viennacontemporary 2022

viennacontemporary 2022


September 2, 2022
viennacontemporary 2022
September 8–11, 2022, 1pm
Kursalon Vienna
Johannesgasse 33
1010 Vienna

From September 8–11, 2022, Austria’s leading contemporary art fair will take place for the first time on the extraordinary premises of the neo-renaissance palace Kursalon Vienna, in the heart of the city.

National and international galleries have been personally invited by artistic director Boris Ondreička and the viennacontemporary admissions committee, promising presentations of the highest quality as well as exciting new discoveries. With special programs such as ZONE1, an exhibition of young artists living and working in Austria, Sessions, an extensive educational program with international experts and collectors, STATEMENT UKRAINE, a multi-part statement on what is unfolding in Ukraine and Europe, as well as guided tours, a concert, performances and film screenings around Kursalon Vienna, this year’s viennacontemporary promises to be one of the most exciting editions yet. 

Discover the best art from the global East and West in the center of Vienna! Opening hours:September 8–11, daily 1–7pm 


From September 7, 2022
The multi-part commentary on the current situation in Ukraine and Europe forms this year’s content focus of viennacontemporary. The centerpiece is the group exhibition “The Cockerel with Black Wings: A Recovered Heirloom” at das weisse haus, in which Ukrainian and international artists address the ongoing war.

Panel discussion “Ukrainian Culture on its Path to the EU”
September 7, 3–6:30pm
Aula of Sciences, Ground Floor, Wollzeile 27A

Exhibition opening: The Cockerel with Black Wings: A Recovered Heirloom
September 7, 7pm
das weisse haus, Hegelgasse 14
Curator: Kateryna Filyuk. Thirteen international artists deal with the subject of war.

The initiative features eight art pieces created by established contemporary Ukrainian artists in collaboration with international crypto artists. The major part of the primary returns from sales will be donated to charity organizations in Ukraine.

Curator: Tjaša Pogačar. The exhibition format ZONE1 exclusively features artists under 40, who live, work or have been educated in Austria. Since 2015, ZONE1 has been one of the highlights of the fair, and is highly valued by art experts and visitors.

Guided tours
viennacontemporary invites its guests to dive deeper into the art world with the help of special tailor-made private and public guided tours. The times can be found in the schedule, tickets can be booked online or at the ticket counter.

“How does art meet film? How does film meet art?” In cooperation with the Academy of Austrian Film, viennacontemporary is organizing a day at the Metro Cinema at the interface of art and film.

Kids workshop
Together with the ZOOM team, children and young people build their own works of art as part of viennacontemporary in the pavilion in the garden of Kursalon Vienna!

Sessions: Biergart’l
A series of afternoon lectures and workshops will cover themes such as art dealing, prices, collecting, and art production, and aims to engage with the realities of the art market. In cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

New new media: MAK
In a series of three panels, international experts in the field of contemporary arts, architecture, design, and technology touch upon cutting-edge platforms, mechanisms, commodities of crypto, blockchain, and the virtual realities of art practice, production, and distribution. The seminar takes place in cooperation with and in the Lecture Hall of MAK.

Concert: Fennesz@Konserthaus
Austrian guitarist, composer, and electronic musician Christian Fennesz is considered one of the most distinctive voices in electronic music. As part of viennacontemporary 2022, Fennesz will perform in the historic Schubert Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus.

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