Partner Events

Partner events in the city

It‘s the autumn of art in Vienna – with viennacontemporary, Vienna is again positioned at the centre of the contemporary art scene. Due to the density of art and cultural institutions, the lively gallery and artist scene, and, not least, animated by numerous partner and satellite events, Austria’s capital is the ideal place for inspiration and comprehensive art experiences. viennacontemporary is looking forward to the following partner events:

viennacontemporary x Artsy Galleries Breakfast
Within the scope of curated by_2019 and viennacontemporary, supported by Artsy, Viennese galleries will host special morning viewings for viennacontemporary audiences. Special exhibitions conceived by international curators will be accompanied by breakfast receptions on Friday, 27 September from 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

MQ x viennacontemporary
Following the successful start of their cooperation last year, MuseumsQuartier Vienna continues its partnership with viennacontemporary in 2019, again represented at the fair with its own MQ Lounge. Additionally, on Saturday, 28th September, scheduled activities as part of the exhibit ‘Japan Unlimited’, curated by Marcello Farabegoli, will take place at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space.

curated by_2019: Circulation
Since its foundation more than ten years ago, the curated by_ gallery festival has evolved into a central, vital contemporary art event that – supported by selected galleries based in Vienna – has become an international calling card for the city. The main theme set each year, the international outlook of the festival reflected by the choice of curators, the unusual format as a festival, and the collaboration of galleries make

curated by_ a unique contemporary art project of international reach. Festival dates: 13 September–12 October 2019

VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria’s largest curated design festival and has been taking place in Vienna since 2007. For ten days each Autumn, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK proves that Vienna is a “City Full of Design”. Overlooked corners of the city turn into stages for design – critical and playful approaches, entry-level communication and professional discourse explore new perspectives on the objects that surround us and manufacturing processes are often revealed in experimental ways specific to their location.
Festival dates: 26 September–6 October 2019

Vienna Humanities Festival x viennacontemporary x ERSTE Foundation
27 September | 7:00 pm | Social Networks or Social Nightmares? | Globe Wien, Marx Halle
Three of the world’s leading thinkers/critics/activists of the electronic age come together to debate our digi- tal future: Roger McNamee, an early advisor to Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and book author (Zucked,2019); Evgeny Morozov, perhaps the first prominent thinker to warn about the dangers of the digital age (The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, 2011) and Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer – turned world-wide celebrity for launching the first successful legal challenge against Facebook for privacy violations.

Humanities Festival
The Vienna Humanities Festival was launched in 2016 by Time to Talk, Wien Museum, and IWM.
In the last week of September, for the fourth consecutive year, the festival will be conveying inspiring new ideas in the humanities to a broad audience and will be highlighting Vienna as a truly international city in which talents from all over the world are welcome. This year’s festival theme is “Hope and Despair”.
Festival dates: 26 September–29 September 2019