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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.> >

DURATION: July 11, 2014 – January 4, 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
E-mail: guestservices.vienna@sofitel.com
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

International Projects


The Alien Within – A living laboratory of Western society

The eclectic installation Animatograph – Iceland-Edition (House of Parliament/House of Obsession) Destroy Thingvellir, from 2005 by the late German theatre director, filmmaker and visual artistChristoph Schlingensiefs forms the basis of the exhibition The Alien Within – A living laboratory of Western society, curated by Malmö Konsthall's director Diana Baldon, in partnership with Goethe Institut and realized in cooperation with TBA21. Taking inspiration from Schlingensief’s experimental ideas, Malmö Konsthall will implement a number of off-site events and educational workshops in various locations of Malmö.> >

DURATION: November 14, 2014 – March 1, 2015

LOCATION: Malmö Konsthall, S:t Johannesgatan 7, SE-205 80 Malmö, Sweden


Simon Fujiwara
Brother, 2014

Simon Fujiwara’ project Brother commissioned by TBA21, will send the artist on an investigative expedition into a fictional past and to the very real island of Jamaica:

“It won’t matter much to you, but my mother was once married to a man whose name I was never told, whose face I have never seen and who I had not heard about at all, not even a hint, until I was 22 years old. What if my mother and this man had had children? (She claims she didn’t, for the record). Could I have a brother? A half-­Jamaican, half‐British brother? A musician, perhaps, like his father? Or an artist, perhaps, like me? A new world opened up to me, a new version of myself that I now seemingly had no choice but to accept, to understand and to explore.” (Simon Fujiwara) > >

LOCATION: National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston


Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition

A major new site-specific exhibition on Isla del Coco, 550 kilometres off the coast of Costa Rica. Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition engages the narrative and legal identity of the island, contrasting historical legends of buried treasure with the island’s real status a natural treasure worthy of protection. In so doing the project embellishes the ‘treasure island’ imaginary by interrogating models of spectatorship and property rights, while venturing the question ‘How can an exhibition create its own legend?’> >