Just this week, SOAP&SKIN released a cover version of "What's Going On?" which reflects our current situation almost too well: within a week, our world has changed drastically. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to shut down our Q21 Artist-in-Residence program temporarily in order to ensure everybody's health and safety. In countries worldwide, people are being asked to stay indoors so as not to further spread the virus.
These are extraordinary circumstances for all of us and we wanted to give you an insight into our former Artists-in-Residence's perspectives on how they are coping with the situation in their country. We will be posting their video messages on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) - make sure to follow them and let's stay in touch online!
Stay safe, stay healthy!
The Q21 Team
Q21 provides workspace for around 50 initiatives, organizations, agencies and editorial offices working in the cultural sector. This creative space is spread across over 7,000 sqm within the MuseumsQuartier Wien. In this way, Q21 brings the “creative” aspect into one of the world’s largest complexes for art and culture.All Institutions
Each month we will introduce you to one of the more than 50 art and culture initiatives which are housed at Q21.
Jan Arnold Gallery: Curated Space & Missing Link
eSeL REZEPTION. Workspace, info hub and art calendar
Q21 Backstage: eSeL REZEPTION is both workspace and showroom for the popular info hub and art calendar www.esel.at. The team of eSeL keep up with all the openings and events of the Vienna art scene. In addition to providing catalogues and information on all important exhibitions, eSeL offers photographic insight and inside tips on museums, cultural institutions artist-run spaces and art communities in Vienna.read more
"It's time for experimental to grow up and challenge itself with content."
Artist-in-Residence Cecilia Araneda talks in an interview with this human world festival directors Lara Bellon and Michael Schmied about her practice.read more
Micromuseums - Art in public spaces
LITERATURpassage: JENNY happens
LITERATURpassage is one of the cultural theme passages at MuseumsQuartier Wien, openly accessible micro museums which expand the complex’s cultural range. JENNY will happen here in 2020.
The series TONSPUR presents a changing selection of sound art pieces by international artists for the public space at MQ Vienna. Their multichannel sound installations overturn common stereo images and create walk-in audio spaces. Taking the physical architecture of the passage as a starting point, a virtual architecture is build from sound.
KABINETT comic passage
In the KABINETT comic passage located in the passage between Mariahilfer Strasse and Fürstenhof exhibitions dedicated to various forms of the combination of words and images (in common parlance: comics) are held. The passage comprises two and a half gallery spaces and a vending machine containing the publications accompanying the exhibitions.
STREET ART PASSAGE VIENNA
In this passageway an independent team of curators presents regularly changing exhibitions of international Street Art. The permanent design of the passage has been conceived by the renowned French street artist Invader. Each exhibition is accompanied by an issue of “betonblumen” magazine, which is available at a vending machine on site. Curator:...
Typography is the design and use of letters, hence the design of content. Typefaces have always been created for a certain task and can never be considered in isolation of a purpose. Typography does not replace, but support–or else sabotage–content. Typopassage, a micro museum for design, exhibits reflections on cultural and social importance by...
The Meteoritenpassage connects the MQ directly and symbolically with the neighboring Museum of Natural History. The central theme of the passage explores how present-day scientific museums evolved out of 18th- and 19th-century mineral collections and classification systems. Each poster from the on-site vending machine comes with a changing artistic...
A passageway as a compact traffic tool: this narrow space features a staircase, a bridge,
a lift and several railings and doors. Artist Hans Schabus covered the walls and ceilings in hammer paint—a kind of varnish primarily used for the manu- facturing of machines. The colour reseda green creates a link
to Otto Wagner’s Stadtbahn (“Vienna...
Sternenpassage highlights various artists whose work broadly relates to photography and illumination. It presents their works across four illuminated circular display cases on the walls, combining them with telescope images of outer space. The diagram on the ceiling dates back to the Baroque period and depicts a comet‘s elliptical path, held in...