Austrian Cultural Forum
May 2017

May 18, 2017 | Matta Wagnest: The Sound of Art 
May 17 – May 28, 2017 | Washington Jewish Film Festival




May 18 – June 30, 2017 
The exhibition The Sound of Art refers to the fact that music and creativity can be found everywhere. It affects every form of communication, whether in privat, in politics, in the economy, in trade ... locally and globally. One of the shown art works is Sculpture.Europe. The goal is to emphasize the “united in diversity” and to present the project in this spirit in all EU countries, perhaps during Austria’s EU presidency in 2018. Matta Wagnest, born in Styria/Austria in 1964, studied visual concept design at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Her works have been shown for example at the Biennale in Venice and Istanbul, at the Art Gallery in New York, at De Appel Foundation in Amsterdam.

Exhibition Opening 
When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.



The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington presents this event as part of the  European Month of Culture 2017

© Matta Wagnest




May 17 – May 28, 2017 
One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

The 27th Festival lights up screens throughout the DC metropolitan area from May 17 – May 28, 2017.

Opening Night | ''The Woman's Balcony''
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Where: AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD
Tickets: you can purchase tickets here.

This year the WJFF will be screening four Austrian films based on different Jewish stories from romances to dramas.


© Blackbox Films




May 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Between the Stations is how the Austrian pianist David Six calls his new project. The solo artist presents compositions all written on the road. The idea is simple: At every single recital, he presents one new piano piece that has been inspired by and written at the very same place: Music, written in hotel rooms or at train stations, on planes or simply on stage. Pieces that are named after their place of birth. By the end of this year, David Six seeks to have drawn a kind of musical-geographical map. Places of this year's tour like Paris, Teheran, New Delhi, New York, Nairobi, Berlin, Vienna, London or Shanghai are part of David Six’ sonic form of cartography.

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.



These events are part of the European Month of Culture #EUMC2017.  More events can be found at:



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