Viennacontemporary

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viennacontemporary Magazine reports on the activities of viennacontemporary and provides you with in-depth insights into what’s going on in the art world. We publish interviews with gallerists, collectors, artists, and art lovers. Our main focus is Austria, but we also explore the art scene in Southern and Eastern Europe and beyond. viennacontemporary is not only a reflection of the contemporary art landscape in the region. It’s about people, society, trends, and dialogue.

Meet Vienna’s Gallerists

Sophie Tappeiner | Galerie Sophie Tappeiner

viennacontemporary presents Vienna’s vibrant gallery scene. Find out what drives them, why they see Vienna as a hotspot for contemporary art, and the secret places where the art scene can be found. Sophie Tappeiner founded her eponymous gallery Sophie Tappeiner in 2017. It is a critically engaged space that has developed a strong focus on […]

VCT STATEMENT: The Color Of Energy

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For the exhibition The Color of Energy, curator Mirela Baciak employs color as a metaphor to narrate stories that reflect on energy flows: red in its different hues links heatwaves scorching major European cities to the color of blood; green is as much the color of grass as it is of money; black, being the […]

Meet Vienna’s Gallerists

Martin Janda | Galerie Martin Janda

viennacontemporary presents Vienna’s vibrant gallery scene. Find out what drives them, why they see Vienna as a hotspot for contemporary art, and the secret places where the art scene can be found. Galerie Martin Janda was founded by Martin Janda as alternative exhibition space in 1992. In the following years, the field of activities was […]

Meet Vienna’s Gallerists

Maximilian Thoman | Galerie Klaus und Elisabeth Thoman

In this new series, viennacontemporary presents Vienna’s vibrant gallery scene. Find out what drives them, why they see Vienna as a hotspot for contemporary art, and the secret places where the art scene can be found. Meet Maximilian Thoman, whose parents founded Galerie Klaus und Elisabeth Thoman in 1977. Today, the gallery that is based […]

Meet Vienna’s Gallerists

Christine König | Chapter III

In this new series, viennacontemporary presents Vienna’s vibrant gallery scene. Find out what drives them, why they see Vienna as a hotspot for contemporary art and the secret places where the art scene can be found. Christine König founded her eponymous gallery in Schleifmühlgasse. Today, her daughter Elsa König runs the well-established gallery together with […]

YOUNG COLLECTORS

They are young, informed, and interested – get to know Vienna’s young collector scene, find out which artists they love and which channels they use to get information.       Catharina Knobloch The 30-year-old management consultant started collecting art more than five years ago: “When I received my first big salary plus bonus, I […]

Studio Visit: Abdul Sharif Oluwafemi Baruwa

Winner of the viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award 2023 together with EXILE

Abdul Sharif Oluwafemi Baruwa and EXILE were selected as the winners of the viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award 2023, when Abdul Sharif Oluwafemi Baruwa (*1975) impressed the jury with an installation consisting of video, sculpture, drawing and object. viennacontemporary visited the Vienna-based artist in his studio.

10 Years of viennacontemporary in 10 Minutes

Follow us on our exciting journey of the last decade, navigating through the Austrian and international art sphere, discovering the up-and-coming art scene of Central- and Eastern Europe, and supporting contemporary art along the way.    2015   The first viennacontemporary takes place in Marx Halle from 24 – 27 September 2015. The team around […]

ZONE1 2024: Spotlighting Emerging Talents

Video: Curator Bruno Mokross Shares His Inspiration Behind the ZONE1 Section at the Fair

This year’s ZONE1, the fair’s section focusing on emerging talents with a connection to Austria, will be curated by Bruno Mokross. With ten solo exhibitions of artists who live or have lived in Vienna and are represented by local and international galleries, Mokross wants to examine what attracts international artists to Vienna and how the […]