OFF GRID

Independent Photo
Festival Vienna

OFF GRID
08. – 12.09.2021

Wed 18:00 – 22:00 (Opening)
Thu 12:00 – 20:00
Fri 12:00 – 20:00
Sat 12:00 – 22:00 (Projectionevening)
Sun 09:00 – 20:00

 

Between September 8 and 12, 2021, the second edition of the Viennese off-photo-scene festival OFF GRID presents itself with a diverse program: in addition to the main exhibition in the GREEN DOOR artists space & gallery in the Kreta Grätzl in the 10th district, visitors can visit 6 further exhibitions in decentralized Viennese cultural venues, but also concerts, performances, readings and workshops – and all this with free admission.

 

This year OFF GRID launched an open call for the selection of participating artists in the three categories “Main Exhibition”, “Bookshop” and “Projection”. From more than 150 submissions, a total of 43 artists were selected, who will be guests at the festival headquarters GREEN DOOR artists space & gallery with their versatile works. For the first time, works from Argentina, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovakia and the USA will also be shown.

 

The central concern of OFF GRID is also to show the relevance of the locations of the Viennese off-photo scene as important decentralized cultural sites and to make them visible and accessible to the city’s inhabitants. With Atelier Analog, Fortuna, Fotogalerie Wien, KENTA, Schaufenstergalerie and ZIMMER, OFF GRID has grown this year by 6 partner locations, each with their own exhibitions and program points as a central part of the festival.

 

This year, the immediate neighborhood of the festival headquarters in the Kreta Grätzl in the 10th district will be particularly addressed and invited to a shared art experience. The diverse on-site program in the form of workshops, presentations, (music) performances, a reading and a newspaper release are open to all interested parties here. In cooperation with Caritas Vienna and its project COPE, two workshops will also be offered, dedicated to artistic as well as intercultural topics. As part of this cooperation, works by photographer Muhassad Al-Ani will also be shown as a guest artist at the festival headquarters.

 

The opening of the festival will take place on September 8, 2021 from 6:00 pm at GREEN DOOR artists space & gallery in the 10th district. With FARCE there is an exciting live act, the BAGAGE DJs round off the program.

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