SPARK Art Fair Vienna

Austrias´s new international Art Fair

24. - 27. June 2021
Marx Halle
Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19 | 1030 Vienna
opening hours
SPARK Art Fair Vienna
From June 24 to 27, 2021, the SPARK Art Fair Vienna will take place for the first time. SPARK will feature solo presentations as well as three curated focus sections: "Utopia: Post-War" by Sabine Breitwieser, "Perspectives" by Tevz Logar and "Interface - Contemporary New Media and Digital Art" by Marlies Wirth. The fair will take place in the historic Marx Halle in the center of Vienna, with a comprehensive supporting program subject to the Covid-19 measures in force.

The main section of thea fair will feature contributions from local and international galleries, including two solo presentations by Wienerroither & Kohlbacher - Zoran Music and Kurt "Kappa" Kocherscheidt.

Zoran Music (1909 - 2005)

The Slovenian-Italian painter and graphic artist Zoran Music was born on February 12, 1909 in Bukovica near Gorizia in what was then Austria-Hungary. Thematically he deals mainly with the barren landscapes of Dalmatia and Italy, and in contrast with the city scenes of Paris and Venice. In addition, there are portraits and everyday scenes of farmers and fishermen. Particularly noteworthy is the series "Nous ne sommes pas les derniers", which is the result of processing his impressions, 1945 in the concentration camp Dachau.

His art has been honored in numerous international exhibitions, including major retrospectives at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1995, the Modern Gallery in Ljubljana in 2009, and the Leopold Museum in Vienna in 2018. In Slovenia, Music's life's work is honored with the Preseren Prize in 1991.

Kurt "Kappa" Kocherscheidt (1943 - 1992)

Austrian painter and sculptor Kurt Kocherscheidt was born in Klagenfurt on July 6, 1943. While at the beginning of his artistic career he mainly deals with the depiction of landscapes, he later finds his own style with his powerfully painted geometric figures. Kocherscheidt's works are exhibited, among others, at the 21er Haus in Vienna (1986), at Documenta IX in Kassel (1992), at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg (2004) and at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen (2008/09). First solo exhibitions take place in 1991 at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst in Gent and in 1992 at the Vienna Secession. In 1988 Kocherscheidt is awarded the Austrian Art Prize for Fine Arts.