Weekly Essentials: 17 Things to Do in Vienna

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Opening: Hélène Fauquet at Galerie Meyer Kainer. Courtesy of the gallery and the artist

Essentials November 4 - 10

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.

Tuesday - November 5

Opening
The Other Is Oneself
Focusing on the topic of forced exile, the initiative for cultural exchange TOIO kicks off a series of events with an exhibition curated by Fiona Liewehr at Franz Josefs Kai 3.

Wednesday - November 6

Opening
All Paper Show
The students of Academy of Fine Art Vienna’s Graphic Arts and Printmaking Techniques class will present their works at Semperdepot.

Thursday - November 7

Opening
Der Spass an der Arbeit
Galerie Meyer Kainer invites you to the opening of Anne Speiers exhibition »Der Spass an der Arbeit« as well as to Hélène Fauquets show »Interiors« at Boltenstern.Raum.

Opening
See/Saw
In her exhibition at Galerie Martin Janda, Nilbar Güreş uncovers dual social structures and exposes traditional patterns of thought and behavior in her new works.

Opening
Kokon
Sophia Süßmilch presents brand-new photographs and paintings on the themes of placenta, acid rain as well as the burden of the esoteric parental home at Galerie Krobath.

Talk
In Conversation with Tillman Kaiser
On the occasion of his exhibition »Im Dom« in the Secession, Tillman Kaiser will have a talk with the author and curator Bob Nickas.

Book presentation
Black Pages
Once a month, limited artist books and magazines are presented at the mumok library. Black Pages, a Vienna-based artist fanzine, will be featured in this issue.

Performance
Affair
In her choreography for TQW, Christine Gaigg tries to fathom the various aspects of the affair, questions the reasons for its allure, and deals with the »otherness of sexuality«.

Performance
Hi Baubo
Hannah De Meyer fuses the growing indignation of a new generation of young people about our wrecked world with a highly personal »awakening« in this production at TQW Studios.

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Mirjam Sögner »Speaking Volumes« at brut im Kosmos Theater. Photo by Dieter Hartwig

Performance
Speaking Volumes
In her piece at brut im Kosmos Theater, Mirjam Sögner asks how to re-enact processes of geological transformation that have compressed limestone, piled up the Alps or moved continental plates.

Party
Rrr
Rrr, the »bar to reinforce electrical colors«, opens its doors and has invited Tony Renaissance, Welia, Cigomatic, and many others to play music.

Party
Disorder
Every year Disorder gets a little faster. In the context of Viennale, five artists will play five sets, one hour each at Kunsthalle Wien. Short and crisp. Faster and faster.

Friday - November 8

Festival
Reclaim Practices of Care in Public Space
Amanda Piña and Veza Maria Fernandez have curated a four-days event at nadaLokal, including an exhibition opening, a panel and a lecture performance on Friday. A look at the other days’ program is also recommended!

Concert
Schrecken
David Schweighart has been haunting the Viennese music scene since 2005. Together with Bernhard Bauch he now releases his new album on Ventil Records and celebrates this at Echoraum.

Saturday - November 9

Opening
Basics on Composition 1992 & 2019
Helmut Federle takes up the tradition of geometric abstraction and renews and expands it. Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder is showing his new works.

Opening
Your delicious dreaming
»… to this day I am struggling to see you in your entirety.« Nika Kupyrova has curated a show with works by Titania Seidl, Jakob Kolb, and Šárka Koudelová at Goldschlagstraße 70.

Party
Werk Statt Raum
Werk has invited Varg to perform one of his intense live shows, as well as the DJs Ric 49, Scirox, Bort, Kobermann, and Marc Graebnor.

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