Wien Kunst

U3 metro station. Call for Artists

Art can be presented in various types of architecture, from artist studios to galleries, but also in semi–and public spaces such as vitrines, squares, and subway stations. While pondering about Vienna, there is a long history of featuring art in the underground.

In Vienna Now or Never, for example, the subway lines U1, U2, and U3 are even labelled as Vienna’s „art lines.“ You will find works by Austrian and international artists. Then, along with permanent works, temporary exhibitions occur.

For the past year and a half, we have been hosting artists‘ works on the premises of the RED CARPET ART AWARD. We have been featuring to everyday commuters and passers-by, the work of Kristina DESKA Nikolić, Gert Resinger, Vukadin Filipović, Lorenz Wanker, and Elsa Martini (just to name a few), and we are keen on continuing to do so. 

This time, we are offering national and international artists a slot in Volkstheater Station (U3 Line, the „Volkstheater“ Stop, exit MuseumsQuartier). The open call is directed to everyone who has a great concept.

However, we kindly ask you to consider the following points before submitting your application:

  • As an art platform, we provide to the artist the exhibition space, curation, and press release, but we do not carry any costs for production, transport, or implementation.
  • The winning artist has to be present in Vienna to set up and dismantle the exhibition.

Take your time to have a look at the space and check on one of our last presentations with Lorenz Wanker, for example (occurring also in the same space).

Lorenz Wanker. suburb presented by Les Nouveaux Riches

How can you apply? We will need the following information from you: Name, Website, concise concept (250 characters), and some visuals. E-Mail: / Subject: Open Call

Start of the open call: 16 April 2023
Deadline for the application: 30 May 2023
No entry fee for the online open call!

Announcement of the selected artist: The selected artist will be informed in the first week of June. The exhibition will take place from 30.06.2023 till 14.07.2023

Exhibition location: RED CARPET ART SHOWROOM Volkstheater (located in the U3 metro station Volkstheater, exit MuseumsQuartier)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us – We are looking forward to your submissions.

Love. Your LNR Team

About Les Nouveaux Riches. Since April 2019, the association for contemporary art and culture has been dedicated to offering young, emerging– and already-established artists, gallery owners, and creatives a platform to present themselves to a broad audience. In addition, articles and interviews with national and international artists are continuously published online. Les Nouveaux Riches collaborates also with different actors from the cultural scene – realizing so together events and curated exhibitions.