viennacontemporary announces curatorial team for 2017 edition
For the third time, from 21 – 24 September 2017, viennacontemporary is taking place at the Marx Halle.
In addition to the presentations of about one hundred Austrian, Central and Eastern European, and international exhibitors, viennacontemporary offers a wide range of curated sections and special projects as well as an extensive talks program, attracting art lovers and experts from all over the world.
Artistic Director | Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt
Artistic director Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt (DE), in collaboration with the fair’s admission committee, worked towards improving the mix of exhibitors, curated sections and special programs.
“Bridging the East and West, viennacontemporary continues to foster Vienna’s creative scene, and is proud to promote the city’s rapidly growing role as an international hub for contemporary art. Embark with us on an art journey through the world’s most liveable city!” Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt.
ZONE1 | Marlies Wirth
ZONE1 curated by Marlies Wirth (AT) gives the stage to young Austrian artists. Wirth, an up-and-coming young Austrian curator, takes on the challenge of selecting the best of her contemporaries.
ZONE1 is now more than ever a section for discoveries and surprises, with ten solo presentations by Austrian artists under 40.
ZONE1 is kindly supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
Solo & Sculpture | Miguel Wandschneider
Solo & Sculpture curated by Miguel Wandschneider (PT) puts sculpture into the spotlight.
Stressing the sequence of the sculptures, the curator aims to bring this art form to the forefront, challenging its classical art-fair presentation.
Talks | Kate Sutton
For the second time, the Talks program at viennacontemporary will be curated by writer and art critic Kate Sutton (US).
Sutton will bring top international speakers to Vienna to dicuss, comment, and analyze a wide range of topics shedding more light on specific content presented at the fair as well as on today’s international contemporary art scene. The various sessions will give the floor to curators, artists, collectors, and art professionals.
Cinema | Olaf Stüber
Already in its third edition, Cinema – curated by Olaf Stüber (DE) – offers a popular platform for artist films and video art.
Titled “my own little happiness”, Cinema will feature works looking for small moments of joy or exploring the failures on the road to happiness.
The films and videos will be selected from applications by galleries participating in viennacontemporary.
Cinema is kindly supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 edition of viennacontemporary.