Essentials

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Jefta Van Dinther »The Quiet« at TQW. Photo by Ben Mergelsberg

Essentials December 9–15⁠

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

Tuesday, December 10

Opening
Sovereignty in Chaos
In this exhibition at LLLLLL, Julia Belova, Katharina Cibulka, Luisa Kasalicky, Gašper Kunšič, Christiane Peschek, and Céline Struger offer alternatives to our predetermined frameworks.

Opening
Seufzy
White Dwarf Projects presents the exhibition and zine release with graphic works and paintings by Lisa Slawitz and Max Freund.

Opening
Cafe Panettone
Patrick Rampelotto shows his works and editions by Amaaena, Danijel Radic, Björn Segschneider, Wendy&Jim, and others at Büro Weltausstellung.

Wednesday, December 11

Opening
Alles oder Nix
From 11 December to 14 December, the barrier-free MOB Industries showroom will be presented for the first time in Vienna with fashion, art and music at MuseumsQuartier.

Screening
The Journey
Maria Petschnig has curated a program for the mumok cinema: a social documentary, a Netflix picaresque that leads us through a freshly planted wilderness of images.

Concert
Sorry Not Sorry
To celebrate femme and non-binary expressions in all forms and forms, Sounds Queer? has invited the musicians Tony Renaissance, Umbra and Mala Herba to Rhiz.

Thursday, December 12

Opening
Ruine München
Kluckyland welcomes the Munich collective »Ruine München« with a focus on text production, research and performative practices, which produces publications four times a year.

Performance
The Quiet
In his choreography at TQW, Jefta van Dinther explores what one generation passes on to the next, on the example of five women, engaging with time in some of its overlooked forms.

Performance
Wer ist dichter?
Alexandru Cosarca’s performative reading series in the Academy’s university library offers a colourful pre-Christmas cocktail of language art, drag show, and a concerto.

Friday, December 13

Opening
The Sower
For the first time, Pina shows the paintings of the Polish artist and poet Zuzanna Bartoszek in Vienna, who already caught the eye with a performance at Kevin Space two years ago.

Opening
Don’t Get Me Wrong
Suzie Shride opens an exhibition by Michèle Pagel following last year’s MUSA Startgalerie and a current exhibition in Moscow. On view will be a brick sculpture and installation.

Opening
The Waiting Room
For her sound installation at Zentrale, Hui Ye constructs an imaginary space in which three women subvert the demarcation between perpetrator and victim by talking to each other.

Opening
Look Back and Laugh
The Ljubljana publishing house releases new books and the associated originals by Mina Fina, Leon Zuodar, Nevana Aleksovski, and Horrid Habits at Stiege 13.

Party
Disco Frisco
For 10 years Johnny Yen and Citro Yen have been providing Vienna with gruesome disco music and will celebrate this occasion with Donald Dust, Paul Raal, and Boogaloo Steve at celeste.

Party
F*cken Plus
Meat Market brings escapism and excess incarnated by Vienna’s living legend Electric Indigo, Gerald VDH, Scendet and Bambi to Werk.

Saturday, December 14

Talk
Secondhand Realm
Zeller Van Almsick presents a guided tour by Vanessa Joan Müller through the exhibition of Kay Walkowiak and a conversation by Melanie Ohnemus with Sophie Gogl.

Party
Kump Neubau
Highly acclaimed Viennese music label Neubau featuring Heap and Bocksrucker as well as the Kump representatives Gil Barte and Warzou will play at Rrr.

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