The Kunsthaus Bregenz project office had already been founded in 1992, five years before KUB itself opened in 1997. From that year onwards Kunsthaus Bregenz began collecting, focusing on architecture and Austrian contemporary art. Besides works by such younger contemporary artists as Maria Anwander, Nilbar Güreş and Benjamin Hirte, the collection also contains works by internationally renowned artists like Maria Lassnig, Valie Export and Heimo Zobernig. In addition, attempts are also made to acquire a work for the collection from international artists exhibiting at KUB. This has been successful in the cases of Cosima von Bonin, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Ai Weiwei, for example.
Archiv Kunst Architektur locates itself at the interface between art, architecture, and design. It preserves objects by artists address architectural issues or devote themselves to the tasks of design. This includes, amongst others, the very extensive donation of design drawings by Per Kirkeby and the pencil drawings for the design of an office building by Donald Judd.
Mag. Ute Denkenberger
Head of Collection
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