viennacontemporary

Austria’s international art fair

In its sixth edition, Austria’s leading contemporary art fair has achieved its goal of supporting Vienna and the gallery scene as a prime art location. The comprehensive security measures allowed for a safe visiting experience without posing major restrictions on the guests and galleries. We want to thank all visitors, the 65 participating galleries from 16 countries, and staff for their support, trust, and cooperation in these demanding times. Together we were able to turn a very complicated situation into a great success!

In 2020, viennacontemporary is again especially proud of its curated special shows at the fair: The ZONE1 exhibition format curated by Cathrin Mayer exclusively presented artists under 40 who live, work, or study in Vienna. In the pointed work presentation Explorations, Elisa R. Linn & Lennart Wolff brought together artistic positions that were created between 1945 and 1980. An exciting selection of Video works was put together by Jen Kratochvil. The artistic short films were shown at the fair and can still be viewed on our digital extension vc_on.

The Talks program Central and Eastern European ART: Beyond Social Utopia was put together by Jelena Petrović, the ArtTech Talks series by curator Francesca Gavin. For the first time, the Talks were streamed live online.

We introduced the digital extension of the fair: vc_on. The platform aims to put a spotlight on Austrian, Central, Southeastern, and Eastern European art, addressing new audiences and young collectors, connecting galleries with art lovers, and fostering sustainable relationships. In addition, the new online magazine on central east offers exciting news and features on the art, culture, and lifestyle scenes of Vienna and the up-and-coming Central, Southeast, and Eastern European centers.