YoungCollectorsCircle

Vienna

From March 23 to 25, we will visit the vibrant art city of Vienna, home to the hip, new art fair SPARK. Together with other art lovers, you will discover the talent of the future at Spark, which takes place in a characteristic, old market hall. We visit the fair's VIP preview and end our first day with an invite-only party where artists, gallery owners and collectors meet on the dance floor for drinks. We will also be guests in the home of a Viennese private collector, have a peek inside the studio of an emerging artist and dine with our traveling party at a special location.

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Program (subject to change)

Thursday, March 23
Thursday is arrival day, with time in the afternoon for to visit the various museums in the city on your own.

16:00h VIP preview SPARK
We start with a visit to SPARK, where over 80 international galleries participate. Unlike other fairs, there is a focus on the whole body of work of an artist: each gallery only shows works by one artist. The result is an in-depth, well curated fair where you can discover new artists.

20:00h VIP Party
After the fair, we will be guests at the famous SPARK afterparty, where gallery owners, artists and collectors meet on the dance floor with a glass of champagne after the first day of the fair.

Friday, March 24
Friday is all about discovering the city; together we will explore Vienna's ecosystem of the arts and look inside galleries, collectors homes and artists studios.

11:00h Gallery Tour
This day we dive into the Viennese gallery scene, visiting both young galleries and established names. Not only will you discover the local art scene, but we will also see some of the city's beautiful architecture.

14:30h Studio Visit at an emerging artist
Vienna is an increasingly popular place to live and work among artists, this morning we will visit an emerging artist in his studio and get an insight into the creation and thought process.

16:00h Collection Visit with a private pollector
There is no shortage of collectors in the Austrian capital. We conclude our afternoon with a visit to a private Viennese collector, who opens his collection especially for us. Personal stories and anecdotes are not only an inspiration for your own collecting adventure but also provide insight into the local art scene: what is a favorite among Viennese collectors?

19:00h Dinner
In the evening we meet for an nice dinner and a good glass of wine.

Saturday, March 25
We conclude our trip with a visit to two of the city's leading contemporary art institutions.

11:00h Heidi Horten Collection
This brand new private museum houses the collection of Austrian mega-collector Heidi Goëss-Horten (1941 - 2022). The collection consists of masterpieces from the 20th and 21st centuries, ranging from Niki de Saint Phalle to Jean-Michel Basquiat.

13:00h Kunsthalle Wien
Kunsthalle Wien is known for its progressive and experimental programming. During our visit we will look at one of the exhibitions together and then there will be time to explore the rest of the art hall on your own.

Costs

The entire trip costs €450 for members, €600 for non-members. This includes: 1x cocktail/champagne on Thursday evening, 1x dinner on Friday evening and participation in the entire program incl. admission, tours and tickets. Not included is hotel, flight/train ticket, transportation within Vienna and to and from train station/airport, travel and cancellation insurance and all meals not mentioned in the program.

Conditions

Please note that booking this trip is at your own risk. Should the trip not be able to go ahead due to corona measures then in force, you will receive a 50% refund of your registration fee. We will cancel the trip if the events in the program (art fairs, museums, galleries, collections) are cancelled or closed or if there is a ban on entry or a quarantine obligation for the destination at the time of the trip. If the presentation of a negative test result or vaccination certificate is required, you must provide this yourself. Should you travel to the destination on your own despite the cancellation of the organized trip, we will - if possible - still provide you with tickets to the fairs, museums or collections.

Travel & accommodation

You are responsible for booking your trip, hotel and any insurance. We can give you advice on transportation and accommodation. We recommend traveling by train or plane, for both options there is a direct journey from Amsterdam to Vienna. If you book outbound (March 23) flight KL1845 from 09:45 from Schiphol and return (March 25) flight KL1848 from 16:55 from Vienna you can attend all parts of the program. In Vienna there is a wide choice of hotels and apartments for every budget. If you wish, we can give you a hotel suggestion. Booking of travel and accommodation is at your own risk.

Sign up here!

Registrations must be received by February 15, 2023 via travel@youngcollectorscircle.nl, on this date we will let you know if the trip can go ahead and if there are enough registrations. Defintive participation is in order of payment. If you register for the trip you will receive a payment request from us. Once this has been paid, we will confirm your participation and send you regular updates on the trip and the program.

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