VIENNAFAIR was created to expand the trading abilities of the local art galleries and establishing Vienna as a modern contemporary art center. As a result, the program of the fair includes a number of different events. Apart from the fair and exhibition there are panel discussions, excursions, interview with artists, performances etc.
More than 100 art galleries from 25 countries annually participate in this fair. General and several special projects are running during the event. A new theme is chosen every year, so each and every edition of the fair is unique. The directors of the fair were Edek Bartz, Hedwig Saxenhuber, Georg Schöllhammer, Christina Steinbrecher, Vita Zaman and other not less prominent and well-known people.
VIENNAFAIR is mainly focused on the masterpieces from the countries of Central Europe, however, during the last years the concept has expanded to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Collecting has always been one of the priorities of the fair. Numerous collectors from different countries come to Vienna to find new and worthy works of contemporary artists. Also they participate in a specialized forum of collectors.
VIENNAFAIR is usually held during autumn, however the dates may vary. It lasts from 3 up to 4 days mostly, and the fair is opened to collectors, VIPs and the general public. If you want to visit this fair and learn more about the contemporary art, you need to purchase the entrance ticket. Those who want to purchase a piece of art at the fair will find lots of displays worthy their attention.