After a busy fair day, what better place to hang out with other art lovers than at the official viennacontemporary after hours at HEUER am Karlsplatz? The music will be mixed by Viennese and international artists, curators and gallerists, and special viennacontemporary drinks will be mixed by HEUER. Dance, mingle and enjoy, from 9.00 pm till late…
Wednesday, September 21 – VC Opening night
Performance: Leon Kahane, Pas de deux | Nicolaus Schafhausen & Dalia Ahmed
21:30 Performance: Leon Kahane, Pas de deux (2015)
in cooperation with Kunsthalle Wien
Leon Kahane, born in 1985 in (East) Berlin, is not a ballet dancer. His art is usually not about (other) art. But in Pas de deux, Leon Kahane is dancing, and he dances to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. However, he dances not as perfect as his dance instructor, with whom he performs this piece together. Yet The Nutcracker has to be performed perfectly, because of its affiliation to high culture – particularly in Russia, where the image of Tchaikovsky is kept “perfect” by hiding both his homosexuality and his suicide. Kahane has developed Pas de deux for the Moscow Biennale 2015 for an international and for the Russian audience. Kahane performs this piece and makes many mistakes. “Making mistakes means reflecting, about oneself and about things. Contemporary art that is ‘free’ should reflect.” Where, when and under which conditions is art ‘free’? Kahane dances to raise this question. Presumably, he also dances for the freedom of art.
Nicolaus Schafhausen & Dalia Ahmed, Kunsthalle Wien
Grace Jones, Suicide and Rihanna. Nothing really matters. Except dancing. Maybe. Kunsthalle Wien director Nicolaus Schafhausen and his colleague Dalia Ahmed are fully dedicated to making your legs shake.
Special Drink: Viennessage
Burschik’s Red Viennese Vermouth, Citrus Thyme, Lemon, Sugar, Pol Roger Champagne
! Priority acces for VIP-Card holders and Exhibitors – limited capacity!
Thursday, September 22 – VC goes international
Kourosh Nouri | REAL DASE (E Okazaki, Rave Lcxxs)
Kourosh Nouri, Carbon 12
Kourosh Nouri is the director of Carbon 12 gallery in Dubai. He will be playing “an eclectic selection of ‘lost’ beats… a bit jazz fusion and rock. This together with some hip shaking ‘classics’, and some new songs…”
REAL DASE (E Okazaki, Rave Lcxxs)
REAL DASE are photographer Elsa Okazaki (FR, based in Vienna) and artist Rade Petrasevic from Vienna. They will play “electronic flash, dark pop, new dub and Madonna”.
Special Drink: Soiree – international
Fennel infused Vodka, Heuer Cucumber Shrub, Cranberry Juice, Ginger Beer
FRIDAY, September 23 – VC mashup
Salvatore Viviano | MC Amir (Amir Shariat)
Salvatore Viviano, One Work Gallery
Artist Salvatore Viviano (IT) lives and works in Vienna, were her runs One Work Gallery. Salvatore about DJ-ing: “Why I like to be DJ? Because it’s like being a Prime Minister but, better. My music selection goes from Vivaldi to Beyoncé, I am sure they were lovers… See you on the dance floor!” Listen to his previous sets here.
… is Vienna-based art collector, curator, and advisor Amir Shariat, who has a history as a musician as well:
“I was active in the rap scene of the 80s and 90s and performed mainly in clubs in Austria but also abroad. Some of my personal highlights were being the opening act for Jah Wobble’s concert in Vienna and rapping with Kid Frost. In 1990 I wrote a song called “Tired of Apartheid” and was very touched when Pete Rock & CL Smooth voted it number one in Austria. The same year I was asked to be the main act for the Nelson Mandela Freedom Party in Vienna and donated my stage fee to the ANC. Rap has always fascinated me since my early childhood as it combines poetry with beats and I am a poet at heart.”
MC Amir’s playlist: “Hardcore rap but smooth on the edges!”
Special Drink: Summer Mash-up
Hennessy VS Cognac, Rosmary Essence, Heuer Elderflower Shrub, Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic
SATURDAY, September 24 -VC beats till dawn
Severin Dünser | Alex Ruthner
Severin Dünser, 21er Haus
Severin Dünser is a curator for contemporary art at the 21er Haus, Vienna. He is a frequent DJ at the 21er Haus after parties and other occasions. Severin will play some tracks from Hot Chip to Nicki Minaj, whatever the situation demands. A must track for him is “The Chauffeur” by Duran Duran.
Alex Ruthner, artist, Vienna
“I love nightlife and its people! On my numerous travels through the under- and uppergound I experienced music as a catalyst for great emotions and atmospheres. This is my story.”
Special Drink: Alex’ Margarita
Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Chilli infused Fino Sherry, Agave Syrup, Lime, Salt
viennacontemporary after hours
HEUER am Karlsplatz
Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna
21 – 24 September, 9.00 pm till late…
22–25 September 2016
Marx Halle Vienna