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
Born in Bonn in 1970, Jens Liebchen has lived in Berlin since the early 1990s, and studied ethnology at the Free University of Berlin. Since 1995 he has devoted himself entirely to photography. From 2010 to 2013 he lived and worked in Japan. His works have been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Politics & Art – Art & Politics attracted special attention and was shown by the Goethe Institute in a touring exhibition throughout the world. Another focus of his work has been on books. His book DL07 – Stereotypes of War, a Photographic Investigation was given a prominent place in Parr/Badger’s The Photobook – A History. Jens Liebchen featured in the project The La Brea Matrix in Los Angeles. Over the last few years, Liebchen has held numerous workshops for the Goethe Institute. His works are represented in national and international collections including the Art Collection of the German Bundestag (Parliament), the DZ Bank Art Collection in Frankfurt, the French National Library in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.