At UniCredit, we believe that culture, when strategically managed, has the power to foster increased development. By maintaining an open dialogue with our stakeholders, we are able to work with them to create viable cultural initiatives that best leverage our entrepreneurial skills.
We also support emerging young artists and the visual arts. In culture as in our business, we remain focused on innovation, new prospects and opportunities to broaden our horizons.
As part of this effort, we cooperate with leading museums and institutes and have either partnered with, sponsored or loaned artworks from our corporate collection to: the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the MACRO M Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), the MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, the MART - Museum of Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Artissima CTurinsimanternational contemporary art fair and Linea dinea d (for temporary exhibitions).
UniCredit is proud to sponsor the Castello di Rivoli and is particularly gratified the cooperative partnership it has built with the Education Department, which has focused on the implementation of numerous joint art education projects at the Castello.
For further information on the museum: www.castellodirivoli.org
Photo ©Paolo Pallion
Located in Rome, the MACRO houses a permanent collection of works by internationally recognized Italian artists from the 1960s to the present day.
At UniCredit, we are pleased to have loaned major artworks from our corporate collection to this distinguished institution. These loans have included works by Stefano Arienti, Armin Linke, Adrian Paci, Nicola Pellegrini and Ottonella Mocellin.
An extraordinary permanent installation at the MACRO by Daniel Buren, "Danza tra triangoli e losanghe per tre colori, 2010" (Dance between Triangles and Lozenges for Three Colors), was created with the support of UniCredit.
For further information about the MACRO, please visit www.museomacro.org
Image: Daniel Buren, Dance between triangles and lozenges for three colors. Work in situ, 2010 Permanent work for MACRO, log-term loan from Art Collection UniCredit Photo: altrospazio, Rome
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UniCredit has been a partner of the MART since 2004, providing a number of works from its corporate collection on long-term loan. Pieces on loan to the MART include (INSERIRE nome opera).
The MART's permanent collection encompassed over 15,000 works, including paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures, with a special focus on Futurism and subsequent art movements leading up to the present day, including Pop Art, Arte Povera and Realism.
For further information on the museum: www.mart.trento.it
MAMbo and UniCredit are partnering on the creation of a permanent collection to be exhibited in the museum's new facilities. In the past, we have worked together to stage spectacular shows such as "The Great Magic. Selected works from the UniCredit Art Collection," which ran from October 2013 to February 2014. Smaller exhibitions at the MAMbo have also been sponsored by UniCredit, including "Lawrence Carroll. Ghost House," which ran from December 2014 to April 2015.
UniCredit and the MAMbo have also paired up to implement innovative cultural initiatives such as "Focus on Italian Contemporary Art." This program sponsored the production of new works by Italian artists that were then provided to the museum's collection on long-term loan from UniCredit.
For further information on the museum: www.mambo-bologna.org/
MAMbo, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - Esterno - Foto: Matteo Monti
Museo d'Arte Moderna
The Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg is housed within two locations: the Rupertinum, a baroque building in the center of town, and a modern structure on Mount Mönchsberg that overlooks the historic city.
Among these two buildings, the museum has a total of 3,000 square meters to use for themed exhibitions and retrospectives of 20th- and 21st-century art, including graphic design and photography. In past years, the museum has presented such international artists as Ernst Haas, George Condo, Fernand Léger, Gerhard Richter, Shirin Neshat, Erwin Wurm, William Kentridge, Markus Raetz, Helmut Newton, Stephan Balkenhol, Anselm Kiefer, Max Ernst, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jean Dubuffet, Eva & Adele, Christoph Schlingensief, Rebecca Horn and Nobuyoshi Araki.
The Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg also includes the Austrian Photography Gallery, which has more than 17,000 photos.
Since 2008, Bank Austria has placed its photography collection, Fotografis, on long-term loan with the gallery for public display. The Fotografis collection, established in 1976, is one of the earliest and most prestigious photography collections in Europe and was exhibited at the Rupertinum in 1987. It includes images dating from the very beginning of photography to 1970. The oldest photographs in the collection, which date back to 1840, were taken by William Henry Fox Talbot, the "inventor" of photography, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. The collection includes pictures from the travels of Francis Frith and Maxime du Camp and chronophotographs by Eadweard Muybridge. Twentieth century works include Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen and Heinrich Kühn.
In 1920, Paul Strand and Edward Weston opened a new chapter in art photography with their "straight photography", concentrating on the inner value of the art form. With the avant-garde movements of Dadaism and Constructivism, new possibilities were opened to photography, as can be seen in the exhibited works by Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, Raoul Hausmann and László Moholy-Nagy.
The collection also contains photojournalism and social commentary by artists like Weegee and Diane Arbus, who played an important part in 20th-century photography, along with the works of such Austrian contemporary artists as Valie Export and Arnulf Rainer.
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Fondazione Fotografia Modena
UniCredit is a sponsor of the Modena Photography Foundation. UniCredit is particularly pleased to support its "International Photography Prize" together with Sky Arte, and the "Under 40 Italian Photography Prize."
Founded in 2012 as an operating company of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena and part-owned by Modena City Council, Fondazione Fotografia Modena was launched in 2007 as a cultural project of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena.
For more information on the Foundation: http://www.fondazionefotografia.org