2023, Vienna

Water, mask, night

artistic-urban interventions in Penzing
Public Art, Vienna

Beyond Borders
Cultural Spaces

With 33.96 km², Penzing is Vienna's fourth largest municipal district. Stretched out over a long distance, the 14th Viennese municipal district is characterized, among other things, by its shares of the Vienna Woods or its border with the Vienna River and the province of Lower Austria, and today presents itself as an association of five former municipalities without a clear "district center". What kind of art can the public space of such a multifaceted district need in the city of the present, KÖR asked itself in a dialogue with the District Mayor and invited the interdisciplinary working collective transparadiso to develop longer-term artistic perspectives for the district.

Since 1999, Barbara Holub and Paul Rajakovics have been realizing works at the intersection of art, architecture and urbanism as the transparadiso collective. They research, teach, build and elaborate artistic strategies for "direct urbanism" as socially engaged, process-oriented urban planning. To kick off their large-scale artistic analysis of Penzing, transparadiso invites you to three walks with thematic focuses and performances through the district.

Oct. 7, 11:30-18:30: "Water in Penzing" by Boris Sieverts, Büro für Städtereisen
(in cooperation with urbanize! 2023)

Oct. 14, 14:00-17:00: "Dem urbanen Alter Ego auf der Spur - Steinhof Atlas"
Workshop-Performance by Ursula Maria Probst

Oct. 21, 20:00-01:00: "Moon and Neon, per sempre Penzing!
Night hike by transparadiso

For further information please see koer.or.at/projekte/wasser-maske-nacht

Previous project:
Water in Penzing