Idea & objective
The evn collection offers an opportunity to examine critical positions in contemporary art. The works of art are put together by experts (Brigitte Huck, Heike Maier-Rieper, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Markus Schinwald and Thomas D. Trummer) on behalf of the company. The selection is characterised by the broad range of media used and the concept of focusing on present-day themes. In the context of the company’s social responsibility, the aim of the evn collection is to open up spaces for thinking, as an investment in the future. An international approach as well as high standards of quality and innovation connect the evn collection to the company’s vision and mission.
The works and projects of art in the collection are in dialogue with the surrounding contemporary architecture. The works are exhibited in the public access zones of the EVN Head Office. This gives EVN staff and visitors who are interested in art the opportunity of directly experiencing the exhibits.
In 1995, the evn collection was founded as a company collection of the EVN Group, dedicated to international contemporary art. As a platform for experiencing visual art, it’s designed for staff as well as visitors from outside the company who are interested in art. The focus of the evn collection is on sustainability, topicality and diversity. The works of art are selected from across thematic and media boundaries by an expert team. The collection enters the public sphere in presentations in museums and via numerous projects, publications, commissions and educational activities. In addition, temporary exhibitions and events take place at the EVN AG headquarters at Maria Enzersdorf, 15 km south of Vienna.
The art works are selected by a team of experts: Brigitte Huck, Heike Maier-Rieper, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Markus Schinwald and Thomas D. Trummer. As the collection is exhibited at the company headquarters at Maria Enzersdorf, located 15 km south of Vienna, visitors have the opportunity to enter into a direct dialogue with the latest critical positions in contemporary art. The collection is focused on a brief historical period: it contains works from the late 1980s up to the present day. The selection is characterised by the broad range of media used and the concept of depicting relevant themes and questions of our time.