KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH
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. In addition to Sigrun and Günther Kollitsch, since 2015 Frank Falderbaum and Hans Vieth have been employed as curators and consultants, bringing contemporary art items to the collection from their base in Cologne. 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.
The current SCHAU….5 exhibition features 121 works by 47 contemporary international artists. It offers an insight into the wide range of artistic forms of expression on a variety of modern-day issues and incorporates works created using different mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography and video art.
Featured artist of the month
Peter Klare was born in Jena in Germany in 1969. He studied painting in Maldonado, Uruguay from 1987 to 1988 and at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich from 1992 to 1996. In 1996, he continued his studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in 1998. His works have been featured in international solo and group exhibitions including at the Galeria Leyendecker in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, the Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris, the Union Gallery in London and Deitch Projects in New York City. Peter Klare has been living and working in Berlin since 2002.