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. The different artistic positions for the collection and for exhibitions are partly selected by Sigrun and Günther Kollitsch themselves and partly in collaboration with various curators and advisers. 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.
Featured artist of the month
Jan Paul Evers
Jan Paul Evers was born in Cologne in 1982. He studied free art at the Braunschweig University of Art under Prof. Nicola Torke, Prof. Dörte Eißfeldt and Prof. Thomas Rentmeister from 2005 to 2011. He has received several awards and scholarships including the Fine Arts Advancement Award from the State of North Rhine Westphalia (2012), a work scholarship from the Kunstfonds Foundation, Bonn (2012), a work scholarship from Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen (2014) and the ‘junger westen’ art prize from the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (2015). He recently also won a scholarship from the Krupp Foundation for Contemporary German Photography, Essen (2016) and the ars viva prize 2017. His works have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad as well as being featured in public and private collections. Jan Paul Evers lives and works in Cologne.