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The VIC Art Collection

The Visitors Service welcomes art lovers wishing to discover and enjoy the diverse collection of art work from around the world that is housed at the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

The art collection was started by the host country as a representation of Austrian contemporary art trends at the time of the VIC's opening in 1979. Since then many other Member States have added to the collection. 

The VIC collection is marked by a unique mix of artistic styles, forms of expressions and cultural traditions of the artists. The pieces coexist in an environment as diverse as the art itself.  

Visitors can see works by Austrian modern masters such as Rudolf Hausner, Alfred Hrdlicka, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Hermann Nitsch, Marcus Prachensky, Max Weiler and many more. Other highlights include a beautiful depiction of the 'Ho-o Raigi' sacred birds by Japanese artist Sagenji Yoshida; a Scholar's Pavilion built as a 'Chartaghi', a typical characteristic of Iranian architecture; and a Mongolian 'Gerege' used as a diplomatic passport in the times of Genghis Khan.

The Visitors Service offers dedicated art tours of the VIC lasting 90 minutes for groups of ten or more people. Prior registration required. Book now

Individual visitors are welcome to join our Focus Tour: Art in the VIC offered every Wednesday at 3:30pm. The tour combines a condensed version of our general tour with an introduction to the highlights of the VIC art collection.

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