Tag: Vienna

Escape: Carsten Höller – Leben

I went to Vienna to sleep in an artist’s bed. Positioned inside of tba21, a beautiful former studio now exhibition space inside of the even more beautiful Augarten in the 2nd district of Vienna, the bed is part of an exhibition also including two aviaries with two finches each and combined by a big scale, a giant floating tank, light and mushroom installations as well as two video works by the artist, Carsten Höller.
Do you remember the exhibition in Hamburger Bahnhof where the giant hall was occupied with reindeers, even more finches, and a display of all shapes of fly agarics? And in the middle the giant bed? The Viennese version is a kind of re-installment of the Berlin exhibition, just a littler easier to digest for those staying over night. Like me.

At home: Alexander Heslop

Alexander is living in Neubau, Vienna. His endless love for delicious pastry at a classic Kaffeehaus, his profound knowledge of traditional outfitters and his unbeatable intelligent sarcasm make him one of my dearest guides through this wonderful yet depressing old city.