Vienna has a formidable concentration of grandiose museums, exhibition halls and galleries, renowned art universities, and a vibrant art scene. The encounter of old and new, historical heritage and innovation is bearing fruit. Also, the last ten years have brought enormous changes regarding the staff, institutions and contents. The city has become the home of a contemporary art scene that has no need to fear international comparison.
The panelists will debate the most striking developments in Vienna as an art location over the last ten years. What has worked particularly well, what is still missing, and which trends can we expect to see in Vienna’s future art scene?
Eva Blimlinger, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Sabine Haag, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Francesca Habsburg, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary-Augarten
Agnes Husslein, Belvedere
Karola Kraus, mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Robert Punkenhofer, Artistic Director VIENNA ART WEEK
Nicolaus Schafhausen, Kunsthalle Wien
Gabriele Senn, Association of Austrian Galleries of Modern Art
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, MAK Vienna
Moderation: Rainer Nowak, Chief Editor “Die Presse”