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The gallery festival with international curators in Vienna.

A central event of Vienna’s contemporary art scene, curated by is an international platform for artistic and intellectual exchange. 24 galleries – both established and up and coming – will open their doors to international curators and artists, exploring the theme COMEDY.
Alongside the exhibitions, the festival will feature a programme of performances, tours and talks
related to this year’s theme.

Let's get physical – and digital
curated by welcomes and encourages the public’s presence in physical exhibition spaces while
expanding its digital presence. This year, curated by debuts its immersive website
(, alongside social media channels and livestreams that offer in-depth video
content and extend the visitors’ experience.

Thematic tension between comedy and tragedy
This year’s theme, COMEDY, explores motifs in literature, history, philosophy and art through the lens of recent events. Curators and artists will present their interpretations of comedy and tragedy, their contradictions, commonalities and symbioses. COMEDY will inspire discussion and critique of
contemporary events, political activism and Vienna’s artistic legacy.

Theorist and activist Estelle Hoy’s essay on this year’s theme, COMEDY, can be accessed here.
After the turbulence of the past year, we Viennese gallerists are optimistic that we’ll once again make the Austrian capital the most exciting place for contemporary art during the gallery festival.

"After the turbulence of the past year, we Viennese gallerists are optimistic that we’ll once again make the Austrian capital the most exciting place for contemporary art during the gallery festival. In the past years, curated by has consistently managed to reflect current trends and influences by showcasing contemporary art in all its diversity – and we want to continue it this year, with the theme COMEDY" – Natascha Burger, Robby Greif, Helga Krobath and Cornelis van Almsick, board members of curated

Olesya Turkina (art critic and theorist) invited by Charim Gallery
Poetry Machine invited by Galerie Crone
Nicolas Trembley (curator and art critic) invited by Croy Nielsen
Cindy Sissokho (curator, New Art Exchange, Nottingham) invited by E X I L E
Niloufar Emamifar (artist) and Pujan Karambeigi (art critic) invited by FELIX GAUDLITZ
Sarah Johanna Theurer (Curator, Haus der Kunst, Munich) invited by GIANNI MANHATTAN
Francesco Pedraglio (artist and art critic) invited by Galerie Martin Janda
Phoebe Cripps (Curator, Hayward Gallery, London) invited by Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer
Valentinas Klimašauskas (Curator, 14th Baltic Triennial) invited by Georg Kargl Fine Arts
Andrea Bellini (Director Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève) invited by Christine König Galerie
Jannis Varelas (artist) invited by Krinzinger Schottenfeld
SPATZI SPEZIAL: Sophia Süssmilch and Valentin Wagner (art collective) invited by Krobath Wien
Studio for Propositional Cinema (art collective) invited by LAYR
Stephan Stoyanov (freelance curator) invited by Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Zdenek Felix (freelance curator, author and museum director) invited by Galerie Meyer Kainer
Martin Germann (curator, S.M.A.K. Ghent) invited by Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie
Salvatore Viviano (artist) invited by Raum mit Licht
Jörg Heiser (art historian, Berlin University of the Arts, art critic) and Sarah Khan (author) invited by
Gabriele Senn Galerie
Bonny Poon (artist) invited by shore
Pierre-Yves Desaive (freelance curator and art critic) invited by Galerie Silvia Steinek
Lisa Long (Curator, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin) invited by SOPHIE TAPPEINER
Francesco Tenaglia (art critic) invited by VIN VIN Gallery
Mouna Mekouar (freelance curator and art critic) invited by Galerie Hubert Winter
The Performance Agency (art collective) invited by Zeller van Almsick

To the website HERE.

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