Micromuseums at MQ
This passage examines the city through the lens of contemporary literature and presents young writers from Austria and abroad. Johanna Kandl has given the passage its visual appearance with her work “Mit Vorsatz”, a German expression meaning both “with endpapers” and “with intent.”
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...
Artist-in-Residence Cecilia Araneda talks in an interview with this human world festival directors Lara Bellon and Michael Schmied about her practice.
Q21 Backstage: the first Q21 institution we present in the new year is the Typopassage - one of the eight themed passages within the MQ Vienna which is dedicated to the design and use of letters.
Insitutions at the MQ
The Leopold Museum, and with it the Leopold Collection, is home to the largest collection of works by Egon Schiele in the world, numbering some 40 paintings and around 180 drawings. It also houses an exhibition of modernist Austrian art of international standing.
mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien – is the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in central Europe. It is home to an extraordinary collection featuring major works of classical modernism, pop art, Fluxus, minimal art, and concept art, as well as Vienna Actionism and contemporary art.
The Kunsthalle Wien has a focus on international contemporary art and the current discourses around it. It showcases artworks that shed light on social relations and invites visitors to join in the conversation.
The Halle E+G is an exclusive event space in the center of Vienna that stages a range of unusual and international productions from the worlds of music, theater, and dance.
Founded in 2001, the Tanzquartier Wien has become one of the most influential dance venues in Europe. As the leading production and event venue for dance in Austria, it has a focus on contemporary dance and performance.
Q21 hosts around 50 cultural initiatives, 9 Artists-in-Residence studios and an exhibition space. The creative space is spread across over 7,000 sqm.
DSCHUNGEL WIEN, a theater for young audiences, stages a wide range of productions for families, children aged six months and up, teenagers, and young adults. Its aim is to encourage young people to dream up their own utopias and reflect on contemporary society.
The ZOOM Kindermuseum, Austria’s leading museum for children, offers year-round exhibitions, workshops, a multimedia lab, and much more for children aged 8 months to 14 years. It also provides a comprehensive program of science education.