Essentials

Sara-Lisa Bals »CUMERNUSTAG«. Photo by Mani Froh

Essentials September 13–19

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

Tuesday, September 14

OPENING SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Céline Struger »Hollowway«
Loggia
Schelleingasse 44,1040

OPENING
»Avantgarde and the Contemporary«
From Heimo Zobernig, Elke Silvia Krystufek to Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl: Works by these and many other Austrian artists in the collection account for the allure of the Belvedere’s holdings from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Belvedere 21 
Arsenalstraße 1, 1030

DISCUSSION WIENER FESTWOCHEN
GESELLSCHAFTSSPIELE: THE ART OF ASSEMBLY VII. AGONISTIC GATHERINGS
In this high-caliber edition, philosopher and sociologist Didier Eribon and political scientist Chantal Mouffe are joined by dramaturge Florian Malzacher to discuss how much agonism social movements are in fact able to withstand. 
Halle G, Museumsquartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070

Thursday, September 16

DISCUSSION PRESENTATION 
»Ecologies & Politics of the Living«
Presentation of the AIL-Publication (Edited by Elisabeth Falkensteiner, Ibrahim Mahama, Baerbel Mueller) and panel discussion with participating artists and theorists. Published on the occasion of the AIL-Exhibition Ecologies and Politics of the Living within the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021.
AIL, Angewandte Innovation Lab
Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010

OPENING
Danh Vo, Carlos Bunga and Rana Hamadeh
Vienna Secession
Friedrichstraße 12, 1010

OPENING PERFORMANCE
God’s Entertainment »SUPER NASE & CO: DOUBLEGANGER OF THE ARTS«
The »SUPERNOSEUM« will open in Vienna for a two-week period. In addition to the permanent exhibition, there will be concentrated performative performances and sound interventions by Gischt and Peter Kutin on the first night. 
Zacherlfabrik
Nußwaldgasse 14, 1190

OPENING
»Real Estate«
With works by Veronika Dirnhofer, Cristina Fiorenza, Anna Khodorkovskaya, Stefanie Koemeda, Sascha Alexandra Zaitseva
VBKÖ
Maysedergasse 2/28, 1010 

PARTY SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Struma+Iodine
One of our favorite event series for experimental club music is back with a line up consisting of Upsammy, LDY OSC, ACBOY, Tin Man and teams up with THURSDAY PEOPLE and Sprenger Solutions.
Fluc
Parterstraße 5, 1020

PARTY
»Augend&Addend«
Undoing the equation, coming together, negotiating uncertainties & new modalities from adaptation. With DJ sets from Yynona and MARAws
Rhiz
U-Bahnbogen 37, 1080 

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Friday, September 17

OPENING
Andrej Michalec »Du kriegst dein Noggi, 2021«
20 20
Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Platz 4b/1V, 1010

OPENING
Karine Fauchard »In the beginning was everything«
New Jörg
Jägerstraße 56, 1200

Saturday, September 18

LECTURE PERFORMANCE
Ho Rui An »The Economy Enters the People«
Starting from his solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Ho Rui An takes a closer look at the relations between Singapore and China following the attempt of the latter to assimilate a market economy into its party-state apparatus.
Halle G, Museumsquartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070

PARTY
»sama recordings pres. s c h w e b e n No. 4«
With live and DJ sets by Céline Gillain, Discrete Formants & Uli Kühn, Karl Knall, Caniche, Bushra
Rhiz
U-Bahnbogen 37, 1080 

Sunday, September 19

PERFORMANCE
Sara-Lisa Bals »CUMERNUSTAG« 
Together with the Covenant of the Cumernus Virgins, Sara-Lisa Bals will celebrate in her performance/procession during the WIENWOCHE 2021 – Back to Normality, to honour a woman who applied willpower and magic to reclaim her own sexuality and free will. 
SOHO Studios
Liebknechtgasse 32, 1160

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