viennacontemporary Art Fair: Dates and Highlights for 2022 Edition

Monday, May 2, 2022
viennacontemporary Art Fair: Dates and Highlights for 2022 Edition

In 2022, viennacontemporary will take place from September 8-11. Vienna’s leading art fair invites audience to discover exciting newcomers, established galleries, and carefully curated special exhibitions with a focus on Central- and Eastern European in the magnificent halls of Kursalon Vienna, which lies in the heart of the city.

In 2022, viennacontemporary will take place from September 8-11. Vienna’s leading art fair invites audience to discover exciting newcomers, established galleries, and carefully curated special exhibitions with a focus on Central- and Eastern European in the magnificent halls of Kursalon Vienna, which lies in the heart of the city.

Curated special shows, performances, a high-quality educational program with major stakeholders from the global art world, guided tours to selected public and private art institutions, and collaborations with prominent art producers complete the extensive offer. A special focus will be placed on digital phenomena and collecting formats in contemporary art.

With its new venue, the fair literally moves into the heart of the city, taking advantage of the proximity of the many surrounding galleries, renowned museums, charming cafés, important cultural institutions, and architectural highlights to offer a brilliant, comprehensive art program.

By making the quality of content the highest priority and embracing the surrounding cultural institutions, viennacontemporary 2022 positions itself as an initiator of and platform for some of the most exciting art of the year.

 

FOCUS UKRAINE 2022

viennacontemporary fully supports the values of a democratic and humanitarian society and categorically condemns any actions that sow social division and violence. We declare our full solidarity to the people of Ukraine who are facing the terror of war due to the invasion by Russia.

The team of viennacontemporary, which is composed of numerous nationalities, including Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and, is, as so many people are, also personally affected by the crisis and stands united in the firm rejection of war and any kind of atrocities.

viennacontemporary regards itself as an international meeting platform with a special mission of building bridges between East and West, promoting peace and plurality. Art serves as a meaningful tool for critical reflection, resistance, and dissent; it helps to educate, reconcile, and protect human rights. It is their belief that the support of an international art community is more crucial than ever. 

It is of utmost importance to display Ukrainian artistic and cultural heritage, which currently being destroyed or in danger of being eradicated.  

In the upcoming edition, viennacontemporary will put a content focus on Ukraine and will support affected cultural workers inside and outside of Ukraine. 

Markus Huber and Boris Ondreička in the name of the team of viennacontemporary

 

CRYPTO, DIGITAL ART & DIGITAL MARKET – NEW REALITIES

New generations have new art forms: Crypto, Digital & New Media were already explicit topics of VC’s collaboration with Ars Electronica and other international partners in 2021. VC will present its own format during the art fair and dedicate a separate project to the theme of Crypto, Digital & New Media, which will launch initiatives throughout the year in the future.

 

NEW LOCATION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY: KURSALON WIEN

Last but not least, the fair will take place from 8 to 11 September 2022 at an entirely new location. The decision to move to the city of Vienna, to the center, is guided by the conviction of being able to establish a new center for contemporary art and culture initiatives at and around the Kursalon Wien location together with adjacent partners. Managing Director Markus Huber: “We believe that we will be able to appeal even better to the Viennese as well as to international guests and collectors at a location in the heart of Vienna, the global capital of culture. We are only at the beginning of promising cooperations to give the location around the Stadtpark Wien a new contemporary character - initially during viennacontemporary, but in the future all year round in the form of cooperative and own projects.”

 

 

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