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09/26/2019

Attention art lovers: Here’s an event for you happening this weekend in Vienna. The viennacontemporary, Austria’s largest art fair is inviting its visitors to explore the exhibitions of galleries from Central and Eastern Europe at Marx Halle. We already checked out what it’s all about.

For good reason September is called the artsy month here in Vienna. Especially this weekend the contemporary art scene is blooming at Austria’s renowned viennacontemporary art fair with more than 110 participating galleries from 26 countries. We already checked it out before the official opening tonight and are overwhelmed by the location and creations of all these talented artists and Johanna Chromik, Artistic Director, thinks the same by telling us: Vienna is the stage of the fair. Its protagonists, the gallery owners of all generations, the museums with their treasures and the art experts are its heart.”

The listed architectural jewel Marx Halle turns again into an art mecca with many highlights by famous curators. Fiona Liewehr is curating this years special presentation “ZONE1”, which focuses on artists under the age of 40 who live, study or work in Austria and has set itself the goal of strengthening international networking.

Harald Krejci, chief curator of Belvedere, is responsible for “Explorations”, a selection that gathers various galleries from Europe presenting artistic positions of the 60s and 70s in a concentrated presentation of works.

The focus section “NSK State in Time” will revolve around the question: „What is the understanding of a state that is not based on territory but in time?” Based on the phenomenon “NSK State in Time”, curator Tevž Logar questions the notion that art is represented in the realm of a nation state.

There also will be video installations chosen by Attilia Fattori Franchini in which the artists recount voyeurism and intimacy as forms of resistance, revealing social anxieties along with deeper economic and power structures.

 

We are looking forward to a weekend full of art – see you there!

 

C.J.

 

viennacontemporary

26 - 29 September 2019

MARX HALLE

Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Wien

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