Must-See Art Guide: Vienna

This week's guide includes Marko Lulić, Arman, Martha Jungwirth, and more.

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Anca Munteanu Rimnic, Ursu (2013). Courtesy of Charim Galerie.
Arman, Hommage à Yves Klein (1992). Courtesy of Galerie Ernst Hilger.
Matthäus Loder, Mount Ankogel near Bad Gastein (1827). Courtesy of The Albertina.
Ann-Sofi Sidén, Studies for Fidei Commissum (2000–2001). Courtesy of Christine Koenig Galerie.
Anna Artaker and Meike S. Gleim, Pendants (2012). Courtesy of Galerie Martin Janda.
Gustav Klimt, Standing Girl and Pregnant Woman to the Left (1906–1907). Courtesy of Galerie Bei Der Albertina, Zetter GmbH.
Martha Jungwirth. Courtesy of Galerie Krinzinger.
Marko Lulić, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of Gabriele Senn Galerie.
Tracey Emin in front of Egon Schiele’s painting Seated Male Nude. Courtesy of Leopold Museum.

If you’re heading to Basel and have some time to kill beforehand, you’re in luck. The city known for its operas, ballets, architecture, and history is the happening place to be this weekend, all thanks to Vienna Gallery Weekend. In its sixth edition, this year, 21 Viennese galleries will be showcasing the best they have to offer. Other activities include discussions, tours, and performances, which are held each year during the three-day event.

For those of you who missed yesterday’s kickoff event at Galerie Ernst Hilger, “Arman: The Colours of Music” is on view through the beginning of July. The gallery is showcasing various works by Arman—from his works on paper to his famous destructive violin sculptures. From there, head down the street Charim Galerie to see works by Romanian artist Anca Munteanu Rimnic, in which she addresses remembrance, hope, and longing in her short film Ursu. Established gallery Christine König Galerie, which showcased Ai Weiwei’s works at last year’s gallery weekend, will be featuring a group show titled “REVUE 25,” with works by Pierre Bismuth, Nancy Spero, Leon Golub, and Juergen Teller, just to name a few. They will also be showing a special five-minute performance on Sunday called Art by Telephone, which is loosely based on a Walter de Maria piece made in 1967.

And finally, you can’t visit Vienna and not go to the Museumsquartier. The much-anticipated show “Where I Want to Go,” is Tracey Emin’s first comprehensive exhibition in the city, and features her works, as well as works by Austrian painter Egon Scheile. The show explores and celebrates Emin’s influence on the late artist.

If you’ve made it this far, you owe yourself a Apfelstrudel before facing the crowds in Basel.


Exhibition: Arman: The Colours of Music

When: May 27–July 4, 2015

Where: Galerie Ernst Hilger, Dorotheergasse 5, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: Anca Munteanu Rimnic

When: May 29–June 28, 2015

Where: Charim Galerie, Dorotheergasse 12, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: Marko Lulić: Displacement, Texts, and Interventions

When: May 29–July 2, 2015

Where: Gabriele Senn Galerie, Schleifmuehlgasse 1A, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: Revue 25

When: May 29–August 1, 2015

Where: Christine Koenig Galerie, Schleifmuehlgasse 1A, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: Spring Novelties 2015

When: April 13–May 30, 2015

Where: Galerie Bei Der Albertina, Zetter GmbH, Lobkowitzplatz 1, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: Martha Jungwirth

When: May 30–July 11, 2015 (Opening reception: May 29 at 7:00 p.m.—artist will be present)

Where: Galerie Krinzinger, Seilerstätte 16, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: SECTOR 17

When: April 29–May 31, 2015

Where: Galerie Martin Janda, Eschenbachgasse 11, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: From the Beauty of Nature

When: February 2–May 31, 2015

Where: The Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition: Where I Want to Go

When: April 24–September 14, 2015

Where: The Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria



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