In Vienna

With its influential gallery scene and renowned institutions, Vienna’s contemporary art scene has always something new and exciting to offer. Here you can find the current exhibitions of our partners institutions in town.

For the most up-to-date information on gallery shows and openings, check Vienna Weekly in our online magazine: viennacontemporaryMag.

Albertina Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Until 8 September 2019: Sean Scully. Eleuthera 
From 6 September 2019: Maria Lassnig

From 20 September 2019: Albrecht Dürer

Belvedere 21 I Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Vienna
Until 27 October 2019: Monica Bonvicini
From 5 September 2019: Josef Bauer
From 26 September 2019: Henrike Naumann

Curated by I Selected galleries
From 13 September – 12 October 2019 

frei_raum Q21 I MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 1 September 2019: Dance of Urgency 

Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna / Judenplatz 8, 1010 Vienna
Until 20 October 2019: Arik Brauer. All of my Arts

Kunsthalle Wien MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 6 October 2019: Karlsplatz & Museumsquartier: Hysterical Mining / Vienna Biennale for a Change 2019
Until 6 October 2019: MuseumsQuartier: Gelatin + Liam Gillick. Stinking Dawn

KUNST HAUS WIENUntere Weissgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna
Until 20 September 2019: A Blazing World
From 11 September 2019: Street. Life. Photography

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
From 15 October 2019: Caravaggio & Bernini
Until 20 October 2019: grey time – Fractions of the Museum

LEOPOLD MUSEUM I MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 21 October 2019: Olga Wisinger-Florian
27 September 2019 – 20 January 2020: Richard Gerstl. Inspiration – Legacy.

Lower Belvedere Rennweg 6A, 1030 Vienna
From 13 September 2019: Johanna Kandl 

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
Until 6 October 2019: Vienna Biennale for a Change 2019

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien I MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Until 6 October 2019: Dorit Margreiter. Reality!
Until 6 October 2019: Nikita Kadan. The Constructor of Ruins
Until 26 October 2019: Vertigo. Op Art and a History of Deception 1520–1970
From 27 September 2019: Alfred Schmeller. The Museum as a Flashpoint
From 27 September 2019: Heimrad Bäcker. Is it possible that they won’t kill usand they might allow us to live.

Secession I Friedrichstrasse 12, 1010 Vienna
Until 1 September 2019: Nora Schultz
Until 1 September 2019: Rosalind Nashashibi 
Until 1 September 2019: Fiona Connor

Theseus Temple | Volksgarten, 1010 Vienna
Until 6 October 2019: Maurizio Cattelan

Vienna’s art scene is about more than just ornate museums filled with art-historical treasures. A new generation is bursting onto the city’s art scene, carrying the torch of Viennese art with young, innovative energy. We produced short documentaries showing sides of Vienna that few travel guides or quality-of-life lists cover: In #contemporaryvienna: Art, meet the players driving the change and moving Vienna’s art world into not just the present but also the future. Younger gallerists and curators, a maverick museum director, a philanthropist, a veteran gallerist, even international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist weigh in on what’s going on and what’s to come. 


Vienna’s high quality of life rests on good bones. Supporting the metrics that consistently put Vienna at the very top of international quality of life rankings is an underlying foundation that few are aware of or even see.

viennacontemporary has produced short documentaries showing sides of Vienna that few travel guides or quality-of-life lists cover: In #contemporaryvienna: Infrastructure, see why the city works so well and how seemingly simple components like thought-through transport hubs or even food and water can make all the difference. Learn how Viennese neighborhoods stay affordable, mixed, and safer than ever. And meet the people guiding and shaping Vienna as it rapidly grows – among them the mayor, a top architect, and the city police chief.