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Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe. Since then Erste Group has grown through numerous acquisitions and organically to become one of the largest financial services providers in the Eastern part of the EU in terms of clients and total assets.
BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO. These firms have representation in 154 territories, with 64,300 people working out of over 1,400 offices worldwide.
Aksenov Family Foundation
Aksenov Family Foundation is a dynamic platform which fosters cultural and social innovation. We believe in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialog, and support initiatives aimed to improve and elevate the collective urban condition through cultural and artistic initiatives.
RDI.Creative is the art-oriented platform of the RDI.Group, which aims to improve and enhance collective urban spaces through cultural programming, contemporary art, and educational initiatives. RDI.Creative develops a dialogue between business and culture, employing cross-generation and cross-disciplinary entities.
The UNIQA Group is one of the leading insurance groups in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We have approximately 40 companies in 18 countries and serve about 10.1 million customers. As the biggest art insurer in Central Europe, we are leading in preserving high-quality cultural monuments and experienced in supporting excellent cultural events.
The HEY-U Mediagroup is one of Vienna‘s leading production companies and after three decades of experience in media-, production- and consulting sectors, it established an international partner network. Besides operating in TV-, movie-, audio and eventproductions and as an communications agency, HEY-U runs the historical event location MARX HALLE.
The Vienna Tourist Board
The Vienna Tourist Board is the official destination marketing agency for the tourism sector of the city. It provides many service offers, tips and much information for Viennese tourist businesses.
Spread over 90,000m2 in central Vienna and encompassing 60 cultural institutions, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture in the world. Nothing is off limits at the MuseumsQuartier. Historic architecture meets contemporary design. High culture meets subcultures. The spectrum ranges from fine art, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, children’s culture, game culture, and street art to design and photography.
Municipal Department 7 – Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna
The Municipal Department 7 – Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna supports the art scene through viennacontemporary by contributing to the educational and networking programs.
Vienna Business Agency
The Vienna Business Agency is the first point of contact for national and international companies. It offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice. With its creative center departure, it offers comprehensive services and networking assistance to Viennese companies in the creative industries.
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viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award
Aimed at supporting artists and galleries alike, the annual viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award honours an artist at a turning point in his or her career as well an ambitious statement of a gallery. More information here.
Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize
Once again, the Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize in partnership with EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art will be awarded. More information here.
Vienna Art Week
The VIENNA ART WEEK sees itself as a joint platform of the Viennese art scene and is based on a worldwide unique cooperation of all Viennese art institutions, art universities, and galleries. It offers a refreshing mix of established institutions and Vienna’s young art scene. Networking and exchange are its leitmotifs.
Vienna Humanities Festival
The Vienna Humanities Festival was launched in 2016 by the European Network of Houses for Debate “Time to Talk”, the Vienna Museum, and IWM. Every year since, in the last week of September, the festival conveys inspiring new ideas in the humanities to a broad audience, while highlighting Vienna as a truly international city, a magnet for world talent in academia, art, and culture. This year’s festival theme is: Hope and Despair/Unheil und Hoffnung.
Festival dates: 26 September–29 September 2019
Since its foundation eleven years ago, the curated by_ gallery festival has evolved into a central contemporary art event. Under the title Circulation, this year’s instalment of the festival throws a spotlight on the topics of the global circulation of money and goods, circulating data, signs, images and discourses, the circulation of cultural capital.
Opening: 12 September 2019, 6:00 – 9.00 pm
Run: 13 September–12 October 2019
The Viennese art fair and curated exhibition platform PARALLEL VIENNA takes place already for the seventh time from the 23rd until the 29th of September 2019. It invites visitors to discover art in an unconventional way. Galleries, Off-spaces and institutions present over 300 artists — emerging and established – who enter into a dialogue with the visitors as well as the building. The fair takes place in a different location every ear, this time an office building in LASSALLESTRASSE 5, 1020 Vienna. Performances, talks, guided tours and parties complete the fair program.
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
Austria’s largest design festival negotiates the essential and current topics of design. Designers from Vienna, Austria and all over Europe experiment, present and discuss. The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK links and activates the whole city and its creative potential. From September 27 to October 6, 2019 throughout Vienna.
Belvedere 21 – Museum of Contemporary Art is a place of artistic production, reception, and reflection. Interdisciplinary and analytical, its exhibitions focus on Austrian art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, placed in an international context.
Jewish Museum Vienna
The Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna is a place of encounter, confrontation, and understanding, which seeks to raise awareness of Jewish history, religion, and culture.
Kunsthalle Wien is a space which comprises the broad diversity of international contemporary art and its related contemporary discourses. To this effect, Kunsthalle Wien has been developing innovative exhibition and communication formats.
KUNST HAUS WIEN
The museum and exhibition venue, founded by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and named KUNST HAUS WIEN, is one of the most important sights of the city. With its top international exhibitions of contemporary art with a focus on photography it has become an integral part of the Viennese culture scene.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien boasts exhibits spanning five millennia – from Ancient Egypt to Greek Antiquity to the late 18th century. The Picture Gallery features unique major works by Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Velázquez and Vermeer as well as the world’s largest collection of Bruegel paintings.
The Leopold Museum is a unique and active museum in the heart of Vienna and the biggest cultural magnet in the MuseumsQuartier. Besides exciting special exhibitions, it not only houses the most substantial and most important collection of Egon Schiele worldwide but also masterpieces by Gustav Klimt.
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
The MAK stands for the fruitful combination of the past with the future, of the applied arts with design, architecture, and contemporary art, something which can be clearly sensed and experienced when visiting its extensive collection, themed special exhibitions and discourse-centered program of events.
mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
The mumok is the largest museum in Central Europe for art since modernism. From Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol and Franz West, the collection and special exhibitions represent a blend of tradition and experiment, past and present.
The Bank Austria Kunstforum is the top address for art lovers, especially for classical modern painting of the post-war years. Whether van Gogh or Miró, Kandinsky or Chagall, Warhol or Lichtenstein, the great names of art are united here. Since 2000, there have also been exhibitions devoted to contemporary artists.
In keeping with the motto that adorns its facade – “To every time its art. To art its freedom.” – the Secession hosts an international program that explores current forms of artistic expression. It is a sounding board for the aesthetic and critical discourses on art, culture, and society that define our era and keenly aware of their political significance.
viennacontemporary is pleased to announce the official partnership with Artsy as our online partner and the exclusive host of our online preview. Artsy’s preview of viennacontemporary 2019 will be live starting Wednesday, September 18. To receive a notification to view the preview, sign up and follow the fair at: www.artsy.net/viennacontemporary
viennacontemporary x Artsy Galleries Breakfast
Within the scope of curated by_2019 and 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.