“Freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL”, this spot’s full name, is one of my absolute favorite places in Vienna when it comes to new, different, exciting, and sometimes freaky art. I love it there. They show international exhibition projects with the contribution of Artists-in-Residence that get you to start thinking. I find all exhibitions here worth going to, and I always recommend a visit to my friends. So now I want to share it with a greater circle: you.
What I like about the place: admission is free (seldom enough the case in Vienna’s art spaces) and it’s not as crowded as it often gets in Leopold Museum, just across the square – which is one of the best art museums in Vienna, as you might have figured. Also, if you were with someone who is not into hours of strolling through museums, a visit to Q21 is more of a “quickie” and might turn them on 😉
Until May 7, Freiraum quartier21 is showing “LandRush.” – the exhibition documents the social and ecological consequences of global agriculture. While just next door at the new MQ Salon you’ll find the splendid work of Karina Mendreczky & Katalin Kortmann Járay: “Oasis“. They set out to install a space to mirror our emotional relationship with nature, often burdened with guilt.
So you won’t have trouble finding it: it’s close to Mariahilferstraße; check the MQ map.
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