Weekly Essentials: 23 Things to Do in Vienna

Fiona Connor, Closed for installation, Fiona Connor, SculptureCenter, #4, 2019, Courtesy the artist, 1301PE, Los Angeles, und Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington. Photo by Kyle Knodell

Essentials June 24 - 30

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.


Angewandte Festival
Angewandte Festival opens the institution and seeks to negotiate socio-political issues as well as artistic positions in and with the public.

A. B. a. P.
Galerie nächst St. Stephan presents an exhibition by Heinrich Dunst, whose works combine pictorial, sculptural, and linguistic elements to create intermedial intersections.

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With his fourth solo exhibition at Galerie Krinzinger, Franz Graf shows new large-format works on wood.


Three Openings at Secession
Secession opens the exhibitions »would you say this is the day?« by Nora Schultz, »Deep Redder« by Rosalind Nashashibi, and »#8, Closed for Installation, Sequence of Events« by Fiona Connor.

Project of Ruins
In his exhibition at mumok, Nikita Kadan explores current social and political developments in Ukraine and their foundations in Soviet communism.

Lecture: Elizabeth Losh
For her talk at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Elizabeth Losh considers how we see ourselves in the black box of machine vision.

Ventil Records Birthday – Day 1
Ventil Records celebrates its fourth year of existence with Asfast, Fauna, Kœnig, Peter Kutin, Misonica, Mo Nahold, and Schrecken at fluc.


Trans- and Posthumanism
If we think about the digital future as well as new values, the feminist gaze should not be missing. A discussion and performance during the exhibition at the Applied Innovation Lab.

Understanding – Art and Research
In its exhibition about the process of understanding as a creative impulse, Die Angewandte presents exemplary approaches to its artistic research.

I Cannot Hide My Anger
For the Belvedere 21, Monica Bonvicini has developed a site-specific and space-consuming installation that reacts radically to Karl Schwanzer’s architecture.

Books + Papers & I Don’t Think She’s a Woman
Christine Koenig Galerie continues the exhibition from the year 2015 and reveals new facets in the relationship between text and image, while Koenig 2 opens the exhibition by Rade Petrasevic.

Weekend im Office
Galerie Gabriele Senn shows works from the last two years by Adrian Buschmann, who overcame the fear of copying himself.

Fine Art, Box, Permanent
Galerie Georg Kargl invites to the openings of a group show entitled Unfolded Matters, a solo exhibition by Lenora de Barros and a presentation by the artist collective Stafett.

Codependent Expansion
Zeller van Almsick presents a solo exhibition by Sophie Hirsch, who shows two new sculptures that focus on how codependent interactions determine form.

Ventil Records Birthday – Day 2
Ventil Records celebrates its fourth year of existence with Elvin Brandhi, Gischt, Inou Ki Endo, Patrik Lechner, Maja Osojnik, Ventil, and Christian Vogel at fluc.


Prater 82’
A summer party with music by Stefan Karrer, Jacqueline Noir, Fabio Bianco, and Kurt Soppurt at Schlumpfcity in the Prater.

Tongue in Ear
»Tongue in Ear«, curated by Severin Dünser and Olympia Tzortzi, translates an old cultural technique into the context of a night club: narrating and reciting. At fluc.

Werk Statt Raum
Das Werk has invited Franz Æmbient, Andrea Ida, Marc Graebnor, Laminat Kobermann, DJ Resista, Memet Acuma, and Bort to spin records at the club.


MAK Summer Party
The MAK invites you to a party with culinary delights, a varied program of guided tours, and workshops at its branch Geymüllerschlössel.

Save WUK
WUK says goodbye with a charity concert before it is closed for the upcoming renovations, for which it urgently needs support.

Vague, Powerhouse & Vera Kropf
Viennese boy band Vague, the psychedelic rock quartet Powerhouse as well as Luise Pop and Half Girl’s Vera Kropf will play a concert in the Rhiz.

Dead Sea Diaries features a live performance by Positive Life Force as well as DJ sets by Gerald VDH, Cris, Ced, Dstrd, and S.O.S. at Werk.


Werk Statt Sonntag
On three Sundays in May and June, Das Werk puts a spotlight on Vienna-based musicians: the third edition features Conny Frischauf and Giuseppe Leonardi.


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