18-25 NOV 2022


Every year, the festival has a theme, which serves as an inspiration for the program partners and also as a guideline for the content of the VIENNA ART WEEK’s own program.

In the current global situation, orders and systems that were taken for granted are increasingly beginning to falter. In view of current developments, we are confronted with ever greater challenges.

The innovative potential of art in questioning prevailing structures and thought patterns by using creative strategies is particularly valuable in these times.

With the theme CHALLENGING ORDERS, we want to look at the political, social and cultural status quo from different artistic perspectives.

Around 140 events with free admission in institutions, independent spaces, exhibition spaces and galleries ensure a varied and exciting program throughout the week.

Stop by and be inspired!

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