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 – AllCollectors

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 – Cities

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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Throughout the last months we shared a few stories with you that make the world of collecting so versatile. The relationship between art and nature, collecting excessiveness or private projects rooms are topics that have been discussed in short texts – published here on the blog and ... read more

Sep 17th, 2014 – AllCollecting

The role of the art fair

Shorty

Throughout the last months we shared a few stories with you that make the world of collecting so versatile. The relationship between art and nature, ... read more

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Michał Borowik Michał Borowik

Why do you collect? Idealists are always sexier than realistic cynics – they want something, fight for something instead of sitting on the couch and complaining. Nine years ago, I did not expect that the collection would attract any interest at all. It is a real privilege ... read more

Sep 09th, 2014 – AllCollectors

Interview with Michał Borowik

Michał Borowik Collection - Warsaw, Poland

Why do you collect? Idealists are always sexier than realistic cynics – they want something, fight for something instead of sitting on the couch and ... read more

Poland_Warsaw_Michal-Borowik-Collection_croppedExhibition view, Michał Borowik Collection in Warsaw.
Exhibition view Works by Michał Szuszkiewicz, Michał Gayer, Michał Smandek_croppedExhibition view with works by Michał Szuszkiewicz, Michał Gayer and Michał Smandek.
Exhibition view Works by Zosia Nierodzińska_croppedExhibition view with works by Zosia Nierodzińska.
Exhibition view Works by Michał Gayer_croppedExhibition view with a work by Michał Gayer.
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Tall Tree and an Eye by artist Anish Kapoor Tall Tree and an Eye by artist Anish Kapoor

The museum and the private collection: a relationship that is deeply intertwined and in constant negotiation. At the interface of these two establishments that influence the art world in their own way, one often encounters the curator. This savvy and vital “middleman” frequently shifts between the two ... read more

Sep 03rd, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

The man in the middle

On the curator’s private and public engagements

The museum and the private collection: a relationship that is deeply intertwined and in constant negotiation. At the interface of these two establishments that influence ... read more

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Exhibition view at the Vass Collection. Exhibition view at the Vass Collection.

In the beginning Hungarian craftsman László Vass collected mainly based on passion, guided only by personal preferences. However, after discovering the intellectual, social and financial rewards of collecting, Vass longed to understand how to navigate the art market. Vass is a self-taught professional who is known in ... read more

Aug 27th, 2014 – AllCollectingCollectors

A self-taught collector

Vass Collection - Veszprém, Hungary

In the beginning Hungarian craftsman László Vass collected mainly based on passion, guided only by personal preferences. However, after discovering the intellectual, social and financial ... read more

vass1_editedVass Collection in Veszprém in Hungary
vass2_editedVass Collection in Veszprém in Hungary
vass7_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Adolf Luther, Haász István, François Morellet, Hellmut Bruch and Ingo Glass.
vass4_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Marta Pan (l.), Julije Kniefer (m.) and Reinhard Roy (r.).
vass5_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Heritész Gábor, Ludwig Wilding, Hetey Katalin and Haraszty István.
vass3_editedExhibition view at the Vass Collection with works by Rita Ernst (l.) and Richard Lohse (r.).
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