The Night of Jewellery Art
For one enchanting night, Vienna gets turned into a jewellery dreamland drawing in anyone for a peek into the craft, artistry and masterful design of contemporary jewels. Taking place all around the city’s galleries, artists’ studios or shops, the 7th edition of this successful night aims to bring the artists, along with their visions and skills, right to the public by allowing them to showcase, interact and mingle. Workshops, openings, exhibitions, live events, and anything in between will all be on during The Night of Jewellery Art, making sure you get sucked into the exciting world of jewellery completely, and we bet you will never look at jewellery the same way again!
Nacht der Schmuckkunst
Art exhibits at the MUMOK
2014|10|04 - 01|18|2015
MUMOK might just be the perfect bad-weather hideaway right about now, as it hosts not one, but two exhibits which we recommend you spend some time going through. The greatly named ‘HIPPIES USE SIDE DOOR. THE YEAR 2014 HAS LOST THE PLOT.’ display brings together the largest collection of Cosima von Bonin to date, and showcases her interdisciplinary approach to her art thoroughly. There’s plenty of textile and print work to revel in, all incorporated into her concept works. Slightly more minimal, but not a bit less enticing is the exhibit ‘Pin’. A reflection of the artist’s Jenni Tischer’s inquisitive take on artistic expression, it focuses on textile work, looking into memories, identities and the interplay between tradition and modernity all in the form of unusual displays fully open to interpretation and questioning. See it all and make a great day out of it!
2014|10|17 - 10|19
The Blickfang concept
has spread like wildfire lately, supporting the modern idea of honest design consumption, independent label support and sustainable production. The design fair currently hops around six European hotspots, and Vienna has been one of them for years. The next edition of the fair is set to bring its customary authenticity and inventive drive to the city, allowing visitors to admire, sample, try on, and buy the unique products on display. From fashion, to furniture or jewellery, you would be hard pressed not to spend at least a full day combing through the showcase floor.
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Entrance at Weiskirchnerstraße 3
1010, Stubenring 5
Day Ticket: € 10
Reduced: € 8 (students with valid ID)
Multiple Day Ticket: € 16
FRI, 17 October: 12am to 10pm
SAT, 18 October: 10am to 8pm
SUN, 19 October: 11am to 7pm
2014|12|09 - 02|11
For the first time ever in Austria, a sweeping exhibition of indigenous textile creations from Africa and the Far and Middle East is open to the public eye. Documenting a history of the last 300 years of clothing, fabrics, and ritual textiles, the current exhibit at the Künstlerhaus
has gathered a chunk of priceless pieces from private collection, all to be put on display within a dialogue framework. Shown side to side with artistic creations they inspired with their intensive and authentic beauty, the exhibition is intriguing and inspiring beyond measure. Featuring many tours and some workshops alongside, it is sure to draw you in!
1010, Karlsplatz 5
Moiree and Runway Vienna
Austria has fashion talent aplenty, and it’s time it gets more exposure! Two new concepts- Runway Vienna: Austria Fashion Design and Moiree, have been recently launched in Vienna, doing just that and bringing national fashion design to the forefront. Runway Vienna
, taking the form of a physical store in the city center, stocked up with hand-picked pieces by designers which can be tricky to find, pioneers the kind of shopping experience Vienna lacks. Similarly, Moiree
, which allows you to rent and wear clothes and accessories from home-grown labels, will directly deliver pieces by local fashion designers to your hotel. Established in partnership with the chosen labels and four Viennese hotels- Park Hyatt, The Guesthouse, Do&Co and Altstadt, it caters to urban travellers perfectly. Both Runway Vienna
are beyond doubt an upgraded experience in discovering and experiencing the aesthetic culture of the city.
Vienna Design Week
2014|26|09 - 05|10
A City Full of Design
is more than just the motto of the largest Austrian design festival Vienna Design Week
. It is a true reflection of the reality of the event where the city itself breathes and lives design. Taking place throughout various locations around town, the festival showcases the multitude of facets of design and production in our everyday lives, be it as an aesthetic background, cultural identification or purposeful usage. There is so much to explore, from workshops, performances, exhibits, or tours, we suggest you get cracking on the programme and go for total immersion!
Vintage Salon Vienna
2014|27|09 + 28|09
Vienna’s first true Vintage fair organised by the vintage favourite Fräulein Kleidsam is on once again, calling all vintage aficionados for a weekend filled with some serious retro style shopping. Besides the usual fare of vintage fashion and design labels and pieces on offer, this time, expect an exclusive sale of a private collector’s Helmut Lang collection
, and if that is not enough to lure you in, a retrospective exhibit of Gianfranco Ferré
will be on site as well. Way to up your game Vintage Salon! Count us in!
27th September 11:00 - 21:00
28th September 11:00 - 18:00
Studio Building of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
(formerly Semperdepot/State Theater Scenery Store)
1060 Vienna, Lehárgasse 6-8
MQ Vienna Fashion Week 2014
2014|08|09 - 14|09
Nothing makes us spring up and get the new season started like some fashion action, so we’ll be kicking-off September in true style with MQ Vienna Fashion Week
. Soon, countless writers, bloggers, fashion addicts and everyone in between will flock to the MQ to take in the freshest works of over 70 national and international designers. Michael Michalsky
will do the opening-show honours, and will be followed by our own Austrian powerhouses such as Elfenkleid
, Susanne Bisovsky
, Michel Mayer
, all taking turns with labels from Belgium or Romania. To top it all off, the myriad of side events, such as the Bloggers’ Pop-Up, showrooms or afterparties, guarantee there will be no second spent idle. Watch this space for more Fashion Week action. Let the spectacle begin Vienna!
8th -14th September
1070, Museumsplatz 1
AFA-Austrian Fashion Awards 2014
There’s always something fresh to look forward to each MQ Vienna Fashion Week, and this year is no different! The newly launched Austrian Fashion Association (AFA)
has taken over the Austrian Fashion Awards 2014 giving it a truly creative facelift in the form of a fashion auction.
The Fashion Award of the City of Vienna and the Fashion Award of the Federal Chancellery will be given out during a ceremony in the form of a completely novel concept, offering the designer’s creations up for grabs to the audience. The performance fashion show/auction, staged by artist Wally Salner, gives the unique opportunity of snatching one-off pieces straight off the catwalk, all the while supporting the young designers directly. Pieces by GON
, Rani Bageria
, Jana Wieland
, Inga Nemirovskaia
, Ken Kumagai
, Stephanie Rizaj
, Takahiro Ueno
, as well as the AFA supported Ajla Ayidan
, D E M E L R A V E
and Roshi Porkar
are all going under the auction hammer, and if there ever was a better way to support local talent, we haven’t heard of it. Highest bidder wins!
MQ VIENNA FASHION WEEK.14
1070, Museumsplatz 1
doors open: 7pm
BLOW-UP ANTONIONI'S CLASSIC FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY
2014|04|30 - 08|17
Michelangelo Antonioni shot his now iconic film Blow-Up in the sixties, documenting and feeding off an era of creative flourish, providing an impression of the art and life at the time. The photographical sphere of the film has been ground-breaking, and now, you can explore the many facets of this art at Albertina. Through the photo exhibit Blow-Up
, you will be whisked away into the depths of the film, as well as into its social and cultural context, all through a carefully curated selection of photos from, and around the cult film. A great mix of cinematography, photography, history and culture!
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014
2014|04|05 - 07|27
The massive influence of Italian fashion on a global scale is an undisputed fact. The world of fashion has been drumming to the Italian beat for generations, but even the most learned consumer today isn’t aware of the history, the people, the events and the designs that made this powerhouse. V&A’s exhibition-The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014
, wants to change that. Documenting the stories, dresses, suits, accessories and artistic visions of Italian fashion ever since the end of the Second World War, the exhibit will take you on a journey through history, bringing you closer to understanding the roots of some of the most wonderful pieces ever designed!
V&A South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
Textile Summer in Haslach
2014|07|15 - 08|29
This summer, the Textile Centre Haslach
will be greeting its visitors with two special exhibits of very different nature, but both dedicated to high craftsmanship. Firstly a travelling exhibition currently on the road across Europe will have a stop-over. Called fein klein:Contemporary Miniature Fiber Art Work Japan
, the exhibit features 50 miniature objects showcasing the complexity and diversity of techniques, approaches and executions in the sphere of miniature-art in contemporary Japan. And secondly, the works of the first batch of graduates from the SHUTTLE programme
, a course for an innovative culture of weaving at the University of Art and Design Linz in cooperation with the Textile Centre Haslach. Exceptional mastery is to be expected!
Textile Kultur Haslach
150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design
2014|06|11 - 10|05
The MAK is celebrating its 150 anniversary this year, and what better way to do that than by throwing an exhibition, instead of a party? EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – From Arts and Crafts to Design
is arguably much more than just a display of historical collections or contemporary design pieces. It is, in fact, reflecting on the past, analysing the present and debating the future in light of the display. There is a lot these exhibited pieces have to say for not just themselves, but for the times they were created in, and MAK appreciates all of that baggage. For an inspiring look at the museum’s history, and the bigger picture it is a part of, we recommend you check it out!
MAK Exhibition Hall
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
2014|06|18 - 10|05
Shoe design has a long-standing history of meticulous artistry, but never before has footwear been taken to such conceptual and aesthetic heights as it is now. The excitement this accessory inspires in so many people is only proof of the power of solid and inventive design, where designers attempt to push it just a little bit further every time. The SHOEting Stars exhibition at the Kunst Haus Wien
is taking this kind of experimental shoe creations and displaying them in thematic groupings, alongside various photographs, installations and videos. Making the conceptual step into the foreground, and focusing on the sculptural and decorative aspects of the shoes, SHOEting Stars is a true treasure-trove for the shoe maniacs!
KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser
Untere Weissgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna
Helmut Lang Archive at the MAK
Helmut Lang as a fashion designer has earned an iconic status in the industry, dressing and influencing his worldwide followers for years. In 2005, as he exited his fashion career, his archive was donated to various museums and spread around the world once again, but this time, not in order to be worn. MAK has been lucky enough to score a big chunk of Lang’s collections
, and they are exhibited and open for admiration or study. Thematic displays, as well as a whole lot of uncategorised pieces, are all waiting to be seen, explored and appreciated, so don’t miss the opportunity to do so!
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
The new publication of the AWS austria wirtschaftsservice
has gone into print recently, inviting you to discover more about the insights of the creative economy at home and abroad. Featuring countless interviews, reviews, projects and much more, the magazine aspires to make the subject of creative business an accessible one. Tackling current issues and debates within the sector as well, you can expect a sharp and intelligent read worth your attention. Get it while it’s hot off the press at
Dries Van Noten Inspirations
2014|03|01 - 11|02
Dries van Noten makes art that just happens to have taken the form of clothes. His collections have never lacked praise for the unique artistry, meticulous technique, and the meaningful conceptual layers behind it. Through the on-going Inspirations exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris
we can peek into the mind and creative process of the designer himself. Bringing together van Noten’s designs, little bits of his personal inspirations, and other supporting materials, as well as some masterpieces by the likes of Bronzino, Kees Van Dongen or Yves Klein which were instrumental in Noten’s work itself, the exhibition constructs an inspirational gateway into van Noten’s world!
Les Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
Silk – Lace – Ermine
2014|04|24 - 12|24
The Sisi Museum in Vienna has been attracting hordes of visitors ever since it opened its doors to the public in 2004, and this year, as a commemoration to its immense success, a temporary exhibition delving even deeper into Sisi’s life has been put on. Entitled Silk – Lace – Ermine
, the exhibit showcases the extremely precious and fragile vintage textiles making up a part of Sisi’s personal attire. Her imperial wardrobe doesn’t fail to fascinate even today, and with her knack for fashion, it’s no wonder. Come see the pride of the exhibition- The Blue Dress, displayed alongside many other personal and delicate items from the Empress’ wardrobe, offering an unmissable glimpse into history.
Imperial Apartements, Sisi Museum, Silver Collection
Hofburg/entrance Innerer Burghof
Show Angewandte 2014
The young visionaries graduating from the Angewandte
this year have a lot to show to the world, and what better place to do that than the high-profile annual Show of the Fashion Department? The students, trained by Bernhard Willhelm, get ready to present their pieces, executed to the highest level of technical precision and craftsmanship. Don’t miss the hype and get your tickets now
Austria at the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week 2014
For the second time, Austrian fashion design is represented at the International Fashion Showcase 2014 during London Fashion Week. The British Fashion Council has invited more than 30 nations to participate in this unique project which seeks to encourage the artistic exchange between countries by presenting their own creativity and young talents. The exhibition runs from the 13th until the 23rd of February 2014 at The Moving Museum in London.
Another Austria aims to explore the artistic exchange between various cultures by presenting a diverse selection of contemporary design. The exhibition, curated by Claudia Rosa Lukas from AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum London, features four innovative Vienna-based designers – Femme Maison, GON, Benedikt Fischer and Matthias Winkler -each chosen for their impressive craftsmanship and unique aesthetic approach.
Organised by: AUSTRIANFASHION.NET
Supported by: Austrian Cultural Forum London, BMUKK - Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, departure- The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna and ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA
British Fashion Council
www.anotheraustria.com ( update soon )
Accompanying Events at the Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
Design Showcase: Fashion
Thursday 6 February 2014, 6pm, ACF London
Fashion Films by Adia Trischler and Andreas Waldschütz
Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, ACF London