Fredrikson Stallard are presenting an installation commissioned by Swarovski in the Marble Hall at the Upper Belvedere until June 2017. The Belvedere is one of the world’s most stunning baroque landmarks and since 2001 has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As one of Austria’s most renowned museums the Belvedere houses an impressive collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.
In the Upper Belvedere’s Marble Hall, two Baroque paintings by Ignaz Heinitz von Heinzenthal from the time of Prince Eugene are currently being restored and in their place, the two-part installation Hurricane by Fredrikson Stallard is on show. Hurricane is a set of two gold mirrors created from crushed mirror-polished aluminium. Each piece is hand-formed with unique folds and angles, which serve to highlight the Belvedere’s baroque aesthetic and the important artworks within, in particular its large collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt; their golden elements harmonizing with the installation’s reflections. The mirrors’ surfaces reflect the light shining into the building back into the room, while abstract reflections of the two-story Marble Hall appear within the installations themselves.
30th September 2016 – 30th June 2017
Belvedere Museum Vienna
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Wien, Austria
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
This post was written by Emily