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Würth Sculptures Garden

Amid the picturesque grounds of Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg, the Würth Sculpture Garden invites visitors to enjoy a personal encounter with contemporary art. The somewhat hidden-away location of this exhibition allows for an intensive dialogue with the pieces in an open setting.


Artworks you can touch

Many of the artworks blend harmoniously with the castle grounds. Others, for their part, are more grotesque, stimulating you to ponder. The materials are every bit as colorful of a collection as the artists themselves. The intentions and possibilities are likewise diverse. The “Modified Social Benches” of Jeppe Hein represent a humorous contribution lying somewhere between furniture and art. On Markus Redl’s “Stone 47”, you are tempted to become part of the object. And Magdalena Jetelová’s “Chair” appears at first sight to be an absurd piece of wood, though is actually a criticism of the media in totalitarian systems.

The Würth Collection

The Würth Sculpture Park at Schloss Arenberg and the Walk of Modern Art in the Salzburg historic district (since 2013) are expressions of the closeness between Salzburg City and Würth. In fact, the first of this company’s collectors’ pieces were exhibited in the City of Mozart back in 1991. A market leader in assembly and fastening materials, Würth also places major emphasis on art and culture.

Overview of the Art Pieces
  • Heinrich Brummack – Vases, 1998
  • Bernhard Heiliger – Giant Phoenix III, 1966
  • Jeppe Hein – Modified Social Bench #3 and #5, 2005
  • Magdalena Jetelová – Chair, 2000
  • Stephan Kern - untitled 2009 and untitled 2002
  • Helge Leiberg - Margarita, 2010
  • Markus Redl - Stone 47 [the moment of solidarization with metaphysics at the instant of its fall], 2006
  • Gertrude Reum -  untitled, 2007
  • Lun Tuchnowski  - Des Arts et des Lettres IV, 1997
  • Bernar Venet – 233.5° Arc x 4, 1998

Contact

Salzburg Stiftung der American Austrian Foundation
Arenbergstraße 10
5020 Salzburg
Tel. +43662 640101

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