Q21 tours

Variable tour dates for school groups, other groups and visitors
length: 45-60 min
meeting place / tickets: MQ Point (main entrance of the MuseumsQuartier Wien)
price per person: € 3,-
price for groups: by arrangement

Registration and information

Mon-Fri: 10:00-16:00
Phone: +43 (1) 523 58 81-1716
Mail: q21tours(at)mqw.at

Quarter for Digital Culture

This tour covers the Electric Avenue indoor mall in the Baroque Fischer von Erlach Wing (near the Volkstheater). Electric Avenue is home to a broad selection of initiatives active in fields ranging from art installations to computer games, Web 2.0, Austrian pop music, animation and documentary films, visuals, and net activism.

Creative Industries

Established in 2002, Q21 was created as a support structure for art production that forms an independent cluster for the creative industries within the MuseumsQuartier. After all contemporary culture is not produced and negotiated in museums, but in small studios, offices, agencies, archives, editorial departments, and event spaces, each acting autonomously and contributing unique elements.

Come to the place where art and business intersect, the cutting edge of the creative industries. Join us on a visit to selected institutions active in the fields of fashion, design, software, digital media, music, film, video, architecture, and publishing.

Museum Clusters and Theme Passages

In addition to the MQ, there are a number of other museum clusters that consolidate initiatives related to a variety of different cultural sectors. They call themselves museum miles, museum islands, or art complexes and reactivate the old idea of universal ideas in an original way. But what opportunities and effects can you expect from this level of concentration?

A number of micro museums have established themselves within the MQ: KABINETT comic passage, TONSPUR_passage, STREET ART PASSAGE VIENNA,  Typopassage Wien, and LITERATURpassage are alternative exhibition platforms that complement and expand on the existing large museums. After this tour you will see the passages in the MQ complex in a different light.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Each year about 40 international artists working in genres like fashion, design, literature, photography, street art, game culture, conceptual art, theory, and media art are invited to stay in the MuseumsQuartier for about two months as part of the studio program and carry out projects with the cultural initiatives based in Q21.

In this tour, international guest artists open the doors to their studios. To find out which Artists-in-Residence are living and working in the MQ at any given time, click here

freiraum Q21 INTERNATIONAL

freiraum Q21 INTERNATIONAL is an approximately 400-square-meter exhibition space in the Fischer von Erlach Wing (near Mariahilfer Strasse) where transnational exhibitions and projects have been taking place since fall 2009 in cooperation with international partners and the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

We guide you through the current exhibitions and give you an in-depth introduction to their content, exhibits, and participating artists.