Weekly Essentials: 14 Things to Do in Vienna

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Loretta Fahrenholz, from: Two A.M., 2019, © Loretta Fahrenholz, Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York

Essentials October 21 - 27

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 - October 21

Concert
Tim Hecker
Visions flutter and fade in Tim Becker’s latest album, which he will perform at the B72 on Monday. Sami Nagasaki accompanies him with one of his rare DJ sets.

Wednesday - October 23

Open House
Open House at Angewandte
Students and professors give insights into the ateliers, workshops and studios of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and provide information about the study subjects.

Performance
Two A.M.
For the last three years Loretta Fahrenholz has been working on the feature-length version of »Two A.M.« which will now be shown for the first time in Vienna at the mumok cinema.

Thursday - October 24

Festival
Poetry and Politics
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Institute for Linguistic Art invites to three days of discussions, readings and performances investigating the question: What concept do we want to make of ourselves in times of right-wing normalization?

Opening
Stoff & Unboxing the Future
Opening of the exhibition by Johanna Kandl and the film and video artist Anna Witt at the gallery Christine Koenig. The exhibition deals with the »Stoff« from which suffering arises.

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Stefanie Sourial »Colonial Cocktail Volume 3« at studio brut. Photo by esel

Performance
Colonial Cocktail
Introducing her new stage series at studio brut, Stefanie Sourial distills the essence out of the European colonial history and packs it into a fluid sixty-minute performance.

Reading
Sargnagel invites…
Stefanie Sargnagel has curated an evening for the series »Donnerstags in der Bibliothek« – this time with a lively Viennese potpourri of writers, performers, satirists, musicians and philosophers.

Talk
Deconstructing Digital Media
Vibeke Sorensen reviews several case studies in experimental digital multimedia art and design that explore Western and Non-Western conceptions of space-time at Angewandte Innovation Lab.

Book Launch
Jackie of All Trades
Verena Dengler presents her new publication at the Secession, which takes up the artist’s show at Kunsthalle Bern and includes texts by Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Stefanie Sargnagel, and Valérie Knoll.

Friday - October 25

Opening
Kuniyoshi + and Ukiyoenow
MAK is holding exhibitions on the Japanese ukiyo-e designer Kuniyoshi and his artistic and cultural milieu as well as on the fascinating world of the woodblock print.

Opening
Exigence Graphorrea
»… rather like a good mouthwashing.« – New Jörg has invited Alexander Jackson Wyatt to show his works at the artist-run space.

Opening
The Objective
School presents Nino Sakandelidze’s exhibition »MY STATIC PERFORMANCE IS BETTER THAN YOUR PLANNED MOTION« including a video intervention by Mariam Kalandadze.

Party
FEMME DMC
To celebrate its 4th birthday, FEMME DMC presents a new generation of artists which the collective wants to empower in the future. One of many highlights of the night at Camera Club is Alyona Alyona.

Saturday - October 26

Performance
Habitat / Halle E
As individuals and as a crowd, 120 naked bodies simultaneously conquer space in Doris Uhlich’s captivating, highly energetic and at times collectively reposing choreography for TQW.

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