Watch our recap video from viennacontemporary 2016 with opinions from writer Kate Sutton, gallerist Timothy Persons and collectors Alain Servais and Arne Austrheim.
From 22 to 25 September in Marx Halle Vienna, viennacontemporary brought together an unparalleled selection of Austrian, Eastern European, and international galleries, who presented thousands of artworks by over five hundred young and established artists as well as leading world-class names. It closes with 28,316 visitors.
“Vienna is finally at the center of attention of the international art scene. We have never received so much positive resonance from our international guests and domestic art collectors as we did this year. Not just viennacontemporary in the Marx Halle but also the many cooperations with the city’s art institutions initiated through our activities reflect that we correctly identified the potential in the Viennese art scene and have made a substantial contribution to it,” says Dmitry Yu. Aksenov, board chairman of viennacontemporary.
“We began with a narrow pathway, now the bridges are built and ready for exchanges with the art scenes of the East and West. This year we had more galleries, an even more comprehensive program, extra special showcases, and more visitors who really enjoyed viennacontemporary 2016 – and many who also enriched their collections with new purchases. I’m already looking forward to the next edition of the fair from 21 to 24 September 2017,” states Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, artistic director of viennacontemporary, enthusiastically about the success of Austria’s largest art fair.