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.

Martin Hatebur Art Collector

“If you are interested in culture, it is important to give something back.”

Collectors Interview | Martin Hatebur

Swiss lawyer and passionate art collector Martin Hatebur has been president of Kunsthalle Basel since 2008. He is also actively involved in contemporary art in various capacities, including president of the St. Moritz Art Film Festival, on the board of Lafayette Anticipations in Paris, the Swiss Association of Art Collectors, the Foundation for Art and […]

Is Vienna the new Berlin?

Francesca Gavin on Monocle Radio

Is Vienna the new Berlin? Listen below to viennacontemporary artistic director Francesca Gavin on the Monocle radio show “The Globalist” about her plans for viennacontemporary 2024 and the city’s great potential.   Listen to the whole “The Globalist” show here.

VCT STATEMENT: Not Either Or, But And

The special exhibition at das weisse haus.

Curated by Laura Amann, a curator at Kunsthalle Wien, the exhibition in the framework of VCT STATEMENT 202 shines a spotlight on the issues of political homelessness and contemporary citizenship. The eight outstanding artists Olga Balema, Sharif Baruwa, Tony Cokes, Maximiliano Leon, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, OMARA Mara Oláh, Aykan Safoğlu, and Miriam Stoney intensively explore […]

First Timers

viennacontemporary 2023

When roaming the halls of Kursalon this year, visitors of viennacontemporary will discover a few new faces: 15 galleries from all over Europe, united by a shared commitment to nurturing emerging contemporary art, will participate at Austria’s leading art fair for the first time this September.


July 2023

Summer break my a**: July is full of biennials and exciting exhibitions. From Spain to Italy and Poland: We share – no, not the best vacation destinations, but the most important art exhibitions focusing on the CEE regions of the month. This much we can already say: It’s going to be hot!

“The term ‘African art’ can be quite limiting.”

Collector Interview | Joseph Awuah-Darko

How to introduce a creative multi-talent in a single paragraph? Joseph Awuah-Darko, born in London, has lived in Ghana since the age of five. There, the artist, collector, and philanthropist has established a successful residency program and supports young African artists wherever he can. viennacontemporaryMag discussed the urgency to diversify the global art world and […]

queer in the city

Event by Queer Art Spaces Vienna and viennacontemporary

queer in the city 22 June 2023, from 3:30 pm Das Vindobona Wallensteinplatz 6, 1020 Wien On June 22, viennacontemporary and Queer Art Spaces Vienna, the Vienna-based platform for the promotion of queer art and culture, invite all guests to a performance and panel discussion at the Vindobona as part of Pride Month 2023, followed […]


June 2023

Insider tips from us to you: This month, while the art world is looking westwards, we take you east, from Romania to Poland, Lithuania and Croatia for the most relevant biennales and exhibitions with focus on Central and Eastern Europe – Discover here exciting highlights of the international art scene that might not have been […]


May 2023

In May, numerous artists from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond will address highly relevant topics ranging from spirituality in dealing with ecological crises to the topics of resource extraction, energy distribution, and data collection.