Wasser zu Wein? Wasser zu. Schnaps!

group show

Curated by : Georgij Melnikov

02.07. - 10.07.

Aa Collections

Reindorfgasse 9/2/R01 A-1150 Wien

Hans Arenth - Kontext Cocktail (Sahra Tasha Hauber & Alexandru Cosarca) – Daniel Ecker - Lydia Kriz – Larissa Leverenz – Rudi Rodel – Anna Werzowa

Behind the counters and on the tables, there it bubbles, there it flows into the gullet, no water - no! - liquor, beer and wine! Jesus is long gone, made from wood on the cross you can see him, but not from flesh and no blood, no one makes us the wine from water, because fresh water we have none.

It brews in the stomachs and also in the heads. Culture sparks, boils and thrives, between the benches and inside the rooms. The first workers' educational association of the former monarchy was founded in the beer hall of the Fünfhaus brewery. The female workers founded their educational association in the Gasthaus Engel, right next to the Jewish temple. Schwender Colosseum stands where Reindorfgasse and Schwendergasse meet today. Within a few years, a converted cowshed became the city's most famous concert, theater and entertainment establishment, with room for thousands of visitors. In the place where the young sprouts of culture show their blossoms again 150 years later, well watered, but not drunk.

The great inns of yesteryear, the vineyards, they are all already history and only the coat of arms of the district reminds in subtle allusions of the time when the stream of workers and new citizens made the young district burst.

Opening times

02.07. / 17:00 - 22:00

03.07. / 15:00 - 19:00

04.07.–09.07. / 15:00 - 19:00

10.07. / 17:00 - 19:00

Photo by : Kontext Cocktail (Sahra Tasha Hauber & Alexandru Cosarca)

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