Installation view at PARALLEL VIENNA in September, 2023. Photo by Bernhard Cella. Used with permission.
The PARALLEL VIENNA Art Fair takes place every September in Vienna Austria. PARALLEL VIENNA 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 artists, curators, collectors and exhibition visitors.
This year from 5-10 September, 2023 the event takes place in an architectural and historic landmark known locally as Steinhof: the huge, old psychiatric hospital designed by Otto Wagner, built in 1907 and the site of a memorial to the crimes committed by the Nazis during before and during World War II. It is also the site of a magnificent Jugendstil theatre (of the Vienna Secession movement, closely related to Art Nouveau).
Bernhard Cella, the author of one of the Small Walker press volumes this year, Handmade, and lead designer of the SWP catalogue, and Seth Weiner, a Walker Cultural leader for 2022-23 and author of a STAC-produced online tutorial in zine-making, are presenting at PARALLEL VIENNA in 2023. Bernhard and Seth’s project at PARALLEL VIENNA is Handmade (our SWP book). This is a Handmade project, a collaboration between two artists. Some of the posters at Steinhof show images that the Small Walker Press editors did not include for the final SWP publication. Copies of Handmade will be available at the art fair.
Images included in the article show installation views at PARALLEL VIENNA in September, 2023. Photos by Bernhard Cella. Used by permission.