VERBUND sees its efforts on behalf of contemporary art as part of its corporate culture. The SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna includes over 900 works by 120 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.

Current exhibitions

Works of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna

curated by Gabriele Schor

Louise Lawler's unusual photographs makes clear that our perception and meaning of an artwork is always influenced by its local and institutional environment. Depending on whether the artwork is in a gallery, in a museum, in a depot, in the auction house, in private rooms of collectors, its presence, impact and message change. Lawler does not change the particular situation in which she takes the artwork, but points to it.


Vertical Gallery of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection
Am Hof 6a
1010 Vienna

Exhibition Duration:
until 20. April 2019

The exhibition can be visited every Wednesday at 6 pm with a free guided tour.
Please register in advance at: or 50313-50044.

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna

curated by Gabriele Schor and Jana Vránová

With an exhibition of 300 works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection, Brno House of Arts is presenting one of the most important phenomena in the art history of the 1970s—the emancipation of women artists, who began to create their own new and collective self-determined image of women in an art world dominated by men. In line with the slogan “the private is political,” these artists reflected on stereotypical social expectations in their works.  

The exhibition is divided into five sections: reduction to mother, housewife and wife, role-plays, the normativity of beauty, female sexuality and the outbreak of social constraints. Many of the artists represented here moved away from the male-dominated genre of painting and turned to historically less predetermined media like photography, video, film, and performance. The founding director Gabriele Schor coined the term FEMINIST AVANTGARDE for this movement—as a way of underscoring its significance.

Exhibition themes:

Reduction to mother, housewife and wife
Alter Ego: Masquerade, Parody and Self-Representation
Sexuality and Objectification
Normativity and Beauty
Locked Up / Breaking Out


The Brno House of Arts
Malinovského nám. 2
60200 Brno
Czech Republic

Exhibition duration: 
until 24. February 2019

The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

International Center of Photography, New York CityJanuary - April 2020


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

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Yellow fog

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.

Due to technical reasons Yellow fog is currently out of order. 

A glimpse of the exhibition SHE´S HERE. Louise Lawler. Works of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna at the Vertical Gallery