FOCUS UKRAINE 2022
viennacontemporary fully supports the values of a democratic and humanitarian society and categorically condemns any actions that sow social division and violence. We declare our full solidarity to the people of Ukraine who are facing the terror of war due to the invasion by Russia.
The team of viennacontemporary, which is composed of numerous nationalities, including Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and, is, as so many people are, also personally affected by the crisis and stands united in the firm rejection of war and any kind of atrocities.
viennacontemporary regards itself as an international meeting platform with a special mission of building bridges between East and West, promoting peace and plurality. Art serves as a meaningful tool for critical reflection, resistance, and dissent; it helps to educate, reconcile, and protect human rights.
We believe that the support of an international art community is more crucial than ever.
It is of utmost importance to display Ukrainian artistic and cultural heritage, which currently being destroyed or in danger of being eradicated.
In the upcoming edition, viennacontemporary will put a content focus on Ukraine and will support affected cultural workers inside and outside of Ukraine.
Our thoughts are with the millions of people seeking protection, as well as their families and friends, who are worrying about them from abroad.
Markus Huber and Boris Ondreička in the name of the team of viennacontemporary
INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
In 2022, viennacontemporary will take place from 8 to 11 September. For the first time, Vienna’s leading art fair invites you to discover exciting newcomers, established galleries, and carefully curated special exhibitions with a focus on Central- and Eastern European in the magnificent halls of Kursalon Vienna, which lies in the heart of the city.
Curated special shows, performances, a high-quality educational program with major stakeholders from the global art world, guided tours to selected public and private art institutions, and collaborations with prominent art producers complete the extensive offer. A special focus will be placed on digital phenomena and collecting formats in contemporary art.
With its new venue, the fair literally moves into the heart of the city, taking advantage of the proximity of the many surrounding galleries, renowned museums, charming cafés, important cultural institutions, and architectural highlights to offer a brilliant, comprehensive art program.
By making the quality of content the highest priority and embracing the surrounding cultural institutions, viennacontemporary 2022 positions itself as an initiator of and platform for some of the most exciting art of the year.
viennacontemporary looks forward to welcoming you to Kursalon Vienna in September 2022!