In Vienna

Current exhibitions in Vienna
With its influential gallery scene and renowned institutions, Vienna’s contemporary art scene has always something new and exciting to offer. Here you can find the current exhibitions of our partners institutions in town.

For the most up-to-date information on gallery shows and openings, check
Vienna Weekly in our online magazine: viennacontemporaryMag.


Albertina Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Until 26 August 2018: Florentina Pakosta 
21 September 2018 – 6 January 2019: Claude Monet

Belvedere 21 I Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Vienna 
Until 30 September 2018: Alexander Kluge. Pluriverse, The Poetic Power of Theory 

frei_raum Q21 I MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 2 September 2018: Productive Work – What is it supposed to be? 

Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna
Until 14 October 2018: The Place to Be. Salons – Spaces of Emancipation

Kunsthalle Wien MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 7 October 2018: Olaf Nicolai. There Is No Place Before Arrival

KUNST HAUS WIENUntere Weissgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna
13 September 2018 – 17 February 2019 |  Still Life. Obstinacy of Things

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Until 1 October 2018: Felix Gonzalez-Torres (in the Theseus Temple Volksgarten)

LEOPOLD MUSEUM I MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 3 September 2018: WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection

Lower Belvedere Rennweg 6A, 1030 Vienna
Until 26 August 2018: Beyond Klimt. New Horizons in Central Europe

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
Until 30 September 2018: ADRIANA CZERNIN. Fragment
Until 30 September 2018: POST-OTTO WAGNER: From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien I MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 11 November 2018: Class Reunion. Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection
Until 11 November 2018: Double Lives. Visual Artists Making Music

Neuer Kunstverein Wien I Hochhaus Herrengasse 6–8, 1010 Vienna

Secession I Friedrichstrasse 12, 1010 Vienna
Until 2 September 2018: Other Mechanisms. Group exhibition curated by Anthony Huberman

Sigmund Freud Museum | Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna
Contemporary Art Collection
Special Exhibition

Artcurial Austria | Rudolfsplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
19 September – 5 October 2018 | Vernissage 18 September 2018
Hana Usui curated by Liesa Takagi
More infos: Hana Usui: Vita & News & Hana Usui – To Life: ARTCURIAL

FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion | Notgalerie, Aspern 1220, 1220 Vienna
Vernissage: Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:00 pm
Kamen Stoyanov – Phantasy is More Important | curated by Boris Kostadinov

Kunstraum am Schauplatz | Praterstrasse 42, 1020 Vienna
29 September – 3 November 2018 | Private viewing 28 September 2018, 6:00 pm
Una Szeemann – In, um es herum und unterhalb

Sotheby’s | Palais Wilczek, Herrengasse 5, 1010 Vienna
Until 28 September 2018 | Finissage: 13 September 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm
Astrid Rausch presented by Sotheby’s Artist Quarterly

PFERD | Medwedweg 3, 1110 Vienna
23 September – 1 October 2018 | Genres/Moods with Axel Koschier, Matthias Peyker, Joerg Reissner, Stefan Reiterer

Partner Events in the city during viennacontemporary
viennacontemporary is proud to take part in the heart of its host city, supporting – as well as drawing on – Vienna’s vibrant culture, a thriving contemporary art scene, supportive art institutions and a great number of exciting satellite events.


curated by_2018: VIENNALINE
Since its foundation ten years ago, the curated by_ gallery festival has evolved into a central, vital contemporary art event that – supported by selected galleries based in Vienna – has become an international calling card for the city. In 2018, the city of Vienna itself, with its historical and current potentials with regard to contemporary art, takes center stage as the festival’s main theme, which will be reflected on in more than twenty exhibitions at various galleries.
Run: 14 September – 13 October 2018
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2018 Conference of The International Art Market Studies Association
The International Art Market Studies Association supports the understanding and study of art markets of all periods and geographic areas and aims to encourage research by providing a platform for networking, gatherings, and information exchange open to scholars, students, and professionals alike. In 2018, the annual TIAMSA Conference will take place in Vienna and will be titled “Art for the People? Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market”.
viennacontemporary will host the inaugural round table of the Conference “The Art Market and the Internet” on 27 September at 5:30 pm.
Run: 27–29 September 2018
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Vienna Humanities Festival
The third Vienna Humanities Festival – organized by IWM, Time to Talk, and Wien Museum – brings together leading thinkers from the academy, arts, and culture. The 40 events, half of them in English, address the big questions of our time under the theme of “Power & Powerlessness.” The crisis of democracy and the rise of fundamentalisms are among the topics we will discuss along with ways to combat these developments.
Run: 27–30 September 2018
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VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria´s largest design festival, with a variety of locations and events in Vienna. The festival, curated by Lilli Hollein entered its 12th round this year. Opening up creative processes and giving scope for experimentation on site are core elements of the festival concept. During VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the city becomes a platform and showcase of design. Design is more than just a designed object. VIENNA DESIGN WEEK defines design as an essential part of the cultural production. The festival shows that design shapes our material culture, our every-day life and our world as consumers. Simultaneously, it influences our lifestyles and most fundamentally our aesthetic senses and judgements.
Run: 28 September – 7 October 2018
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PARALLEL VIENNA is a hybrid between art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio. It presents young and emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, off spaces and artist spaces – both Austrian and international, all under one roof.
Run: 25–30 September 2018
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Fundamental Rights Forum
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ second Fundamental Rights Forum will take place under the banner of ‘belonging’. The aim is to reboot human rights conversations. The Forum is a space where inventive people from many walks of life can connect, reflect, and act.
Run: 25–27 September 2018
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