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Art in the public domain / 12.06.2011
Works of art can not only be seen in Vienna’s museums and galleries. Many corners of the city are dotted with art in the public domain – from installations to sculpture.
Works by international and Austrian artists are presented at selected locations in Vienna. Amongst the works on view are objects by Tony Cragg, Heimo Zobernig, Fritz Wotruba, Alfred Hrdlicka, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread and Henry Moore.
The aim of Art in the public domain is to invigorate and enhance public urban spaces with temporary and permanent projects. So, look around yourself the next time you go for a walk through the city. There is art to admire on almost every corner in Vienna. There are currently 45 exhibit points.
Here is a selection of artworks to be found within the Gürtel (the numbers refer to the numbers on the map, which can be downloaded as a PDF via the link at the end of the article):
- 1 Rachel Whiteread: Memorial to the Austria-Jewish victims of the Shoah, 2000 (1., Judenplatz)
- 2 Tony Cragg: Ferryman sculpture, 1997 (1., Georg-Coch-Platz in front of the PSK)
- 3 Olafur Eliasson: Light installation Yellow Fog, 2008 (1., Am Hof 6a)
- 5 Philip Johnson: Viennese Trio sculpture, 1996 (1., Franz-Josefs-Kai/Schottenring)
- 9 Fritz Wotruba: Large standing figure, 1962 (8., Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 6)
- 11 Alfred Hrdlicka: Memorial against war and fascism, 1988 (1., Dr.-Helmut-Zilk-Platz)
- 12 Franz West: Gerngroß Column, 2007 (6., Rahlgasse)
- 14 Ken Lum: Media installation Pi, 2006 (1., Westpassage Karlsplatz/Friedrichstraße)
- 16 Henry Moore: Hill Arches sculpture in the pond in front of the Church St. Charles, installed in 1978 (4., Karlsplatz)
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