Curators
2013

Curators

This year VIENNAFAIR had two wonderful curated projects: VIENNA Duet (Georgia and Poland) and “DIYALOG”: New Energies. In this post we would like to introduce you to dedicated curators and thank our partners – the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, the Polish Institute in Vienna, and OMV – for their kind support. Continue reading

20 four 7 – Collecting The New Contemporary
VIENNAFAIR Talks

20 four 7 – Collecting The New Contemporary

“With the globalization of the art market and the ongoing proliferation of information over social networks on the Internet, new approaches to art production have emerged, posing new questions about collecting contemporary art. With the collectors’ forum 20 four 7 – Collecting The New Contemporary, Next Edition Partners would like to offer a supplementary program … Continue reading

VIENNA Duet: Georgia – “Our Caucasus”. Part II
VIENNAFAIR Program

VIENNA Duet: Georgia – “Our Caucasus”. Part II

VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary is grateful to the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the Embassy of Georgia in Vienna for their generous support of the special project VIENNA Duet: Georgia “Our Caucasus i. e. Chveni Kavkasioni” curated by Irena Popiashvili and the artistic directors of VIENNAFAIR Christina Steinbrecher–Pfandt and Vita Zaman.  Continue reading

VIENNA Talks: October 10
2013

VIENNA Talks: October 10

VIENNA Talks showcases a broad spectrum of presentations, discussions, and debates with important representatives of the contemporary art scene. This year’s Talks provides an exciting and multifaceted platform for art professionals from different Eastern focus regions – people who rarely have the chance to meet each other – to represent their countries to the fullest … Continue reading

Stories From Central Europe
Hungary / Places

Stories From Central Europe

Once, when I spoke with Francesca von Habsburg about the current Hungarian art scene, she highlighted Blood Mountain as one of the most exciting initiatives. I met Jade Niklai, founder and director of the Budapest-based independent, non-profit organization. She gave insights into Blood Mountain’s history, current activities, and future plans – which also involve Vienna. Continue reading

Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?
Places / Turkey

Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?

Given the ongoing protests in Turkey, the theme “Resistance” seems to be appropriately chosen. Especially as Ali Kazma, who is representing Turkey at this year’s biennale, recently joined the solidarity protests on the opening day in Venice. Curated by Emre Baykal, the video series in the Turkish pavilion is an exploration of the body… Continue reading

“The Temperature Is Rising” – Jasper Sharp Reveals Details About Venice?
People / _Video

“The Temperature Is Rising” – Jasper Sharp Reveals Details About Venice?

Why Mathias Poledna? “Because his work is boiling!” maintains this year’s commissioner of the Austrian pavilion Jasper Sharp. Shortly before the 55th Art Biennale opens its doors, Mathias Poledna’s work “A Village By The Sea” was shown in the Secession in Vienna… Watch the video to get in the right mood for Venice! Continue reading