As the annual Vienna Art Week rolls in again, the city fills to the brim with artists, with hundreds from around the world dropping by to open an exhibit, give a talk, or present their latest works. With almost 200 events, there are plenty of occasions to meet the creators and enjoy different performances, films and tours, hosted by art institutions across the city. So take a bite and have a taste of culture!
1. Open Studio Days
Casting a glance at creative workspaces, here’s an opportunity that very little get to experience: Vienna-based artists open their studios to the public and give a tour of their space.
Dates and times can be found on the Vienna Art Week website.
2. Hermann Nitsch 80
The well-known Austrian actionist, Hermann Nitsch, will celebrate his 80th birthday by presenting a new exhibit called “Hermann Nitsch 80.” Following the opening, the reclusive Nitsch will hold an artist talk with the author of his biography, Hermann Nitsch. Leben und Arbeit, Danielle Spera.
Nov 22, 19:30, Nitsch Foundation. 1., Hegelgasse 5
3. A Tour of Egon Schiele
Following the centennial of Egon Schiele’s death, the Belvedere has added a special guided tour led by its very own curator. The chance to listen to the thoughts of the very creator of this exhibition is an event worth experiencing!
Nov 20, 16:30, Unteres Belvedere. 3., Rennweg 6
4. Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf
Following the opening of the exhibition curated by celebrated filmmaker Wes Anderson and his spouse, illustrator and designer Juman Malouf, the Kunsthistorisches Museum is giving a free guided tour for Art Week, letting you see how the two quirky rummaged through the museum’s archives.
(Opening hours of museum on Vienna Art Week website)
Guided tour: The Spitzmaus in a Coffin and Other Treasures: Nov 24, 12:00 Kunsthistorisches Musuem. 1., Maria-Theresien-Platz. Register: [email protected]
5. Architecture Tour of the Austrian Parliament
Under renovation for months, Parliament invites you to check their progress and peek at the site with a guided tour of the building that focuses on the original design by architect Theophil Hansens in the mid- 19th century. Helmets and safety clothing will be provided on site.
Limited number of applicants are available!
Register: [email protected]
Nov 19, 11:00-12:30, Meeting point: Parliament