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Public Art Spaces at the MQ Vienna

At the MuseumsQuartier, art & culture are omnipresent. Even the walkways and vaulted passages that lead to the courtyards of the MQ feature numerous art installations. As part of the quartier21 the passageways are not only an innovative way to give visitors a taste of what awaits inside Europe’s largest cultural complex, but feature great art installations in their own right.

Street Art Passage © STREET ART PASSAGE VIENNA, quartier21
Street Art Passage © STREET ART PASSAGE VIENNA, quartier21
Meteorites passage © Meteoritenpassage, Pilo Pichler
Meteorites passage © Meteoritenpassage, Pilo Pichler
Literature passage © LITERATURpassage, quartier21
Literature passage © LITERATURpassage, quartier21

Vienna, Austria

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The MuseumQuartier Vienna is a unique space that combines outstanding museums, galleries, spaces for contemporary art projects, restaurants, great museums shops and much frequented public spaces into one big, vibrant cultural complex.  The MQ is sought out as much by locals as it is by visitors to Vienna, and one does not even need to venture inside one of the outstanding museums to experience great art. Enjoy the art installations in the pedestrian passageways leading into the heart of the MQ: short, vaulted, tunnel-like structures that lead through the historic baroque buildings, used formerly as the imperial stables, to the heart of the MuseumsQuartier.

Six of these passageways have practically been transformed into micro museums. Each one features a uniquely designed ceiling fresco contributed by different artists. They are alternative exhibition platforms that complement and expand on the existing large museums. Don’t miss the TONSPUR_passage, which is Vienna’s first permanent venue for sound art. A changing lineup of artists develops four different sound art pieces for this particular space each year. Another example is the STREET AT PASSAGE VIENNA, which connects the district of Spittelberg, a center of Vienna’s street art scene, to the MQ cultural complex. This public space thrives on its program of changing exhibitions introducing international and local street artists and an accompanying series of publications. An accompanying publication explaining each installation is available from a vending machine on site.
 

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