Weekly Essentials: 22 Things to Do in Vienna

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UNCANNY VALUES as part of Vienna Biennale 2019 at MAK. Trevor Paglen, A Man (Corpus: The Humans) Adversarially Evolved Hallucination, 2017. Courtesy of the artist und Metro Pictures, New York

Essentials May 27 - June 2

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.

Monday

Opening
The Mouth is about Language
Das weisse haus focusses on Joyce Wieland’s work of the 1960s and 70s, providing an insight into the use of language within her artistic and filmic practice.

Discussion
Yo-Yo Ma
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma comes to Vienna with his Bach project and holds a participatory discussion event on the social opening of art spaces at the Secession.

Tuesday

Opening
Vienna Biennale for Change
With the possibilities of art, design, and architecture, the Vienna Biennale wants to contribute to shaping a value-based future. Opening marathon: first MAK, then AIL, third stop Kunsthalle Wien, and finally back to the party at MAK.

Opening
Queer Art Space Vienna
Kunsthalle Exnergasse attempts to provide insights into Vienna’s dynamic queer art scene, which provokes interactions between artwork and spectator – by questioning heteronormative power relations.

Opening
Equipment
In her solo exhibition at Significant Other, Céline Condorelli orchestrates a conversation between exhibitions and public art, often inhabited by various artists, systems, and practices.

Film
Vienna Shorts
Vienna Shorts film festival looks for positive visions, social utopias and new ideals from which strong communities and a new sense of belonging can develop. There’s a guide, too. Courage!

Wednesday

Opening
Limbo
Nanna Kaiser and Pol Summer show new works at Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien’s exhibition container Bureau Veritas at Engerthstraße 119.

Festwochen
La Vita Nuova
With artistic radicalness, the Romeo Castellucci’s recent work pursues the goal of making the Gösserhallen venue a paradisiacal transformation space in which the art of living is to be learned.

Party
Gösserhallen Party
Vienna and Shanghai will resound within the brick walls of the Festwochen Bar in the Gösserhallen with music by Laurel Halo, Object Blue, Osheyack, and Haskii. Admission free!

Party
Gezeiten
Dead Sea Diaries presents Héctor Oaks, one of Europe’s most wanted underground techno weapons, Matt Mor, Misonica, Echion, and Poto at das Werk. Pure raw energy!

Thursday

Festwochen
Five Days in March Re-creation
10 years after the premiere a new generation of performers lays the text over post-Fukushima Japan, examining what has changed since the dawn of the new millennium – and what hasn’t.

Festwochen
La Vita Nuova
With artistic radicalness, the Romeo Castellucci’s recent work pursues the goal of making the Gösserhallen venue a paradisiacal transformation space in which the art of living is to be learned.

Friday

Performance
S_p_i_t_ Queer Performance Festival
TQW Studios open a space for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and intersectional artists, who deal with different body language and counteract a globally politically aggressive climate.

Festwochen
Five Days in March Re-creation
10 years after the premiere a new generation of performers lays the text over post-Fukushima Japan, examining what has changed since the dawn of the new millennium – and what hasn’t.

Festwochen
La Vita Nuova
With artistic radicalness, the Romeo Castellucci’s recent work pursues the goal of making the Gösserhallen venue a paradisiacal transformation space in which the art of living is to be learned.

Party
Service
For Service’s season closing, DJ Defizit, Grace Schella, Luca Carlotta, DJ Odd, Puschmann, Rapha Ramires, Shit Vicious, Whitest Arab Alive, and Wladimir Glitchcore will play at celeste.

Saturday

Performance
S_p_i_t_ Queer Performance Festival
TQW Studios open a space for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and intersectional artists, who deal with different body language and counteract a globally politically aggressive climate.

Performance
Speaking Volumes
Mirjam Söger describes geological transformation processes and changing landscapes and questions the role of humans in this dynamic constellation at studio brut.

Festwochen
Fúria
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.

Party
Disorder
From techno to trance: Disorder features Nerj J, Rosa Nebel, who will perform live, Scirox, Ric49, Zero, and TJ Sakura at Das Werk.

Party
Wet
A party for girls who are looking for girls: Pia Wilma Ficken, Flower Crime, Schirin, and DJ Frau Chef will play at Opera Club. To provide a safe space, there will be a restricted door policy!

Sunday

Festwochen
La Vita Nuova
With artistic radicalness, the Romeo Castellucci’s recent work pursues the goal of making the Gösserhallen venue a paradisiacal transformation space in which the art of living is to be learned.

Festwochen
Fúria
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.

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