Art to See during Vienna Art Week


by Franziska Zaida Schrammel

The 12th edition of Vienna Art Week is "Seeking Beauty." The festival features an extensive programme of exhibitions, talks, tours, performances and more. 

A brilliant line-up of exhibitions and events at Vienna's leading and alternative spaces has turned the Austrian capital into a mecca for art lovers and insiders, once again. To help you navigate the busy scene, ArtRabbit's Vienna correspondent Franziska Zaida Schrammel has shared her highlights:  

"The last machine". Analogue Film Centers in Berlin and Paris at Filmmuseum

Showcase of a fine selection of film work that came out of two outstanding film institutions - LaborBerlin and L'Abominable, Paris.

Seeking Beauty in Art. Panel discussion with five international curators at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien

Five international curators, Federica Chiocchetti, Susan Hapgood, Julia Peyton-Jones, Lauren Prakke and Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, to discuss the ambivalence of beauty in this free talk at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien.

Talk: Thursday 17 Nov 2016, 5:30 - 7pm, Free Entry

Peter Dressler at KUNST HAUS WIEN

A great retrospective of Austrian photographer and filmmaker Peter Dressler who had a long and lasting influence on Austrian photography.

Tropical Punch at Galerie Nathalie Halgand

Tropical Punch at the new beautiful gallery space of Nathalie Halgand was curated by Austria's coolest online art magazine keen on. Definitely worth a visit.

Francis Alÿs and Avery Singer at Wiener Secession

Secession presents two Austrian debuts: Belgian-born and Mexico-based acclaimed artist Francis Alÿs’s minimal storyboard-like drawings of exercises and large-scale canvases, primarily digitally composed by young American painter Avery Singer are both on display throughout the winter season.

Opening: Thursday 17 Nov 2016, 7pm, Free Entry

Iris Andraschek. ORDINAIRE BLAU at Galerie Raum mit Licht

Iris Andraschek's beautiful drawings of ornaments and portraits are inspired by her encounter with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Open Studio Day at several studio locations in Vienna

Artists across Vienna will open their studios and take visitors behind the scenes. Explore artist studios on your own or join one of the many guided tour. I look forward to curator Christine Maria Holter's tour of Vienna’s oldest studio lofts on Westbahnstraße.

Open Studio Day: Saturday 19 Nov 2016, 1 am – 6 pm; Curator'sTour: Saturday 19 Nov 2016, 5 pm. Free Entry

Edmund de Waal: During the Night at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

British artist and author Edmund de Waal has curated a show of carefully selected precious objects from the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s collections, displayed in a dark room. Pretty magical experience.

Vienna Art Week
14 - 20 November 2016

Franziska is an art theorist and writer working in projects related to Visual Culture. She's ArtRabbit's Vienna correspondent. For more updates on contemporary art events follow ArtRabbit on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.