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The soul is a vast domain in danger of turning into steppe. Our relationships are drying up, our work remains arid, the homeless human being is desperately seeking their destiny, their purpose. Soul doctor Peter Spatt, MD/PhD/MSxM, created – based upon 2500 case studies – a revolutionary concept to resolve restraining thought patterns and to bring the human soul into its full blossom. Individual consultations are available.

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ASIFA Austria’s showroom interfacing animation and fine arts presenting selected examples of Austrian and international installations connected to animation in a diversified sequence of artist-portrayals. ASIFA Austria is the autonomic national organisation of ASIFA, the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation.



biber (the Turkish and Serbo-Croat word for pepper) is an Austrian magazine that reports directly from the multi-ethnic community - and in doing so presents exciting and incisive aspects of Vienna never before been seen in a German-language magazine. biber reflects the attitude towards life of a new generation, without wielding the moral cudgel of integration.

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Broken Rules

Computer games are one of the youngest forms of digital culture. There are big players and convinced independents. Broken Rules are Indie Game makers. They collaborate and cooperate with artists of such diverse areas as music, acting and illustration, to realize virtual worlds.

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Walther Koenig Books

Walther Koenig Books is a bookstore with a wide international stock of titles on modern and contemporary art, catalogues, art history, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, photography, film and theory. Walther Koenig Books at MuseumsQuartier closely cooperates with the headquarters in Cologne.

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A room for interaction of various disciplines and genres. A place for activities and events, an intermediate space of design and fine arts. Temporary exhibitions of two-dimensional format – paintings, photography, illustrations and commercial arts, as well as exciting collections from new designers to be shown temporarily.

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designforum Wien

designforum Wien is a service, information, and competence center. Conceived as a place of dialogue, designforum promotes the outspoken contemplation of design. It views itself as a place offering opportunities to analyze, compile, and prepare design-relevant themes for a broad public, present them in various forms, and discuss them.

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A cultural institution thrives on lively exchange. As a result, visitors and employees share social media content every day. A cooperation with Downtown Vienna presents a selection of these impressions on screen, making them easily accessible. Q21 creates a new, distinctive image consisting of many individual perspectives. The project invites people to participate in the creative process in an uncomplicated way. Tag your posts with #Q21vienna!

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EDUCULT is an independent non-profit institute for practical research, information and competent cultural management in the areas of culture and education. We connect culture, education and politics in theory and practice. We place great importance on dialogue, participation, proximity to actors and sustainable processes. Our interdisciplinary skills and an international network of experts allow us to consider individual requirements in the creation of tailored concepts.



EIKON is a quality international quarterly exploring photography and media art. Ever since its founding in 1991, the magazine has featured well-researched articles as well as extensive illustrations in each issue, around 90 pages in length. The journal is published by the Österreichisches Institut für Photographie und Medienkunst (ÖIP). The journal appears in both German and English.


EIKON Schaufenster

With its own exhibition space, EIKON provides a unique opportunity beyond the printed medium to make art photography and media art accessible to the public. An extension of the magazine, this location becomes a presentation platform for Austrian and international art photographers and media artists, where art projects are developed on regular rotation—alongside the publication of the current issue of EIKON. EIKON Schaufenster is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm, and admission is free.

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The eSeL REZEPTION is an information bureau on arts, an exhibition space, and a micro shop. It provides diverse input for an “intelligent discussion” about contemporary art. Through the presence of the eSeL team on site, the REZEPTION conveys, reflects, develops and documents changes in the arts through media culture.


f.e.a forum experimentelle architektur

The forum experimentelle architektur views itself as an independent initiative for trends in architecture in Austria and nearby countries. Their activities range from publications, symposiums, and excursions to public installations as well as exhibitions. An important focus is to view architecture and fine arts in the context of other disciplines.

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Fulbright Austria

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to promote 'mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries'. The Fulbright Program provides grants for Austrian graduates or scholars to study, teach, or pursue research in the U.S., and for U.S. citizens to engage in similar activities in Austria.

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frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

The 'frei_raum Q21 exhibition space' exhibition series is presented in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and other partners. 'frei_raum Q21 exhibition space' shows international exhibition projects with the contribution of Artists-in-Residence as part of Q21. Admission is free.

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Gruppe Or-Om

The strictly virtual non profit Group OR-OM© for an evolution in arts, science, and social formations presents critical multi-media installations to stimulate extensions in art theory, logics, epistemology and the globalization of mankind within the framework of a new fundamental science and universalistic humanism.

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ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival

Every summer, ImpulsTanz, Europe’s biggest festival of its kind, makes contemporary dance come alive in all its facets – for people to watch and experience at the MuseumsQuartier and Vienna’s biggest stages, and to dance away during the many workshops at the Vienna Arsenal and at the legendary parties at the Burgtheater Vestibül and the Kasino on Schwarzenbergplatz.

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insert (Theaterverein)

insert (Theaterverein) are Doris Uhlich (choreographer, dancer, performer) and her production team Christine Sbaschnigg (management, production) and Theresa Rauter (production). insert’s projects are contemporary dance performances with varying contents, functions and people.

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Jan Arnold Gallery

The refreshingly new gallery concept under the name of the fictional character Jan Arnold counters the established institutionalisation of the art world and defines itself as a ‘curated space & missing link’ for contemporary art. Amongst other things, the collective is responsible for the exhibition series Living Studio at frei_raum q21 exhibition space and for exhibitions in cooperation with #Streetartpassage within the MQ complex. @janarnoldgallery

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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.

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Komische Künste

Komische Künste organize cartoon exhibitions in Vienna, to allow people to admire the works of cartoonists and caricaturists. In their Comic Art Shop, a place for people with sense of humour, they sell cartoon originals, selected cartoon reprints, books, gifts and more than 500 cartoon postcards.

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Artist Studios

Since October 2002, international artists who do not normally reside in Austria have the opportunity to live and work at Q21 as Artists-in-Residence. By now, nine live/work studios are available in the MQ complex.

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The Vienna-based light art collective LICHTTAPETE, consists of the visual artists Johannes Menneweger, Tim Schmelzer and Marcus Zobl. LICHTTAPETE creates static and moving projections for events and cultural events. LICHTTAPETE alters spaces, facades and objects and thus gives them an entirely new appearance. The projections offer various possibilities from large-area illuminations, space-filling panoramas to 3D video mappings - adapted to the architecture. LICHTTAPETE provides the overall concept for the projection, from planning to installation and artistic realisation, which is adapted individually to each event.

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liquid frontiers

liquid frontiers is a think-and-do tank, design studio and production office. It is based in Vienna and has a markedly cultural background.

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The LITERATURpassage is one of the cultural theme passages at the MuseumsQuartier Wien, open and accessible micro museums which broaden the range on offer at the complex. It provides a stage for contemporary authors from central and southeast Europe to examine Vienna as an urban space. In addition, it presents works by authors on the Q21 Writer-in-Residence program, organized in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. The City’s Reading Room offers passers-by a variety of modes for engaging with emerging literature. The wall newspaper encourages lingering in the passage, while the audio files and e-books available free via QR codes allow the texts to be enjoyed in written or spoken form at other specific locations around the city. The anthologies of the series “Reihe mit Vorsatz” can be purchased from the vending machine for 2 euros.

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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 miniature booklet.

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monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group of basket weaving enthusiasts and theory do-it-yourselfers. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. monochrom publishes the book of the same name in addition to its activity in other areas. monochrom is an open field of experimentation.

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Since 2014, the MQ ART BOX is located in the main court of the MuseumsQuartier. It is an exhibition space for contemporary art installations, curated by Elisabeth Melichar and accessible 24 hours a day and free of charge. It is an excellent supplement to the exhibitions and educational programmes of the big museums in the area. Each year up to six installations by Austrian and international artists are presented.



The festival for digital arts and cultures has been taking place every year since 2006 in September. It offers exhibitions, symposia, workshops, performances, film series and concerts. paraflows sees itself as a platform for the young, local scene of digital art and cultures and acts as an interface to international projects. The festival devotes itself annually to a changing focus.

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Analog Photo Booth from the Sixties at MQ Main Court. After Andy Warhol, Samuel Becket, Alberto Giacometti or André Breton: become a do-it-yourself artist and get your black and white picture taken. Let your imagination run free in the intimate atmosphere of the unique analog photo booth.

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q/uintessenz fights for the restoration of civil rights in the digital realm. This means e.g. the freedom to communicate without being eavesdropped and to move through the streets of our cities without being monitored. Citizens have a right to be left alone, to shop or communicate anonymously, to determine how personal data is stored and used.

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Quartier für Digitale Kultur

The Quartier für Digitale Kultur is dedicated to the establishment and operation of a center for digital culture in Vienna and offers an open platform for partnerships in the field of digital art and culture. Together with Q21, QDK operates a fully equipped event and discussion space for topics and projects relating to digital culture.

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Raum D / Q21

The „Quartier für Digitale Kultur“ (QDK) and the Q21 jointly operate a fully equipped event and discourse room for digital culture topics and projects. The room is also available for co-operation projects designed by groups, initiatives and institutions that are not QDK members.

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Say Say Say, Inc.

Studio for Imagination, run by Art Directors Jutta Wacht and René Poell, based in Vienna and Hell's Kitchen, New York.

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SCHAURAUM Angewandte

With the SCHAURAUM Angewandte, teaching staff and graduates from the Institute of Fine and Media Art in the University of Applied Arts Vienna provide insights into both their “digital studios” and artistic strategies through changing exhibitions, presentations and discussions. Curators: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider.

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Showrooms Q21

Run by Q21 tenants, small exhibition spaces (showrooms) or offices in the publicly accessible indoor area on the ground floor of the baroque Fischer von Erlach Wing, are open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

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Johannes Schlebrügge founded the publishing house SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR in 2002. In addition to art catalogues, Schlebrügge publishes art books and artists’ books that are developed as projects in close collaboration with the artists and authors.



springerin is a magazine for criticism and theory on contemporary culture and is conceived for a readership that perceives culture as a social and political phenomenon. springerin provides information on current events and trends in the arts business and describes their conditions and meanings.

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SR-Archiv und Musiktank

SRA was founded in 1993 and provides free information on Austrian pop music to the public. In an extensive database with more than 550,000 datasets, SRA offers comprehensive information on artists of the past and present. In addition to the public archive and online database (persons, bands, records, print media, FEMPOP,, etc.), the information office also functions as a contact point for everything related to Austrian music.

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The artists Elisa Rose and Gary Danner are online since 1991. After 21 years, STATION ROSE - pioneers of Digital Culture - installed a permanent location in Vienna again. STATION ROSE is an interface between digital and analog art. Exhibitions, mixed-media-installations, live A/V-performances, and theory are on the agenda.



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: Sebastian Schager #streetartpassage



SUBOTRON is the Game Culture Initative at Museumsquarter in Vienna. Since 2004, the association organizes the "arcademy", a series of lectures on scientific, artistic, pedagogical and socio-political topics with keyplayers of the european game studies. "Pro games" promotes the local game dev talent with talks, panels and workshops provided by international experts and features established formats such as live-pitches, studio-tours or post-mortems of austrian game projects. The series connects other creatives with the scene and supports the interdisciplinary exchange. SUBOTRON collaborates with local and global cultural institutions and thinks like there is no box. At „PLAY AUSTRIA“, the first fair of the austrian game scene, more than 60 exhibitors showed their games, prototypes, activites and offerings to more than 3000 visitors in September 2017. Press START to continue!


THE STASH beyond collectables

“THE STASH beyond collectables” is a store, a meeting place, and a showroom. It is a place where images, light objects, paintings and all kinds of other objects are displayed. Artist Martin Markeli makes big electric racetracks, lovingly designs landscapes for them, and works on improving racetrack technology.

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This Human World

this human world initially began the same year which commemorated the 60th anniversary of The Universal Declaration on Human Rights. In 2008, it became the first film festival of its kind in Austria. As a prominent member of the International Human Rights Film Network (HRFN), this human world has since followed the example of globally established, recognized and successful festivals (such as those presented annually in Prague, Geneva, New York and London).

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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.

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Transforming Freedom

Transforming Freedom is a radar for digital culture. It scans the electronic airwaves for exemplary voices and documents of recent decades and uses digital technologies to broadcast its own programs. It examines the background of the major cultural transformations of our time from the perspective of the inventors and originators. Since 2007, we publish transcribed video recordings on the battle against software patents, the transparency movement, the successful Austrian law suit against Facebook, or the ongoing discourse on artificial intelligence.

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Tricky Women

Tricky Women has been known for its successful arts events and interdisciplinary programs since 1991. Special attention is given to women in art, culture and science with an emphasis on film and video in the context of gender discourse. Tricky Women organizes cultural programs, lectures, discussions, and festivals.

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Typopassage Wien

typography is the design and use of letters hence the design of content. typefaces were always created for a certain task and can never be considered in isolation of a purpose. typography does not replace but can support or else sabotage content. Typopassage - a micro museum for design - exhibits considerations of cultural and social importance and in doing so represents a font each time. by invitation an author publishes a text passage of sociopolitical relevance which is typeset by a designer.

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VIS Vienna Shorts Festival & Vienna Shorts Agentur

VIS Vienna Shorts is Vienna’s international Festival for Short Film, Animation and Music Video and the only Oscar® Qualifying Festival in Austria. Since 2004, VIS screens yearly around 300 Films of up to 30 minutes in length in several competitions and specials, Focus and Kids Programmes towards the end of May. The Vienna Shorts Agency is dedicated to fostering the wider spread of the short film form. The Agency organises film events inside as well as outside of movie theatres, curates thematic programmes and supporting films, holds competitions and makes use of the short film for television, internet and film education.

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White Castle Games

White Castle is a creative licensing agency for analogue game ideas, specialized on family-, party- and kids games. We train game designers and inventors in workshops and make their games marketable. We consequently promote and license these games, ideas and innovations to local and international publishers. We also realize custom-made games for companies - from the first concept to the final layout and production.

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Wiener Taschenoper

Voice, music, live electronics, light and video: The Wiener Taschenoper experiments in the areas of music theater, multimedia performance, and contemporary dance. Beyond the confrontation of prominent positions of contemporary composition, it also explores traditional forms of music theater: old operas, operettas, and musicals.

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The research and consulting office think.difference offers knowledge and competence for integration and diversity agendas. We research and guide politics as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations in tackling migration-driven change and develop sustainable strategies and approaches.

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