Parallel Vienna is taking place for the third time in Vienna and remains true to its principle of using abandoned property
in the city centre as a presentation platform for new and established art. Parallel Vienna 2015 is a fully curated show entitled
“Another Destination”. The Parallel Vienna curator team chooses galleries, artists and curators and additionally invites project
spaces which fit into the overall concept. In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Chancellery, a group of six independent
curators will be chosen by the Parallel team to design their own space.
This year, galleries, artists, project spaces and curators will be exclusively invited and selected by Parallel Vien- na.
In 2015, Parallel Vienna is using the extensive premises of the Alte Post in the first district as a platform for contemporary
art, thereby creating a unique framework for innovative exhibits, exchanges and sales – instant and cutting edge. Parallel
Vienna pools the urban forces of contemporary art production and offers an insight into different scenes, communities and
areas of Vienna.
Parallel Vienna presents young and aspiring as well as established artistic works and collects art initiatives of every kind
– art associations, galleries, project spaces, curated project spaces and artist spaces – all under one roof.
Parallel Vienna therefore combines streams of Viennese artistic creation with international trends and contri- butes to the
active networking of young creative people by establishing a professional platform for them in the extensive space of the
Parallel Vienna 2015 is an art show, 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 its- elf: a trading centre
for new ideas and a dedicated testing ground for self-professionalisation. This year, Parallel Vienna presents an insight
into and divergent works of new and established contemporary art for the third time with around 150 national and international
artists, 20 galleries, 30 project spaces and 40 artist spaces, as well as 15 independent curators.