in 2022, the Wiener Festwochen underlined the need for utopian spaces and encouraged visitors in their pursuit of change. The festival opened up a welcoming space in which a diverse audience could be inspired by daring artistic projects. We are delighted to feel that the festival’s path is followed by numerous enthusiastic visitors, to feel good responses, engagement and understanding from many people in Vienna and beyond. While we are all still going through a transitional moment full of uncertainties, and after two festival’s editions deeply affected by the Pandemics, the good results we could achieve this year encourage us to go further on, with conviction and support, in the (re)invention of inspiring, diverse and thought-provoking Wiener Festwochen!
Christophe Slagmuylder, Artistic Director
Artemis Vakianis, Executive Director