press release only in german
Parallel Vienna 2017
ALTE SIGMUND FREUD UNIVERSITÄT
About Parallel VIENNA
Parallel Vienna is taking place for the fifth time in Vienna and sticks to its approach of using abandoned property in the city centre as a presentation platform for young and established art. This year Parallel Vienna is using the premises of the “Alte Sigmund Freud University”, Schnirchgassse 9A, in the third district as a platform for contemporary art, thereby creating a unique framework.
Parallel Vienna presents young and aspiring as well as established artistic practices and gathers art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, curated project spaces and artist spaces – all under one roof. Parallel Vienna therefore combines local artistic creation with international trends and contributes to the active networking of young creatives by establishing a professional platform for them.
Parallel Vienna 2017 is a hybrid between art fair, exhibition, gallery and studio. As a meta-organisation whose do-it-yourself (DIY) principle translates into the infrastructure of the artistic institution, the exhibition platform manages itself: a trading centre for new ideas and a dedicated testing ground for self-professionalisation. The Parallel Vienna is a curated art fair and the curatorial team invites every year selected galleries, artists, curators and project spaces. **