Vienna Art Week 2012: Predicting Memories

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A still from the Kara Walker video “Fall From Grace, Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale”, past of Vienna Art Week 2012 | Photo: Kara Walker / Sikkema Jenkins & Co

The Vienna Art Week 2012, titled “Predicting Memories” and initiated by Dorotheum, brings museums, institutions and other interfaces of art into focus, dealing with art as a reservoir for memory and knowledge.

From 19 to 25 Nov., art aficionados and international art experts convene to exchange views on current trends and developments in art and in the art discourse. Viennese art institutions, museums, artist initiatives as well as collectors and privately initiated art institutions supporting contemporary art present a series of panel discussions, lectures, artists’ talks, exhibition openings, special tours through special exhibitions, installations, interventions and performances.

Monday’s opening features ten events around the city, including the eponymously-named exhibition at the Ehemaliges K.&K. Telegrafenamt. Further highlights include the Vienna Gallery Weekend (23 to 25 Nov.) in which gallery work entails launching international artist careers and establishing ties between collectors, and the Open Studio Day on 24 Nov., when 70 artists open their studios to the public a behind-the-scenes look at  contemporary art production.

“Predicting Memories” opening
19 Nov., 18:00-20:00
Main exhibition
20-25 Nov., 10:00-17:00
Ehemaliges K.&K. Telegrafenamt
1., Börseplatz 1
www.viennaartweek.at

For previous coverage of Vienna Art Week see TVR’s 2011 and 2010 reviews.

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