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VIENNA ART WEEK 2020 – LIVING RITUALS

VIENNA ART WEEK goes online. Open Studio Days digital

Numerous online talks and a ZOOM marathon invite to studio visits from the sofa. HOUSE OF RITUALS an exhibition without audience can be experienced online. Further information is following soon …

Even though the latest measures against the Covid-19 crisis came into effect, the VIENNA ART WEEK would like to set a determined sign of life for art in the city: As announced, the art week will take place from November 13 – 20, 2020 and will digitalize its program.

In July a jury of experts met a selection of 100 artists from around 300 submissions who would have kept their studios open for visitors throughout Vienna on the weekend of November 14 and 15, 2020. Visits to the studios are now no longer possible due to the current Covid-19 measures. Instead, the VIENNA ART WEEK invites you to participate in the Open Studio Days online marathon: live conversations with the artists, moderated by eSeL Lorenz Seidler in rapid, entertaining changes, zoom the audience into the artists’ studios in Vienna. The two-day online marathon can be started at any time of the event via the web link.

Open Studio Days Online-Marathon: SA 14th and SO 15th NOV 2020, both 13:00-18:00

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The jury of the Open Studio Days consisting of Robert Punkenhofer (artistic director VIENNA ART WEEK), Angela Stief (freelance curator), Thomas Trummer (director Kunsthaus Bregenz), Rita Vitorelli (artist and editor of Spike Art Magazine) and Florian Waldvogel (Director of Art History Collections of Tyrolean State Museums) selected seven studios from the 100 participating studios, in which artists are active whose works and working methods are thematically related to this year’s motto LIVING RITUALS. The studios of Heinrich Dunst, Klaus Mosettig, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Robert Schaberl, ManfreDu Schu, Borjana Ventzislavova as well as the Jugend am Werk Sozial:Raum artists Suzanne Dixon, Susanne Kuzma and Ingrid Lechner had invited to a circuit of rituals. Curatorial talks had invited them to linger. Now, the LIVING RITUALS exhibition course will become an online talk course, taking place on the weekend of November 14 and 15, 2020. The audience can take part in the talks led by art experts live via the conference app ZOOM.

LIVING RITUALS Talks
SA 14 NOV 2020, 13:00-13:45: Robert Punkenhofer, artistic director VIENNA ART WEEK, in conversation with Klaus Mosetting
SA 14 NOV 2020, 14:30-15:15: Robert Punkenhofer, artistic director VIENNA ART WEEK, in conversation with Heinrich Dunst
SA 14 NOV 2020, 16:00-16:45: Rita Vitorelli, artist and editor of Spike Art Magazine, in conversation with ManfreDu Schu
SA 14 NOV 2020, 17:30-18:15: Klaus Speidel, philosopher, art critic and curator in conversation with Elisabeth von Samsonow
SO, 15 NOV 2020, 13:00-13:45: Angela Stief, curatorial consulting VIENNA ART WEEK, in conversation with Robert Schaberl
SO, 15 NOV 2020, 14:30-15:15: Rita Vitorelli, artist and editor of Spike Art Magazine, in conversation with Borjana Ventzislavova
SO, 15 NOV 2020, 16:00-16:45: Angela Stief, curatorial consultant VIENNA ART WEEK, in conversation with the artists of werd:art Jugend am Werk Suzanne Dixon, Susanne Kuzma and Ingrid Lechner

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Another way to get into conversation with Open Studio Days artists – or just to listen to them – is through the Art Melange Online Talks from Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20, at 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Curators and art mediators will moderate the virtual visits with Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout, Masha Dabelka, Fanni Futterknecht, Michael Kienzer, Xenia Lesniewski, Christiane Peschek, Laura Pold, Esther Vörösmarty and Kay Walkowiak.

Art Melange Online-Talks
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