VERBUND COLLECTION: The art collection of VERBUND

The VERBUND COLLECTION was created in 2004 by VERBUND AG, Austria’s leading power company and one of Europe’s leading producers of electricity from hydropower. It is a first-class company collection with a contemporary, international focus.

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ASPIRATION of the VERBUND COLLECTION
We want to discover artistic positions that were previously hidden, make them visible, and leave a trace in the cultural memory and in art history. 

That is why the VERBUND COLLECTION places art from the 1970s in dialogue with present-day positions. At this time, many artists moved away from painting and created entirely new forms of expression. They began to discover their own bodies as a medium. Photography, video, film and performance became established as independent art forms. 

MAXIM
In accordance with the maxim “Depth not breadth”, entire groups of works of artists are collected in order to facilitate a deeper discussion of the creative phases. In line with this maxim, we publish monographs on the collection’s female artists: Birgit Jürgenssen, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Renate Bertlmann and Louise Lawler.

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Am Hof 6a
1010 Vienna

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Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, the Vertical Gallery remains closed. 
Nevertheless, we remain #closedbutactive and offer tours of the exhibition on Instagram (German only) and Facebook (German only).

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FOCUS ON FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE
In order to emphasise the pioneering work done by the female artists of the 1970s, Gabriele Schor coined the term “Feminist Avant-Garde”. This focal point encompasses almost 600 artworks by 82 artists. They make a theme of their bodies, question the diktat of beauty, and deal with the construct of female identities. Since 2010, the exhibition of the same name has toured to 15 cities in Europe and has been on display in venues including the Centre de Cultura Contemporánia in Barcelona, the Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and in the Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna. 

FOCUS ON THE PERCEPTION OF SPACES AND PLACES
The focal point “Perception of spaces and places” creates links between groups of works that deal with spatial phenomena. It includes works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Joachim Koester, Louise Lawler, Gordon Matta-Clark, Fred Sandback, and Jeff Wall.

The permanent intervention Yellow Fog by Olafur Eliasson (German only) on the façade of the VERBUND building also belongs to this focal point and can be seen daily at sunset. 

Gabriele Schor

Founding director

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Theresa Dann

Curatorial assistant

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From March 22, 2021 until May 15, 2022 on parental leave

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The VERBUND COLLECTION comprises artworks by 117 female artists and 40 male artists. 

 FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE of the 1970s PERCEPTION OF SPACES AND PLACES  IDENTITY 
 Helena Almeida
Emma Amos
Sonia Andrade
Eleanor Antin
Anneke Barger
Lynda Benglis
Judith Bernstein
Renate Bertlmann
Tomaso Binga
Dara Birnbaum
Teresa Burga
Marcella Campagnano                                
Elizabeth Catlett
Judy Chicago
Linda Christanell
Veronika Dreier
Orshi Drozdik
Lili Dujourie
Mary Beth Edelson
Renate Eisenegger
Rose English
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Gerda Fassel
Esther Ferrer
Eulàlia Grau
Barbara Hammer
Margaret Harrison
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Alexis Hunter
Mako Idemitsu
Sanja Iveković
Anne Marie Jehle
Birgit Jürgenssen
Kirsten Justesen
Auguste Kronheim
Ketty La Rocca
Leslie Labowitz
Suzanne Lacy
Katalin Ladik
Suzy Lake
Brigitte Lang
Natalia LL
Lea Lublin
Karin Mack
Dindga McCannon
Ana Mendieta
Annette Messager
Anita Münz
Rita Myers
Senga Nengudi
Lorraine O’Grady
ORLAN
Florentina Pakosta
Gina Pane
Letícia Parente
Ewa Partum
Friederike Pezold
Margot Pilz
Howardena Pindell
Ingeborg G. Pluhar
Lotte Profohs
Angels Ribé
Ulrike Rosenbach
Martha Rosler
Brigitte Aloise Roth
Suzanne Santoro
Carolee Schneemann
Lydia Schouten
Elaine Shemilt
Cindy Sherman
Penny Slinger
Annegret Soltau
Anita Steckel
Gabriele Stötzer
Betty Tompkins
Regina Vater
Marianne Wex
Hannah Wilke
Martha Wilson
Francesca Woodman
Nil Yalter
 Vito Acconci
Francis Alÿs
Uta Barth
Bernd und Hilla Becher
Johanna Billing
Barbara Bloom
Ulla von Brandenburg
Tom Burr
Miriam Cahn
Janet Cardiff und George Bures Miller                                   
Georgia Creimer
Olafur Eliasson
Ceal Floyer
Simryn Gill
Teresa Hubbard und Alexander Birchler
Joachim Koester
Moussa Kone
Louise Lawler
Gordon Matta-Clark
Ursula Mayer
Anthony McCall
Ernesto Neto
Loan Nguyen
Ingo Nussbaumer
Gabriel Orozco
Erkan Özgen, Sener Özmen und Cengiz Tekin
Elodie Pong
Wilfredo Prieto
Ed Ruscha,
Mario Sala
Fred Sandback
Melanie Schiff
Chiharu Shiota
Simon Starling
Annika Ström
Sergio de la Torre
Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Jeff Wall
Lawrence Weiner
James Welling
Christopher Williams
David Wojnarowicz
 Monika Baer
Cecil Beaton
Maria Luise Bussmann
Simon Fujiwara
Gilbert & George
Kate Gilmore
Nan Goldin
Aneta Grzeszykowska
Maria Hahnenkamp
Jenny Holzer
Sigune Hamann
Lena Henke
Peter Hujar
Michel Journiac
Annette Kelm
Jürgen Klauke
Jakob Lena Knebl                      
Roberta Lima
Sarah Lucas
Urs Lüthi
Tahmineh Monzavi
Laura Ribero
Aïda Ruilova
Adam Rzepecki
Tomoko Sawada
Markus Schinwald
Stefanie Seibold
Lorna Simpson
John Stezaker
Sophie Thun
Gillian Wearing

 

The international Advisory Board is made up of the founding director Gabriele Schor and a changing selection of international experts. 

Members of the Board of Trustees
Philipp Kaiser: independent curator in Los Angeles (former director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne)
Jessica Morgan: director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York (former curator at the Tate Modern in London)
Camille Morineau: founder and head of AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibition) (former curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne and Centre Pompidou, Paris)
Sean Rainbird: director of the National Gallery Ireland (former curator at the Tate Modern in London)
Marc-Olivier Wahler, director of the Chalet Society in Paris (former director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris)


Lisa Trapp
curatorial assistant of the VERBUND COLLECTION

Theresa Dann
curatorial assistant of the VERBUND COLLECTION
From March 22, 2021 until May 15, 2022 on maternity leave
Numerous national and international museums and exhibition houses have presented artworks of the VERBUND COLLECTION as items on loan in their exhibitions.


National borrowers

21er Haus, Vienna
ALBERTINA, Vienna
ALBERTINA MODERN, Vienna
BACA Kunstforum,Vienna
Belvedere, Vienna
Kunsthalle Krems
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Kunsthaus Bregenz
Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
MAK – Museum of Applied Art, Vienna
MUMOK – Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
MUSA – Museum, Startgalerie, Artothek, Vienna
Museum der Moderne am Mönchsberg, Salzburg
Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt
OÖ Kulturquartier des Landes Oberösterreich, Linz         
OÖ Landesmuseum, Linz
Taxispalais Innsbruck, Tyrol
Universalmuseum Joanneum Kunsthaus Graz
Graz, Westlicht, Vienna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International borrowers

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Germany
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
ARTER, Vehbi Koc Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
Bonniers Kunsthall Stockholm, Sweden
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland
Centre de la photographie, Geneva, Switzerland
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
C/O Berlin, Germany
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Galleria dell’ Academia Florenz, Italy
Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
Kunsthalle Vogelmann – Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Germany
KUNST MERAN | MERANO ARTE, Merano, Italy
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
Louisiana Museum, Humblebaeck, Demark
Mjellby Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
MOM Art Space, Hamburg, Germany
Monnaie de Paris, France
Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, León, Spain
Musée de la Dance Rennes, France
Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, USA
Österreichisches Kulturforum, Bratislava, Slovakia
Österreichisches Kulturforum, New York, USA
Photo España, Madrid, Spain
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Royal Academy of Arts London, UK
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, Germany
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stills - Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, UK
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Tate Liverpool, UK
Tate Modern, London, UK
Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA


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