viennacontemporary from 24 - 27 September 2015 at Marx Halle

Sunday, August 23, 2015
viennacontemporary from 24 - 27 September 2015 at Marx Halle

Organized by the team of VC Artevents GmbH, spearheaded by artistic director Christina Steinbrecher- Pfandt and managing director Renger van den Heuvel, viennacontemporary, Vienna's international art fair at the interface of East and West, will take place from 24 – 27 September 2015 at Marx Halle, Karl Farkas Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna.

viennacontemporary from 24 - 27 September 2015 at Marx Halle

Organized by the team of VC Artevents GmbH, spearheaded by artistic director Christina Steinbrecher- Pfandt and managing director Renger van den Heuvel, viennacontemporary, Vienna's international art fair at the interface of East and West, will take place from 24 – 27 September 2015 at Marx Halle, Karl Farkas Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna.

Having adopted a new name and venue, the organizer, VC Artevents GmbH, continues to further develop the international fair for contemporary art and thus strengthens the importance of Vienna as an international market place for art.

“Our commitment to viennacontemporary is unbroken. I have one great vision: viennacontemporary, without a doubt the leading art fair for CEE, aims to mediate between East and West and considers itself a platform for meeting and discussion. The success of our operation in 2014 clearly proved how important that is. Today I can say with pride: our art fair in Vienna is one of the most important platforms in Europe for the established art markets of the West and the more recently developing markets of Eastern, South-Eastern and Central Europe.” Dmitry Aksenov, chairman of viennacontemporary. 

Jecza Gallery. Liviu STOICOVICIU. Gutemberg Galaxy. 80 x 100 cm, oil on canvas. Courtesy Jecza Gallery, Timisoara, Romania

"With viennacontemporary we will continue the successful groundwork that our team and us laid during the past three years and consistently pursue the concentration process in all areas which, particularly last year, has been very warmly received by collectors", Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, artistic director of viennacontemporary explains with reference to the change in name and venue. "Around 90% of the galleries which participated in the fair last year have affirmed their intention to take part in viennacontemporary this year. Besides a well-balanced mix of galleries form the Western hemisphere as well as young and established galleries from focus regions, we will expand our successful program with international collectors by integrating additional foci such as corporate collections. Thus, we are able to offer new, intriguing approaches to collecting contemporary art", Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt outlines the current state of applications and the planning of talks and discussions to take place at viennacontemporary 2015. 

Carbon 12. Philip Mueller. Franzl am see #1,2015. Oil on surfboard. 202 x 52 cm. Courtesy Carbon 12, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Focus Bulgaria

After the focus countries Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus (2012), Georgia and Poland (2013) and Azerbaijan (2014), viennacontemporary is taking a look at Bulgaria in 2015 with "Focus Bulgaria". Upon the initiative of Elena Todorova, president of the Hugo Voeten Collection Gheel/Belgium, Vesselina Sarieva and Katrin Sarieva, founders of Open Arts Foundation and Sariev Contemporary Plovdiv/Bulgaria, Vessela Nozharova, curator of Art Affairs and Documents Foundation Sofia as well as Iara Boubnova, curator, art critic, founding member and director of The Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia this year, "Focus Bulgaria" will present a representative selection of contemporary Bulgarian art from private collections and major Bulgarian galleries. 

Danila Tkachenko. From the series "Restricted Areas", 2014. Digital print © Courtesy of the artist and Pechersky Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation

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