Recommendations of what to see in the Vienna art scene this month by our local guide, Itai Margula. Discover more on a private art tour!

I.

Exhibition: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ - TWO HEARTS
Artist: Marina Abramovic
Venue: Galerie Krinzinger
Dates: Until June 9th, 2018


Marina Abramovic’s relation to Krinzinger gallery goes back to 1975, when the documentation of her performance Thomas Lips was shown at the gallery in Innsbruck. A pioneer of performance art and its establishment as a visual art form, Abramovic cemented her stardom status with the durational performance 'The Artist is
Present' at Moma New York in 2010. Simultaneously with her exhibition, the GLOBART think tank awarded Marina Abramović the GLOBART AWARD 2018, naming her as the most important performance artist of the present. The ceremony took place on April 25, 2018 at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

 Marina Abramović, Miracle 4, 2018 © Marina Abramović, Courtesy Marina Abramović Archives

Marina Abramović, Miracle 4, 2018 © Marina Abramović, Courtesy Marina Abramović
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II.

Exhibition: KLIMT’S MAGIC GARDEN A Virtual Reality Experience by Frederick Baker
Artist: Frederick Baker
Venue: MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna
Dates: Until October 7th, 2018


Marking the centenary of the death of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918), MAK Vienna invited the virtual reality artist and filmmaker Frederick Baker to engage in a virtual reality experiment, inspired by Klimt’s masterpieces Expectation and Fulfillment. Using high-resolution digital photographic material, he creates a virtual world in which visitors can embark on an interactive film journey through a Klimt inspired world. Due to high interest in the exhibition, making a reservation ahead of your visit on the museum’s website is highly recommended.

 FREDERICK BAKER, still from the director’s cut KLIMT’S MAGIC GARDEN: A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE BY FREDERICK BAKER, 2018 © FREDERICK BAKER

FREDERICK BAKER, still from the director’s cut KLIMT’S MAGIC GARDEN: A VIRTUAL
REALITY EXPERIENCE BY FREDERICK BAKER, 2018 © FREDERICK BAKER

III.

Exhibition: Bouchra Khalili
Artist: Bouchra Khalili
Venue: Secession
Dates: Until June 17th, 2018


Bouchra Khalili’s work articulates subjectivity and collective history, questioning the complex relationships between the singular and civic belonging. Her first solo exhibition in Austria features the video trilogy The Speeches Series (2012–13), a selection from the mixed media installation Foreign Office (2015), and The Tempest Society (2017), a film premiered at documenta 14. Challenging our collective historiography, she outlines a history of the individual as narrated by its protagonists, who are members of social minorities.

 © "Foreign Office," 2015 Bouchra Khalili Exhibition view, Secession 2018 (Courtesy the artist and Galerie Polaris, Paris, Photo: Oliver Ottenschläger)

© "Foreign Office," 2015 Bouchra Khalili Exhibition view, Secession 2018
(Courtesy the artist and Galerie Polaris, Paris, Photo: Oliver Ottenschläger)

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