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11 March 2015

Vienna has a new music-art-cuisine club: VIE i PEE

VIE i PEE (pronounced like the abbreviation for very important person - VIP) is the latest project by cuisinier, gallery owner and art collector Martin Ho. The urban music club is located between the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Prater Entertainment Park. Ten years ago, Martin Ho has founded DOTS Group which became successful with experimental sushi creations. In the meanwhile, the group consists - counted with the new club, of four gastronomy destinations and one art gallery in Vienna. VIE i PEE combines DOTS Group's signature style elements: unexpected gastronomy and art.

At VIE i PEE, Martin Ho serves his guests traditional Viennese kitchen like Blunzn (blood sausage), Wiener Schnitzel or Backhendl (fried chicken). On Saturdays and Sundays, the kitchen is open from 12:00 midday.

Currently, skateboards with designs by artists like Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Jean-Michel Basquiat, etc are exhibited at VIE i PEE (image below). It's announced that special installations with fashion pieces such as the Nike Jordan One or Pharrell Williams' Mountain Hat will be presented. Martin Ho is the curator of the art exhibitions which are set in close context to music history of the last 30 years.

The club's music concept focuses on Hip Hop, R'n'B, soul, funk, jazz and rap; entry prices range between 5 and 10 Euros. This Friday the 13th, VIE i PEE will present the 'RED Chaos'.

fig.: The urban music club VIE i PEE (600 square meters indoor, 1,400 m2 garden with lounges) opened on 6 March 2015 at the Prater at Waldsteingartenstrasse 135 in Vienna (map). The concept of the architecture and lightning of the club was created by the designers of the DOTS restaurants, the team MuMu (Alexander Riegler and Michael Stor). Photos: (C) Jobst.

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