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Q21 Video Tour

Q21 Backstage Tour: Q21 - the creative space

Q21 is the creative space at MuseumsQuartier Wien. More than 50 cultural institutions, the international Artist-in-Residence program and the "frei_raum Q21 exhibition space" combine the creative aspect in one of the world's largest complexes for art and culture. During a Q21 Backstage Tour visitors get a unique glimpse behind the studio doors of the guest artists and the initiatives based at Q21/MQ.


ASIFAKEIL, the showroom of ASIFA Austria interfaces animation and fine arts and presents 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. As part of the Q21/MQ ASIFAKEIL participates at Q21's Artist-in-Residence programme as well.


Q21 institution "biber" 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.

Broken Rules

Q21 Institution "Broken Rules" are Indie Game makers. Computer games are one of the youngest forms of digital culture. To realize virtual worlds, Broken Rules collaborates and cooperates with artists of such diverse areas as music, acting and illustration.


EDUCULT is an independent, non-profit institute for practical research and consulting as well as cultural management, which 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 individual requirements in the creation of tailored concepts. The radius of action mainly covers Vienna, Austria and Europe, but regularly also other regions of the world.


Q21 Institution "EIKON" is a quality international magazine, published quarterly and 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 published in German and English also runs its own exhibition space EIKON Schauraum, a remarkable platform for Austrian and international artists.


Q21 institution "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.


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.


TONSPUR_passage is one of the nine micro museums at Q21/MQ. The series TONSPUR presents a changing selection of sound art pieces by international artists for the public space at MQ Vienna. It’s all round 8-channel sound system opens up a wide range of possibilities. The 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.


TRICKY WOMEN / TRICKY REALITIES has been known for its successful arts event, especially the unique festival with the focus on animated films made by women* 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. @trickywomen organizes cultural programs, lectures and discussions as well.


Q21 Institution "Vienna Shorts" is Vienna’s international Festival for Short Film, Animation and Music Video and the only Oscar® Qualifying Festival in Austria. Since 2004, Vienna Shorts screens yearly around 300 Films of up to 30 minutes in length in several competitions and specials, Focus and Kids Programmes.

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