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The Great Magic. Selected works from the UniCredit Art Collection

The Great Magic. Selected works from the UniCredit Art Collection

UniCredit Art Collection Ranks Among Europe's Best

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The Great Magic. Selected works from the UniCredit Art Collection is the new exhibition that will run at the MAMbo, the Modern Art Museum of Bologna, from October 20, 2013 to February 16, 2014, showcasing 93 notable works of the UniCredit Art Collection from Austria, Germany and Italy.

 

The UniCredit Art Collection, one of the top corporate art collections in Europe, reflects UniCredit's European identity. With roughly 60,000 works from the banks that joined together to create UniCredit, the collection is comprised mainly of modern and contemporary art. The size, diversity and quality of its holdings speaks to our Group's commitment to uphold the cultural heritage of its local territories and support the universal language of the fine arts. The main collections are based in Austria, Italy and Germany but also in Poland, Turkey and Russia.

 

The Bank Austria collection is comprised of approximately 10,000 pieces, and is one of the foremost collections of Austrian art. It contains many works of Art Nouveau and Viennese Expressionism but its primary focus is post 1945 avant-gardes and contemporary art. This important collection also features 400 photographs that range from the fathers of photography to today's premier practitioners that is on long-term loan to the Salzburg Modern Art Museum.

 

In Germany the HypoVereinsbank collection is also particularly rich, with 20,000 works that range from ancient treasures to the works of modern masters such as Fragonard, Guardi, Goya, and onwards to 19th century artists from the Barbizon School and the German Impressionism and Expressionism movements. It also comprises works from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as those produced by the latest generation of young artists.

 

Also the Italian collection of the Group is very important, thanks in part to additions made possible by our Group's acquisition of the Capitalia banking group in 2007. With works from the 15th century to today, it includes pieces by Savoldo, Dosso Dossi, Guercino and Antonio Carneo. Modern masters such as Sironi, Morandi, de Chirico and Carrà are also represented, together with such contemporary artists as Tirelli, Bianchi, Jodice, Basilico, Peter Blake, Todosijevic, Beecroft, Vezzoli and Alexander Brodsky.

 

This extensive collection is made available to the public through a series of long-term loans to partner museums and institutions. It is also shown through major traveling exhibitions in the countries where our Group operates, while select pieces are on display in Group offices and branches across Europe.

 

 

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Arthur Benda

[Der Tanz mit den goldenen Scheiben]. The Dance with golden discs, 1931

Color Photography, 24,5 x 30 cm

UniCredit Art Collection- Bank Austria. Collection FOTOGRAFIS at Museum der Moderne, Salzburg