This new exhibition series envisaged for the Upper Belvedere and entitled Intervention was launched in spring 2007. Twice a year, contemporary artists from Austria have since then been invited to relate their own works to the Belvedere’s building and holdings. These interventions offer visitors new and unusual insights into the institution’s permanent collections, encompassing the periods from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
From April onwards, Christian Hutzinger is going to present a wall painting conceived especially for the Upper Belvedere’s Baroque orchestra corridor. In his works, the Viennese artist starts out from geometric forms, bows, and knots, which he subsequently reorganises into new formal patterns through variation and repetition. The basic architectural form of the orchestra corridor’s curved window frames serves as the starting point for Hutzinger’s intervention: it will be projected onto the walls covered in two shades of blue as an ornamental element.