VIENNA ART WEEK 2021
From the 12th to the 19th of November 2021, Vienna Art Week will once again shine the spotlight on Vienna as a vibrant center of art. The festival, which takes place for the 17th time, gives insights into Viennese art production alongside around 50 program partners and will be offering a varied choice of events to enjoy for the visitors with free access. “Losing Control” is the theme which can be interpreted in many ways. This year’s motto is an invitation to artistically explore the many facets of physical and psychological loss of control. The theme also suggests that human beings, on most levels, are uncapable of controlling their destiny. In art production, losing control stands for wild ecstasy as well as for deliberately letting go and consequently immersing into a creative flow.
Vienna Art Week and its partners are pooling force for a diverse program, free of admission, including exhibition openings, performances, talks, guided tours, and much more. From Floridsdorf to the Inner City, from world-famous museums to newly discovered art spaces and artists’ studios, the venues spread across the city. Vienna is art!
With THE HOUSE OF LOSING CONTROL the VIENNA ART WEEK sets another highlight. For the duration of one week, a condemned building complex in the 20th district will mutate into an experimental space for art and a newly defined cultural meeting place. The building at Nordwestbahnstraße 53 will become a lively stage for an open and internationally networked art scene with a focus on young visual art, but also performance, experimental dance and music. In the former apartments and workshop halls, the thematic arc ranges from loss of control to ecstasy to states of complete letting go and introspection. Among the participants are Peter Sandbichler, Anna Jermolaewa, Ramesch Daha, and international positions such as Javier Téllez and Navid Nuur.