Viennafair, The Vienna Art Fair Opening

ViennafairVienna has so much to be proud of when it comes to art. This favorite destination for art lovers each year shows its world class art and galleries through the Viennafair, one of Europe’s most important contemporary art exhibitions.

This 2010 marks the 6th year of this highly acclaimed international art event. It will take place from May 6 to May 9 at the Vienna Exhibition Center (Messe Wien). It features not only Austrian galleries but also international galleries with emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe. Each year, this unique fair attracts more and more art enthusiasts including art collectors, curators, museum directors, gallery owners, artists and critics.

Aurelia Gratzer, The Boss, 2010
Image: Aurelia Gratzer, The Boss, 2010, Copyright: Aurelia Gratzer, Courtesy Brunnhofer Galerie, Linz

For this year, more than 110 galleries from over 20 countries will showcase their artists’ latest works and collections in the different fields of art such as sculpture, painting, graphical art, media, installations and performances. This is the perfect time for art lovers and students to take advantage of the different events lined up during the entire duration of the Viennafair. These include media and gallery tours, museum presentations, musical features and viewing sessions which are indeed very educational for students and adults who would like to be exposed more to international art.

Florian Hafele (ZONE1), Untitled, 2009
Image: Florian Hafele (ZONE1), Untitled, 2009. Copyright: Carbon 12, Dubai

ickets for the event are sold now online through the viennafair.at. Children aged up to 14 years can enter free of charge while ticket prices for adults range from 11 to 16 Euro. Students and senior citizens get to avail of discounted rates while a 4-day ticket is also available at a much lower rate. Finally, as the fair ends on May 9 which is International Mother’s Day, all mothers who will come to the last day of the event get to enter for free.

Front image: Bartha Sandor, The Supervisor, 2009. Copyright: Ivan Gallery, Bukarest

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