Fourth viennaartweek draws art experts to Nov. 17-23 series

Vienna Art Week

During viennaartweek, which is on now through Nov. 23, Vienna becomes a meeting point for international art insiders from all corners. Experts such as Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans-Ulrich Obrist from Serpentine Gallery in London, designer Alfredo Häberli from Switzerland, and Sir Norman Rosenthal, formerly with the Royal Academy of Arts in London, gather to discuss the future of the museum, the connection between art and the design market, and other current topics of importance.  

Many events and interactive visits are part of the week’s agenda. Daily at 7 p.m., a panel at the Museum of Modern Art Vienna offers insight into concepts of sculptural work. Among those participating are Helmut Draxler, Rachel Harrison, John Miller, Paulina Olowska and Franz West. Additionally, studio visits capture artists in their working environments, with Dorothee Golz, Peter Kogler, Sonja Gangl and Alois Mosbacher among this year’s featured artist participants.

Now in its fourth year, viennaartweek attracts international attention to the Viennese art scene. An important part of a vibrant international art community, artists are at its core. In this context, the two training schools, Academy of Fine Arts and University of Applied Arts Vienna, cover the symbiosis of art and knowledge, as well as explaining educational possibilities.

Art Cluster Vienna is the organization behind the art festival. President Martin Böhm stressed the importance of private sponsors, who make it possible for viennaartweek to continue in its role as one of Europe’s most unusual art events. “By collaborating intensely with our partners and sponsors – Wiener Städtische Versicherung/Vienna Insurance Group, departure wirtschaft, kunst und kultur gmbh, and Vienna Economic Chamber – we were able to secure a convincing program once again,” Böhm said.

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