Weekly Essentials: 19 Things to Do in Vienna

Courtesy of Nschotschi Haslinger and EXILE, Vienna

Essentials June 3 - 9

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.


How do young artists work today in the fields of photography and new media? The Fotogalerie Wien presents a selection of works by students of Austrian art academies.

What does it mean to have a body? In her latest work, Fúria, Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues examines with nine dancers how a community can assume agency and build its own world.


»Wo sollen jetzt die Gäste schlafen da ich hier bin?« – EXILE gallery invites you to a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist Nschotschi Haslinger.

Old Habits
Line Finderup Jensen invites you to discover a parallel reality presented via a series of simulations that explore the dynamics of human interconnections at Suzie Shride.


Rosana Cade: Walking:Holding
»Walking:Holding« invites you to walk hand in hand with a series of very different local strangers around nearby streets, parks and alleyways. A one-on-one performance at TQW Studios.

The Blind Spot Is the Most Recent Past
Mumok cinema’s program series wishes to mediate between historical and present knowledge, especially in reference to duration, processes, and successes.


Lower Belvedere presents Kiki Smith’s multi-faceted oeuvre and shows some sixty works by the American artist from the last three decades, with a focus on sculpture.

Hug of Death
Zeller Van Almsick shows works by Melanie Ebenhoch, Sophie Gogl, Julija Zaharijević, and Malte Zander. The group show is arranged by mysterious curator Josephine Strau.

Smooth Operator
In his edition for Collectors Agenda, Thilo Jenssen rewrites the didactic purpose of medical illustrations, exploring the ambivalent relationship between control and support.

Vertical River
For the first exhibition at AK46, artists Yein Lee, Shuvo Rafiqul, Rini Mitra, Jakob Kolb, Kanako Tada will present installation, drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg und Chelsea E. Manning, Probably Chelsea, 2017

Curator’s tour
Uncanny Values
Marlies Wirth and Paul Feigelfeld give an insight into one of the most important topics of the coming decades, the artificial intelligence, on their tour through the exhibition.

Happy hour
Cocktail Reception
The galleries of Schleifmühlgasse and their artists each serve an alcoholic mixed drink from A as in Aperol Spritz to T as in Tequila Sunrise.

Show Modeklasse 19
Visit this year’s show of the Applied Fashion Department with the latest collections of students and alumni for the fifth and last time under the direction of Hussein Chalayan.


Nature \ nature
Kunstraum Niederoesterreich’s exhibition showcases works by local and international artists who reflect on the concept of nature and propose its up-to-date forms.

Rosana Cade: Walking:Holding
»Walking:Holding« invites you to walk hand in hand with a series of very different local strangers around nearby streets, parks and alleyways. A one-on-one performance at TQW Studios.

Queering the Museum
Sabine Marte tends to lead the viewer into unstable terrain in her videos, which are only part of her work as a performer, musician and theater-maker. At the Blickle Kino.

Schule Friedl Kubelka für unabhängigen Film shows work from the workshops with Ben Russel and Eve Heller and celebrates this with a graduation party at celeste.

Meat Fest
»Festivals suck.« – Meat Market is throwing two parties at once: Janice, Prosumer, Gerald VDH, Echion, Specific Objects, Bort, and Marc Graebnor play at Grelle Forelle; as well as Scirox, David Krieger, Katia, and the F*cken Plus crew at Werk.


Werk Statt Raum
The french collector of music rarities DJ Sundae will play alongside Marc Graebnor, Laminat Kobermann, CV Vision, Art.-Nr.: 9, and Heavy Traffic at Werk.


Lo-ve-fi invites you to dance with special guest 1-800-Girls at fluc for the last time before the summer break. The next day is holiday.


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