Interconti Wien

Interconti Wien, Vienna / Austria

January 28–February 7, 2021
January 28, 2021

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Interconti Wien brings together 13 Viennese galleries in the iconic conference halls of Hotel InterContinental Vienna. Each gallery presents one artist in a historical vitrine provided by the MAK Museum of Applied Arts. The innovative online format offers audiences an experience that goes beyond the traditional online viewing room. It features a continuous video stream of on-site installation views and interviews with participating galleries and artists, providing visitors with an immersive experience of the actual set-up, location, and art on view. Interconti Wien launches on January 28 and will be accessible online until February 7.

A cross-generational group of 13 artists, more than half of whom live and work in Vienna, are presented by the participating galleries:

Anna-Sophie Berger (1989, Austria, lives and works in Vienna and New York City), presented by LAYR; Ernst Caramelle (1952, Austria, lives and works in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and New York City) presented by Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder; Aleksandra Domanović (1981, Former Yugoslavia, lives and works in Berlin), presented by and the editions; Melanie Ebenhoch (1985, Austria, lives and works in Vienna), presented by Galerie Martin Janda; Luisa Gardini (1935, Italy, lives and works in Rome) presented by Ermes Ermes; Gelatin (artist collective, est. 1993, live and work in Vienna) presented by Meyer Kainer; Matthieu Haberard (1991, France, lives and works in Paris) presented by Gianni Manhattan; Lone Haugaard Madsen (1974, Denmark, lives and works in Vienna), presented by Sophie Tappeiner; Martin Hotter (1978, Germany, lives and works in Vienna), presented by Vin Vin; Alfredo Jaar (1956, Chile, lives and works in New York City), presented by Hubert Winter; David Maljkovic (1973, Croatia, lives and works in Zagreb), presented by Georg Kargl Fine Art; Soshiro Matsubara (1980, Japan, lives and works in Vienna), presented by Croy Nielsen; and Jenni Tischer (1979, Germany, lives and works in Vienna and Berlin), presented by Krobath Wien. Spike Magazine presenting editions by Seth Price (1973, East Jerusalem, lives and works in New York City).

Together, these 13 artists offer a stimulating dive into Vienna’s art scene, providing a snapshot of the participating galleries’ diverse programs and current artistic practices in the Austrian capital. A varied range of works will be on view, from pieces by emerging artists to work by internationally established artists. Furthermore, over half of the participating galleries opened in the city less than 10 years ago.

Viewers will be able to enjoy the fair online, and while the galleries will be offering their works on Interconti Wien’s website, it goes beyond the idea of a basic online viewing room. A continuous, interactive video stream of installation views, single artwork shots, and interviews with participating artists and gallerists will provide in-depth insight into the featured projects. The video stream will serve not only as the central narrative of Interconti Wien’s virtual presence, but also as its navigational tool. Users will have the option to learn more about artworks, artists, and galleries via several portals embedded into the stream, which they can navigate to their liking. The virtual component of the fair has been conceived in collaboration with the digital agency treat.

"With Interconti Wien, we hope to reach a wide audience, as we believe there is an interest beyond Austria for the art scene in Vienna—a city where a number of young galleries have opened during the past few years," say organizers Emanuel Layr, Henrikke Nielsen, and Sophie Tappeiner. "In a time where other fairs cannot take place, we are excited to host an event in Vienna, with the potential of reaching an international audience through an experimental online platform," they add.

Running January 28–February 7, 2021, Interconti Wien will take place online. More information is available on www.interconti.wien, as well as on the fair’s Instagram and Facebook channels via @interconti.wien.

For further information please contact Hans Krestel, T +49 1776464856