Weekly Essentials: 16 Things to Do in Vienna

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Henrike Naumann, »Das Reich«, 2017, installation view at Berliner Herbstsalon. Photo by Inga Selck, courtesy the artist and KOW, Berlin

Essentials September 23 - 29

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 - September 24

Opening
Parallel Vienna
From Tuesday to Sunday, Parallel Vienna presents young and emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind.

Opening
New Galaxies
Initiated by Maximilian Anelli-Monti, Sebastian Hoch and Stephanie Stern, the group show presents international artists, each with a connection to either London or Vienna.

Talk
Hermann Nitsch & Ed Fornieles
Galerie Kandlhofer hosts the conversation between the artists Hermann Nitsch and Ed Fornieles, the curator of the gallery’s current show »Cursed Images«.

Party
Parallel Vienna Opening Party
Almost all Vienna meets in the evening at the opening party of the art fair with music by Wolfram, Live From Earth, Public Possession, Sofie, Schirin, and Flower Crime.

Wednesday - September 25

Opening
Das Reich
In her exhibition at Belvedere 21, Henrike Naumann sketches an alternative history in an immersive room installation in which the Reich Citizens’ Movement takes political control after reunification.

Thursday - September 26

Opening
viennacontemporary
From Thursday to Sunday, this year’s viennacontemporary will stir the international art crowd with up-and-coming stars, renowned masters and top galleries from all over the world.

Opening
Inspiration – Legacy
25 years after the last monographic presentation of his oeuvre in Austria, the Leopold Museum is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to Richard Gerstl.

Opening
Alfred Schmeller & Heimrad Bäcker
Mumok invites you to the opening of the exhibitions by Alfred Schmeller »The Museum as a Flashpoint« and Heimrad Bäcker »it is possible that they won’t kill us and they might allow us to live«.

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Katrin Hornek, Líthos (Cobblestone), 2016

Performance
To Be Made up of the Earth Is Not Necessarily Easy, II
Katrin Hornek will give a lecture-performance playfully drawing on much of her artistic research and collaboration relating to the environmental, political and societal impact of CO2 emissions at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz.

Concert
Signale
Making music politically! With workshops and a exciting concert program, Arena Wien dedicates this night to the financial support of self-organized groups affected by repressive budget cuts.

Festival
Waves Vienna
From Thursday to Sunday, Waves Vienna welcomes numerous international alternative, electronic, rock, and club acts who will perform around Vienna’s 9th district.

Friday - September 27

Performance
Noise is the Master of Information
Gerald Nestler and Sylvia Eckermann will present a joint lecture-performance with Haim Bodek a high-frequency, crypto trader, and whistleblower at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz.

Intervention
Zone 1 Hamam
Robby Greif and Fiona Liewehr invite you to an artistic intervention by Maruša Sagadin with music by Sagg Napoli, Elsa Okazaki, and Rade Petrasevic at Ennsgasse 19.

Concert
Fettkakao 14
Birthday greetings to Fettkakao, who celebrate 14 years of existence at fluc with Bruch & Pü, Iv/An, Mother Miley Ocean, and Mariah Doesn’t Carey.

Saturday - September 28

Party
Funkroom
Funkroom brings Galaxian, who uses his appetite for an authentic approach and continues to resist the sound parameters and redefine them, to Werk for you.

Party
Parallel Parallel Closing Party
Follow the Bliss: Electric Indigo, DJ Angel, Fauna, Forst, Therese Terror, Tom Huster, and Katia Curie will appear at Kunstbogen in this unofficial weekend finale!

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