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
During this tour, visitors may be lucky enough to get a glimpse behind the studio doors of the guest artists, and the initiatives based at Q21 talk about their work. The tour also includes a guided visit to the current exhibition at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space (Exhibitions April-November).
The guided tours will start again on July 2.
It is a special responsibility of art mediation to introduce young people to contemporary art and culture. For some youths, a visit at Q21 can be their first contact.
Due to the current situation there will be no guided tours until further notice.
Exhibition tours allow international curators to provide an insight into the projects they have been working on.
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
EDUCULT: Institute of Cultural Policy and Cultural Management
Q21 Backstage: EDUCULT is an independent, non-profit institute for practical research and consulting as well as cultural management. It connects culture, education and politics in theory and practice. Dialogue, participation, proximity to stakeholders as well as diversity-oriented and sustainable processes are at the centre of its work. The interdisciplinary skills of the staff and an international network of experts enable us to consider individual requirements in the creation of tailored concepts. The radius of action mainly covers Vienna, Austria and Europe, but also other regions of the world.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...