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 exhibition

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

curated by Gabriele Schor, Hanne Beate Ueland, and Vibece Salthe

With an exhibition of 200 works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection, Stavanger Art Museum 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


Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Henrik Ibsensgate 55
4021 Stavanger

Exhibition duration: 16th of June - 14th October, 2018

Upcoming exhibitions

Works by Louise Lawler

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:
15. November 2018 - 20. March 2019

The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Dům umění města Brna, Brno, Czech Republic December 11th, 2018 - March 3rd, 2019
International Center of Photography, New York City
September 2019 - January 2020


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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.

Current publication by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection

Current publication by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection: Feminist Avant-Garde, Art of the 1970s

Feminist Avant-Garde
Art of the 1970s

SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna
Gabriele Schor, Ed.

Published by Prestel Verlag

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A glimpse of the exhibition Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna at the ZKM, Karlsruhe