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 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
Eva Schlegel was born in Hall, Tyrol, in 1960. She studied under Oswald Oberhuber at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1979 to 1985. From 1997 to 2006 she worked as a professor of art and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and she has chaired the University Council at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz since 2008. In 2011 Eva Schlegel was appointed commissioner for the Austrian pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennial. As well as featuring in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Austria and elsewhere, she herself was represented as an artist at the Venice Biennial in 1990 and 1995. Eva Schlegel lives and works in Vienna.