In this edition of viennacontemporary, collaboration and exchange will be re-examined at different levels and tested as an open field of experimentation. This time, for example, cooperation possibilities between galleries range from shared booths over subtle architectural interventions, such as walls that do not completely separate two stalls, allowing for neighborly and collegial work, to even more informal meetings between gallerists from different regions. Dialogue and cooperation for mutual benefit, shared leadership tasks, collectives at the top of institutions and in the production of art – in the art world, all kinds of new forms of cooperation have been long established. Using these initiatives, which are to be expanded in the future, we are testing new ways of working together to present the fair in an even more exciting and versatile manner.