'J’ai perdu ma tête' by Peter Granser, Edition Taube 'J’ai perdu ma tête' by Peter Granser, Edition Taube

Slowly but steadily, 2014 is drawing to a close. Once again it was a year full of a variety of outstanding art book publications, providing us with extensive material to discuss in our Library section. Today we would like to present two artists books that have achieved ... read more

Nov 19th, 2014 – AllLibrary

This years most beautiful art books

Library

Slowly but steadily, 2014 is drawing to a close. Once again it was a year full of a variety of outstanding art book publications, providing ... read more

BMW-Art-Guide_HatjeCantz_Cover_Trine-Sondergaard-Stasis'Stasis' by Trine Søndergaard, Hatje Cantz
BMW-Art-Guide_Peter_Granser_2'J’ai perdu ma tête' by Peter Granser, Edition Taube (insight)
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Office Baroque, Brussels (photo: Pieter Huybrechts) Office Baroque, Brussels (photo: Pieter Huybrechts)

For many in the art world, Brussels is the new Berlin. In the last couple of years, more and more artists have relocated to the Belgian capital, which, in addition to this influx, can count on a long and deep-rooted tradition in art collecting. Art dealer Wim ... read more

Nov 12th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Office Baroque – Brussels, Belgium

Insight: Galleries

For many in the art world, Brussels is the new Berlin. In the last couple of years, more and more artists have relocated to the ... read more

Installation_view_Aaron_Bobrow_Ventilator_Blues_Office_Baroque_2014_croppedInstallation view: Aaron Bobrow, 'Ventilator Blues' (Office Baroque 2014)
Installation_view_Mathew_Cerletty_Weird_Vibe_OfficeBaroque_Brussels_2014_croppedInstallation view: Mathew Cerletty, 'Weird Vibe' (Office Baroque 2014)
Installation view_Kyle_Thurman_Banana_Tourist_Office_Baroque_2013_2014_croppedInstallation view: Kyle Thurman, 'Banana Tourist' (Office Baroque 2013/2014)
Installation_view_Michel_Auder_Screen_Life_no_13&Polaroid_Office_Baroque_2013_croppedInstallation view: Michel Auder, 'Screen Life, No. 13, Polaroid' (Office Baroque 2013)
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Just over one year ago we launched this Blog as the digital companion to the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors. By now, the blog has established itself as a platform for thoughtfully curated content including individual collection visits, personal interviews with collectors from around the world ... read more

Nov 05th, 2014 – AllBehind the scenes

A special mention

The Blog & the German Design Award 2015

Just over one year ago we launched this Blog as the digital companion to the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors. By now, the blog ... read more

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Haubrokprojects, Berlin Haubrokprojects, Berlin

As gentrification takes hold across Berlin, artists and collectors are in constant search for the authentic. The district Lichtenberg is a world away from the trendy galleries and shops of Mitte and Kreuzberg, yet just 20 minutes from either. This is where the Social Realism of the ... read more

Oct 29th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Conceptual Authenticity

Sammlung Barbara und Axel Haubrok - haubrok projects - Berlin, Germany

As gentrification takes hold across Berlin, artists and collectors are in constant search for the authentic. The district Lichtenberg is a world away from the ... read more

Installation view „bald eagle“, Mike Bouchet - Print CampaignInstallation view „bald eagle“, Mike Bouchet - Print Campaign
Installation view „bald eagle“, Christoph Büchel Installation view „bald eagle“, Christoph Büchel
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT (photo by L.Paffrath)_croppedFAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin
installation view „the distance between you and me“ (photo by L.Paffrath)_croppedInstallation view with the work 'the distance between you and me' by Stanley Brouwn
installation view „unlimited- Bruce Nauman“ (photo by L.Paffrath)_croppedInstallation view with the work 'unlimited' by Bruce Naumann
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Elgiz Museum, view of the permanent collection with works by Luis Vidal, David Salle, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Adnan Coker, Burhan Doğançay and Jonathan Meese (photo: Kayhan Kaygusuz) Elgiz Museum, view of the permanent collection with works by Luis Vidal, David Salle, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Adnan Coker, Burhan Doğançay and Jonathan Meese (photo: Kayhan Kaygusuz)

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? In the early 1980s we bought a painting from Guen, a Turkish artist who unfortunately died last year, he was very young. At the same time, we bought a very big work by Güngör ... read more

Oct 22nd, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Interview with Sevda Elgiz

Proje4L – Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art – Istanbul, Turkey

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? In the early 1980s we bought a painting from Guen, a Turkish ... read more

Elgiz Museum, Entrance, 2013_resizedElgiz Musuem, entrance with works by Ewerdt Hilgemann, Paul Morrison, Bruno Peinado, Marcus Schaller and Mehmet Aksoy
Can-Sevda Elgiz_2013_Background_David Salle_To be titled_1998_croppedCan & Sevda Elgiz in front of a work by David Salle
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Besides giving you insight into private yet publicly accessible collections worldwide, we also want to provide background information on the art of collecting. This is why we included numerous Shorties, concise texts about collecting, in the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors. The Art Guide is all ... read more

Oct 15th, 2014 – AllCollecting

Hidden Collections

Shorty

Besides giving you insight into private yet publicly accessible collections worldwide, we also want to provide background information on the art of collecting. This is ... read more

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Anita Zabludowicz Anita Zabludowicz

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first artwork I ever purchased was a Ben Nicholson painting from 1947. I purchased it at a Sotheby’s auction in 1994. Even after four years of research, I was still so nervous that ... read more

Oct 08th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

Interview with Anita Zabludowicz

Zabludowicz Collection – London, United Kingdom

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this? The first artwork I ever purchased was a Ben Nicholson painting from ... read more

Matthew Darbyshire T Rooms, Zabludowicz Collection London, 4 October - 2 December 2012, External ViewZabludowicz Collection, London
Zab_Falls_069'Zab' by Sam Falls
Zabludowicz Collection installation view, Sam Falls (2)Installation view: Sam Falls, 2014
Zabludowicz Collection installation view, Sam FallsInstallation view: Sam Falls, 2014
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syn-chron by Carsten Nicolai, gestalten syn-chron by Carsten Nicolai, gestalten

When contemporary art goes beyond the realm of the visual, viewers are truly taken on a journey of the senses. To create a sensual all-round experience, contemporary artists often take up the role of music producers, exploring soundscapes that complement their visual expression. The following two publications ... read more

Oct 01st, 2014 – AllLibrary

The Artist as a Music Producer

Library

When contemporary art goes beyond the realm of the visual, viewers are truly taken on a journey of the senses. To create a sensual all-round ... read more

Unknown-1UU – No Ocean by Timothy George Kelly, Doppell Edition
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'Black Plants', by Andrew Dadson, 2013
(Courtesy Galliera Franco Noero, Turin and RabervonStenglin, Zurich / photo: Gunnar Meier) 'Black Plants', by Andrew Dadson, 2013 (Courtesy Galliera Franco Noero, Turin and RabervonStenglin, Zurich / photo: Gunnar Meier)

It was a cold winter day in Berlin when Beat Raeber and Matthias von Stenglin decided to open a gallery. It was December 2009, in the middle of the financial crisis. Both had worked in established galleries in Berlin and had amassed experience in the hectic years ... read more

Sep 24th, 2014 – AllCollecting

RaebervonStenglin – Zurich, Switzerland

Insight: Galleries

It was a cold winter day in Berlin when Beat Raeber and Matthias von Stenglin decided to open a gallery. It was December 2009, in ... read more

KF_RvS_2010_cropped2Installation view: 'Ohne Titel', by Karsten Födinger, 2010 (Courtesy RaebervonStenglin, Zurich)
KF_Domestic-Wildcards_2014_croppedInstallation View: 'Domestic Wildcards', Zurich 2014 (Courtesy RaebervonStenglin, Zurich)
KR_Hatch-up_2014_cropped2Installation view: 'hatch up your troubles', by Kilian Rütheman, 2014 (Courtesy RaebervonStenglin, Zurich / photo: Gunnar Meier)
SA_Fairytale-Recordings_2011_croppedPerformance view: 'The Fairytale Recording', by Saâdane Afif, 2011 (Courtesy RaebervonStenglin, Zurich)
KR_Target-as-frotside_2011_cropped2Installation view: 'Target as Frontside', by Kilian Rüthemann, 2011 (Courtesy RaebervonStenglin, Zurich)
RH_Raw-Draw_2014_cropped2Installation view from the exhibition 'Raw Draw' with work by Raphael Hefti, '2.1.million Quöllfrisch', 2014 (Courtesy RaebervonStenglin, Zurich / photo: Gunnar Meier)
RaebervonStenglin_cropped2Beat Raeber (left) and Matthias von Stenglin (right)
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