What to Do in Vienna This Week

Courtesy of Milena Georgieva

Essentials May 2–8

We present the »Weekly Essentials« with our picks of events and exhibition openings. We know that daily life is a challenge but maybe those structures can give help to find a way trough it. We encourage everyone, to show solidarity with Ukraine and all the people who have to flee by going to demonstrations or by making donations in kind or direct monetary donations. 

Wednesday, May 4

OPENING
»Schule Oberhuber«
Curated by Cosima Rainer und Robert Müller
University of Applied Arts Gallery at Heiligenkreuzerhof
Schönlaterngasse 5, Stiege 8, 1. Stock, 1010 Wien

Thursday, May 5

OPENING
Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl »Soft Machine«
The exhibition will present the work of Scheirl and Knebl alongside that of their students at the University of Applied Arts.
Phileas Exhibition Space
Opernring 17, 1010

OPENING  PERFORMANCE
Milena Georgieva »{PAN TR∀CT}«
Together with Magdalena Forster and Leon Höllhumer
school
Grüngasse 22, 1050

MUSIC
»Strum+Iodine«
Poly Chain, Fingers Of God, Rent, Grace Schella
Rhiz
U-Bahnbogen 37, 1080

PERFORMANCE
Alex Franz Zehetbauer »hearing the wild heart«
Additonal date: May 6/7/8
brut nordwest
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200

OPENING
Kjeld Undseth & Nikita Sukhov »Post Romantic Norse-Slawic Ultra Moralistic Realism«
Grangasse 5, 1150

Friday, May 6

PERFORMANCE SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Rakete Weekend 1 with Julia Müllner and Mohamed Toukabri
Additonal date: May 7
Tanzquartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070

OPENING SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Sveta Mordovskaya »Assholes«
Kevin Space
Volkertplatz 14/3-4, 1020

MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Donaufestival Day 4
Don’t miss the concerts by The Bug & Dis Fig, Raja Kirik and Giant Swan.
Krems an der Donau, 3500

OPENING
»collective memory. awareness over generations.«
With Amiko Kamikaze, Begi Guggenheim, Billi Thanner und Resa Lut, Christian Eisenberger, George Kubla, Martin Grandits, Mathias Hanin, Sophie-Luise Passow, Soshana and Mariya Vasilyeva.
Never at Home
Schellinggasse 13, 1010

OPENING
»RIDING EMOTIONS TRANS…«
With Patrícia Chamrazová, Josepha Edbauer, Elias Jocher, Kristina DESKA Nikolić and Juan Francisco Vera curated by SHE SAID
Georg Kargl PERMANENT
Schleifmühlgasse 17, 1040

OPENING
»graze«
With Ju Aichinger, Jakob der Bruder, Fiona Hauser, Pum van de Koppel, Yon A Lee, Mariella Lehner, Konstantin Leitner, Niña Lilli Lerch, Anna Katharina Mährlen, Anna Carina Roth, Julian Siffert and Lin Wolf
The Dessous
Geblergasse 101, 1170

DISCOURSE
»Addressing Amnesia, Performing Trauma«
The symposium inquires how contemporary artistic practices performatively deal with trauma and repressed histories in Austria. With a keynote lecture by Diana Taylor and screenings, talks, and lectures by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Katarzyna Nowak, Nisrine Boukhari, Tanja Schult, Steven Cohen, Martina Gimplinger, and Israel Martínez. Additional date May 7.
University of Applied Arts Vienna, FLUX 2
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Wien

Saturday, May 7

OPENING
Pierre-Olivier Arnaud & Nick Oberthaler »Sets de table #3: Classic Slim Fit Vienna Sets«
mauve 
Wielandgasse 16, 1100

SCREENING
Chantal Kaufmann »Imagine Language«
Votiv Kino
Währingerstrasse 12, 1090
(Entrance: Türkenstrasse 1)

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Donaufestival Day 5
Dis Fig, Measure Maniacs aka Aimo Scampa & Ewa Justka, Jehnny Beth and the performance by Ariel Efraim Ashbel should be on your to do list.
Krems an der Donau, 3500

Sunday, May 8

MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Donaufestival Day 6
On the last day of the festival we suggest to check out the gigs by Aho Ssan and Keeley Forsyth aswell as the performance by Nomcebisi Moyikwa.
Krems an der Donau, 3500

PERFORMANCE
Claudia Bosse »ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods«
brut
Lukschgasse 5, 1020

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