students at Austrian art colleges.
Healing Confusion. A visit with Marc Dion
At Galerie Kargl, Mark Dion explores the question of the principles by which we order things.
Between the dots of light
With "Pattern As A Teacher" at Felix Gaudlitz Valentina Triet generates an invisible body inhabiting the voids.
I sing against Monsanto
The exhibition, curated by Miguel A. López, shows works by artists from all over the world who critically deal with exploitation and environmental destruction.
A Gallery Tour through Schleifmühlgasse
Our third gallery stroll takes us through Schleifmühlgasse in Vienna's 4th district.
Fashion and dystopia
In her exhibition "Autumn Cloth" at Sophie Tappeiner gallery, Dutch artist Tenant of Culture traces the consequences of economics in the fashion world.
Practice seeing with relish
Under the title "Posture and Pose", Kunst Haus Wien is dedicating an extensive retrospective to Elfie Semotan on the occasion of her 80th birthday.
Eating your cake and baking it anew
Kunstverein Kevin Space presents the new project of Vienna-based writer Miriam Stoney, whose work is mostly collaborative and text-based.
A gallery tour across the city
The second gallery tour to follow leads on a route across Vienna's city center to another five top galleries for contemporary art.
Yuji Agematsu makes miniature sculptures from waste he finds on his daily strolls through New York's streets. The objects cast in resin can currently be seen at the Secession.
Beset by crises. Out of control. Out of action. Awareness of humankind’s limited ability to intervene in the way of the world is increasing.
A Path from Thought to Action
This year Joseph Beuys would have turned 100 years old. Belvedere 21 is taking this opportunity to present an extensive exhibition of his work.
A gallery tour through downtown Vienna
The starting point of our tour to five top galleries for contemporary art in the heart of Vienna's city center - situated between Stadtpark and the old town quarter southeast of Kärntner Straße - is
On the extremes of good and evil
The exhibition by Kapsch prize winner Hugo Canoilas takes us into a sea world populated by unknown creatures and questions the anthropocentric view of the world.
The archway of the Notgalerie was positioned in front of the House of Rituals. After three years at its location in the Seestadt, it was completely dismantled and its individual parts scattered.
The artist tells how bread baking inspired her artistic work and the importance of materials and shape transfer.
The transdisciplinary artist Ezgi Erol tells us what role vacuum cleaners and sociology play in her artistic work.
Working under one roof
An autumnal garden, three children play catch, a tiny dog named Mimi yaps. Schloss25, a former nursing school in the middle of Hietzing, originally a psychiatric institution, is home to 15 female arti
LIVING RITUALS – EXHIBITION PARCOURS
From the 100 artists of the Open Studio Days, seven studios were selected by the jury, in which artists dealt with the theme "Living Rituals".
Artist-Talk with Katharina Höglinger
VIDEO-TALK: Francesca Gavin, curator, in conversation with the artist Katharina Höglinger
Artist Talk with Christian Eisenberger
VIDEO-TALK: Ursula Maria Probst, curator, in conversation with the artist Christian Eisenberger
Stefanie Gutheil and Bianca Kennedy in conversation
VIDEO-TALK: Curator Philipp Bollmann in conversation with Stefanie Gutheil and Bianca Kennedy about their exhibition at Krinzinger Projekte.
Ann Cotten in conversation with the artist Kanako Tada
VIDEO-TALK: Ann Cotten (writer, Junior Fellow at IFK, Vienna) and Kanako TADA (artist, currently in Vienna thanks to Pola Art Foundation) in conversation.
VIDEO TOUR: Robert Punkenhofer, artistic director of VIENNA ART WEEK, leads through some of the most exciting galleries in Vienna.
ONLINE-PROGRAM OF THE DAY Wednesday
Here you will find a list of links to the daily online program. If you cannot visit VIENNA ART WEEK, we will visit you.
VIENNA ART WEEK goes online. Open Studio Days digital
The VIENNA ART WEEK takes place online. The art week offers - as a response to current measures - new, digital formats.
Das Ritual in der Performance zwischen Spiel und Seinsgewissheit. Bertlmann, Samsonow und der Morgenkaffee 2
Der Philosoph, Kunstkritiker und Kurator Klaus Speidel beleuchtet das Ritual vor dem Hintergrund der Performancekunst. Er sprach mit den Künstlerinnen Elisabeth von Samsonow und Renate Bertlmann.
Rituals might seem anachronistic nowadays – like messengers from other times – in fact they are also deeply rooted in secularized societies, and a conducive factor for social cohesion.
Hidden thoughts of a visual nature
Monika Pessler, director of the Sigmund Freud Museum, talks about the exhibition of conceptual art in the former offices of Sigmund Freud.
What, How & for Whom/WHW: A kiss can change the law …
What happens when fluids, bugs and viruses mix in an act of love?
Gerhard Hirczi: Upgrade your routines. Take advantage of digital opportunities
Our daily working life is shaped by routines. Routines create a framework for our actions and provide security at every level.
Rituals in the Viennese Actionism
Hubert Klocker, director of the Stadtraum Sammlung Friedrichshof, talks about the importance of rituals in the work of Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Viennese Actionism in general.
In conversation with Alexandra Baumgartner, whose studio we were allowed to discover during the Open Studio Days 2019. It was not lacking inspiration.
Contemporary Week at Dorotheum
Zeitgenössische Kunst ist neben Werken der Moderne in der Auktionswoche von 23.-26. Juni 2020 im Dorotheum zu sehen.
SEE NOW: VIDEO – VIENNA ART TALK #2
In the Online-Talk „Art World in Times of Crisis – Roles and Responsibilities“ Sabine Haag, Gail Lord, Norbert Kettner and Robert Punkenhofer discuss challenges and opportunities post corona-crisis.
We visit Thomas Gänszler, who studied with Erwin Wurm, in his Viennese studio in a back building. He often works with semi-finished products, which he reworks, fragments or re-composes.
VIENNA ART TALK “Art World in Times of Crisis”
Joshua Decter (author and curator, New York), Lucy Orta (artist, professor London College of Fashion, Paris) and Robert Punkenhofer (artistic director VIENNA ART WEEK analyze the consequences, risks a
VIENNA ART WEEK in conversation with Stefan Draschan, whose photographs are a big hit on social media for a reason.
VIENNA ART WEEK 2020, which will take place from November 13 to 20, is themed "Living Rituals". Learn more about this year's motto here!
The artist has created her own cosmos over the years, following different techniques and combining analog and digital in her works.
Growing up with Art
Wiener Städtische will continue to support the diverse activities of the VIENNA ART WEEK in 2021 under the slogan "Making art and culture tangible - we support this".
The artist, filmmaker and photographer Timotheus Tomicek gives us insights into his studio and his world of thought.
She calls the "non-existing human rights" the root of her art. - Talking with the Iranian-born artist Soli Kiani in her beautiful studio in Vienna.
She tells us about her daily creative ritual and her dream to work on an island by the sea.
Somewhere between Genius and Lunacy
In this exhibition series, contemporary artists are invited to examine the portrayal of the Last Judgement by Hieronymus Bosch.
The artist finds his inspiration: "In books, discussions, the Internet, Vienna's houses, 1 € shops, dumpsters and abandoned places."
FABRIC FOR FASHION
In a big "SHOW OFF", the Viennese MAK transforms itself into a catwalk for revolutionary fashion designers linked to Austria. The works of 60 designers and 30 photographers offer an impressive ove
The Best Moments of Vienna Art Week 2019
Pulsating, inspiring, creative like the city: that was the Vienna Art Week 2019 - our highlights summarized in a video for you.
Studio Visit at Lukas Pusch
Norbert Kettner, Managing Director Vienna Tourist Board, visited Lukas Pusch in his studio and we joined them with our camera.
Vienna Art Week 2019 in Pictures
The 15th Vienna Art Week is history again - but what a history! Once again, the City of Vienna was able to show what it has to offer!
Studio Visit at Claudia Märzendorfer
VIDEO: Studio Visit at Claudia Märzendorfer (Open Studio Day Exhibition Parcours) https://youtu.be/cMv-i8jkE6g
Studio Visit at Lois Renner
VIDEO: Studio Visit at Lois Renner (Open Studio Day Exhibition Parcours) https://youtu.be/rB_bffnCsnQ
Too Good to be True
The criterion of authenticity is central to the appreciation of art - but what happens when an imitation is too good to be true? - Forgery in the world of art.
MAKING TRUTH Line-up
The MAKING TRUTH Line-up concludes the festival week in terms of content. The focus is on socio-politically active artists and the work of activist groups.
VIENNA ART WEEK spoke with two long-time contributors to Hermann Nitsch's actions about the lust for blood and the transformative power of excess.
The Open Studio Days on Saturday, NOV 16 and Sunday, NOV 17 offer art lovers the unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of artistic creation and to have informal conversations with artist
He lives and works in San Francisco. Ron Nagle is known for his intimately scaled sculptures. Now the Secession is going to show a selection of his recent works.
A search for self-conception
Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) has devoted its major fall exhibition to Austria’s role in the Cold War. In an interview, curator Monika Platzer explains what architecture has to do with it.
Exhibition Parcour Talks
Highlight of the Vienna Art Week is the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours: 14 selected studios spread across the city will be connected to the rooms of an exhibition. The Exhibition Parcours Talks will
MAKING TRUTH. ONE-SHOT WORKs between production and presentation, analog and digital reception
MAKING TRUTH is an exhibition designed as a circuit running through the Vienna studios of 16 selected artists. Here you can find out what it is all about.
Forms Larger and Bolder: EVA HESSE DRAWINGS
The artist, Eva Hesse, was known for sculpture, but she accompanied drawing throughout her life. In conversation with curator Manuela Ammer about her graphic work.
„Truth is made when existing historical and institutional conditions inscribe themselves …”
Truth is made when existing historical and institutional conditions inscribe themselves in the order of bodies. The same can be said of that which is considered “true art” and is placed in public
“What [...] is truth? Worn-out metaphors which have become powerless to affect the senses; coins which have their obverse effaced and now are no longer of account as coins but merely as metal.”
„IM LEBEN GIBT ES WIE IN DER KUNST VIELE WAHRHEITEN.“
Großartig an bildender Kunst ist, dass nichts eindeutig ist. Ein hochkarätiges Kunstwerk wie das Porträt von Rudolf dem Stifter (1360–1365) oder die „Vierge Ouvrante“ (1420–1430) aus dem Do