»Love Story«

Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection


Marina Abramovic, David Altmejd, Carl Andre, Matthew Barney, Georg Baselitz, Valérie Belin, Larry Bell, Matthew Brannon, James Lee Byars, John Chamberlain, Nigel Cooke, Richard Deacon, Thomas Demand, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana,  Barnaby Furnas, Adrian Ghenie, Antony Gormley, Rodney Graham, Kevin Francis Gray, Andreas Gursky, Wade Guyton, Guyton/Walker, Eberhard Havekost, Thomas Helbig, Gregor Hildebrandt, Shirazeh Houshiary, Nathan Hylden, Kathleen Jacobs, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Jacob Kassay, Anselm Kiefer, Yayoi Kusama, Claude Lévêque, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Robert Longo, Sarah Lucas, Robert Mangold, Piero Manzoni, Christian Marclay, Agnes Martin, John McCracken, Adam McEwen, Julie Mehretu, Mario Merz, Matthew Monahan, Robert Morris, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Giulio Paolini, Adam Pendleton, Joyce Pensato, Grayson Perry, Paola Pivi, Jaume Plensa, Seth Price, Rashid Rana, Gerhard Richter, Charles Ross, Sterling Ruby, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Scheibitz, Sean Scully, Dirk Skreber, Tony Smith, Peter Stauss, Frank Stella, Rudolf Stingel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Günther Uecker, Bernar Venet, Kelley Walker, Jeff Wall, Rebecca Warren, Lawrence Weiner, Rachel Whiteread, Christopher Williams, Christopher Wool, Erwin Wurm, Lisa Yuskavage, Toby Ziegler, Thomas Zipp, Heimo Zobernig; curated by Severin Dünser and Luisa Ziaja


Belvedere Winterpalais and 21er Haus, Vienna

June 15 — October 5, 2014


As hinted at in the title, the exhibition revolves around a passion: the passion connecting the French-Austrian collecting couple Anne and Wolfgang Titze and fine arts.  This special relationship began rather cautiously regarding certain forms of expression and materials, such as the formal coolness of Minimal and Concept Art of the 1960s. Through an intense involvement – also with the more easily accessible Arte Povera – a common passion grew out of initial reservations and flowered into an outstanding art collection. Some 20 years later, Minimal and Conceptual Art as well as Arte Povera are still at the heart of the collection that meanwhile has been purposefully extended to include the most current developments. This is the first public appearance of a selection of ca. 130 works of around 90 artists, in a charming interplay between the baroque interior of the Winterpalais and the modern pavilion architecture of the 21er Haus.
At the center of the exhibition at the 21er Haus, works by the pioneers of reduction of the 1950s, Minimal and Conceptual Art of the 1960s converge. Recent trends in painting, sculpture and photography revolve around this junction and re-adopt issues of body, space, gesture and image. A steel sculpture by Bernar Venet, located between Upper Belvedere and castle pond, confronts historical architecture and contemporary form – a leitmotif that is continued in the Winterpalais. There, the site-specific presentation brings conceptual and figurative painterly approaches, such as post-war German art, works of Arte Povera, modern and post-modern sculpture in a variety of materials as well as current imagery in dialogue with the former residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy.
Between the white museum wall and gilded stucco the exhibits unfold an interaction of appealing contrasts, which here and there opens up new perspectives both on the spaces as well as on the works staged in them.