On the New

Viennese Scenes and Beyond – Part 3

What is going on in local art scenes, studios, and alternative exhibition spaces? And how can one exhibition capture the diversity of the production and presentation of art?

Belvedere 21 already explored these questions with the 2019 show On the New. Young Scenes in Vienna, developing a dynamic, collaborative format that involved multiple contributors and a shared curatorial authorship. In addition to presenting eighteen individual artistic positions, twelve Viennese project spaces hosted rotating exhibitions within the show, each kicked off with a ‘midissage’ (midway opening) complemented by discursive events and performances.

In 2023, On the New. Viennese Scenes and Beyond picks up this thread and expands on the original concept. In order to provide a broader view of contemporary approaches, strategies, and discourses, the survey now also includes artists and project spaces from other parts of Austria. In an expanded dynamic, the show presents around fourty-five artists and twenty-four exhibitions within the exhibition—curated by individual project spaces—and thus offers fresh perspectives on what art can be today, on its themes, aesthetics, and forms of expression, and how it is perceived.

This polyphonic tracing of the "new"–despite the ambivalence this term and its function imply especially in contemporary art–presents no grand overview, but rather, an image of a growing entity without beginning or end, in perpetual flux.

Curatorial team: Christiane Erharter, Andrea Kopranovic, Ana Petrović, Claudia Slanar, Luisa Ziaja
Exhibition graphics: Beton
Exhibition architecture: AKT

With works by: Julia Belova, Ting-Jung Chen, mirabella paidamwoyo* dziruni, Charlotte Gash, Natalia Gurova, Marc Henry, Magdalena Kreinecker, Simon Lehner, Juliana Lindenhofer, Viktoria Schmid, Siggi Sekira, Laurence Sturla, Huda Takriti, Marianne Vlaschits

Exhibitions within the exhibition curated by: bb15, EFES42, Entre, Hoast, Kluckyland, toZOMIA, Size Matters

In cooperation with


26 October to 3 December

EFES 42, Linz

Gleb Amankulov, Stefan Brandmayr, Sarah Decristoforo, Julian Feritsch, Eveline Handlbauer, Helmut Heiss, Florian Hofer, Julia Hohenwarter, Peter Höll, Leon Höllhumer, Mikkel Holm Torp, Christel Kiesel, Ludwig Kittinger, Thomas Kluckner, Laura Leppert, Thea Moeller, Linda Mühlbacher, Noële Ody & Rainer Grilberger, Michèle Pagel, Felix Pöchhacker, Johanna Charlotte Trede, Matthias Tremmel, Marit Wolters


Entre, Vienna

ALIBI is curated by: Forma Foco (Solveig Font, Julio Llopiz-Casal, Lester Álvarez, Aminta D'Cárdenas) & ENTRE (Marilyn Volkman)

Invited guests: Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Kevin Avila, Carla Maria Bellido, Raychel Carrión, Liliam Dooley, Mitch EC, José Raúl Gallego, Claudia Patricia Pérez, Camila Lobón, Luis Alberto Mariño, Ernesto Oroza, Julio Llopiz-Casal, Yimit Ramírez, Ezequiel Suárez, Centro de Estudios Convivencia, Justicia 11J.



Size Matters, Vienna

Karolina Malwina, Almut Reichenbach

Lecture Performance:
Katrin Euller, Gianna Virginia Prein

Im Kino:
Adnan Balcinovic + Matthias Kassmannhuber, Adina Camhy + Benedikt Alphart, Susanna Flock, Anja Nowak, Simona Obholzer, Sara Pineros, Miae Son, Patrick Weber, Stefanie Weberhofer


8 December to 14 January 2024

bb15, Linz

The work The Ears Have Walls was developed by bb15’s collective.


hoast, Vienna

Catrin Bolt, Ivica Capan, Robert Freund, Leopold Kessler, Wolfgang Obermair, Lesia Pcholka, Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair




toZOMIA, Vienna

Antoine Effroy, Barbara Eichhorn, Christoph Euler, Philip Hill, Anna Khodorkovskaya, Irene Lucas, Maria Thi Thuy Tam Nguyen


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