Gallery

Mission Statement

After many combined years of careers dedicated to contemporary art, we now continue this passion in our very own gallery.

The gallery is located on one of the oldest streets of the Vienna old town and is a place of communication, a place where visitors, collectors, and lovers of art can meet and become acquainted with artists in person. The gallery creates a space for aesthetic moments, for interactions between viewer and artwork, for making new impressions and opening new perspectives.

Our gallery is also a place for discussion. In our Gespräche am Kamin series, not only the heterogeneous term art is taken into the spotlight, but light is also shed on a broad range of societal, economic, and philosophical topics.

A central theme of our presentations is sculptural artwork, complemented in the Kunst im Kabinett exhibition series by drawings, photography, and paintings that showcase interactions with space.

Our approach to contemporary art puts subjectivity - emotion - and passion at the forefront. For us, this means continuing to follow our curiosity and maintaining the courage to have new experiences.

Art is creative, art is communicative, art is alive. It happens here and now and tackles the issues of the present.

Location

What is today Grünangergasse was a shared green area, or meadow (Anger, in German), for the citizens of Vienna until the 12th century. It was called Auf dem Anger starting in the 14th century, and Am grünen Anger as of the 17th/18th century. The street has been named Grünangergasse since 1786.

The entryway is decorated with a building insignia, a relief of buns, crescent rolls, and pretzels, since this was home to a bakery since 1458. Legend has it that this is where the first ever crescent roll was baked in 1683.

After the City of Vienna was saved from the Turks, Master Baker Peter Wendler had the idea of making a new kind of pastry in the shape of a crescent moon. He named the new delicacy Gipfel, or Kipfel.
The new pastry soon became highly popular among the Viennese population.


Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann
Grünangergasse 8/3, 1010 Wien
Opening hours
Tues–Fri from 12 to 6 p.m., Sat from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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