Weekly Essentials: April 8 - 14

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Veza Fernández »Amadora Llama« at TQW. Photo by Martina Lajczak

Essentials April 8 - 14

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, April 8

Symposium
International Symposium: Free Scene - Free Art
What is the status quo of the Viennese cultural scene? What framework conditions are needed to further expand their potential and to offer them social security? International experts discuss and develop concrete proposals for the future at Gartenbaukino.

Tuesday, April 9

Symposium
International Symposium: Free Scene - Free Art
What is the status quo of the Viennese cultural scene? What framework conditions are needed to further expand their potential and to offer them social security? International experts discuss and develop concrete proposals for the future at Gartenbaukino.

Art Opening
DARK ENERGY. Feminist Organizing, Working Collectively
»DARK ENERGY. Feminist Organizing, Working Collectively« explores feminist forms of organization and knowledge production in the cultural sector. It gives center stage to the visual, material and performative characteristics of feminist collaborative practices at xE.

Art Opening
AIR
KRINZINGER PROJEKTE opens the group exhibition consisting of eleven artist positions whose works were created in the course of the last year’s residency program in Vienna, Petőmihályfa, Kuberton, and Sri Lanka.

Art Discourse
On Defense
A presentation and discussion with Ramaya Tegegne in the context of the campaign WAGES FOR WAGES AGAINST, tackling issues of labor, defense mechanisms and collectivity within the art field at Kevin Space.

Film Screening
In memoriam Jonas Mekas
Österreichisches Filmmuseum dedicates an evening to the celebrated filmmaker Jonas Mekas with »As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty«, one of his most beautiful films, and commemorative words by Peter Kubelka.

Performance Lecture Sponsored
Barbis Ruder: How to go viral
Basic values in our already mutated and infected working environments are simple: Be in a good mood, set your relationship status to neoliberal, don’t allow yourself to be bought, just to be financially influenced. In »How to go viral«, Barbis Ruder and her team commence their treatment at studio brut.

Wednesday, April 10

Art Opening
Musikalische Vorschau
An ephemeral exhibition conducted by Nicolas Jasmin musically accompanied by Michael Klaar and Alexander Jackson Wyatt including works by Marina Faust, Jennifer Gelardo, Walter Obholzer, Flavio Palasciano, Eva Bodnar, Minda Andrén, Plüme Ferberger, and Franz West at Belvedere 21.

Art Opening
Hurricane/Time/Image
The exhibition »Hurricane/Time/Image« reroutes a new line of understanding around Francis Ruyter’s painting practice by sandwiching his new works with a flash retrospective of his germinal work from the 1990s at Franz Josefs Kai 3.

Art Screening
Third from the Sun
The fourth and final part of mumok cinema’s series »Third from the Sun« considers the latency or potential of whatever has not yet become reality, but is the germ of change in relation to our traditional understanding of nature and the environment.

Performance Lecture Sponsored
Barbis Ruder: How to go viral
Basic values in our already mutated and infected working environments are simple: Be in a good mood, set your relationship status to neoliberal, don’t allow yourself to be bought, just to be financially influenced. In »How to go viral«, Barbis Ruder and her team commence their treatment at studio brut.

Performance Comedy Sponsored
Elisabeth Löffler: Fix Me If You Can
Elisabeth Löffler invites audiences to join her on a humorous journey into her childhood. Her sit-down comedy tells the story of a family in search of a miracle, a family that does everything it can to achieve a better future for their child.

Thursday, April 11

Art Opening
Peter Doig, Fernanda Gomes, Martine Syms
Vienna Secession presents the openings of the exhibitions Peter Doig, who paints representational pictures as though they were abstractions, Fernanda Gomes, who will apply her usual approach of letting a space and situation reverberate with her, and Martine Syms, who has created an immersive installation for the Secession.

Art Talk
An Unanswered Question
Kunsthalle Wien has asked people who have worked with Peter Friedl in the past to submit questions that they have not dared to ask until now, which did not arise until after the end of the exhibition or for which there was never a real opportunity.

Art Opening
Emptied Vision
Don’t miss the opening of the exhibition project »Emptied Vision« by artist Evelyn Plaschg, whose drawings we have already published several times, and curator Flora Peyrer-Heimstätt at Tower.

Art Opening
Universal Humming
By using descriptions of the hum as event-scores and instructions for small sound pieces the exhibition by TinTin Patrone presents different noise portraits of several areas of the world at Zentrale.

Performance Lecture Sponsored
Barbis Ruder: How to go viral
Basic values in our already mutated and infected working environments are simple: Be in a good mood, set your relationship status to neoliberal, don’t allow yourself to be bought, just to be financially influenced. In »How to go viral«, Barbis Ruder and her team commence their treatment at studio brut.

Performance Dance
Veza Fernández: Amadora Llama
In Veza Fernández’s latest ensemble piece, the dancers, a congregation of nuns, passionately and yearningly embrace the mystic union. An awakening from blind lethargy, putting one’s trust into mysterious chaos at Tanzquartier Wien. Following the premiere, you can celebrate ecstatically together with the artists!

Friday, April 12

Performance Dance
Veza Fernández: Amadora Llama
In Veza Fernández’s latest ensemble piece, the dancers, a congregation of nuns, passionately and yearningly embrace the mystic union. An awakening from blind lethargy, putting one’s trust into mysterious chaos at Tanzquartier Wien.

Art Opening
The Water Bar
The artist-run space New Jörg presents the solo show »The Water Bar« by artist David Wokurka, who just opened an exhibition at Loggia in Munich.

Art Opening
Performative Situation
The artistic-scientific laboratory halfway invites you to the lecture »Weltraumsalat« by Sonia Leimer and presentation of the work »Traveler’s Tree« by Anita Fuchs.

Music Party
F*cken Plus
»Hinter den Kühltürmen des Atomkraftwerks glüht die untergehende Sonne.« Meat Market has invited FLASH Recordings’ BLACK LOTUS, Gerald VDH, Specific Objects, Ecion, Guzy, and Phirbit to play at Das Werk.

Saturday, April 13

Discourse Talk
The Future of Resistance: Thinking about Tomorrow
Nazis & Goldmund calls for an open plenary sitting at studio brut together with various other platforms in order to devise potential narratives of a pluralistic society based on artistic and academic inputs, to debate and to elaborate strategies.

Performance Dance
Veza Fernández: Amadora Llama
In Veza Fernández’s latest ensemble piece, the dancers, a congregation of nuns, passionately and yearningly embrace the mystic union. An awakening from blind lethargy, putting one’s trust into mysterious chaos at Tanzquartier Wien.

Music Party
Les Nouveaux Riches
Les Nouveaux Riches, a magazine for contemporary art, culture and lifestyle, cordially invites you to the release party of their first printed edition at the Improper Walls Gallery.

Sunday, April 14

Performance Comedy Sponsored
Elisabeth Löffler: Fix Me If You Can
Elisabeth Löffler invites audiences to join her on a humorous journey into her childhood. Her sit-down comedy tells the story of a family in search of a miracle, a family that does everything it can to achieve a better future for their child.

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