About Parallel VIENNA

Parallel Vienna is taking place for the forth time in Vienna and remains true to its principle of using abandoned property in the city centre as a presentation platform for new and established art. The Parallel Vienna curator team chooses galleries, artists and curators and additionally invites project spaces which fit into the overall concept. In support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, a number of independent curators will be chosen by the Parallel team to design their own space.

This year, galleries, artists, project spaces and curators will be exclusively invited and selected by Parallel Vienna. In 2016, Parallel Vienna is using the extensive premises of the Alte Post in the first district as a platform for contemporary art, thereby creating a unique framework. Parallel Vienna pools the urban forces of contemporary art production and offers an insight into different scenes, communities and areas of Vienna.

Parallel Vienna presents young and aspiring as well as established artistic works and collects art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, curated project spaces and artist spaces – all under one roof. Parallel Vienna therefore combines streams of Viennese artistic creation with international trends and contributes to the active networking of young creative people by establishing a professional platform for them in the extensive space of the Alte Post.

Parallel Vienna 2016 is an art show, exhibition, gallery and studio. As a meta-organisation whose do-it-yourself (DIY) principle translates into the infrastructure of the artistic institution, the exhibition platform manages itself: a trading centre for new ideas and a dedicated testing ground for self-professionalisation. This year, Parallel Vienna presents an insight into and divergent works of new and established contemporary art for the forth time with more than 500 national and international artists, 26 galleries, 56 project spaces and 28 artist spaces, as well as 10 independent curators.