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.
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.
Artistic Advisory Board
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
Generali Versicherung AG
BAWAG P.S.K. Versicherung AG
Generali Real Estate S.p.A., Zweigniederlassung Österreich