UniCredit's artworks - ongoing transformation
Our artworks comprise approximately 60,000 pieces, mainly concentrated in Austria, Germany and Italy. Most of the artworks are located in Milan, Munich, Rome and Vienna (some works are on loan). The works owned by UniCredit include masterpieces of classic, XIX century, modern, impressionist and contemporary art as well as more than 4,000 historical and contemporary photographs.
UniCredit is currently progressively selling some of its artworks in order to use the proceeds to support the further Group-wide rollout of Social Impact Banking as well as other relevant projects including the local support of emerging artists. The ethos of the project follows in line with UniCredit's guiding principles of ethics and respect and doing the right thing. It allows the bank to reinforce its commitment to local communities while continuing to provide support to the development of art and culture.
UniCredit has appointed Christie's, the world leading art business, to manage the sale. For further information, please refer to the Christie's website.
Partnerships in Italy
MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art
As part of the Art4Future initiative, UniCredit is the Main Partner of the Nuovo Forno del Pane project in Italy, an interdisciplinary art production center that transforms the spaces and purpose of the Sala delle Ciminiere of MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art in Bologna. It will no longer be just an exhibition area but also act as an incubator for creativity. Thanks to UniCredit, from July to December 2020, twelve young resident artists, selected through a public call, will have the opportunity to create their own studios inside the Museum for the production of their works, forming a unique creative community in the Italian museum scene.
MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto
UniCredit has been a partner since 2004.
MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art
For example, UniCredit's support allowed the artist Daniel Buren, a world-renowned French conceptual artist, to create his first permanent installation in Rome - the "Dance among triangles and lozenges for three colors".
MAXXI, the National Museum of the XXI Century Arts
UniCredit has worked with the MAXXI since the opening of the museum.
Partnerships in Austria
For more than 30 years, UniCredit Bank Austria, has been the major supporter of this exhibition space in Vienna, which mainly hosts masterpieces of modern art and post-war avant-garde in Austria and since 2000, also contemporary artists' exhibitions.
Internationally renowned museum and home to one of the top graphic collections world-wide, it also regularly hosts international block-buster exhibitions. Bank Austria has been the main sponsor of one major exhibition per year since 2011.
Partnerships in Germany
UniCredit, through UniCredit Bank AG ("HypoVereinsbank"), has founded and continues to support this highly popular exhibition space for old masters and modern art in Munich.