Augarten Programm

Carsten Höller: LEBEN

Carsten Höller's exhibition LEBEN at TBA21–Augarten is conceived as an experimental parcours. It pivots around a selection of works—some drawn from TBA21’s collection of contemporary art and others commissioned and conceived especially for the exhibition— that invite specific forms of interaction, induce moods and affects, and generate “oriented” behaviors. As an extension of the exhibition, the iconic work Y (2003) was installed in the Upper Belvedere’s stunning Marble Hall until September 13. The Elevator Bed (2010) can be rented nightly by guests in collaboration with Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom.
Due to its huge success, the exhibition has been prolonged until 4 January 2015.> >

LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria


Carsten Höller: LEBEN

Carsten Höller: LEBEN, the art book dedicated to Carsten Höller’s eponymous exhibition at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, is as conceptually elaborate as the exhibition itself. Published by Sternberg Press, the fully circular and mainly handmade publication has no beginning or end, allowing multiple points of entry and unconventional ways of reading – both from left to right and vice versa, as well as upside down. Complementing Höller’s work, it unfolds a play of symmetry and doubling that references the exhibition both formally and in terms of content. Moving somewhere between a heavy-paper children’s book, an artist edition, and an exhibition catalogue, the concept for this unique production was developed by the artist and resonates the motifs of the circle, the mirror, the double, and the division and entanglement of voices.

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A Night at TBA21–Augarten

Carsten Höller and TBA21, in cooperation with Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, are offering visiting guests an experience in the foundation’s exhibition premises in Vienna’s Augarten Park. During the period of the exhibition Carsten Höller: LEBEN (July 10, 2014–January 4, 2015), up to two guests are invited to book a night in the Belgian German artist’s acclaimed Elevator Bed.

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
Contact: Volker Klier
Phone: +43 1 906 166 102
Wednesday to Friday 8 am–8 pm, Saturday 8 am–1 pm > >

DURATION: July 11, 2014 until January 4, 2015


Café / Restaurant Die AU

Another novelty at the TBA21–Augarten anniversary was the official launch of the café/restaurant Die AU (Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna). The Café had been opened for an exclusive sneak peak during the opening of Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors. In the meantime, the finishing touches have been added to serve a traditional Viennese Cuisine with a contemporary twist at Die AU.> >

LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary,
TBA21 Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria


Gustinus Ambrosi

In November 2011 the Belvedere Museum announced their institutional collaboration with the TBA21 foundation for a renewable period of four years. Augarten Contemporary, as the space was called under the curatorship of the Belvedere, became TBA21's new exhibition venue. Upon a closer inspection of the site it became obvious that the history of the spaces, too, needed investigation. Prior to the ten years of presenting contemporary art under the curatorship of the Belvedere, the premises had been devoted entirely to the exhibition of a single artist’s works, namely to the work of Gustinus Ambrosi (1893–1975). One part of the building complex is still dedicated to a strictly monographic presentation of his art.> >

LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary,
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria

TBA21 announces new collaboration with Belvedere

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and the Belvedere are pleased to announce their institutional collaboration for a renewable period of four years, starting on May 29, 2012. The aim of the collaboration is to expand the programming of Augarten Contemporary under the leadership of TBA21 and to engage in shared cultural activities to spark the appreciation of contemporary art in Vienna and within an international context. The collaboration proposes a model for a mutually beneficial partnership between a public museum and a private foundation.> >

Photo: © Margherita Spiluttini