Ten emerging international curators, part of BLOCKFREI‘s annual curators-in-residence program Curators’ Agenda, visited viennacontemporary. Here’s what impressed them the most.
For the second year running, viennacontemporary organises Media Talks! and gives the floor to an impressive range of media outlets to voice their views on the contemporary art world.
Here is what viennacontemporary has to offer for those who love to read up on art: An expanded Media Zone to browse the newest art and culture magazines, special talks on developments in Baltic and Nordic art scene (hosted by arterritory.com and Collector’s Agenda), and a book store hosted by Verlag für moderne Kunst!
On the occasion of upcoming panel discussion “Is There a Future for Museums?”, September 20 at MQ, Vienna, museum expert Paul Alezraa from Avesta Group talks about how to stay relevant for digital natives, embracing new technologies and forgetting about visitor numbers.
The Art Newspaper and The Art Newspaper Russia will host a media forum on the opening day of viennacontemporary, 21 September. The Art Newspaper publisher Inna Bazhenovas talks about why “Content vs. Medium” is what discussions on new media should be centered around.
Vienna’s leading contemporary art galleries will be presenting specially curated exhibitions on the topic “Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst ausgedacht” [My Origins? I made them up]. The festival, coordinated and supported by the Vienna Business Agency and their creative centre departure, is on display from September 9 to October 15.
Cinema presents films and videos by Austrian and international artists, submitted by galleries participating in viennacontemporary. Developed and curated by Olaf Stüber, the format will this year explore artistic self-representation in film and video.
by Kate Sutton I first met Amy Bryzgel more than ten years ago, in the St Petersburg studio of Sergey Bugaev-Afrika, when Amy was researching for her dissertation at Rutger’s, home of the Norton Dodge Collection. Since that time, Amy has parlayed her studies into a full-blown database on the art from the former communist …
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“Incomprehensible!”, “Fantastic!”, “Boring!” Some were a bit confused, some amused, most people were curious about how the Kunsthalle’s director Schafhausen would start the new era of this institution with the festival What Would Thomas Bernhard Do (WWTBD) in Vienna’s Museumsquartier. See who was there and what happened at the opening…