Ausstellung des Künstlers Ólafur Elíasson "Baroque Baroque", 21. November 2015 - 6. März 2016, im Winterpalais Prinz Eugen von Savoyen in Wien
“I find it inspiring that the baroque exhibited such confidence in the fluidity of the boundaries between models of reality and, simply, reality. The presentation of my works at the Winter Palace is based on trust in the possibility of constructing reality according to our shared dreams and desires and faith in the idea that constructions and models are as real as anything.”
Art Contemporary (TBA21) are pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition with the Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Conceived by Francesca von Habsburg in collaboration with Agnes Husslein, BAROQUE BAROQUE is an ambitious venture that brings together and reconnects some of Eliasson’s most distinguished works from the holdings of TBA21 and the Juan and Patricia Vergez Collection. The overview of artworks from two decades of Eliasson’s artistic practice will explore the affinities between his work and the extraordinary baroque setting of the Belvedere’s Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna.
Alongside these works, new site-specific interventions will activate and articulate the historical ensemble, establishing a dialogue between the volubility of the baroque architecture and the modulating perception provided by Eliasson’s artworks.