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
Alina Kunitsyna was born in 1981 in Minsk, Belarus. She began training in her home town, where she studied painting and graphic design at the Lyceum of Art. From 2000-2002, she studied painting and graphic and design with Prof. Ursula Hübner at the University of Design in Linz, from 2003-2005 new media with Prof. Peter Kogler at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and in 2007 she received her diploma while studying with Prof. Constanze Ruhm. Alina Kunitsyna has received several awards, including the fine arts advancement award presented by the State of Carinthia in 2009, and the art and digital media prize presented by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2007. Her works have been displayed at solo and group exhibitions in Austria and abroad. The artist lives and works in Vienna and Damtschach, Carinthia.