International Art Fair.
- Sep 08 2022 - Sep 11 2022
Vienna’s leading art fair viennacontemporary invites you to discover exciting newcomers, established galleries, and carefully curated special exhibitions with a focus on Central- and Eastern European on the extraordinary premises of the neo-renaissance palace Kursalon Vienna, in the heart of the city.
viennacontemporary continue to work towards its goal of taking place in the format of a boutique fair that puts quality before quantity. Around 70 gallery presentations, all invited by the viennacontemporary admissions committee and the fair’s artistic director, Boris Ondreička, will be on display in the halls of Kursalon Vienna this year. In addition to excellent Austrian and influential international galleries, exceptional presentations from the eastern part of Europe will round out the fair’s diverse program.
Curated special shows, an extensive supporting program, and a high-caliber education program with various lectures by speakers from the global art world as well as guided tours add to the rich offerings. An art fair always serves as an engine for social, cultural, communal, and critical discourse, and even as an educational generator – the need to further develop the fair format in this direction is currently more important than ever before.
In its conception and context, viennacontemporary 2022 is especially aimed at collectors. Through a newly established circle of sales ambassadors, we are intensively gathering collectors, buyers, and advisors from the entire Central European region and beyond, and actively addressing new art enthusiasts. The main motive of viennacontemporary is to be present at various existing interfaces with partners in Vienna. This is a concious step in order to provide a better offer in the global Capital of Culture VIenna – for Viennese but
especially also for international collectors and visitors.
viennacontemporary 2022 will also present and discuss different ways of collecting on an educational level.
Built in 1865, Kursalon Vienna is one of the most impressive buildings in the inner city. Its magnificent halls provide a grand setting for contemporary art, highlighting Vienna’s unique interplay between its historic legacy and its thriving young creative scene. The classical building underscores the fair’s function as a networking platform that brings together tradition and progression, East and West, as well as art enthusiasts, selected galleries, and renowned art experts from around the world for a brilliant week in the
name of contemporary art.
ART HUB STADTPARK – A TRULY VIENNESE ART EXPERIENCE
Continuing to strengthen its role as a networking platform for the local and international art world, viennacontemporary is working on organizing a comprehensive partner network with prominent institutions in the immediate neighborhood of the art fair venue.
Through interdisciplinary art collaborations and joint events, the space around Stadtpark will be activated and revitalized as a new cultural hub, pushing the visibility and accessibility of Vienna’s many fabulous cultural institutions. A variety of special program points expand the art fair experience to an area-wide festival of art and culture. The location, within walking distance of the city center with its many coffee houses, shopping streets, and sights, invites the fair visitors to explore the new cultural hub in a typical Viennese manner by leisurely strolling through the town.
VIENNACONTEMPORARY 2022 AS A BOUTIQUE FAIR – QUALITY FIRST!
In the upcoming edition, viennacontemporary continues to work towards its goal of taking place in the format of a boutique fair that puts quality before quantity. Around 70 gallery presentations, all invited by the viennacontemporary Admissions Committee and the fair’s artistic director, Boris Ondreička, will be on display in the Kursalon’s halls this year. In addition to excellent Austrian and influential
international galleries, exceptional presentations from the eastern part of Europe round out the fair’s diverse program. We see an art fair as an engine for social, cultural, communal, and critical discourse and even as an educational generator. Curated special shows, an extensive supporting program and a high-caliber educational program with various lectures by speakers from the global art world as well as guided tours complete the art fair’s rich offerings.
Around 70 national and international exhibitors have been personally invited by Artistic Director Boris Ondreička and the viennacontemporary admissions committee, promising presentations of the highest quality as well as exciting new discoveries.
In this year’s content focus and multi-part commentary STATEMENT UKRAINE, viennacontemporary reacts to the unfoldings in Ukraine and Europe.
With its diverse program, including ZONE1, Guided Tours, Concerts, and Film Screenings, collaborations with the many surrounding great galleries, and renowned cultural institutions, as well as a substantive Talks format, this year’s viennacontemporary promises to be one of the most exciting editions yet.