Essentials

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Still from »Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival« in the context of the mini festival »Making Kin« at schikaneder.

Essentials May 20 - 26

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

Festwochen
Phantom Beard
Monira Al Qadiri’s »Phantom Beard is a cultural fusion in which she turns Japan’s traditions and its often cheesy pop into fertile ground for dealing with the past, present-day war and uncertain future of the Middle East.

Tuesday

Concert
Struma + Iodine
»Japanese underground legend« Phew is a singer and analogue electronics improviser working in the areas of avant-garde music and will give a concert at fluc, followed by Scans and Heap.

Wednesday

Opening
Nachtleuchtendes, Blumenantwort
Salon Goldschlag invites you to the opening of the exhibition by Daniel Ferstl and Marianne Vlaschits as well as to the release of the accompanying publication by Barbara Zeman.

Opening
Ein Passstück
Büro Weltausstellung presents a performative evening with works and texts by and about Franz West, among others with Mavi Hörbiger, Freddie Jelinek, and Philipp Quehenberger.

Thursday

Opening
Every Good Boy Does Fine
For her first solo exhibition in Vienna, Sydney Shen will present a new body of work at the gallery Sophie Tappeiner.

Talk
Chris Sharp in conversation with Myles Starr
A conversation between curator Chris Sharp and Myles Starr about the ongoing exhibition »The Name of the Rose« at Vin Vin.

Festwochen
Contes Immoraux – Partie 1
Dressed like a sci-fi version of the goddess Athena, Phia Ménard recreates the Parthenon using pieces of cardboard. An evening about humankind and our environment in the eternal cycle between dying and becoming.

Concert
Ha Ha Ha
Didi Kern and Philipp Quehenberger celebrate with a concert the release of their album on Siluh Records together with Coco Bechamel and Grace Schella at Grillx.

Party
NNNN
Tara In Tibet, whose punk and industrial-analog approach contradicts the fast and short-lived forms of assimilation through digital music of our time, takes you on a spiritual journey at Rhiz.

Friday

Opening
Vertigo & Dorit Margreiter
Mumok invites you to the opening of the exhibitions »Vertigo«, op art and a history of deception 1520–1970, and Dorit Margreiter’s »Really!«. Free admission!

Opening
Bernd Oppl
In his exhibition at Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Bernd Oppl explores the question of spaces in which we move: in strange or self-created, in real or virtual architectures, in psychic spaces.

Opening
Come by more often and be so tender
Pina presents a group show with works by Andrej Dúbravský, Monika Grabuschnigg, Enver Hadzijaj, Axel Jonsson, and Rade Petrasević.

Lecture
Alles ist Fiktion
Traumnovelle, a Belgian faction that alternates between cynicism and enthusiasm and advocates critical thinking in architecture, will give a speech at MAGAZIN.

Festwochen
Contes Immoraux – Partie 1
Dressed like a sci-fi version of the goddess Athena, Phia Ménard recreates the Parthenon using pieces of cardboard. An evening about humankind and our environment in the eternal cycle between dying and becoming.

Performance
Dorothea Zeyringer: Private view
Private view addresses the lack of representation of female positions in classical art history and tries to reframe and expand this history at TQW Studios.

Screening
Making Kin - Philosophy Unbound
Philosophy Unbound’s mini festival shows the remarkable film portrait of Donna Haraway, accompanied by various lectures, screenings, and presentations over three days at schikaneder.

Festival
Hyperreality
On two weekends in May, Hyperreality will transform an abandoned hotel on an alpine pasture on the edge of Vienna into a pulsating center of club culture and present more than 60 performing artists at Sophienalpe.

Saturday

Performance
Dorothea Zeyringer: Private view
Private view addresses the lack of representation of female positions in classical art history and tries to reframe and expand this history at TQW Studios.

Festwochen
Contes Immoraux – Partie 1
Dressed like a sci-fi version of the goddess Athena, Phia Ménard recreates the Parthenon using pieces of cardboard. An evening about humankind and our environment in the eternal cycle between dying and becoming.

Festival
Hyperreality
On two weekends in May, Hyperreality will transform an abandoned hotel on an alpine pasture on the edge of Vienna into a pulsating center of club culture and present more than 60 performing artists at Sophienalpe.

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