What to Do in Vienna This Week

Sebastián Calfuqueo »Kowkülen«, 2020, Film still.

Essentials June 14–June 20

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

Monday, June 14


PROPELLER – Art students in Austria

Lea Abendstein, Benedikt Büllingen, Diallostruempf, Vincent Vorstenlechner & Ira Grünberger, Kelly Ann Gardener, Caroline Haberl, Evi Jägle, Vitória Monteiro, Melanie Moser 
WUK, Währinger Strasse 59, 1090

Tuesday, June 15

This year’s exhibition of graduation projects from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna runs as a parcours through the city and presents around 90 graduation projects at four locations of the art university.
Exhibition Space: Eschenbachgasse 11/Getreidemarkt, 1010
Studio Building: Lehargasse 8, 1060
Main Building: Augasse 2–6, 1090
Sculpture Studios: Kurzbauergasse 9, 1020

Opening Special recommendation
»I Never Promised You a Fig Garden«
The exhibition presents a body of works from the students of the Julian Goethe Class (Academy of Fine Arts) in a secluded garden behind the sculpture studios. Enter through EG.59.
Kurzbauergasse 9, 1020

Wednesday, June 16

Opening Special recommendation
Christian Rothwangl »donkey balancing on a tennis ball«
WAF Galerie
Schadekgasse 8, 1060

Performance Wiener Festwochen
Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Ingo Metzmacher, Sofia Jernberg, Klangforum Wien »PIERROT LUNAIRE«
All lust, all fever, always vital and always morbid – Marlene Monteiro Freitas, choreographer of overwhelming images and fascinating details, stages a work of the standard musical repertoire for the first time, composed by Arnold Schönberg. Additional dates: June 17/18/19
Halle E
Museumsplatz 1, 1070

Thursday, June 17

Herbert de Colle »one above and one below«
Gumpendorferstrasse 95, 1060

Salon Différance »Art & Illness«
The disussion will focus on artistic approaches to topics relating to illness, both of the body and the mind. Benjamin Maack (author), Sebastiano Sing (performance artist), Claudia Spinelli (curator) and Doris Uhlich (choreographer) will talk about individual sickness as well as about viral diseases.
Tanzquartier Wien 
Museumsplatz 1, 1070

Susanna Flock »EIKON Schauraum«
Q21 Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1 

»Slash Filmfestival«
Austria’s largest film event dedicated to Fantastic Cinema. 
Margaretenstraße 78, 1050

Performative Lecture Screening
Queering the Belvedere. Queere Archive, mögliche Genealogien With contributions by Katharina Aigner, Rafal Morusiewicz, Aykan Safoğlu and Sabine Schwaighofer 
Belvedere 21
Arsenalstraße 1, 1030

Friday, June 18

Discourse Vienna Biennale Screening
The relationship between technology and nature is mostly based on a logic of extraction facilitated by colonial juridical mechanisms and late capitalism. »Getting Wet« will consist of talks, film and video screenings around water as an element but also as an idea that will make our categories of thought erode and reconfigure our planetary relationships. Artists: Paula Baeza Pailamilla, Sebastian Calfuqueo, Katrina Daschner, Devil‘s Apron (Kåre Grundvåg und Trond Ansten), Patricia Domínguez, Denise Ferreira da Silva und Arjuna Neuman, Barbara Kapusta, curated by Laura Amann and Aziza Harmel
Museumsplatz 1, 1070

Claudia Holzinger »I never wanted to be a sex symbol«
Grüngasse 22, 1050

Opening Group Show
With contributions by Beth Collar, Marina Faust, Sebastian Jefford, Kira Freije, Matthieu Haberard, Barbara Kapustra, Zsófia Keresztes, Mire Lee, Jenine Marsh, Simon Mathers, Anu Põder, Jamie Sneider and Laurence Sturla
Wassergasse 14, 1030

Katrin Plavčak, Daniel Massow and Charlotte Mumm »Past the Time Between«
Grosse Sperlgasse 25, 1020

Saturday, June 19

Opening Weekend
Heimo Zobernig
The new show will place its emphasis on Zobernig’s paintings, with select recent groups of works.
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 

Last Chance
Philipp Timischl »Connaisseur du conflit / Connoisseur of conflict«
Emanuel Layr
Theodor-Herzl-Platz, 1010

Sunday, June 20

Last Chance
Hugo Canoilas »On the extremes of good and evil«
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 


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