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Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe. Since then Erste Group has grown through numerous acquisitions and organically to become one of the largest financial services providers in the Eastern part of the EU in terms of clients and total assets.
April Capital is one of the oldest and largest asset management companies in Russia. The success of the company is primarily based on a strong team that has vast experience in the securities market and investment management. The competitive advantages of April Capital are professionalism of the team and tailor made solutions for each client in full compliance with client priorities.
RDI.Creative is the art-oriented platform of the RDI.Group, which aims to improve and enhance collective urban spaces through cultural programming, contemporary art, and educational initiatives. RDI.Creative develops a dialogue between business and culture, employing cross-generation and cross-disciplinary entities.
BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO. These firms have representation in 154 territories, with 64,300 people working out of over 1,400 offices worldwide.
Aksenov Family Foundation
Aksenov Family Foundation is a dynamic platform which fosters cultural and social innovation. We believe in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialog, and support initiatives aimed to improve and elevate the collective urban condition through cultural and artistic initiatives.
As part of the Aon Group, Aon Fine Art is the leading international provider for art insurance services. Aon caters for highly specific insurance needs of the entities associated with the art market, including galleries & fine art dealers, jewellers, museums & exhibitions, institutional and private collections, artists, restorers as well as fine art shippers.
Romanian Cultural Institute
The aim of the Romanian Cultural Institute (RCI), founded in 2003, is to promote Romanian cultural assets abroad and stimulate the exchange between Romanian creatives and the international cultural milieus. RCI’s main objective is to enhance the visibility of Romanian culture worldwide.
The Vienna Tourist Board
The Vienna Tourist Board is the official destination marketing agency for the tourism sector of the city. It provides many service offers, tips and much information for Viennese tourist businesses.
Vienna Business Agency
The Vienna Business Agency is the first point of contact for national and international companies. It offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice. With its creative center departure, it offers comprehensive services and networking assistance to Viennese companies in the creative industries.
HEY-U has been active in the world of TV & Film, Events, Music, PR- Marketing and sales (TV, DVD, CD) since 1990. Our years of international experience using our own Video, Sound and Graphic Studios as well as Sound, Light and Staging, allows us to work creatively on your projects.
Spread over 90,000m2 in central Vienna and encompassing 60 cultural institutions, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture in the world. Nothing is off limits at the MuseumsQuartier. Historic architecture meets contemporary design. High culture meets subcultures. The spectrum ranges from fine art, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, children’s culture, game culture, and street art to design and photography.
Artivive is a Viennese Start-up founded in 2017. Artivive is an easy to use augmented reality tool that allows artists, galleries, and museums to add a digital layer to a physical artwork. It offers a new and innovative way for the audience to interact with art. Visitors have to use only their own smartphones or tablets in order to experience the layer of augmented reality.
Gesellschaft der Freunde der bildenden Künste
The Society of Friends of Fine Arts sets itself the goal of supporting Austrian art institutions, promoting artists, and in general, bringing the Austrian public closer to the visual arts. In its 35 years of existence, the Society has acquired more than 150 artworks for Austrian museums. About 250 young artists and 180 projects were funded.
AREA / Vitra
AREA create identity – stands for professional and fair partnerships in the creative shaping of spaces. Whether it is a question of furniture or the planning of a private home, modern offices, practices, trade fair stands or show rooms, AREA visualizes brands and enterprise philosophies, develops and realizes innovative and unique living and working spaces, also gladly working in cooperation with architects and interior designers.
The ethos of Bösendorfer goes right back to 1828 and the very beginnings of our company. Our founder Ignaz Bösendorfer was convinced that a piano should not only satisfy on a mechanical level but inspire artists as well as the audience, exhilarating to listen to. All Bösendorfer instruments are manufactured exclusively in Austria, Wiener Neustadt, and combine three important elements: uncompromising, traditional handcrafting, beauty and the Viennese soul. There is no standard Bösendorfer and the moment you meet yours, you will recognise your Bösendorfer is and will always be one thing: unique.
Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality. A sincere interest in intelligent and sustainable design extends to every aspect of Aesop’s workings. Alongside our primary activities, we explore and support the arts as an avenue through which to inspire, learn and communicate.
Vöslauer is Austria’s favorite mineral water. Why? Because our natural mineral water is known for its purity and its particularly balanced blend of minerals. We are proud to deliver up to 2 million liters of Vöslauer Mineral Water on a peak day.
The story begins in Trieste, Italy, the Adriatic port town where coffee first entered Europe, and where in 1933 company founder Francesco Illy developed the modern espresso machine. illy is where experience, taste, scientific curiosity, art and culture come together to create a multidimensional and multisensory pleasure in the cup.
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The Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs is Austria’s foreign ministry. As a department of the Austrian Federal Government, it is responsible for the country’s foreign policy, its diplomatic missions and relations to international organisations, especially the European Union.
Artproof production grant and residency for photography
Artproof, an international printing and framing company with locations in Tallinn, Stockholm and Berlin, will, for the third time, award a production grant for photography at viennacontemporary.
Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence program
As part of the international art fair viennacontemporary 2018, the one-month Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence program, during which an artist can work and live in one of the 9 studios in the MQ complex, will be awarded in cooperation with the magazine EIKON.
viennacontemporary | BILDRECHT SOLO AWARD
Debuted in 2018, the “viennacontemporary | BILDRECHT SOLO AWARD” is an annual art prize by Bildrecht. By involving an independent jury consisting of renowned art world professionals, the award seeks to broaden the winners’ visibility and to expand their standing within the art market. In addition, “viennacontemporary | BILDRECHT SOLO AWARD” honors galleries for taking the risk of solo presenting one artist in the context of viennacontemporary art fair. Under this award, the winning artist and the representing gallery each receive € 2.000.
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Albertina Collections Online enables you to do research in our collections, find relevant literature, and obtain profound information on photography in Austria. The databases represent a dynamically growing system whose online holdings are continuously expanded and updated.
Belvedere & Belvedere 21
Belvedere 21 – Museum of Contemporary Art is a place of artistic production, reception, and reflection. Interdisciplinary and analytical, its exhibitions focus on Austrian art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, placed in an international context.
frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/MuseumsQuartier Wien
frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/MuseumsQuartier Wien hosts a program of group exhibitions curated by international curators, with a focus, since 2012, on socio-political themes and social criticism. Admission is free.
Jewish Museum Vienna
The Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna is a place of encounter, confrontation, and understanding, which seeks to raise awareness of Jewish history, religion, and culture.
Kunsthalle Wien is a space which comprises the broad diversity of international contemporary art and its related contemporary discourses. To this effect, Kunsthalle Wien has been developing innovative exhibition and communication formats.
KUNST HAUS WIEN
The museum and exhibition venue, founded by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and named KUNST HAUS WIEN, is one of the most important sights of the city. With its top international exhibitions of contemporary art with a focus on photography it has become an integral part of the Viennese culture scene.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien boasts exhibits spanning five millennia – from Ancient Egypt to Greek Antiquity to the late 18th century. The Picture Gallery features unique major works by Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Velázquez and Vermeer as well as the world’s largest collection of Bruegel paintings.
The Leopold Museum is a unique and active museum in the heart of Vienna and the biggest cultural magnet in the MuseumsQuartier. Besides exciting special exhibitions, it not only houses the most substantial and most important collection of Egon Schiele worldwide but also masterpieces by Gustav Klimt.
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
The MAK stands for the fruitful combination of the past with the future, of the applied arts with design, architecture, and contemporary art, something which can be clearly sensed and experienced when visiting its extensive collection, themed special exhibitions and discourse-centered program of events.
mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
The mumok is the largest museum in Central Europe for art since modernism. From Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol and Franz West, the collection and special exhibitions represent a blend of tradition and experiment, past and present.
Neuer Kunstverein Wien
Neuer Kunstverein Wien, founded in Vienna in 2011, is a platform for contemporary art. It is located in “Hochhaus”, a celebrated building built in the 1930s and a landmark of Viennese modern architecture. The interdisciplinary focus is on art, dance, performance, and music.
In keeping with the motto that adorns its facade – “To every time its art. To art its freedom.” – the Secession hosts an international program that explores current forms of artistic expression. It is a sounding board for the aesthetic and critical discourses on art, culture, and society that define our era and keenly aware of their political significance.
Sigmund Freud Museum
In the former living quarters and office of Sigmund Freud in the house at Berggasse 19 in Vienna’s ninth district, the Sigmund Freud Museum presents an exhibition documenting the life and work of the founder of psychoanalysis. Freud lived and worked in this house from 1891 until 1938, when on 4 June he was forced by the National Socialists to flee with his family into exile in England. The science of psychoanalysis has always held a great fascination for artists – both as a medium for reflection and as an instrument for creating meaning, and “Freud’s cultural work” (Thomas Mann) remains a popular subject for many contemporary artists too: similar to how images in dreams visualise hidden thoughts, artistic formulations probe the depths and meanings of our current cultural self-perception, depicting the forces that shape the individual and the collective unconscious.
TRAM Train Gallery and Cultural Center
TRAM is a contemporary art gallery and cultural centre operating regularly as an ÖBB/ZSSK train between central stations in Vienna and Bratislava. Inspired byhistorical Pressburger Bahn(connecting Vienna and Bratislava since 1914) we are re-connecting cultural scenes and provoking public to critical thinking.
viennacontemporary is pleased to announce an official partnership with Artsy. Artsy’s preview of viennacontemporary 2018 will be live starting Wednesday, September 19. To receive a notification to view the preview, sign up and follow the fair at: www.artsy.net/viennacontemporary