Parallel Vienna 2021 - Artist Statement
"Parallel Vienna took place for the ninth time in Vienna in September 2021 and sticked to its approach of using temporarily vacant buildings as a presentation platform for contemporary art.
The art fair presents young and emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, off spaces and artist spaces – , both Austrian and international, all under one roof. It thus combines local artistic creation with international trends and contributes to building networks and fosters exchanges between between artists, curators, collectors and exhibition visitors.
Parallel Vienna unites exhibitions made by commercial galleries, off-spaces and art associations and solo presentations by selected artists (artist statements or artistic interventions in the building invited directly by Parallel Vienna). Instead of the usual booths at art fairs, each exhibitor occupies a separate room of the building in which the exhibition is presented."