Citizens of Vienna, we know the holidays are busy time of year for everyone so we’ll cut straight to the chase. You’ve clicked on this guide because you’re keen to know what’s out there in your city’s galleries, museums, and auction houses, and you’ve done well and have come to the right place. As ever, the Austrian capital is host to a range of exhibitions that appeals to practically any historical taste, from virtuosic Old Master paintings to delicate conceptual projects. Grab your friends, grab your parents, grab your kids, tis the season for togetherness, and that includes gallery hopping.
Ei Arakawa and Nikolas Gambaroff, Auction of Souls (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Meyer Kainer.
Exhibition: “Ei Arakawa & Nikolas Gambaroff: Auction of Souls”
When: November 29, 2016–January 12, 2017
Where: Galerie Meyer Kainer, Eschenbachgasse 9, Vienna, Austria
Bernardí Roig, Practices To Suck the Light (Actaeon) (2014). Courtesy of MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art.
Exhibition: “Bernardí Roig: The Aphonic Poets and the Silence of Actaeon”
When: November 11, 2016–January 14, 2017
Where: MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Weihburggasse 26, Vienna, Austria
Norbert Bisky, Millenial (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Crone.
Exhibition: “Norbert Bisky: Dies Irae”
When: November 30–December 31, 2016
Where: Galerie Crone, Getreidemarkt 14, Vienna, Austria
Herbert Brandl installation view. Courtesy of Galerie nächst St. Stephan.
Exhibition: “Herbert Brandl: Schönes Leben”
When: October 29–December 23, 2016
Where: Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Grünangergasse 1, Vienna, Austria
Auction: “Oswald Oberhuber”
When: November 16, 2016–January 7, 2017
Where: Gabriele Senn Galerie, Schleifmühlgasse 1A, Vienna, Austria
Corinne Vionnet, Serie: Me. Here Now (2013–2016). Courtesy of Galerie Ernst Hilger.
Exhibition: “Gelatin Silver Print Is Dead!”
When: October 20–December 23, 2016
Where: Galerie Ernst Hilger, Absberggasse 27, Vienna, Austria
Massimo Vitali, Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion, Wien (2015). Courtesy of WestLicht.
Exhibition: “Hungary 56: Pictures of a Revolution”
When: October 20, 2016–January 29, 2017
Where: WestLicht, Westbahnstraße 40, Vienna, Austria
Stefanie Moshammer, Verde e Rosa (2016). Courtesy of OstLicht.
Exhibition: “Stefanie Moshammer: Land of Black Milk”
When: October 6–December 23, 2016
Where: OstLicht, Absberggasse 27, Wien, Austria
Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Two Violet Macaws (1914). Courtesy of Galerie Bei Der Albertina, Zetter GmbH.
Exhibition: “HOLZSCHNITT WIEN AB 1900”
When: October 20, 2016–January 7, 2017
Where: Galerie Bei Der Albertina, Zetter GmbH, Lobkowitzplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
Joris Van de Moortel, Commandement 9, Your Guitar Is Also Just A Tool (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Krinzinger.
Exhibition: “Joris van de Moortel: The 10 commandments for the guitar player in Vienna”
When: November 24, 2016–January 21, 2017
Where: Galerie Krinzinger, Schottenfeldgasse 45, Vienna, Austria
Follower of Jan Sanders van Hemessen, Madonna and Child. Courtesy of Dorotheum.
Auction: “Old Master Paintings”
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When: December 18, 2016
Where: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, Vienna, Austria