Your Weekly Essentials May 28 - June 3

Your Weekly Essentials: May 28 – June 3

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Your Weekly Essentials May 28 - June 3
Crowd. Photo by Estelle Hanania

Where to go and what to do – every week, PW-Magazine selects the most exciting events and exhibitions that should not be missed in Vienna!


Monday – May 28

#FEST Micro | Macro
Multimedia artist Ryoji Ikeda transforms Halle E in the MuseumsQuartier into an oversized world of moving images and sounds; creates a field of imagination between quantum physics, empirical experimentation and human perception.


Tuesday – May 29

#ART Florentina Pakosta
The Albertina Museum is devoting a large-scale retrospective to the oeuvre of Florentina Pakosta. In her 1960s drawings and printed graphics, the Austrian artist reacted to discrimination against women in the art scene.

#ART Post Otto Wagner
The show at MAK points out the context and the interaction between Wagner and other protagonists of early Modernism as well as Wagner’s influence on his contemporaries, and following generations of architects and designers.

#ART From the Outside to the Inside
Opening of the exhibition at CRONE gallery. The show deals with art as a membrane between the outer and inner states of the human existence.

#VIS Vienna Shorts 2018
Once the 15th edition of VIS kicks into gear, hold on to your seats, because its mix of award winners, gems, and premieres has its gaze locked on both its crystal anniversary and focus theme “We Need To Disagree”. The festival opening will take place at Gartenbaukino.


Wednesday – May 30

#ART Roundtable Art Market
In this talk, the Austrian art market, the changing gallery scene in Vienna and the current balance of power between new and established galleries will be examined.

#FEST FEED.X
The immersive, performative installation at HALLE EG in the MuseumsQuartier focuses on the question of the limits of human perception, which Kurt Hentschläger explores by alternating sensory deprivation and overload.

#VIS Animation Avantgarde
From May 30 until June 2: Get taken away, off the beaten path, and discover dialogues between experimental and animation films, between the real and the virtual world.

#VIS National Competition
From May 30 until June 5: Homeland and disorientation, heights and intoxication: VIS presents Austria’s short film diversity and offers its domestic productions an international platform at METRO Kinokulturhaus.

#VIS Midnight Movies: Nightmares
Eight short films with a length of one to twenty minutes will teach you fear at the VIS midnight screening at METRO Kinokulturhaus. Sweet Dreams!

#MUSIC Die Kalte Sophie
If you are looking for refreshment on Wednesday evening, you should go to the celeste. There will be music by Mala Herba, Rovan, Anna Leiser and Tobias.


Thursday – May 31

#FEST Micro | Macro
Multimedia artist Ryoji Ikeda transforms Halle E in the MuseumsQuartier into an oversized world of moving images and sounds; creates a field of imagination between quantum physics, empirical experimentation and human perception.

#FEST FEED.X
The immersive, performative installation at HALLE EG in the MuseumsQuartier focuses on the question of the limits of human perception, which Kurt Hentschläger explores by alternating sensory deprivation and overload.

#FEST Crowd
Gisèle Vienne’s performance meticulously explores the conflicts that flare up within a group of young people at Gösserhallen. Does violence also have positive potential? Can it be regarded as a constructive part of a society?


Friday – June 1

#STAGE S_p_i_t_ Queer Performance Festival
The Tanzquartier Wien Studios will transform into a platform for queer_feminist* artists for the duration of 48 hours. S_P_I_T_ presents a multilayered selection of queer performance art from Vienna and beyond.

#FEST FEED.X
The immersive, performative installation at HALLE EG in the MuseumsQuartier focuses on the question of the limits of human perception, which Kurt Hentschläger explores by alternating sensory deprivation and overload.

#FEST Crowd
Gisèle Vienne’s performance meticulously explores the conflicts that flare up within a group of young people at Gösserhallen. Does violence also have positive potential? Can it be regarded as a constructive part of a society?

#FEST The Virgin Suicides
Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel The Virgin Suicides tells of the suicide of five sisters living a sheltered life in a North American suburb. Susanne Kennedy draws on the mysterious events and stages them as a psychedelic trip at Theater Akzent.

#FEST Deep Friday #1
On three Fridays in June, the Wiener Festwochen invites you to long nights of concerts, interventions and audiovisual art in the Gösserhallen. Do not miss the performances by Mala Sirena, Okwui Okpokwasili, Elysia Crampton with Why Be, M.E.S.H. with Michael Guidetti, and Zuli!

#MUSIC Technoland
You really can not go wrong here: Nino Stelzl from Morbid, Christiano Tekirdali from Cheap Records, Schirin, and Tongues‘ Failix will play at Rhiz Vienna. HF!


Saturday – June 2

#FEST FEED.X
The immersive, performative installation at HALLE EG in the MuseumsQuartier focuses on the question of the limits of human perception, which Kurt Hentschläger explores by alternating sensory deprivation and overload.

#FEST Crowd
Gisèle Vienne’s performance meticulously explores the conflicts that flare up within a group of young people at Gösserhallen. Does violence also have positive potential? Can it be regarded as a constructive part of a society?

#FEST The Virgin Suicides
Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel The Virgin Suicides tells of the suicide of five sisters living a sheltered life in a North American suburb. Susanne Kennedy draws on the mysterious events and stages them as a psychedelic trip at Theater Akzent.

#MUSIC Now new! Summer!
The celeste has made up the garden, unpacked the boccia balls and is looking forward to a balmy summer evening with Cher Monsieur, ping pong, fancy drinks and dumplings.

#MUSIC The Future
THE FUTURE aims to reclaim space for women*, trans* and gender nonconforming individuals in the music scene. Don’t miss The FUTURE’s second edition with Dubais, Mataya Waldenberg and Absent Father at AU!

#MUSIC Disorder
This night is dedicated to Vienna’s underground techno: Alpha Tracks from Morbid & Cheap Records, Bare Hands‘ Positive Live Force and Bocksrucker as well as Makadam, Ernst August Grafe, and Aeloic will play at Das Werk.

#MUSIC Mutter International
Spencer Parker will perform at SASS. His unique style of house and techno is in demand worldwide and his productions, remixes and re-edits are regularly supported by names such as Ryan Elliot, Mike Huckaby, Radio Slave, DVS1 and Gerd Janson.


Sunday – June 3

#FEST Micro | Macro
Multimedia artist Ryoji Ikeda transforms Halle E in the MuseumsQuartier into an oversized world of moving images and sounds; creates a field of imagination between quantum physics, empirical experimentation and human perception.

#FEST FEED.X
The immersive, performative installation at HALLE EG in the MuseumsQuartier focuses on the question of the limits of human perception, which Kurt Hentschläger explores by alternating sensory deprivation and overload.

#FEST The Virgin Suicides
Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel The Virgin Suicides tells of the suicide of five sisters living a sheltered life in a North American suburb. Susanne Kennedy draws on the mysterious events and stages them as a psychedelic trip at Theater Akzent.

#VIS Austrian Music Video Competition
From the sophisticated, lavishly produced video to experimental novelties, this program once again shows the Austrian music video scene in all its facets. The sixteen nominees will lead through the history of music at METRO Kinokulturhaus.

Selected Ongoing Exhibitions

until May 30 Heimo Zobernig at Galerie Meyer Kainer
until June 3 Oa4s at Kevin Space
until June 9 Marina Abramovic at Galerie Krinzinger
until June 23 Iza Tarasewicz at Croy Nielsen
until June 23 Katharina Schilling at Galerie Nathalie Halgand
until July 7 Lena Henke at Galerie Emanuel Layr
until July 14 Marina Faust at Gianni Manhattan
until July 29 Rachel Whiteread at Belvedere 21
until August 12 Günter Brus at Belvedere 21
until September 2 Kate Newby at Kunsthalle Wien