KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH
At the beginning of 2014 Sigrun and Günther Kollitsch opened their new company headquarters, and in doing so they created not only a special place for their staff but also an appropriate setting with sufficient space for their personal sphere of interest – fine art. From this starting point the KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH was formed, enhancing the office building with contemporary art and aiming to combine the world of work with the world of art at a high level. In the modern, museum-like ambience of the generously proportioned listed building, contemporary art by young, innovative and also established artists is presented, the collection being changed on an annual basis. The changing exhibitions show works from the Kollitsch collection and loaned works, some of which can also be purchased.
The Kollitsch collection is a private collection of contemporary art with an international perspective, and has been steadily built up over past years. It includes works in all artistic media, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, photography and video, and offers a cross-section of the variety of artistic modes of expression over the whole spectrum of modern art.
Behind the KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH is an expert, committed team with a great passion for contemporary art and culture. In addition to Sigrun and Günther Kollitsch, since 2015 Frank Falderbaum and Hans Vieth have been employed as curators and consultants, bringing contemporary art items to the collection from their base in Cologne. The collection manager and exhibition director is Magdalena Koschat. All members of the team discuss the conceptual and content-based orientation of the collection, and together they work out future strategies.
Die aktuelle Ausstellung SCHAU….5 zeigt mit 121 Werken von 47 künstlerischen Positionen Gegenwartskunst im internationalen Vergleich. Sie gibt einen Einblick in die Vielfalt künstlerischer Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten zu den verschiedensten Themen der heutigen Zeit und umfasst Arbeiten in unterschiedlichen Medien, wie Malerei, Skulptur, Fotografie oder Videokunst.
Featured artist of the month
Rozbeh Asmani was born in Shiraz in Iran in 1983. He studied media art at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig from 2003 to 2009 where he was a master scholar of Günther Selichar from 2010 to 2012. He completed a postgraduate course at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 2012 to 2015. From 2015 to 2018, he was a member of the Junges Kolleg for young scholars at the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. Rozbeh Asmani has received numerous awards including a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Bonn (2008–2010), the Artist Development Prize from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (2013) and the working scholarship from the Art Foundation, Bonn (2018). His works have been featured in national and international solo and group exhibitions including the Museum of Prints and Drawings Berlin, the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, the Bonn Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig. He lives and works in Cologne.