VERBUND sees its efforts on behalf of contemporary art as part of its corporate culture. The SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna includes over 1.000 works by 142 artists. Its objective is to discover individual artistic positions that have been hidden until now and make them visible, thereby leaving a trace in our cultural memory.

FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE of the 1970s Works of the VERBUND Collection, Vienna

curated by Gabriele Schor

The CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona, is presenting more than 300 artworks from the VERBUND Collection that show how women artists in the 1970s first began to collectively redefine their own image of woman. As this significant artistic movement has been neglected in art histories to date, the collection director, Gabriele Schor, coined the term „feminist avant-garde” and introduced it into art-historical discourse—with the aim of highlighting these artists’ pioneering work. This thematic exhibition at CCCB and a comprehensive scholarly catalogue both contribute to expanding the male dominated avant-garde canon.

The exhibition is divided into five sections:
- The Reduction to Mother, Housewife, and Wife
- Alter Ego: Masquerade, Parody, and Role Plays
- Locked-up, Break-out
- Female Sexuality versus Objectification
- The Normativity of Beauty

CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona
Montalegre 5
08001 Barcelona

Exhibition Duration:
19 July 2019 - 6  January 2020

Installation shots: © CCCB, 2019. La Fotogràfica

EXHIBITION TOUR The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

International Center of Photography, New York City
May 3rd - September 6th, 2020


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Current publication by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection

Louise Lawler's exhibition catalogue


Works by Louise Lawler acquired by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna & Others
Gabriele Schor, Ed.

Published by the Walther König Bookshop

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Photo of the installation "Yellow Fog" at the VERBUND Headquarters

Yellow Fog is a permanent installation by the artist Olafur Eliasson along the façade of the VERBUND headquarters. The work was installed in 2008 in collaboration with the artist, and since then can be viewed daily for one hour at dusk.

Owing to technical problems, the Yellow fog is currently out of service.