Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

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Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
3.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Kunsthalle Wien is Vienna’s exhibition space for international contemporary art and discourse.At its two venues at Museumsquartier and Karlsplatz, contemporary art is not only shown, but also presented in its specific contexts.Thematic group exhibitions, solo exhibitions by international artists, retrospectives by well-known representatives of contemporary art as well as exhibitions by emerging artists add an outstanding profile to Kunsthalle Wien that highlights its relation with both the international and the local art scene.With its broad program Kunsthalle Wien emphasizes that the subjects taken up by contemporary art are manifold. The combination of artistic practice and its theoretical reflection are therefore most important for its many exhibition activities. The intense debate on important questions of our time is also reflected in an extensive program of events such as talks and discussions.
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Neighborhood: Spittelberg
How to get there
  • Museumsquartier • 3 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 3 min walk
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rlennon1
Winnipeg, Canada146 contributions
Jul 2011 • Solo
When I went there was a Dali exhibit on the main floor and then an exhibit of space or sci-fi-inspired art on the second floor. The works I saw were neat, but I was hoping to see more.

The gallery is also laid out fairly confusingly. I had to ask for help to find the first gallery and when I asked for a map or guide to the gallery, the staff person only replied sternly that there were only two galleries. I think there's a restaurant here, but I couldn't find it. The gift shop is neat, however.

Given the massive number of high-quality galleries in Vienna, such as MUMOK, Albertina or Leopold, I'd recommend skipping this one unless there's a particular exhibit of interest.
Written September 5, 2011
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KellyChastain
Pittsburgh, PA143 contributions
Nov 2014
The modern art museum is housed in the old Royal Stables. No worries, they've shoveled out all the old horse poo and put down some lovely flooring. Ha! The building is not much to look at from the outside, but the installations inside are fantastic. There's also a few cafes in the building where you can grab and afternoon espresso. Or perhaps a Turkischer - espresso with a shot of rum.
Written July 22, 2015
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Blipp B
Stockholm, Sweden142 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Contemporary art venue right in the middle of the Museum Quarter. Nice building, but I found the current exhibitions a bit lacklusterly curated. Still ok to walk around during a hot summer day...
Written August 4, 2019
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Chris R
York, UK130 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
So I paid for a ticket for four attractions, the Kunsthalle being one. Now, Kunsthalle sounds like Art house to me, or at least a gallery. It was very poor. A modern exhibition, and I don’t like modern art. Even if you do though, it wasn’t worth the entrance fee if you ask me. One exhibit was about use of tear gas made by a company where the owner is also on the board at The Witney in NYC... so it’s modern art criticising a modern art gallery. It was weird, and when I left there were a load of naked people near the entrance. I guess that they were doing some dance routing in that part of the building. All in all not recommended by me.
Written October 4, 2020
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Maisita509
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan72 contributions
May 2014 • Business
Do NOT go here unless you are very much into weird stuff. 8 Euros for entrance, and I got to see an exhibit of pencil drawings a child would draw better. The exhibit was titled "the wonder of life" or something like that, and these drawings were supposed to represent life and all its various sides. Well, to say I was disappointed and angry I was charged that much to see that...crap (sorry, no other word for it) would be to say nothing at all. I was irate.

That said, it's very likely I just went to the wrong exhibit - they do change them. But this is very modern and very much for the person who enjoys exactly THAT type of thing. And i'm a classicist.
Written May 16, 2014
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
Mar 2014 • Solo
The fella below put it quite well. The literature Kunsthalle puts out really gives you the idea there will be a stunning display of mind blowing sights and sounds, but don't believe the hype. I just paid 6 euros (discounted) to look at 400 childish doodles arranged on room dividers. See pic attached.
I was the only person in the whole place. What's more, less than one quarter of the available space was being utilized. Is this gigantic empty shell curated at all?
Like the MUMOK, next door, I've visited Kunsthalle many times over the years, and it keeps getting worse, and not just in the quality of the exhibitions. There used to be a room with their video archive, so anyone could view that collection. It seems to have been replaced with a bench. Or a work of art, who can tell at this place.
I can tell you this much- a lot more effort was put into decorating the (empty) cafe and (empty) bookshop than putting on an interesting exhibition. Seriously, the place is the size of an airplane hangar, with three floors, and all they can do is fill one room with rubbish you wouldn't put on your fridge door even if your kid drew it.
Written March 14, 2014
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Shawn D
Durban, South Africa225 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
The ads for this museum's Salon Der Angst exhibit make it look fascinating. The reality is more in line with pretentiousness.

The exhibits made very little sense. Some of them seemed to be an homage toward an effort to see how ridiculous one could be and still be exhibited in an art museum. There are a lot of phrases like "explore" and "create a feeling" used.

I noticed that the feeling exhibits created in me were never the feelings they were supposed to provoke. One in particular, a short film showing an older man go crazy and bang a baby doll into a table/bench, made the least amount of sense at all.

No - I take that back. The film that consisted entirely of people putting their foot in a concrete footstep made less sense.

And I'm not sure why one would think the world would be a better place with pictures of models and victims of violence photographed together, but someone did.

In any case, I regret paying for this exhibit. If it had been free, I would still think it was a rip off.
Written December 20, 2013
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Thilo96
Hannover, Germany3 contributions
Oct 2013
my guide named this place along with Tate Modern-total mistake. i saw an exhibition about fear which was just bad. Nothing on display triggered any fear in me, no explanations were given. +10 € was not ok, you find better free art close by.
Written October 8, 2013
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,734 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited this museum on the first Sunday in August and were told we could pay what we feel. We paid 0 and definitely got our money's worth. It was terrible. In fact we thought they should have paid us for wasting our time in here.
Written September 13, 2017
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Soehail Braakman
London, UK664 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
It's hard to evolve what I think of this museum, because there are varying exhibits. In any case, it is very small; And surrounded by a cool bar, with lots of nice cocktails and young people in July 2017. The museum looks modern, is very small and not always open.
Nice location; So close to the TU / Wien and the city center.
Written July 3, 2017
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