Spark Art Fair Vienna Gears Up for 2024 Edition in the ‘World’s Most Livable City’

The 2024 edition of the fair will see the debut of a new film series as well.

Spark Art Fair Vienna (2021). Photo: Simon Veres. Courtesy of Spark Art Fair.

This month, Spark Art Fair Vienna will return to Austria’s capital with the theme “The City in Dialogue.” The forthcoming edition will take place March 14–17, 2024, and see more than 80 galleries from roughly 20 countries representing four continents, contributing to the young fair’s stature as the leading international fair in the country. Maintaining its unique approach to exhibiting, participating galleries will present only solo shows, allowing for a more comprehensive look into each artist’s unique work and practice.

Speaking of the new iteration of the fair, Curatorial and Advisory Board Chairs Walter Seidl and Jan Gustav Fiedler said via press release, “With the participation of a large number of renowned galleries from so many countries, we are more than living up to our motto of ‘The City in Dialogue.’ We are putting Vienna in the spotlight of contemporary art and transforming it into an international platform for dialogue. Once again, we will have both carefully selected established artists and also young, up-and-coming artists at the Marx Halle. We are particularly pleased with the high female representation, which is around 70 percent.”

Spark Art Fair Vienna (2021). Photo: Anna Rauchenberger. Courtesy of Spark Art Fair.

The Curatorial and Advisory Board, which also includes curators Marina Fokidis and Christoph Doswald, recently announced that Seidl and Fiedler are over the artistic direction of the 2024 edition of Spark Art Fair. Developing the motto, the team looked to the city’s ranking as the most livable city in the world according to the Global Livability Ranking—and a recognized center for national and international artists and art enthusiasts alike.

A special highlight of Spark 2024 is the staging of a special, curated film program on the Globe theater stage within the Marx Halle. Works have been selected by gallery artists like Charim Gallery’s Scott Clifford Evans from Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński from Wonnerth Dejaco. The theater stage will also be host to a series of talks—focusing on subjects ranging from artificial intelligence and diversity—offering a thought-provoking and wholistic element for visitors of the fair.

In conjunction with the diverse and intriguing exhibitor presentations, the 2024 edition of Spark Art Fair promises to strengthen not only the fair’s standing within the regional art sphere, but the international art world as well.

Spark Art Fair Vienna will be held March 15–17, 2024.

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