In the Palais Erzherzog Albrecht – a historic Habsburg residence – the Albertina houses one of the largest and most valuable collections of graphic art in the world. It also presents important masterpieces of classical modernism as part of its “Monet to Picasso” display collection. From Albrecht Dürer’s “Field Hare” to Monet’s Water Lily Pond, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rubens – the Albertina guarantees an unforgettable visit.

On view:
Eva Beresin – Thick Air
Franz Grabmayr
Robert Longo

The viennacontemporary team recommends: Eva Beresin “Thick Air”

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The Albertina’s second location, which is housed in the idyllic Künstlerhaus on Karlsplatz, has another large number of works from the Albertina. Even as a young institution, it has already established itself as a renowned venue among the major museums for contemporary art. Don’t miss the most important collection of Austrian art since 1945, the Essl Collection, as well as the Jablonka Collection.

On view:
Alfred Kubin – The Aesthetic of Evil
Erwin Wurm – A 70th-Birthday Retrospective

The viennacontemporary team recommends: Erwin Wurm – A 70th-Birthday Retrospective

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The Frauenbad is the last spa in Baden with preserved bathhouse architecture. Today, the Arnulf Rainer Museum is an exhibition centre for contemporary art of an international standard in these historic baths.
The Arnulf Rainer Museum is a tourist hotspot in the spa town of Baden. The Arnulf Rainer Museum opens up a potpourri of opportunities for exploring, having fun, enjoying and relaxing with art.

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The Belvedere is not only a magnificent baroque palace, but also houses one of the most valuable art collections in Austria. It hold major works by Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka and of course, Gustav Klimt. The stunning golden paintings “The Kiss” and “Judith” by Klimt are the core of the Belvedere collection and are on view here.
While the Upper Belvedere was used for representation, the Lower Belvedere served as Prince Eugene’s residential palace. Additionally, the gardens of the Belvedere are a highlight of Baroque landscape architecture.

On view at Upper Belvedere:
Picture this! The Belvedere Collection from Cranach to Lassnig
IN-SIGHT: Franz Anton Maulvertsch

On view at Lower Belvedere:
Study Collection Middle Ages and Renaissance
Hannah Höch – Assembled Worlds

Belvedere 21 is a hub for art production, reception, and reflection. The building, a significant example of Austrian post-war modernism, serves as a space for questioning and exploring society. The museum focuses on Austrian art from the 20th and 21st centuries in an international context. It offers various activities like art education, film screenings, lectures, and performances to engage with the public. The venue includes exhibition levels, a cinema, an art education studio, and a sculpture garden, as well as housing the Artothek des Bundes and Fritz Wotruba’s archive.

On view:
Angelika Loderer – Soil Fictions
Visionary Spaces. Walter Pichler meets Frederick Kiesler
Kazuko Miyamoto

The viennacontemporary team recommends: Kazuko Miyamoto

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The Dom Museum Wien is Austria’s most important museum for historical sacred art and also exhibits key works of modern, post-war avant-garde and contemporary art. Located in the heart of Vienna right next to St Stephen’s Cathedral, the museum also offers changing exhibitions on social, intercultural and interreligious issues, which are also elementary themes of the Christian faith. The Dom Museum Wien is an institution of the Archdiocese of Vienna. In 2020, the Dom Museum Wien received the Austrian Museum Award, the highest state honour for museums in Austria.

On view:
The Dom Museum Wien Collections

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fjk 3 – Contemporary Art Space

fjk3 – Contemporary Art Space is a non-profit institution in central Vienna. Its architecturally distinctive spaces are located on the Donaukanal (“Danube Canal”) at the former site of the Secessionist construction and architectural ceramics company Brüder Schwadron. These premises were converted by propeller z architects into contemporary exhibition spaces extending over more than 650 square meters on several levels.
Founded in the fall of 2021 as an arts association, fjk3 brings together exhibition programming, artistic production, and interdisciplinary discourse. Its vision is oriented towards the heterogeneity and diversity of contemporary art and society and is open to all visual arts media and disciplines.

On view:
Susan Philipsz

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FOTO ARSENAL WIEN is Austria’s new hub for photography and lens-based media. It offers inclusive spaces for all to explore and appreciate photography in its various forms. The international exhibitions showcase photography across analogue, digital, and moving images, blending historical and contemporary perspectives. Interactive communication strategies cater to younger audiences, fostering dialogues and workshops to engage with schools and institutions. The center aims to promote a vibrant collective image culture in diverse aspects of life.

The FOTO ARSENAL WIEN is currently not open to the public. viennacontemporary offers an exclusive tour within its VIP programme.

For a century after its foundation in 1692, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna did not posses a proper collection of paintings – which was not unusual for contemporary European art schools. This, however, was changed by the generous donation of Count Lamberg-Sprinzenstein, who in 1822 bequeathed his famous collection of about 800 paintings to the imperial Academy.
As on of three significant collections of old master paintings in Vienna today, the main task of the Academy now is the public presentation of its paintings – both in its permanent display and in exhibitions-, to research the collection in detail, and to publish the results in the museum’s catalogue.

On view:
Considering the Collection & Cranach’s Holy Productivity An Insert by Klaus Scherübel
Wild Apollo’s Arrows. Klopstock Cult & Ossian Fever

The Heidi Horten Collection, a private art collection of international standing, opened in Vienna in June 2022. Housed in a historic palace dating back to 1914, the museum offers spectacular lines of sight and free-floating staircases to showcase the art. Founded by Austrian collector Heidi Horten (1941-2022) to preserve her artworks for future generations, the collection has evolved over the years to include works by artists such as Marc Chagall, Emil Nolde, Basquiat, and Richter. With a clear international profile, the collection features works from classical modernism, German expressionism, American pop art, arte povera, and the ZERO group, as well as contemporary and female artists.

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The Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna is a place of urban diversity. Based on religious holidays and customs, it conveys the breadth of Jewish life in Vienna. Aspects of identity, integration and exclusion are discussed from a Jewish perspective through the history of relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish population. At its two locations, the Jewish Museum Vienna offers an insight into the past and present of Viennese Jews.

On view:
Our Medieval City! The First Jewish Community in Vienna
Our City!

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Kahán Art Space Vienna focuses on artists who work with current social, economic and political subjects. In this sense, art explores questions about our existence and co-existence, as these are also indicators of an open and democratic society after all.
A space for art and dialogue, Kahán Art Space Vienna was established in the second district of Vienna, where the editorial office of the Austrian political and social periodical DATUM and the office of the Austrian publisher of the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT are also located. A communication bridge between these institutions is created by KRAUS café and bar, which also serves as an additional event venue.

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The Künstlerhaus on Karlsplatz in Vienna was built in 1868 and has been shining in new splendour since 2020. In addition to the traditional exhibition centre, it also houses the Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus and the Albertina modern museum. As a place of exchange and mediation of contemporary art, the Künstlerhaus is a lively centre of Vienna’s cultural landscape. The Künstlerhaus Association, founded in 1861, is committed to making contemporary art accessible to everyone.

On view:
An artistic intervention by Billi Thanner

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Kunst Haus Wien – Hundertwasser Museum

The Museum Hundertwasser is located in the KUNST HAUS WIEN, which was founded in 1991 by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of the most important Austrian artists of the 20th century. It was originally planned and built as a home for Hundertwasser’s work and was also equipped with rooms for international temporary exhibitions. The unique museum and exhibition centre on the Danube Canal continues to follow the philosophical and design principles of the famous exceptional artist.

On view:
Anne Duk Hee Jordan – The End Is Where We Start From
Emma Talbot

Kunsthalle Wien is the City of Vienna’s exhibition centre for international contemporary art and discourse. At its locations in the Museumsquartier and on Karlsplatz, it presents exhibitions of contemporary art and contextualises them in their social and political environment. It focusses in particular on research into artistic practices and supporting local and international artists. In view of the important role of art in processes of social change, Kunsthalle Wien is committed to the fruitfulness of artistic thinking in all areas of public life.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

The Kunsthistorisches Museum was built near the Hofburg to house the extensive collections of the imperial family. With its collection of important works and the world’s largest Bruegel collection, it is now one of the most important art collections in the world.
The Picture Gallery houses numerous major works of Western art, including Raphael’s “Madonna in the Green”, Vermeer’s “Painting”, the Infanta paintings by Velazquez, masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Titian and Tintoretto. The antiquities and Egyptian-Oriental collections fascinate with treasures from enigmatic cultures of bygone times.

On view:
Jupiter and Mercury with Philemon and Baucis – A Glimpse of the Rubens Workshop
Uncovered! – The Professor and the Art Market
In Focus – The Emperor’s Green Pouch
Zeinab Alhashemi – There May Exist

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Kunstmeile Krems

The Kunstmeile Krems has a rich and varied cultural offer with numerous museums, galleries, art and music festivals. On a stretch of only one mile (1.6 kilometers), it affords you an opportunity to experience contemporary art forms of different genres in the historical ambience of the gateway town to the Wachau region.

Leading from the Minoritenkirche to the Dominikanerkirche with three concentration points along the way, the Kunstmeile Krems combines various different encounters with art and culture.
Within walking distance from one another, the art and culture institutions of the Kunstmeile Krems invite leisurely strolls and going for discoveries.

On view at Kunsthalle Krems:
Candice Breitz – Whiteface
Thomas J Price – Matter Of Place

On view at Landesgalerie Niederösterreich:
Elfriede Mejchar – Pushing The Boundaries Of Photography
On The Road – A Journey Into The Collection
Monocolor: Screen-Space
Claire Morgan – Hold Me Tightly Lest I Fall

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The Leopold Museum with the Leopold Collection is home to the world’s largest Egon Schiele collection with over 40 paintings and around 180 prints and is one of the most important international presentations of Austrian modern art.
The Leopold Collection is one of the world’s most important collections of Austrian art. The collection, compiled by Professor Rudolf Leopold (1925 – 2010) since the 1950s, brings together almost 6,000 exhibits and was transferred to the Leopold Museum Private Foundation in 1994.

On view:
Vienna 1900 – Birth of Modernism
UNKNOWN FAMILIARS – The Vienna Insurance Group Collections
SPLENDOR AND MISERY – New Objectivity in Germany

The viennacontemporary team recommends: UNKNOWN FAMILIARS – The Vienna Insurance Group Collections

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MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

In a way that is virtually unparalleled by any other institution, the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts stands for the fruitful combination of the past with the future, something which can be clearly sensed and experienced when visiting its extensive collection, large exhibition halls, themed special exhibitions and discourse-centered program of events. Bringing together applied arts, design, architecture, and contemporary art is one of the museum’s core competencies.

On view:
ICONIC AUBÖCK – A Workshop Shapes Austria’s Concept of Design
(CON)TEMPORARY FASHION SHOWCASE 2024 – Florentina Leitner (MAK Geymüllerschlössel)

The viennacontemporary team recommends: ICONIC AUBÖCK – A Workshop Forges Austria’s Concept of Design

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mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation

mumok is one of Europe’s largest and leading museums featuring art produced since the advent of modernity, which it collects, explores and exhibits to a wide art-loving audience. Located in Central Europe, it acts as a bridge between East and West and, being an internationally oriented museum, connects the local and global art scenes.
mumok presents art history and the present as vital, socially relevant processes. It conceives itself as a place of lively debate on modern and contemporary art.

On view:
Avant-Garde and Liberation – Contemporary Art and Decolonial Modernism
Jongsuk Yoon – Kumgangsan
Mapping the 60s – Art Histories from the mumok Collections
Nikima Jagudajev – Basically

The viennacontemporary team recommends: AVANT-GARDE AND LIBERATION – Contemporary Art and Decolonial Modernism

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Conceived as an exhibition centre for Gugging artists and the Art Brut movement, museum gugging shows the works of artists from Gugging at the place where they were created and is also a forum for international Art Brut.
With this orientation, museum gugging occupies a unique position in the Austrian museum landscape and is one of the most important exhibition centres for Art Brut internationally.
The museum gugging is orientated towards a high standard of quality and measures itself against international exhibition standards. Visitor friendliness, service-orientation, accessibility and bilingualism are a natural part of the museum’s culture.

On view:
gugging.! classic & contemporary update
fantastische orte.! walla | strobl | vondal | fink

The viennacontemporary team recommends: fantastische orte.! walla | strobl | vondal | fink

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Neuer Kunstverein Wien

The Neue Kunstverein Wien (NKW) is an interdisciplinary space for exhibitions, artistic interventions and discourse. The aim of NKW is to offer Austrian and international artists a laboratory and a ‘free zone’ for the exchange, production and presentation of contemporary art that goes beyond the established institutions.
NKW brings artists into dialogue with exciting architecture and unusual locations in Vienna. In doing so, NKW utilises changing spaces and acts and reacts with its art projects to its respective urban and architectural environment.

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The GARTENPALAIS and STADTPALAIS Liechtenstein have been firmly rooted in the history of Vienna for several centuries – built over 300 years ago by the princely Liechtenstein family.
The collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein comprise major works of European art from five centuries and are among the most important private collections in the world. The presentation in the GARDEN PALACE Liechtenstein shows masterpieces from the early Renaissance to the High Baroque.

In the STADTPALAIS Liechtenstein, paintings and furniture from one of the most prolific and independent periods in Viennese art history, Classicism and Biedermeier, which cannot really be clearly separated from one another in Vienna, are on display.

The Palais Liechtenstein is not open to the public. viennacontemporary offers an exclusive tour within its VIP programme.

The Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession is the world’s oldest independent exhibition institution specifically dedicated to contemporary art.
The world-famous Secession building designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich and the works of the association’s founding members of the Secession were instrumental in defining the Viennese brand of Jugendstil. One key work of this epoch that is still housed—albeit with interruptions—at the Secession is Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, created for the Secessionists’ XIVth exhibition in 1902. The theme of the frieze, the yearning for happiness, was inspired by Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

There is no exhibition on view during the fair. There is the possibility of visiting the Beethovenfries.

Wien IX, Berggasse 19. This is the address where Sigmund Freud lived and worked for 47 years before he had fled to flee from the Nazis in 1938. This place is known worldwide as the birthplace of psychoanalysis – it was here that Freud revolutionised the human self-image.
Extensively renovated and expanded in 2020, the Sigmund Freud Museum, founded in 1971, now displays all of the family’s private rooms as well as Sigmund and Anna Freud’s practices.

On view:
Freud, Berggasse 19
DAS UNHEIMLICHE – Sigmund Freud und die Kunst
Verborgene Gedanken visueller Natur
Olaf Nicolai: Trauer und Melancholie

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DAS WEISSE HAUS is a unique, self-organised art institution in Austria with a rich history. It is a complex organism whose main mission is to serve as a connection and meeting point between Vienna’s emerging professional art scenes and various communities and audiences, but also between international and local artists and art experts.
While the programme is presented in the physical exhibition space at Hegelgasse 14 in Vienna, part of it is continued digitally on the online platform dwhX.

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The Vienna Actionism Museum (WAM) is the result of a private initiative by several collectors with the aim of giving Viennese Actionism the necessary and deserved attention at the place where it was active. As one of the most important art movements of the 20th century, the WAM is intended to give Viennese Actionism a representative platform that will anchor it both nationally and internationally.
The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of the main exponents Günter Brus (1938-2024), Hermann Nitsch (1938-2022), Otto Muehl (1925-2013) and Rudolf Schwarzkogler (1940-1969) from the early 1960s and 1970s.

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