The 10th district in the south of Vienna is a typical working class neighbourhood. Nevertheless the art scene here has also established a cluster of art galleries, ateliers and exhibition spaces.
In these terms my favorite hot spot is the Ankerbrot-Fabrik. The former factory of one of the biggest Austrian bakeries now accommodates a fine selection of 10 institutions related to contemporary art. I consider the Ostlicht Gallery as the best among them. It focusses on photography. The temporary exhibitions e.g. of David LaChapelle are always worth a visit. Did you know that Bryan Adams is also a quite good photographer? Well, that’s what I learned here!
What I especially like is that the institutions located here regularly work together to raise creative events. For example once a year in late spring at the Ankerbrot-Fabrik the Vienna Photobook Festival takes place. Also very nice are the innovative dance performances throughout the whole area.
If you like the Museumsquartier (MQ), you will also like the Ankerbrot-Fabrik. It’s like a small version of the MQ, not that centrally located, and maybe therefore not (yet) occupied by the hipster masses.
A complete link-list to all the institutions located at the Ankerbrot-Fabrik and to their current exhibitions and events you can find here.