Opening date: 21 September, 2023 6 pm
The exhibition Mediating Time and Charm, organized in collaboration with the Esterházy Privatstiftung and the Esterházy Hungary Foundation at Q Contemporary, reflects on the Treasury of the Esterházy Castle in Forchenstein through the toolkit of contemporary art. The Wunderkammer —usually referred to as the Kunst- und Wunderkammer— in the Forchenstein Castle, which stands on the foothills of the Rosalia Mountains in Burgenland, is one of the oldest curiosity cabinets, intact for centuries.
The exhibition highlights the dialogue unfolding in the exhibition spaces between historical artefacts selected by contemporary artists and their individual reflections. This dialogue between historical and contemporary artworks, in addition to creating singular and intriguing juxtapositions, fits well with Esterházy Art Echo’s ambition to emphasise the importance of intergenerational links by bridging past and present, traditional and contemporary approaches. By supporting cultural projects, the Esterházy Hungary Foundation continues the patronage tradition of the historic Esterházy family while keeping alive the transnational intellectual heritage and cultural influence of the famous family in East Austria and the Pannonian region.
Curator: Mónika Zsikla