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Things are finally bubbling up again!

Angewandte Festival 2021
〔29.6〕 – 〔2.7〕


Exhibitions in the central university buildings
↳ around Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz, daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Ferstel-Trakt + Schwanzer-Trakt – Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna
VZA 7 – Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna
Former Postsparkasse – Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Final theses
The final theses from the entire academic year 2020/21 can be visited digitally on the festival website and to a large extent on site in the exhibitions.

Exhibitions in the city
23 advertising pillars in 23 districts and different exhibition formats at various locations in the city

Festival programme
Audio / Book / Discourse / Film / Guided tour / Intervention / Hybrid / Reading / Performance / Sound / Tour / Video / Workshop

Infopoint (OKP)
The Infopoint (OKP) is located at Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, next to the main entrance of the University. It is the meeting point for all tours and guided tours, unless otherwise indicated. The Infopoint is staffed during the opening hours of the exhibitions and the print festival guides are available there.

In case of bad weather, there are no indoor alternatives due to the current Covid-19 restrictions!


Registration modalities

Festival programme that requires prior registration can be booked for free here: 


of the Rector


We are opening our doors again. After almost a year in challenging and tiring distance mode, the Angewandte is one of a few Austrian universities that has gone back to face-to-face teaching in artistic subjects as early as in March 2021. This was urgently necessary, as it is the nuances, the confrontation, the debate, the human, the physical, the materiality, the coincidence that are indispensable for the development of new ideas and artistic works. A year in distance mode was possible thanks to the great commitment and flexibility of all university staff under great restrictions, and an enormous willingness to compromise.

It is now even more necessary to open the doors and ourselves to the public again at the end of the semester, to present the works that were created and make them available for discussion. With Angewandte Festival 2021, we are taking the only consistent step towards opening up and inviting people back into our buildings. Because only in exchange can the artistic works fully evolve.

However, we do not want to talk about a big comeback. We will not and should not return to the old times of imagined stability, but we will come back to continue our work. Since its foundation, the Angewandte has been a place where questions about the future are raised, artistic concepts and ideas are developed and realised. The people here at this university are actively shaping the future. They deal with the burning questions of our time and strive to make a significant contribution to current socially relevant discourses.

Conventional answers will not suffice in a time that—further intensified by Corona—is more than ever characterised by change, uncertainty, contradictions, ambiguity, and non-linear contexts. Courage to change is needed, with education and culture at the forefront. This is what we are working on behind open and closed doors and I invite you to see for yourself.

Gerald Bast, Rector


Statement of the
Curatorial Team


Things are bubbling up again in the Angewandte and beginning to burst out. Finally, we can show again the diversity of artistic explorations driven by our questions, visions, and doubts about the now. We can finally negotiate them together, in spaces that often had to stand empty during the past year and which are now filling up again, or in public spaces that are being reconceptualised or used differently after the lockdown. Just as a red mist runs unpredictably and persistently through this year’s festival graphics—developed by students from the Department of Graphics and Advertising—the Angewandte spreads its ideas, projects, and visions across Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz and to the entire city. Hans Schabus draws a new field with a temporary white marking of Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz, which opens up possibilities for an alternative understanding of space that is not based on demarcation and exclusion, but on participation. We are happy to be able to be loud again, to resist a “back to normality” and to challenge reality.

Lena Kohlmayr with Eva Maria Stadler and Martina Schöggl



Cooperation partner

Artificial Museum, brut, Dynamo (, Falter, Fluc, Knize, Radio FM4, Radio Ö1, Standard, USUS am Wasser, Vienna Sightseeing Tours, Volxkino, Werk, Wien Modern

We would like to thank the sponsor for this year’s RONDO Fashion Award NEUBAU EYEWEAR




It’s best to get your Festivalguide directly at the Angewandte Festival 2021. If you cannot attend the festival, you are welcome to order the guide, which will be sent to you. Since our Festivalguide will only be ready shortly before the festival begins, we cannot guarantee that all orders will arrive on time.

From mid-June on, the complete festival programme will be available on where you can also download the Festivalguide as a PDF.

    Distribution is only possible within Europe – please get in touch with us if necessary.

    For further information or queries regarding Angewandte Festival 2021, please send an email to or

    Covid-19 Notice

    Covid-19 Notice


    The exhibitions and the accompanying festival programme will take place in accordance with Covid-19 regulations. If implementation with audience participation is not possible, the contributions will be streamed online at

    Rules for visiting
    ↳ Admission and visit only in compliance with the 3-G rule (tested, vaccinated, recovered) – this will be checked at the entrances!
    Please wear an FFP2 mask in all rooms of the university and at all festival locations!
    Keep a distance of 2 metres to your fellow human beings!

    Registration modalities
    Festival programme that requires prior registration can be booked for free here:

    In case of bad weather, there are no indoor alternatives due to the current Covid-19 restrictions!


    Medieninhaber und Herausgeber
    Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
    Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
    A-1010 Wien
    T: +43 -1-71133-2160

    Inhaltliche Verantwortung
    Dr. Gerald Bast

    Redaktionelle Verantwortung
    Jürgen Gschiel (Abteilungsleitung)

    Lena Kohlmayr (Künstlerische Leitung Angewandte Festival)

    Martina Schöggl (Festivalteam)

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    Grafisches Konzept und Gestaltung für das Angewandte Festival 2021:
    Nora Delugan, Julia Hofmann, Raffaele Dalla Casa, Tilman Frommann, Tobias Raschbacher

    Studierende der Abteilung Grafik und Werbung – Matthias Spaetgens
    Betreuung: Sven Ingmar Thies

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    Datum der Veröffentlichung
    1. Mai 2020