Le Méridien Wien
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Art at design and trend Hotel in Vienna

Philosophy...

To support the contemporary art scene in Vienna and to actively make it accessible to our guests - for Le Méridien Vienna these are two equally important missions. The entire building is dedicated to the presentation of art and the introduction of interesting art institutes and events.  

 

Many artists, primarily those working in Vienna, have created artwork especially for Le Méridien Vienna: Ilse Haider two sculptural portraits of the well-known Austrian actors Romy Schneider and Oskar Werner. Irene Andessner a multi-media documentary of her performance "Irrlichter" ("Ghost Lights"), in which she retraces the life of a Viennese State Opera dancer and later wife of a Habsburg archduke. Walter Schnabl the "Shield of Achilles" - a large, golden disk that appears to be in motion through the use of dynamic light. Gudrun Kampl the lettering "Schlaf" ("sleep") that hangs behind the reception desk, as well as two of her floating body shapes. Peter Sengl a double portrait with his wife Susanne. Claudia Nebel uses the red carpet on which the guests of the "First Night at Le Méridien Vienna" entered the hotel as an energy canvas. Photographs by Matthias Herrmann and Fritz Simak, artwork by Daniel Bottero, paintings by Katharina Prantl, Bertram Hasenauer and TOMAK complete the permanently displayed collection.

Clemens Wolf installed one of his fence pieces in the lobby, Brigitte Bruckner-Mikl (inspired by the unusual Le Méridien "vehicle fleet") her painting "Vespa (Vitesse)". David Postl created a wall piece for the corridor to the garage that deals with coming and going, finding and leaving behind.

 

Design Hotel Vienna - Le Meridien Vienna - Romy Schneider
Ilse Haider - Romy Schneider
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Carlos Perez - Alicia y las Maravillas
Design Hotel Vienna - Le Meridien Vienna
​​Irene Andessner - Irrlichter


Supporting art...

Students and graduates of the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts show alternating works in the "Video Lounge @ Le Méridien", curated by Bettina Henkel (lecturer for art and digital media and head of the media lab). In cooperation with the fashion department of the University of Applied Arts, new concepts and designs by the students are regularly showcased. Cooperations with Kunsthalle Wien and the Unlock-Art partner 21er Haus are also reflected in the presentation of artwork.

Last but not least, there is Le Méridien Vienna's "ARTIST SPACE", in which young artists can hold exhibitions according to their own design.

The piece "Alicia y las Maravillas" is from such an exhibition, made available for display in the bar by Carlos Perez. The artist sees it as a reference to perception after drug use: Alice, who – through "les paradis artificiels" – reaches her Wonderland. He can't say which topics and subjects inspire him to create pictures when he sifts through his material – it's not about researching specific topics, but rather an awareness of the things with which he is confronted every day. Without a doubt these are issues that are connected to his own situation, his experiences and memories.
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