Bring together a host of art galleries and what do you get? A lot of discussion, for starters. And a rather considerable amount of art. Now throw in interesting presentations, tours, and similar, and you have viennacontemporary.
- Contemporary art fair with a strong international reach
- Exhibitions, tours, shows, and more
- 2023 dates: Sept 7-10
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Galleries from all over
(The Kursalon serves as the main location in 2023)
It’s easy to stare up at all those old buildings and see Vienna as a time capsule and its art museums as preservers of the past. But that’s just not true.
Art in Vienna sticks its fingers into numerous creative pies. This includes contemporary art, of course, not least through the influence of the MuseumsQuartier collection of museums, venues, and events.
You might consider the viennacontemporary art fair as a collective manifestation of this local contemporary art scene. Alongside various other activities, the event brings together numerous local galleries in a showcase of works.
And not just art galleries from Vienna. Nor just from Austria.
The viennacontemporary event draws on galleries from across Europe and perhaps beyond. In 2022, for example, the event featured 26 from Austria and a further 36 from 16 other countries (the majority from central and eastern Europe).
Find full details of the 2023 event at the official website, once available. The central location is the historical Kursalon concert and event venue.
2023 dates and tickets
In 2023, viennacontemporary is scheduled to run from September 7th to September 10th. Check the website for ticket details and visitor info.
How to get to viennacontemporary
The Kursalon location sits at one end of the Stadtpark with its numerous monuments and memorials to musicians, artists, and more. Everyone likes to get a photo with the golden Johann Strauss II, for example.
Subway: the venue has an exit from the Stadtpark station on the U4 subway line as a close neighbour. The station pavilion is a classic Otto Wagner design.
Tram/bus: tram lines D and 71 both stop at nearby Schwarzenbergplatz. The 2 tram goes there, as well, but also stops at the nearer Weihburggasse.
Address: Johannesgasse 33, 1010 Vienna