Bob Rennie on the roof of the Wing Sang building. 
In the background: Martin Creed, Work No. 851: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, 2008
AND Dan Graham. Two Half Cylinders, 2008/ Courtesy Rennie Collection Bob Rennie on the roof of the Wing Sang building. In the background: Martin Creed, Work No. 851: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, 2008 AND Dan Graham. Two Half Cylinders, 2008/ Courtesy Rennie Collection

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first work that I acquired was On Top of the World (1933) by Norman Rockwell. It was 1974, I was 18 years old. I lived in very humble surroundings. My girlfriend Mieko, who ... read more

Mar 04th, 2015 – AllCollectingCollectors

Interview with Bob Rennie

Rennie Collection at Wing Sang – Vancouver, Canada

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first work that I acquired was On Top of the World ... read more

Hatoum_A__1206844Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot, 2006 AND Quarters, 1996/ Courtesy Rennie Collection, Photo: Site Photography
GRAHR56132 BU_GRAHR56132Rodney Graham, Paddler, Mouth of the Seymour, 2012-2013/ Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Photo: Stefan Altenburger
Balloons_Exterior_03Martin Creed, Work No. 329, 2004/ Courtesy Rennie Collection, Photo: Site Photography (Detail)
Balloons_and_Windows_Horiz_02Martin Creed, Work No. 329, 2004/ Courtesy Rennie Collection, Photo: Site Photography
Wing Sang_04Martin Creed Work No. 851: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, 2008 AND Dan Graham, Two Half Cylinders, 2008 AND Thomas Houseago, Untitled Striding Figure, 1, 2007/ Courtesy Rennie Collection, Photo: Martin Tessler (Detail)
Runner 7744Martin Creed, Work No. 1,000: Broccoli prints, 2009-2010 AND Work No. 850, 2008/ Courtesy Rennie Collection, Photo: Site Photography
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Entrance of gallery with work 'Wishbone' by Danh Vo, 2014 (photo: Kei Okano) Entrance of gallery with work 'Wishbone' by Danh Vo, 2014 (photo: Kei Okano)

Certainly no newcomer to Tokyo’s ever-growing art scene, Take Ninagawa has successfully managed to hold its own since its opening in early 2008. Owner and director Atsuko Ninagawa has dedicated herself to promoting emerging Japanese artists within a cross-generational, international framework. Before opening her own gallery in ... read more

Feb 25th, 2015 – AllCollecting

Take Ninagawa Gallery – Tokyo, Japan

Insight: Galleries

Certainly no newcomer to Tokyo’s ever-growing art scene, Take Ninagawa has successfully managed to hold its own since its opening in early 2008. Owner and ... read more

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAtsuko Ninagawa (photo: Katsuhiro Saiki)
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Whispers: Ulay on Ulay Whispers: Ulay on Ulay

“We always project into the future or reflect in the past, but we are so little in the present.“ This statement by performance artist Marina Abramovic arguably reflects best what performance art is all about: celebrating the here and now by inspiring the audience to focus on ... read more

Feb 18th, 2015 – AllLibrary

Performance on Paper

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“We always project into the future or reflect in the past, but we are so little in the present.“ This statement by performance artist Marina ... read more

LizMagicLaserPublic Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit by Liz Magic Laser (inside view)
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The museum is one of the most established yet simultaneously questioned institution today. Within debates that circle around its educational function, its relationship to curators or independent collectors, the issue one repeatedly comes back to is the question of how museums can adapt to modern claims. Interestingly ... read more

Feb 11th, 2015 – AllCollectingCollectors

The Digital Museum

On the importance of the museum’s web presence

The museum is one of the most established yet simultaneously questioned institution today. Within debates that circle around its educational function, its relationship to curators ... read more

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Lifeline, from the series 'Discoloured' by Berni Searle, 1999/ courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town/ Johannesburg and The Walther Collection Lifeline, from the series 'Discoloured' by Berni Searle, 1999/ courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town/ Johannesburg and The Walther Collection

Devoted photography collector Artur Walther has grown his collection since the 1990s, cultivating one of the most expansive and prominent selections of African and Asian photography to date. In 2011, Walther brought this collection to a new, U.S.-based audience with the inauguration of The Walther Collection Project ... read more

Feb 04th, 2015 – AllCollectingCollectors

Portraiture Confronting a Land’s Traumatic Past

The Walther Collection – Project Space New York – New York City, USA

Devoted photography collector Artur Walther has grown his collection since the 1990s, cultivating one of the most expansive and prominent selections of African and Asian ... read more

1_cropGulu Real Art Studio (detail) by Martina Bacigalupo, 2013 / courtesy of the artist and The Walther Collection
5_cropStill Life: Lying Down Textiles (detail) by Grace Ndiritu, 2005-2007/ courtesy of the artist and The Walther Collection
2_crop Nosi 'Ginga' Marumo, Yeoville, Johannesburg (detail), from the series 'Faces and Phases' by Zanele Muholi, 2007/ courtesy Stevenson Cape Town/ Johannesburg and The Walther Collection and
3cropConcentration Camp Graves, Brandfort, from the series 'Landscapes' by Santu Mofokeng, 1999/ courtesy of Lunetta Bartz/MAKER, Johannesburg and The Walther Collection
artur_walther_0521_cropPortrait of Artur Walther/ photo: Orla Connolly.
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'We Know' by Elizabeth Price (installation view) 'We Know' by Elizabeth Price (installation view)

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first artwork I acquired was a mixed-media painting by Pep Agut, which is quite ironic if you consider that the focus of my collection is on time-based media art. However, I still love ... read more

Jan 28th, 2015 – AllCollectingCollectors

Interview with Julia Stoschek

Julia Stoschek Collection – Düsseldorf, Germany

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first artwork I acquired was a mixed-media painting by Pep Agut, ... read more

1_cropped'The Tent' by Elizabeth Price (installation view)
5_cropped_bJulia Stoschek in front of the 'Kill-Wallpaper' by Sturtevant (2003) in the exhibition 'Number Eight' (2014) / photo: Şirin Şimşek
4_cropped_bJulia Stoschek Collection / photo: Ullrich Schwarz
3_cropepd_bJulia Stoschek Collection / photo: Ullrich Schwarz
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'33 Artists in 3 Acts' by Sarah Thornton '33 Artists in 3 Acts' by Sarah Thornton

Artists and cultural producers open up new perspectives and establish unknown connections. They write and visualize worlds that would otherwise most probably remain hidden to us. But how does it look like inside the heads of these artists and what does it actually mean to think creatively? ... read more

Jan 21st, 2015 – AllLibrary

A Glimpse Into the Mind of Creatives

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Artists and cultural producers open up new perspectives and establish unknown connections. They write and visualize worlds that would otherwise most probably remain hidden to ... read more

Obrist'Think Like Clouds' by Hans Ulrich Obrist
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Palazzo Grassi in Venice, 2011 Palazzo Grassi in Venice, 2011

An observable trend of the past years and a safe prediction for 2015 is that the concept of the „single – donor“ museum is at the forefront. Now more than ever, private art collectors are opening up their collection to the public by founding influential institutions such ... read more

Jan 14th, 2015 – AllCollectingCollectors

How to Pass On a Passion

On long-term challenges for new private museums

An observable trend of the past years and a safe prediction for 2015 is that the concept of the „single – donor“ museum is at ... read more

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Daniel Teo (photo: Fei Long) Daniel Teo (photo: Fei Long)

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? Over thirty years ago, I started collecting works of Singaporean Artists, namely Jimmy Ong, Chua Ek Kay and Goh Beng Kwan. As I believe that society has to progress and the arts are the ... read more

Jan 07th, 2015 – AllCollectingCollectors

Interview with Daniel Teo

The Private Museum – Singapore, Singapore

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? Over thirty years ago, I started collecting works of Singaporean Artists, namely ... read more

Photo #02_croppedLandscape Series, Liu Wei, 2004 (photo: Jeremy San)
Photo #01_croppedleft: To Add a Meter to an Unknown Mountain, Ma Liuming, 1995 / right: Landscape Series, Liu Wei, 2004 (photos: Jeremy San)
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