Augarten Activities

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.
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DURATION: July 11 until November 23, 2014

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

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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–November 23, 2014), up to two guests are invited to book a night in the Belgian German artist’s acclaimed Elevator Bed.

RESERVATIONS:
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
E-mail: guestservices.vienna@sofitel.com
Contact: Volker Klier
Phone: +43 1 906 166 102
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DURATION: July 11 until November 23, 2014

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ephemeropteræ 2014
6 spoken word performances

Every second Friday evening, from June 27 to September 5, the Augarten will be transformed into a site of hospitality and artistic expression. In 6 ephemeral episodes, the series explores the rich traditions and evanescent articulations of poetry, literature, performance, and language-based artistic practice by protagonists representing a wide generational and cultural range of interpreters.> >

DURATION: June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 5, from 7 pm

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

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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

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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