Vienna Will Present a Versatile Cultural Programme on the Occasion of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010)
In the summer of 2010, Vienna will represent hope, progress, enlightenment and tolerance. The selection of Vienna as host for AIDS 2010 reflects the city’s open and unprejudiced attitude toward those affected by HIV. Furthermore, the proximity to Eastern Europe and Central Asia makes Vienna the ideal location to discuss HIV issues in the region, as well as globally. Everyone must take a stand, not only the politicians, but also the residents of the city.
A number of Viennese artists and cultural institutions are doing just this, and are setting an example with a series of events focused on HIV and AIDS. The result is a versatile cultural programme – the participating institutions and artists are solely responsible for the content, financing and organization of their events. The approximately 40 contributions include fine art, film, dance, music, design and architecture with some focusing on children and youth.
The cultural programme starts at the beginning of May, setting the stage in the city for the conference and its theme, Rights Here, Right Now. In addition, there will be rich cultural and information exchange during the week of the conference in the AIDS 2010 Global Village. Held at the conference centre with free admission for the general public, the Global Village will allow as many people as possible to benefit from AIDS 2010.
To the right, you will find a clickable brochure introducing each cultural event, including details on venues and admission fees. The organizers urge all interested delegates, guests and visitors to book tickets in advance for events such as the dance performance “We Must Eat Our Suckers with the Wrappers On“ by Robin Orlin and the closing benefit music performance featuring acclaimed artists like Penny Arcade and Anthony Rizzi (more booking information is available in the programme brochure).
In addition, numerous city specials, cultural tour arrangements and reduced admission to Vienna museums for AIDS 2010 delegates will be offered. Advance registration is also requested for these special offers.
Highlights of the Vienna Cultural Programme during AIDS 2010:
Paradigm change in prevention, diagnosis and symptoms from a cultural perspective. Panel discussion by KUNSTHALLE Vienna on the theme of HIV and AIDS. With Penny Arcade, Dr. Habib Afsar, Armin L. Gerold and Georg Petermichl
Robin Orlin and the City Theater & Dance Group Johannesburg, We Must Eat our Suckers with the Wrappers on a presentation as part of ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival
Closing Charity Event. A joint evening of the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra and ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival with Penny Arcade and Antony Rizzi
Cultural Programme Vienna
to download the programme brochure.
to download an overview on City Specials and discounted Guided Tours
to download an overview on the list of Vienna cultural events during the conference week
to download a summary of the Vienna Cultural Programme on the occasion of AIDS 2010