All the best cultural events happening in Vienna right NOW & in the upcoming weeks

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All the best cultural events happening in Vienna right NOW & in the upcoming weeks

The weird and wonderful

The Beauty of Diversity

ALBERTINA is breaking the streak of showcasing mostly white male artists. For 300 years, it’s been a boys’ club with the likes of Leonardo, Dürer, Picasso, and their pals. Now, the museum is expanding its collection to include voices that have been silenced for far too long. From the imaginative Eva Beresin to the edgy Alexandre Diop. From the incredible colours of Basquiat to the complicated reality of Cindy Sherman.

Strips, dots, and colour

Roy Lichtenstein: A Centennial Exhibition

ALBERTINA is celebrating Roy Lichtenstein’s 100th birthday with a major exhibition, featuring over 90 of his art pieces from 30 museums worldwide. Something you don’t want to miss if you consider yourself an art lover.

A powerful showcase of inclusion

WHITE HANDS CHORUS NIPPON & MARIKO TAGASHIRA

The new exhibition at WestLicht is marking the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with works by Japanese photographer Mariko Tagashira and performances by the inclusive White Hands Chorus Nippon. It’s all about celebrating unity and breaking barriers, featuring kids, with and without disabilities, singing together, some using sign language, alongside long exposure photography that turns their gestures into poetic light trails.

Barricades, camps, and superglue

PROTEST/ARCHITECTURE exibition @ MAK

The latest show at the Museum of Applied Arts takes a look at how protests shape architecture, from old-school barricades to today’s protest camps. It showcases the evolution of protest spaces and their impact on public spaces worldwide. Very interesting stuff!

What we buy and how it effects us

Curator’s Tour @ MAK ‘CRITICAL CONSUMPTION’

The Museum of Applied Arts is shining a light on everything that fashion is doing to our world with its ‘CRITICAL CONSUMPTION’ exhibition, guided by curator Lara Steinhäußer. It’s a deep dive into big issues like waste and worker rights.

Twists & turns

HARD/SOFT: Textiles and Ceramics in Contemporary Art

MAK Vienna is hosting an art show that mixes old and new: traditional materials reimagined in contemporary art. Embroidery, knotting, weaving, molding – it’s all here, blurring the lines between visual and applied art, encompassing architecture, music, and the digital realm.

Art, drama, and legends

Max Oppenheimer: Expressionist Pioneer

Rediscover Max Oppenheimer at Vienna’s Leopold Museum. He was once rubbing shoulders with giants like Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. In truth, Oppenheimer’s tale is as colourful as his art.
This long-overdue exhibition shines a light on his forgotten works and intricate ties to Austrian avant-garde icons. So, you’ll get art and intrigue at the same time.

Come check out Renate's riot

Renate Bertlmann’s Exibition ‘Fragile Obsessions’

Belvedere 21 celebrates Renate Bertlmann, Austria’s feminist art rebel, with a wicked retrospective for her 80th. Come and see over 200 pieces, ranging from latex sculptures to haunting installations.

Celebrating the Legacy of Wiener Werkstätte

STARS, FEATHERS, TASSELS

This exhibition in MAK Central Room is celebrating Wiener Werkstätte’s icon, Felice Rix-Ueno. It’s a vibrant showcase of her creative legacy, featuring 200 amazing pieces: funky fabrics, unique patterns and more.

Colourful, complex, and crazy

WONG PING’s ‘edging’

Hong Kong artist Wong Ping presents ‘edging’, his Austrian debut. With four animations set in a specially-designed space, Ping unravels themes of intimacy, isolation, and societal nuances through his visuals. So go see it if you have an eye for art. Or if you just like looking at colourful stuff.

A time capsule zooming into the noughties

2000s at the Wien Museum

The Wien Museum is back, showcasing a cool new exhibition. Following previous explorations from the 1950s to the 1990s, the spotlight now shifts to the creative vibes of the 2000s. Expect stuff about big issues like climate change and selfies. And one of the best things you’ll read all day – it’f free!

Restarting reality

Smart World: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Our World

This is for all of you scared about AI, fascinated by AI, or just plain confused. “Smart World” is here to navigate the rollercoaster of AI’s ‘wonders’, from telling you your pulse to potentially swiping your job. So take a journey through a maze-like exhibit that’ll make you question if your voice assistant is truly your BFF.

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE @ Wiener Staatsoper

Vienna is an iconic city for opera, and ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ by Gioachino Rossini is an iconic opera buffa (feel-good comedic opera). Need we say more? It’s a must-see if there ever was one.

 

All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it

The Little Prince in Volkstheater

Even if you know the difference between a hat and a boa constrictor digesting an elephant, revisiting the tale of The Little Prince is always a treat. Especially when it’s being performed at the Volkstheater.

Meet Baloo, Bagheera, and Shir Khan on stage

The Jungle Book @ Volksoper

If you need an activity to settle down your little Mowglis for the day, take them to the opera. And, before you yell at us, we just want to clarify that we suggest taking them to ‘The Jungle Book’ at Junge Volksoper, which has twists, turns, adventures, and even homages to the old Disney animated movie.

Come see this tale of star-crossed lovers

West Side Story @ Volksoper Wien

Don’t miss out on ‘West Side Story’ hitting the Wiener Volksoper stage. The classic tale of love and rivalry will be performed in German and English, so you can catch every word.

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