The Kunsthalle Wien showcases international contemporary art in its grand diversity and sees itself as an open institution for everyone. This is also reflected in their programme, which is innovative, critical and sophisticated with a wide range. “As an open forum, the Kunsthalle Wien does not collect but is equally a place for the already established and a discussion ground for topical subjects and future developments,” explains director Nicolaus Schafhausen. “At the Kunsthalle Wien visitors can explore exciting international artists and their works during solo shows.” According to Schafhausen the grand themed exhibitions act as a catalyst for socio political processes and show connections to our own realities. This year’s themed exhibition is a group one called Antarctica.