What to Do in Vienna This Week

Ingri Fiksdal, Fredrik Floen, Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy »Fictions of the Flesh«, Photo by Simen Thornquist

Essentials September 27–October 3

The »Weekly Essentials« present our top picks of the most exciting events and exhibition openings you shouldn’t miss this week.

Tuesday, September 28

»Better NOT«
The satirical mockumentary by Maria Rudakova and Maximilian Prag tells a story about a famous designer who is well known for NOT doing design and is part of exhibition »FUCK YOU VERY MUCH. DESIGNERS AS TROUBLEMAKERS.« by Klasse Kartak in frame of Vienna Design Week.
Universität für angewandte Kunst (VZA7)
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030

Tarek Lakhrissi »Open Reading Group: Bite Hard«
In response to Lakhrissi’s aspiration, whose practice extends both into performance as well as teaching, the reading group will serve to collectively explore non-hierarchical, informal and alternative (educational) spaces and social gathering as well as the potential to jointly engage in transformative narratives. Readings will include excerpts from the poetry book »Bite Hard« (1997) by Malaysian-American author Justin Chin (1969-2015). 
Kevin Space
Volkertplatz 14/3-4, 1020

Thursday, September 30

Ines Doujak »Geistervölker«
The artist traces, in fragments, the origins of pandemics throughout history and links them to a global economy that is based on logics of extraction facilitated by colonial legal mechanisms and late capitalism.
Kunsthalle Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070

Rachel Maclean »Feed Me«
In the course of the current solo exhibition »I’m 2 Happy!« curated by Phoebe Cripps for this year’s gallery festival curated by, Gallery Kandlhofer invites to a film screening by Rachel Maclean on society’s simultaneous infantilisation and sexualisation of women.
Gallery Kandlhofer
Brucknerstraße 4, 1040

»Wake Worlds«
An group exhibition by and with The Golden Pixel Cooperative
Kunstraum Niederösterreich 

Group exhibition with works by Christoph Meier, Gijs Milius, Ute Müller, Robert Schwarz, Lukas Stopczynski, Harald Thys, Margot Vanheusden, Etienne Wynants, <et al>.
WAF Galerie
Schadekgasse 8, 1060

Friday, October 1

Donaufestival »In The Year Of The Metal Ox«
On the first day of the festival, which is dedicated to the chinetic zodiac sign, a state of emergency is staged with concerts by Bendik Giske, Elvin Brandhi, Kali Malone (in collaboration Lucy Railton and Stephen O’Malley), Duma a.o. Don’t miss the performance by Ingri Fiksdal, Fredrik Floen, Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy.
Krems an der Donau, 3500

With concerts by Veza Fernandez, sti||, Evil Medvěd, bod [包家巷], and DJ sets by BCAA collective
Hamburgerstraße 18, 1050

CRISIS 01 »Diamantino«
The new movie club presents the fantasy comedy-drama film about the soccer superstar Diamantino, whose career is going down the drain. In search of a new destiny, he is confronted with the refugee crisis, neo-fascism, evil twin sisters, genetic engineering and a megalomaniac scientist. Read our interview with co-director Daniel Schmidt and Malte Zander.

»Fast & Nice« with Gabber Eleganza
Disorder invites beside the gabber legend and archivist Gabber Eleganza, DJ DIAMOND, Elfriede Blut, zero and RIC49 to a sleepless night. 
Augartenbrücke 1, 1010 

brut starts the season with several projects (among others by Toxic Dreams, Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir, Sööt/Zeyringer, Lasse Mouritzen and Frida Robles) at their new venue!
brut nordwest
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200

Saturday, October 2

Giuseppe De Mattia »Internationale Kürbis Ausstellung«
Anna Paul invites the italien artist Giuseppe De Mattia to her ephemeral art space at a market stall at Naschmarkt. There will be four varieties of pumpkin between 8 AM to 2 PM.
Meeting Basic Needs
Bauernmarkt, Naschmarkt, 1060

One day exhibition with contributions by Alexander Felch, Bartholomäus Kinner, Bartosz Dolhun, Bianca Pedrina, Christina Romirer, Daniel Hafner, Eva Seiler, Heti Prack, Johannes Franz-Figeac, Julia Frank, Marit Wolters, Nadine Lemke, Terese Kasalicky, Philipp Leissing. Curated by Nadine Lemke
Dream Estate
U2 Aspern Nord / Urbanes Feld, 1220

Donaufestival »In The Year Of The Metal Ox«
On this day we recommend to check out the concerts by FRKTL, Angel-Ho, Deena Abdelwahed and bbymutha.
Krems an der Donau, 3500

»Sounds of the Living«
For the closing of the Vienna Biennale exhibition, Natalia Domínguez Rangel and Robert Schwarz perform atmospheric soundscapes based on field recordings and the musicians’ sound archives in Otto Wagner’s famous Kassenhalle. 
AIL – Angewandte Innovation Lab
Georg-Coch-Platz 2 (former PSK), 1010 Wien

With works by Zuzanna Czebatul, Jesse Darling, Reba Maybury, Ebecho Muslimova, Liesl Raff, Melanie Jame Wolf. The exhibtion is curated by Lisa Long and explores the relationships between comedy, power, ethics, sexuality, and desire, coming to the conclusion that comedy produces spaces of disidentification, and that it can turn hegemony on its head by never upholding the status quo. 
An der Hülben 3, 1010

Noa Eshkol, Natsuko Uchino »Expanded Craft« 
Curated by Nicolas Trembley. The exhibition is the theater of a resurgence in craft practices in a city famous for its heritage in applied arts. In both artists research, there is an aspect of the Dionysiac, which is part of the comedy. They push it to the limit. Is that a comedy? A serious one for sure. 
Croy Nielsen
Parkring 4, 1010

Sunday, October 3

Donaufestival »In The Year Of The Metal Ox«
The first weekend closes with a buzzing concert by Margenrot, who is combines dark techno rhythms and industrial drones with armenian wind instruments. Before that you should check out UCC Harlo live set and the flickering AV performance by Jung An Tagen and Rainer Kohlberger. 
Krems an der Donau, 3500


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