The soul is a vast domain in danger of turning into steppe. Our relationships are drying up, our work remains arid, the homeless human being is desperately seeking their destiny, their purpose. Soul doctor Peter Spatt, MD/PhD/MSxM, created – based upon 2500 case studies – a revolutionary concept to resolve restraining thought patterns and to bring the human soul into its full blossom. Right here in Vienna, not by coincidence at the birthplace of psychoanalysis, the book 'Manifest for a New Enlightenment' will be born. Afterwards, 21GRAMM will offer seminars to empower you, and to implement your personal 'dream for a successful life'. Individual consultations on this topic are available as of now.

Artist Studios 47

Since the beginning of 2003, international artists who do not normally reside in Austria have the opportunity to live and work at Q21 as Artists-in-Residence. By now, nine live/work studios are available in the MQ complex.


Artistic Bokeh initially first presented itself at the Coded Cultures Festival in Vienna, although the initiative was already active before. Researching and developing new documentation formats, conducting experiments and using “documentation as a method”, Artistic Bokeh currently works as subdivision of the project Artistic Technology Research at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

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ASIFA AUSTRIA´s artlab interfacing animated film and fine arts. A tomography of Austria’s animationfilmscene is presented in a diversified sequence of artist-portrayals. ASIFA AUSTRIA is the autonomic national organisation of the international ASIFA, the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation.

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biber 24

biber (the Turkish and Serbo-Croat word for pepper) is an Austrian magazine that reports directly from the multi-ethnic community - and in doing so presents exciting and incisive aspects of Vienna never before been seen in a German-language magazine. biber reflects the attitude towards life of a new generation, without wielding the moral cudgel of integration.

Broken Rules 50

Computer games are one of the youngest forms of digital culture. There are big players and convinced independents. Broken Rules are Indie Game makers. They collaborate and cooperate with artists of such diverse areas as music, acting and illustration, to realize virtual worlds.

Buchhandlung Walther König 25

Walther Koenig Books is a bookstore with a wide international stock of titles on modern and contemporary art, catalogues, art history, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, photography, film and theory. Walther Koenig Books at MuseumsQuartier closely cooperates with the headquarters in Cologne.

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Combinat 44

A room for interaction of various disciplines and genres. A place for activities and events, an intermediate space of design and fine arts. Temporary exhibitions of two-dimensional format – paintings, photography, illustrations and commercial arts, as well as exciting collections from new designers to be shown temporarily.

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designforum Wien 42

designforum Wien is a service, information, and competence center. Conceived as a place of dialogue, designforum promotes the outspoken contemplation of design. It views itself as a place offering opportunities to analyze, compile, and prepare design-relevant themes for a broad public, present them in various forms, and discuss them.

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downtownQ21 34

A cultural institution thrives on lively exchange. As a result, visitors and employees share social media content every day. A cooperation with Downtown Vienna presents a selection of these impressions on screen, making them easily accessible. Q21 creates a new, distinctive image consisting of many individual perspectives. The project invites people to participate in the creative process in an uncomplicated way. Tag your posts with #Q21vienna!

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EDUCULT is an NGO based in Vienna and your partner in the domains of culture, education and policy. Dialogue is essential – therefore we include discussion-based methods and involve relevant stakeholders into our work whenever applicable. Our interdisciplinary competences and our international network of experts allow us to design a concept tailored to your needs.


EIKON is a quality international quarterly exploring photography and media art. Ever since its founding in 1991, the magazine has featured well-researched articles as well as extensive illustrations in each issue, around 90 pages in length. The journal is published by the Österreichisches Institut für Photographie und Medienkunst (ÖIP). The journal appears in both German and English.

EIKON Schaufenster 28

With its own exhibition space, EIKON International Magazine for Photography and Media Art provides a unique opportunity to make Austrian photography and media art accessible to the public. As a supplement to the magazine, this site serves as a presentation platform where regularly changing exhibitions are realized.

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The eSeL REZEPTION is an information bureau on arts, an exhibition space, and a micro shop. It provides diverse input for an “intelligent discussion” about contemporary art. Through the presence of the eSeL team on site, the REZEPTION conveys, reflects, develops and documents changes in the arts through media culture.

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f.e.a forum experimentelle architektur 45

The forum experimentelle architektur views itself as an independent initiative for trends in architecture in Austria and nearby countries. Their activities range from publications, symposiums, and excursions to public installations as well as exhibitions. An important focus is to view architecture and fine arts in the context of other disciplines.

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space 7

The 'frei_raum Q21 exhibition space' exhibition series is presented in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and other partners. 'freiraum Q21 INTERNATIONAL' shows international exhibition projects with the contribution of Artists-in-Residence as part of Q21. Admission is free.


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Fulbright Commission 5

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to promote 'mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries'. The Fulbright Program provides grants for Austrian graduates or scholars to study, teach, or pursue research in the U.S., and for U.S. citizens to engage in similar activities in Austria.

Gruppe Or-Om 40

The strictly virtual non profit Group OR-OM© for an evolution in arts, science, and social formations presents critical multi-media installations to stimulate extensions in art theory, logics, epistemology and the globalization of mankind within the framework of a new fundamental science and universalistic humanism.

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ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival 19

Since its founding in 1984, ImPulsTanz has become one of the most important meeting places of the international contemporary dance scene. Each summer in the months July and August ImPulsTanz transforms Vienna into the European capital of contemporary dance. ImPulsTanz - that's performances, research projects and workshops.

insert (Theaterverein) 46

insert (Theaterverein) are Doris Uhlich (choreographer, dancer, performer) and her production team Christine Sbaschnigg (management, production) and Theresa Rauter (production). insert’s projects are contemporary dance performances with varying contents, functions and people.


Newcomer and art lover Jan Arnold builds on his commitment to the internationalization of the Viennese art and culture scene with a refreshingly new gallery concept at the MuseumsQuartier. As a patron of contemporary young art, Arnold breaks with the traditional approach to gallery projects. “Curated Space“ sees itself as an open concept that works together with collaboration partners, curators and internationally active artists to realize a diverse range of exhibitions. Countering the common institutionalization of the art world, as well as posing as the missing link between current trends in art, the program of the Jan Arnold Gallery seeks synergies and contemporary positions.

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KABINETT comic passage 2

In the KABINETT comic passage located in the passage between Mariahilfer Strasse and Fürstenhof exhibitions dedicated to various forms of the combination of words and images (in common parlance: comics) are held. The passage comprises two and a half gallery spaces and a vending machine containing the publications accompanying the exhibitions.

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Komische Künste 9

Komische Künste organize cartoon exhibitions in Vienna, to allow people to admire the works of cartoonists and caricaturists. In their Comic Art Shop, a place for people with sense of humour, they sell cartoon originals, selected cartoon reprints, books, gifts and more than 500 cartoon postcards.

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Lichttapete 21

The Vienna-based light art collective LICHTTAPETE, consists of the visual artists Johannes Menneweger, Tim Schmelzer and Marcus Zobl.<br />LICHTTAPETE creates static and moving projections for events and cultural events. <br />LICHTTAPETE alters spaces, facades and objects and thus gives them an entirely new appearance. The projections offer various possibilities from large-area illuminations, space-filling panoramas to 3D video mappings - adapted to the architecture. <br />LICHTTAPETE provides the overall concept for the projection, from planning to installation and artistic realisation, which is adapted individually to each event.

liquid frontiers 20

The label liquid frontiers works as an independent tool for conceiving and realizing projects and products in various fields of contemporary creativity such as visual arts, architecture, design, visual communication and the new media. Its sphere of action ranges from conceiving innovative forms of exhibitions and events to art/design consulting and developing media and brand concepts.

LITERATURpassage 1

The LITERATURpassage is one of the cultural theme passages at the MuseumsQuartier Wien, open and accessible micro museums which broaden the range on offer at the complex. It provides a stage for contemporary authors from central and southeast Europe to examine Vienna as an urban space. In addition, it presents works by authors on the Q21 Writer-in-Residence program, organized in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. The City’s Reading Room offers passers-by a variety of modes for engaging with emerging literature. The wall newspaper encourages lingering in the passage, while the audio files and e-books available free via QR codes allow the texts to be enjoyed in written or spoken form at other specific locations around the city. The anthologies of the series “Reihe mit Vorsatz” can be purchased from the vending machine for 2 euros.

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Meteoritenpassage 43

The Meteoritenpassage connects the MQ directly and symbolically with the neighboring Museum of Natural History. The central theme of the passage explores how present-day scientific museums evolved out of 18th- and 19th-century mineral collections and classification systems. Each poster from the on-site vending machine comes with a changing artistic miniature booklet.

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monochrom 35

monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group of basket weaving enthusiasts and theory do-it-yourselfers. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. monochrom publishes the book of the same name in addition to its activity in other areas. monochrom is an open field of experimentation.


Since 2014, the MQ ART BOX is located in the main court of the MuseumsQuartier. It is an exhibition space for contemporary art installations, curated by Elisabeth Melichar and accessible 24 hours a day and free of charge. It is an excellent supplement to the exhibitions and educational programmes of the big museums in the area. Each year up to six installations by Austrian and international artists are presented.

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Photoautomat 52

Analog Photo Booth from the Sixties at MQ Main Court. After Andy Warhol, Samuel Becket, Alberto Giacometti or André Breton: become a do-it-yourself artist and get your black and white picture taken. Let your imagination run free in the intimate atmosphere of the unique analog photo booth.

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q/uintessenz 38

q/uintessenz fights for the restoration of civil rights in the digital realm. This means e.g. the freedom to communicate without being eavesdropped and to move through the streets of our cities without being monitored. Citizens have a right to be left alone, to shop or communicate anonymously, to determine how personal data is stored and used.

Quartier für Digitale Kultur 40

The Quartier für Digitale Kultur is dedicated to the establishment and operation of a center for digital culture in Vienna and offers an open platform for partnerships in the field of digital art and culture. Together with Q21, QDK operates a fully equipped event and discussion space for topics and projects relating to digital culture.

Raum D / Q21 40

The „Quartier für Digitale Kultur“(QDK) and the Q21 jointly operate a fully equipped event and discourse room for digital culture topics and projects. The room is also available for co-operation projects designed by groups, initiatives and institutions that are not QDK members.

Say Say Say, Inc. 33

Say Say Say, Inc. is a creative studio focusing on Art Direction, Branding and Digital Communication. The studio is operating between Vienna, Paris and New York.

SCHAURAUM Angewandte 36

With the SCHAURAUM Angewandte, teaching staff and graduates from the Institute of Fine and Media Art in the University of Applied Arts Vienna provide insights into both their “digital studios” and artistic strategies through changing exhibitions, presentations and discussions. Curators: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider.

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Johannes Schlebrügge founded the publishing house SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR in 2002. In addition to art catalogues, Schlebrügge publishes art books and artists’ books that are developed as projects in close collaboration with the artists and authors.

springerin 23

springerin is a magazine for criticism and theory on contemporary culture and is conceived for a readership that perceives culture as a social and political phenomenon. springerin provides information on current events and trends in the arts business and describes their conditions and meanings.

SR-Archiv and Musiktank 33

SRA was founded in 1993 and provides free information on Austrian pop music to the public. In an extensive database with more than 550,000 datasets, SRA offers comprehensive information on artists of the past and present. In addition to the public archive and online database (persons, bands, records, print media, FEMPOP,, etc.), the information office also functions as a contact point for everything related to Austrian music.

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The artists Elisa Rose and Gary Danner are online since 1991. After 21 years, STATION ROSE - pioneers of Digital Culture - installed a permanent location in Vienna again. STATION ROSE is an interface between digital and analog art. Exhibitions, mixed-media-installations, live A/V-performances, and theory are on the agenda.

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In this passageway an independent team of curators presents regularly changing exhibitions of international Street Art. The permanent design of the passage has been conceived by the renowned French street artist Invader. Each exhibition is accompanied by an issue of “betonblumen” magazine, which is available at a vending machine on site.

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SUBOTRON is a meeting point for the discourse on digital games, est. 2004. We organize lectures, workshops, social meetings, exhibitions and collaborate with many other cultural institutions regularly. SUBOTRON organizes 'arcademy' and 'pro games', internationally renowned events discussing theory and practice of digital games with topics from the fields of science, economy and art, and consequently supports the establishment of the Austrian gaming community.

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THE STASH beyond collectables 39

“THE STASH beyond collectables” is a store, a meeting place, and a showroom. It is a place where images, light objects, paintings and all kinds of other objects are displayed. Artist Martin Markeli makes big electric racetracks, lovingly designs landscapes for them, and works on improving racetrack technology.

this human world 3

this human world initially began the same year which commemorated the 60th anniversary of The Universal Declaration on Human Rights. In 2008, it became the first film festival of its kind in Austria. As a prominent member of the International Human Rights Film Network (HRFN), this human world has since followed the example of globally established, recognized and successful festivals (such as those presented annually in Prague, Geneva, New York and London). In January of 2013, this human world claimed chair, and therefore enhanced its visibility, at the Human Rights Film Network. The festival maintains a close cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and since its inception has now become a leading and respected yearly tradition and an example within the conversation between human rights and film.

TONSPUR_passage 41

The series TONSPUR presents a changing selection of sound art pieces by international artists for the public space at MQ Vienna. Their multichannel sound installations overturn common stereo images and create walk-in audio spaces. Taking the physical architecture of the passage as a starting point, a virtual architecture is build from sound.

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Transforming Freedom 4

Transforming Freedom is a radar for digital culture. It scans the electronic airwaves for exemplary voices and documents of recent decades and uses the latest technologies to broadcast its own programs. It examines the background of the major cultural transformations of our time from the perspective of the inventors and originators.

Tricky Women 22

Tricky Women has been known for its successful arts events and interdisciplinary programs since 1991. Special attention is given to women in art, culture and science with an emphasis on film and video in the context of gender discourse. Tricky Women organizes cultural programs, lectures, discussions, and festivals.

Typopassage Wien 8

typography is the design and use of letters hence the design of content. typefaces were always created for a certain task and can never be considered in isolation of a purpose. typography does not replace but can support or else sabotage content. Typopassage - a micro museum for design - exhibits considerations of cultural and social importance and in doing so represents a font each time. by invitation an author publishes a text passage of sociopolitical relevance which is typeset by a designer.

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VIS Vienna Shorts Festival & Vienna Shorts Agency 16

VIS Vienna Shorts is Vienna’s international Festival for Short Film, Animation and Music Video and the only Oscar® Qualifying Festival in Austria. Since 2004, VIS screens yearly around 300 Films of up to 30 minutes in length in several competitions and specials, Focus and Kids Programmes towards the end of May. The Vienna Shorts Agency is dedicated to fostering the wider spread of the short film form. The Agency organises film events inside as well as outside of movie theatres, curates thematic programmes and supporting films, holds competitions and makes use of the short film for television, internet and film education.

White Castle Games 15

White Castle develops creative concepts focusing on the children, families, infotainment, and edutainment. The concepts include games of all kinds of games, scripts for film and television as well as children’s books. We promote inventors with workshops and make them and their products ready for the market.

Tue and Thu9:00-14:00
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Wiener Taschenoper 12

Voice, music, live electronics, light and video: The Wiener Taschenoper experiments in the areas of music theater, multimedia performance, and contemporary dance. Beyond the confrontation of prominent positions of contemporary composition, it also explores traditional forms of music theater: old operas, operettas, and musicals.

[think.difference] 34

[difference:] is an internationally operating research and development office. We advise, coach, and accompany state and civil society organizations in integration and diversity agendas at local, regional and national level and to develop solution-oriented programs, policies and strategies.