Vienna Contemporary kicks off on 27 September. This fairly young art fair provides us with an opportunity to visit the capital city of Austria and explore the rich and diverse art programme offered by the fair’s organisers and many of top art institutions, galleries, and satellite fairs.
Contemporary Lynx Team will participate in viennacontemporary for the first time. Find our solo press stand no. 8 in the magazine zone. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for a daily update.
A. viennacontemporary 2018
Preview / Vernissage: 26 September 2018
Public days: 27 – 30 September 2018
Where: Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna
Viennacontemporary will gather 118 galleries and institutions from 27 countries under one roof. The fair stands out in the crowded art calendar as a place for exciting discoveries. Among the Polish galleries, Czułość, Le Guern, Leto and Monopol will be participating.
Where: Marx Halle / part of the viennacontemporary’s programme
At the viennacontemporary, visit an exhibition of four female artists – Aneta Grzeszykowska, Maria Kulikovska, Sanja Ivekovic and Sejla Kameric. Art Collection Deutsche Telekom focuses on contemporary art from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Part of the collection has already been exhibited in Berlin, Bucharest, Warsaw and Zagreb.
14 September – 13 October 2018
Where: 21 galleries in various locations
Since its foundation ten years ago, the curated by_ gallery festival has evolved into a vital contemporary art event. It is supported by selected galleries based in Vienna and has become an international calling card for the city. In 2018, the city of Vienna itself, with its historical and current potentials about contemporary art, takes centre stage as the festival’s main theme. It will be reflected on in more than twenty exhibitions at various galleries.
Where: Schleifmühlgasse 1A, 1040 Vienna / part of the curatedby_2018
Curated by Daniel Muzyczuk
25 – 30 September 2018
Where: Lassallestrasse 1, 1020 Vienna
A hybrid between an art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio. It presents emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, off spaces and artist spaces – both Austrian and international, all under one roof.
Among artists: Ewa Kaja
28 September – 7 October 2018
Where: Rechte Wienzeile 29/2B, 1040 Vienna
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria´s largest design festival, with a variety of locations and events in the city. The festival curated by Lilli Hollein entered its 12th round this year. Opening up creative processes and giving scope for experimentation on-site are core elements of the festival concept.
Poland as a guest country of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK:
28 September – 7 October 2018
THE ABC’S OF POLISH DESIGN
The exhibition THE ABC’S OF POLISH DESIGN shows the best of Polish design – from furniture, glass, and porcelain to written texts, logos, children’s toys, sports equipment, and even candy. Contemporary designs will be on display alongside classics, one-of-a-kind objects and artworks, prototypes, and fondly remembered everyday articles from the past century. As a commentary on these design icons, the exhibition will also include visual interpretations of 25 selected contemporary Polish illustrators and graphic designers. Organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, co-organised by the Gdynia Design Centre and the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola.
Vienna Design Week will introduce VR Cricoterie, an application and multimedia installation dedicated to the original creative world of Tadeusz Kantor. Cricoterie is an online game inspired by performances of the experimental theatre Cricot2. It was produced by the studio of computer game developers Tale of Tales in collaboration with the Tadeusz Kantor Foundation and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
part of the Passionswege / main festival programme
STUDIO RYGALIK develops a wide variety of projects, constructs prototypes and produces limited editions. Through design they strive to achieve stimulating and long-lasting functional results with minimal means, often by challenging the material properties, structure and by experimenting with new processes. The aim is to build relationships only with a select group of companies in the sector, while preserving the studio’s integrity, sticking to its values and vision. The team remains on the fringe of the distinctly commercial activities described above while engaging in cultural practices and building its experimental identity. The focus is on furniture, spaces and products. Recently the studio also aims to explore the relations of food and design, and experiment in that field.
Izabela Sroka and Julia Cybis, founders of the Polish design studio Falbanka, are inspired most importantly by the beauty of Poland’s capital city and the surrounding landscape. In its projects, the studio combines traditional and modern elements while focusing on details and high quality. Believing in the strengths of local crafts, Falbanka produces all its items in Poland. At the Łódź Design Festival 2018, Sroka and Cybis received an award for their patches, which can be seen at the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2018.
The exhibition STUDIO PROTEST: ILLUSTRATED DEMOCRACY & GRAPHIC EMERGENCY SERVICE
Developed by the Vienna Design Week team and the Austrian studio buero bauer.
E. SYMBOL TO LOGO
Opening: 28 September
Where: p_art. – the gallery of Polish Culture Institute in Vienna / Am Gestade 7, 1010 Vienna
In cooperation with the Polish Institute Vienna, the exhibition SYMBOL TO LOGO highlights the little-known history of logo design in communist Poland – a visual history that reflects both contemporary Polish history and the social changes that have taken place in the last 70 years.
F. Class Reunion – group exhibition
Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection
23 June 23 2018 to 11 November 2018
Where: Mumok / Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann do not see their collection as just private property or a prestige object, but rather as an item of cultural value that needs exchange with the public. Their collection has been continuously growing since the late 1970s, and it provides an incomparable view of the development of contemporary art from the 1980s onward.
Edited by Contemporary Lynx