Contemporary Vienna 2021 Partner:
Digitization doesn’t change our world but it does, however, radically change HOW and WHAT we can or must deal with in this world.
How can we “fix” the digital world, get a grip on our problems, and at the same time prevent the increasingly obvious advances of powerful political forces? What skills and expertise would that require? Where and how would we gain those skills and where and how train the necessary experts? What roles will we play in the process?
Ars Electronica 2021 will take place from September 8 to 12. For the second time since 1979, it will be a hybrid event that includes exhibitions, concerts, talks, conferences, workshops and guided tours in Linz and 100 other locations around the globe. The thematic starting point of this journey around the world this time is the demand for a “New Digital Deal”.
A central event of Vienna’s contemporary art scene, curated by is an international platform for artistic and intellectual exchange. 24 galleries – both established and up and coming – will open their doors to international curators and artists, exploring the theme COMEDY. Alongside the exhibitions, the festival will feature a programme of performances, tours and talks related to this year’s theme.
Neue Alte Post
Currently undergoing extensive renovation, the new Alte Post in the city center sees itself as a hub for the area development in downtown Vienna. The aim is to make the building, which has been closed for a long time, accessible to the public and turn Alte Post into a living house. 40,000 m2 of space in the center of Vienna will be freely accessible in a curated tenant community. The passage through the huge Dominikanerhof – one of the largest courtyards in the city center – will be transformed into a futuristic city square and will be open to the public. As a cosmopolitan hotspot, this new cultural space in the city center will bring avant-garde content with low-threshold access in the public space.
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.
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 167 countries, with 88,000 experts working out of over 1,400 offices worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together – every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.
You will reach the booking platform via this link https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/meetings-and-events-delegates and with the event code ATZLWLN. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.
NB: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.
Of course, you can also book through your IATA travel agency. The travel agency can request the ticketing instructions by sending an email to email@example.com, stating the event code ATZLWLN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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