The name Habsburg fits the Augarten well; after all, this Baroque park was for many years owned by the former imperial dynasty. What Francesca Habsburg has created there, however, is far removed from imperial Baroque splendor: In her exhibition hall "Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - Augarten" (TBA21), she offers an unusually contemporary program of art. The focus is on exhibitions and performances. The collection of the art patron Francesca Habsburg encompasses great names such as Ai Weiwei, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Dan Flavin, Andreas Gursky, Hans Schabus, Cindy Sherman, Simon Starling, Heimo Zobernig and many more besides.
Several temporary exhibitions are held at TBA21 every year - with free admission. A constant stream of spectacular performances are organized, most recently when film-maker Ragnar Kjartansson filmed the Icelandic novel World Light by Halldór Laxness in front of a live audience. In summer, the Augarten around TBA21 serves as a stage for the so-called ephemeropteræ Performances, in which open-air acts explore the living traditions and past articulations of poetry, literature, performance and speech-based artistic practices.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - AugartenScherzergasse 1, 1020 Wien
- We - Th, 12:00 - 17:00
- Fr - Su, 12:00 - 19:00
- (Swinging doors 200 cm wide )
- Ramp 500 cm long , 70 cm high
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
All rooms on one level, access to the exhibition rooms and to the restaurant/café: no steps, shop and café accessible via a ramp.
- Main entrance