Weekly Essentials: January 28 - February 3

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Courtesy of Emanuel Rossetti

Essentials January 28 - February 3

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 - January 28

Art Opening
Staged Stairs
The artist-run space Pina opens the solo show with works by Swiss not only painter Emanuel Rossetti, who was exhibited in Los Angeles, Zurich, New York, to mention but a few.

Tuesday - January 29

Art Opening
Chinese Whispers
With Chinese Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg Collection a comprehensive exhibition on Chinese contemporary art is coming to Vienna and highlights China’s contemporary art production as well as its aesthetic or iconographic references at MAK.

Art Opening
Vom Vom Zum Zum
»Draw lines and set times«. Opening of the short time exhibition with works by Anne-Clara Stahl, Darja Shatalova, and Lukas Hochrieder at artist-run space PFERD.

Wednesday - January 30

Art Opening
nouveau niveau
»When yet another flower store goes out of business, I always imagine it as a larg scale vanitas sujet«. The artist-run space foundation opens the exhibition with works by Katharina Hölzl and Eugen Wist.

Thursday - January 31

Art Opening
Gerard Byrne, Klara Lidén, Heidrun Holzfeind
Three openings at the Secession: In his exhibition Upon all the living and the dead., Byrne will present three major video installations from the last three years. Klara Lidén will present videos of her latest interventions in the installation Auf jeden Fall created specifically for the occasion. For her exhibition the time is now. Heidrun Holzfeind has developed a new video installation about the Japanese shamanic improvisation duo IRO.

Art Opening
Feuerstelle
The Belvedere 21 is devoting a large solo show to Christian Ludwig Attersee with a focus on his early work. Featuring as yet little-known works, the show reveals how Attersee actively shaped and participated in the revolution in artistic production from the 1960s.

Art Opening
Mimicry
For her exhibition at WUK’s project space, Russian artist Liza Tulchinskaya expands on the transformation of corporeality in the time of multiple representations.

Art Opening
You Promised Catastrophe
Zeller Van Almsick presents Alex Ito’s first gallery exhibition in Vienna, which calls into question a crisis of progress; where narratives of futurity and hope disguise practices of exclusion and erasure. Next door Collectors Agenda shows works by Asger Dybvad Larsen.

Music Live
The Future
Vienna’s queer postgender platform The Future celebrates its first anniversary with live performances and DJ sets by The Boiler, Wien Diesel, and Johnny Geiger at AU.

Friday - February 1

Performance Dance Sponsored
Blab
Blab by Finnish dancer and performer Sonja Jokiniemi invites us to a journey into a world before there was language. Ambiguous objects made of textile fabrics, hair, latex and chains will be scattered across the stage and thus create a surreal scenery. Blab is a best of compilation of Freud at Tanzquartier Wien.

Art Opening
Painting Descending
The art space Tower presents the opening of the exhibition project Painting Descending by artist Paulina Semkowicz and curator Flora Peyrer-Heimstätt.

Art Opening
Die dunkle Seite
WOP Works on Paper shows diverse drawings and etchings by the artists Alfred Kubin, Alfred Hrdlicka, and Kandis Williams.

Music Live
Femme DMC
Femme DMC is a Vienna-based movement, striving to establish a worldwide female Hip Hop scene. Ever since their founding in 2015 they’ve created a platform which assures a safe space for growth and progress to female artists. On Friday, they celebrate their 3 years of existence with concerts by Paigey Cakey, and EC as well as DJ sets by Yomma, Soulcat E-5, host Dacid Go8lin, Susie Flowers, Therese Terror, and Joja at Camera Club, their new location.

Saturday - February 2

Performance Dance Sponsored
Blab
Blab by Finnish dancer and performer Sonja Jokiniemi invites us to a journey into a world before there was language. Ambiguous objects made of textile fabrics, hair, latex and chains will be scattered across the stage and thus create a surreal scenery. Blab is a best of compilation of Freud at Tanzquartier Wien.

Sunday - February 3

Music Live
mumok matinee
In this mumok matinee, countertenor Thomas Lichtenecker sets musical highlights in the collection exhibition 55 Dates: an unconventional blind date between music and visual art.

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