Exhibition view: Installation made of thousands of translucent silicone threads inside the temple of Theseus

Susanna Fritscher

This year’s exhibition in the Theseus Temple is an immersive environment by artist Susanna Fritscher (born 1960, Austria). Commissioned by the Kunsthistorisches Museum and created specifically for this unique architectural setting, the work consists of a parcours formed by thousands of translucent silicone threads stretched from ceiling to floor.

Suspended between painted steel lattices that echo the geometric patterns of the Temple’s neo-classical interior, the installation appears to be in constant movement. A gentle, quivering vibration sustained by the flow of air and accentuated by the passage of natural light seems almost to give it its own breath. As we enter the work, our perception and experience of the space is transformed, shifting continuously as we move through it and heightening our awareness of our own physical presence.

The effect of Fritscher’s installation is subtle, restrained and contemplative. It responds to the intimacy of the building, the milkiness of the light and the fragility of its own materiality, folding outside and inside worlds into each other. It has no narrative, preferring instead an open-ended relationship with its visitors, who bring meaning to the work through their own presence and movement through it. It does what all great artworks do: it rewards us for our patient engagement with it. On display throughout the late spring and summer and into the early autumn, it will change with the seasons, following the arc of the sun as the days first become longer and then shorter.

Venue

Theseustempel

Volksgarten
1010 Wien
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Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Fri. 30 Jul 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 31 Jul 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 01 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

August

  • Mon. 09 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 10 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 16 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 17 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 23 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 24 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 31 Aug 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

September

  • Wed. 01 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 07 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 13 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 14 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 20 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 21 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October

  • Fri. 01 Oct 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Oct 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Oct 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.