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
Megan Rooney was born in 1985. She studied at the University of Toronto from 2005 to 2009 and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). She then went on to complete a Master’s degree at the Goldsmith College in London from 2009 to 2011. Megan Rooney’s works have been featured in various international exhibitions and most recently in solo exhibitions including Salzburger Kunstverein (2020), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2020), at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2019), in 2017 at Tramway, Glasgow, and the Division Gallery, Toronto as well as in group exhibitions with the David Roberts Art Foundation, London, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018). Her performance Poor Memory was shown as part of the supporting programme at the Swiss pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. She lives and works in London.