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
Ulu Braun was born in Schongau in Bavaria in 1976. He studied painting and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts Vienna under Professors Christian Ludwig Attersee and Wolfgang Herzig (1996 – 1999). He then completed film studies at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (2001 – 2006) followed by the receipt of a DAAD scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in the field of Arts, Time & Space (2007 – 2008). He has received several awards including the prize for ‘Best Film – German Section' at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (2017), the Berlin Art Prize (2014) and the Marler Video Art Prize (2014). His works have featured at institutions such as the Berlinische Galerie (2017), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2015), Bonn Museum of Art (2010) and Kunsthalle Vienna (2009). Ulu Braun is a member of the YKON artists’ collective and together with Roland Rauschmeier, is co-founder of the artistic duo BitteBitteJaJa. He lives and works in Berlin.