Mission Statement

Heimo Zobernig, Ohne Titel, 1994 © Generali Foundation, © VBK, Foto: Margherita Spiluttini

The Generali Foundation represents an effort in cultural and social responsibility that has remained largely unparalleled in Austria and even internationally: a corporation has lent sustained support for more than two decades to the creation of an accentuated and thematically focused collection of art and moreover backed and frequently initiated a critical discourse that has addressed not only artistic and art-theoretical concerns but also social and political agendas. 

 

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History

Exhibition view Wiedner Hauptstraße: Andrea Fraser. Project in two Phases, 1995 © Generali Foundation. Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

The Generali Foundation was founded in 1988 as a non-profit art association supported by the Generali Group, Austria. Its purpose is to support contemporary visual art. The building created for the foundation in 1995 is renowned for its architecture, which reflects a modernist formal language; it is excellently suited to provide for dynamic resonances between the architecture and the Generali Foundation’s exhibition program, which is oriented toward conceptual art in a wider sense.


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Who we are

Artistic Director 

Sabine Breitwieser

 

Artistic Advisory Board 2017-2020

Dr. Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, Tate Modern, London

Prof. Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer, Director, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Prof. Edelbert Köb, Curator, Vienna

Board of Governors
Dr. Dietrich Karner, President Generali Foundation

 

Alfred Leu, Chairman Generali Versicherung AG


Members
Generali Versicherung AG
BAWAG P.S.K. Versicherung AG
Europäische Reiseversicherung
Generali Real Estate S.p.A., Zweigniederlassung Österreich

 

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