VIENNA ART WEEK 2019 MAKING TRUTH

November 15 – 22, 2019

Anna Jermolaewa, The Penultimate, Installation, 2017

From November 15 – 22, 2019, everything in Vienna will once again revolve around art: the VIENNA ART WEEK will focus attention on the city‘s comprehensive art scene and, together with more than 70 program partners, offer a rich program of events. Under the motto “Making Truth” the VIENNA ART WEEK 2019 sets out in search of the truth at a time when ”Fake News”, is prevalent.

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the VIENNA ART WEEK the Open Studio Day will be extended. For the first time, it will start on a Friday. Making use of the weekend (16 – 17 November) the Open Studio Days will offer a unique opportunity to take a comprehensive look behind the scenes of artistic production. For two days, curated exhibitions will present already existing as well as newly created works in selected studios.

Sophia Süssmilch, Kokon / Galerie Krobath

Networking and exchange are the leitmotifs of the VIENNA ART WEEK, which is why the online communication will also be put on a new footing: In the future, a digital insight into the art city of Vienna will be presented in a new design, offering a platform for the Viennese art scene throughout the year. The new website and the social media channels can be accessed as before.

Josephine Pryde, Who Were You?, 2016 

This year too, the varied program of the VIENNA ART WEEK ranges from exhibitions, discussions, tours, and guided tours through the exhibitions to a high-level program with lectures and talks on this year‘s motto „Making Truth“. Openings of important exhibitions at the Leopold Museum, the mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, the Secession, Belvedere 21, and the MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst are also part of the art week. The high-quality programs organized by the city‘s most important museums, exhibition halls, art spaces, educational institutions, and galleries provide a major contribution to the success of the Kunstwoche, which has become a fixed point in the city‘s cultural life since 2004 and, with around 35,000 guests from Austria and abroad, emphasizes Vienna‘s importance as an art city.