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  • Viennacontemporary unfazed by Austrian snap elections

    Despite clashing with the Austrian snap elections, Viennacontemporary (26-29 September) went surprisingly smoothly—the country’s former chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s right-wing People’s Party was, as expected, voted in on the last day of the fair. …

  • Viennacontemporary: Entdeckungen aus Ost und West

    Es ist schon ein Kreuz: Da hat Wien eine der zur Zeit spannendsten Kunstszenen zumindest in Europa und mit der viennacontemporary eine der experimentellsten kommerziellen Plattformen für deren Vermarktung. Und die einheimischen Sammler kommen einfach nicht auf die Füße. …

  • Parnass: Endre Tót. Break the Grip of Shame

    Parnass: Endre Tót. Break the Grip of Shame

    Endre Tót is regarded as the leading internationally recognised artist of the Hungarian neoavant-garde, as well as one of the defining figures of international conceptual art. He was part of the Fluxus movement and is best known for his mail art projects. A retrospective of the exceptional artist is currently on view at Kunstraum Baumgasse…

  • Parnass: Pécs Workshop 1968-1980 “Mama Said Knock You Out”

    Parnass: Pécs Workshop 1968-1980 “Mama Said Knock You Out”

    Amir Shariat shows Hungarian 1960/70s enamel art from Pécs in conjunction with “Neue Kunstverein Wien”, until 15th October. The exhibition includes works by Ferenc Ficzek, who died in 1987 and was shown simultaneously in a highly-regarded solo exhibition by acb Galéria from Budapest at viennacontemporary. Eva Brunnsteiner met him for the interview.

  • Wiener Journal: Die Jagd nach der emotionalen Rendite

    Wiener Journal: Die Jagd nach der emotionalen Rendite

    Christof Habres: Der internationale Kunstmarkt in unsicheren Zeiten. Die Jagd nach der emotionalen Rendite in: Wiener Journal 20.05.2016 (S. 10-15)

  • Amir Shariat: “Nobody Thinks Of Vienna”

    Amir Shariat: “Nobody Thinks Of Vienna”

    Viennacontemporary provides an opportunity for collectors such as Amir Shariat to invite international colleagues. Most are positively surprised by Vienna. 09.23.2015 | 18:23 | by Teresa Schaur-Wuensch (Die Presse) Even art collectors are only human. And they like it when it’s warm and the sun shines. The weather was incredible, Amir Shariat quoted one of his…

  • PARNASS Interviews Amir Shariat: Viennacontemporary

    PARNASS Interviews Amir Shariat: Viennacontemporary

    In the following interview, translated from the Viennese art and culture magazine PARNASS, Amir Shariat and Silvie Aigner discuss Amir’s beginnings as a collector and curator, his current interests as well as some of the past shows he has curated. The interview forms part of a special edition released by PARNASS in anticipation of the upcoming viennecontemporary art fair taking place September…

  • UK CALLING: Interview With Amir Shariat

    Earlier this year, Amir Shariat was interviewed by Maria Chiara Valacchi for Italian quarterly art magazine, ArteeCritica. Together with renowned curator Vincent Honore and fellow collector, Anita Zabludowicz and Valeria Napoleone, Amir discussed his thoughts on contemporary British artists and the current state of the British art scene following the Young British Artists scene from the…

  • ALAC 2015 – Collector As Curator

    ALAC 2015 – Collector As Curator

    On Saturday, January 31, 2015, Amir Shariat will take part in a panel discussion, “Collector as Curator”, at Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC). Held in the Barker Hangar of the Santa Monica Airport, this panel will explore the overlap between collecting and curating and demonstrate how the former can influence the latter. Joining Amir will…

  • VIENNAFAIR Listing

    VIENNAFAIR Listing

    Opening Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Amir Shariat’s group show, “Eye Know,” features new work by nine young artists based in Vienna and Los Angeles. Held at Herrengasse 6-8, floor 14, room 83, the show takes place in tandem with VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary, which begins October 2. While the four-day VIENNAFAIR closes on Sunday, October 5, “Eye Know”…