Weekly Essentials: 24 Things to Do in Vienna

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Salwa Aleryani »Tribute to a Passerby (Roamer)«. Courtesy of the artist

Essentials April 29 - May 5

Where to go and what to do in Vienna: We’ve selected the most exciting events and exhibition openings that should not be missed this week.

Monday

Concert
Oehl
Oehl, an Austro-Icelandic duo, which was described by a German rapper as »a mixture of Tocotronic and Tame Impala«, presents their new singles at B72.

Tuesday

Opening
Birgit-Jürgenssen-Prize
Award ceremony and exhibition opening by this year’s Birgit-Jürgenssen-Prize winner Isabella Brunäcker, whose work oscillates between deceleration and the ability to look precisely.

Opening
Vertrau mir
foundation has invited Kareem Lotfy, Evelyn Plaschg, Fabio Santacroce, and Anne Schmidt to exhibit at their space as well as in the context of Belvedere 21’s »On the New«.

Opening
Curved Arrows
Kunstraum am Schauplatz’ exhibition is based on a poem, which describes the difficulty of love through the acoustic and verbal similarity of »love« (l’amour) and »wall« (le mur) in French.

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»The Chasm«. Courtesy of Ivan Pérard

Opening
The Chasm
The exhibition organized by Yves-Michele Saß will take imagination as a general context in which to examine artistic practices that are interested in pre-modern myths and futuristic utopia.

Opening
Walk ins Welcome
»No news from Franco, but M. seems to be on board again.« – The gallery Zeller van Almsick presents the second solo exhibition of Charlotte Klobassa.

Party
Kohtakt
Lunchmaster presents music by romantically touched Bell Towers, whose NTS radio shows and releases find favor with dancers and listeners, Sofie, Luca Carlotta, Kidkut, and Flugmodus at Rhiz.

Party
Freundschaft!
The celeste celebrates spring with music by Ana Threat, Bobby Would, K.U.N.T.Z, Mariah Does Not Carey, Markus W. Schneider, Polyxene, Pu, Club Randale, Sedvs, and Snuff Syndicate.

Party
Mayday
Yes, it is the night before the first of May and the hardest dance night is sure to feature Meat Market at fluc. Don’t worry, the next day is a holiday!

Thursday

Opening
Stano Filko
Galerie Emanuel Layr presents the exhibition »Multimodal Googlification of Cosmology-Oriented Diagrammatic Experimentations of Stano Filko« curated by Boris Ondreička.

Opening
Train the Trainer II
foundation’s second exhibition this week dedicates itself to the phantasmic excess and guides into new relations within the gallery space of Georg Kargl.

Opening
Toni Schmale
Christine König Galerie opens the exhibition by Toni Schmale, whose new works are characterized by surface precision, worship and submission of the material as well as corporeality.

Opening
My username is Darina94
For his exhibition at Koenig 2, Rune Bering sets the scene of a dystopian, almost futuristic landscape; a tipped over shopping cart, strange looking letters, and charred flower prints.

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Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe »Pink Eye«. Photo by Innsbruck International/Christa Pertl

Performance
Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe: PINK EYE
Will looking at someone always mean looking through a kaleidoscope of codes? Visual artist and choreographer Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe will explore and focus on the truth underlying our perception at brut.

Friday

Opening
Midissage: On the New
Belvedere 21 opens in its exhibition: foundation’s »Vertrau mir«, MAUVE’s »Hanging of Traitors in Effigie (Part 1)« and a performance program by Pina with a special highlight: Iku.

Opening
Escuro
»When you hear music, after it’s over, it’s gone in the air. You can never capture it again.« – New Jörg has invited the artist Fernando Mesquita to show works at its space.

Workshop
Reflecting European Ängst
Nazis & Goldmund will discuss what is attributed and inherent to »European angst« with Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe, who analyses our ways of looking and segmenting our environment.

Performance
Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe: PINK EYE
Will looking at someone always mean looking through a kaleidoscope of codes? Visual artist and choreographer Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe will explore and focus on the truth underlying our perception at brut.

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Rakete: Lau Lukkarila »Trouble«. Photo by Azra Husanović

Performance
Rakete
This festival will be Tanzquartier’s latest quest for new positions from the Austrian and international dance and performance scene centring around questions of future, identity and gender politics.

Party
Ashida Park
Our favorite post-clubbers from the Viennese label Ashida Park dance to the music of Moesha 13, Frau Chef, Rovan, Antonia XM, and Amblio at Opera Club.

Party
BMW III
»Zehn Minuten Vorbereitungszeit« – Poster boy Wolfram and Sebbele from Verkehrte Welt have curated a very special evening and turned everything upside down at the club Horst.

Saturday

Opening
Tribute to a Passerby (Roamer)
SORT has invited Salwa Aleryani, whose static elements make visible the artist’s negotiation with the fleeting nature of time and offer a way to observe reality from afar.

Opening
Everlasting Light
Focusing on approaches to contemporary vanitas motifs and the blackmirror phenomenon, Tim Nolas’ group show contemplates on the ambivalence between holding on to and blurring human traces.

Opening
Nome D’us
Shore, the new gallery of Paul Makowsky, will show works curated by Sanna Helena Berger, whose exhibition concept does not deserve any shortening from third party.

Performance
Rakete
This festival will be Tanzquartier’s latest quest for new positions from the Austrian and international dance and performance scene centring around questions of future, identity and gender politics.

Party
Horsepower
The Horsepower Racing Team DJ Warzone and Kim Leclerc present Alpha Tracks, Kurt Steinwald, Schirin, and Sedvs at Das Werk. Faster!

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