Weekly Essentials: January 14 - 20

Photo by Gelatin. Courtesy: Galerie Meyer Kainer

Essentials January 14 - 20

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!

Tuesday - January 15

Art Talk
Ting-Jung Chen & Hui Ye
Lucas Gehrmann, curator of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize, will talk to the artists Ting-Jung Chen and Hui Ye about their works and their exhibition Keep me close to you.

Wednesday - January 16

Art Screening
Third from the Sun
The series looks at artistic approaches that reveal the specific symptoms, manifestations, and effects of the Anthropocene. The focus is less on warnings or shocking images of catastrophe and more on the forms of implication in largely irreversible processes. The first part illustrates the ways humankind has shaped our environment, also by utilizing visionary counter images. At mumok cinema.

Art Talk
Cäcilia Brown
The Artist Lecture Series Vienna presents a lecture and conversation with the artist Cäcilia Brown at Skulpturinstitut. We recommend reading the interview that Juliana Lindenhofer had with the artist in December.

Thursday - January 17

Art Opening
Nicolas Jasmin and Other Works
Nicolas Jasmin’s artistic approach can be understood as pictorial archaeology. Jasmin has developed a method that combines painting with laser technology. He also practises pictorial archaeology in terms of his subjects: he finds them in our collective pictorial memory and recontextualises them. At Belvedere 21.

Art Workshop
mumok moves
Starting from their respective artistic practices, Philipp Gehmacher and Hans Schabus develop a common format especially for this occasion. Each workshop becomes an exclusive and moving dialogical experiment for all with and without any prior dance or artistic knowledge. At mumok.

Performance Dance
Every Body Electric
Doris Uhlich’s Every Body Electric is a radical invitation to explore potentials through the medium of dance, to make them visible and delve deep into an archaeology of energy. At Tanzquartier Halle G.

Art Opening Performance
Beyond Hard
The artist group Gelatin shows sculptures, installations, paintings and more from the past 19 years at the gallery Meyer Kainer.

Art Opening
Tropes and Limbs
EXILE gallery opens its first 2019 exhibition with works by Berlin-based artist Sarah Lehnerer, who takes also part in the sound performance of Felix Leon Westner and Bernhard Rappold later at Mauve.

Art Opening
Birgit Jürgenssen
This series of sewn canvases by Birgit Jürgenssen—shown at Galerie Hubert Winter for the first time—proves once again her multi-layered skills and way of thinking, creating an enhancement within the limitations and delimitations.

Art Opening
Neoliberal Surrealist
For her show at the gallery CRONE, Ashley Hans Scheirl will install new paintings and sculptures to transform the gallery into a dreamscape melding sexuality and desire, economy and greed.

Art Opening
As soon as you enter the third solo exhibition Mladen Stilinović at the Galerie Martin Janda you are greeted by a model, whose smile glued to the floor must pass. The exhibition shows a work selection from the seventies, consisting of early collages, photo series and photo campaigns in public space as well as films.

Art Music Live
Real Gong Musik
Gärtnergasse’s Julia Znoj has invited Christian Ingemann and Viktor Lundgaard to play a concert at the artist-run space.

Music Party
The non-binary, all-gender, anti-racist, body positive space has this time invited Rae Spoon, who will be accompanied by respectfulchild and Sofia Hicks, and the Berlin-based duo Evvol to play concerts at fluc.

Friday - January 18

Performance Dance
Every Body Electric
Doris Uhlich’s Every Body Electric is a radical invitation to explore potentials through the medium of dance, to make them visible and delve deep into an archaeology of energy. At Tanzquartier Halle G.

Art Symposium
Unangenehme Gefühle 2
Within Annette Kelm’s exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, the continuation of the two-day symposium Unangenehme Gefühle 1, which took place in Berlin, will be held. In the form of a performative discussion round, Unangenehme Gefühle 2 deals with the subject of lying.

Music Party
Dead Sea Diaries
Last summer Vienna’s Sedvs and Peel released 3 uncompromising techno EPs on Morbid and their own label Bare Hands. For this reason, Wechselstrom has invited the two producers to play one of their rare live concerts as Positive Life Force at Grelle Forelle.

Saturday - January 19

Rainer Ganahl's performance »Please Teach Me Chinese, Please Teach Me Italian – Marx a Prato, Gucci a Prato«. Courtesy of the artist.

Art Performance Sponsored
Rainer Ganahl
Don’t miss the performance by the artist Rainer Ganahl Please, teach me Chinese - Please, teach me Italian / Marx a Prato, Gucci a Prato, which was created as a result of the fashion show he staged at the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato in June 2018, at Kunsthalle Wien.

Art Opening
The Kunstverein Ve.Sch invites you to the group exhibition with works by Julian Feritsch, Michael Franz, Kerstin von Gabain, Ana Hoffner, Luiza Margan, Wolfgang Stengel, Christoph Weber, and Franz Zar.

Art Book launch
Join Croy Nielsen for the launch the new book by Marlie Mul that addresses her public cancellation of a solo exhibition that had been planned to open in May 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.

Selected Ongoing Exhibitions

Jan 20 Philipp Timischl  Secession
Feb 3 Melanie Ebenhoch Kevin Space

Feb 10

The Value of Freedom Belvedere 21
Feb 10 Ute Müller


Feb 17 Antarctica Kunsthalle Wien
Feb 19 Vom Hunger nach Bildern Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman
Apr 28 Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin… Kunsthistorisches Museum


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