Bouwfonds Art Collection of Rabo Real Estate Group

Rabo Real Estate Group is the centre of property expertise of Rabobank Group. Rabo Real Estate Group is one of Europe's largest integrated real estate companies. Leading the market, boasting 225 years of real estate experience and, together with the network of local Rabobanks, firmly anchored in society. Each business unit has its own special know-how, experience and strengths. This enables us to contribute to the collective results of Rabobank Group.

 

Collection

In the early years of the collection the policy was focused on acquiring the latest art. This has resulted in an overview of artworks from the last 3 decades of the 20th century with emphasis on fundamental painting, new figuration, new sculpture and neo-expressionism. In addition, the collection contains a large number of works by artists with a South American origin.
In 2010 the collection criteria have been sharpened to achieve a stronger connection with the company and its employees.  Starting point of the current collection policy is to collect contemporary (inter) national art in which space which plays a role. This includes works by artists who use architecture, urban and public space in their work, but also works of artists who deal with the relationship  between their work relates and space.

Artpolicy
Rabo Real Estate Group is committed to take a social position to support the cultural climate. This is reflected in the building of an important collection of contemporary art, but also in loaning works to museums in the Netherlands and abroad and initiating exhibitions.
The collection is primarily intended to create a pleasant working environment for the employees of Rabo Real Estate Group. Therefore, all divisions in the Netherlands are provided of art on location, both in the public space and at the workplaces. 

History
The expansion of the headquarters in Hoevelaken in 1976 was a direct reason for starting the collection. Bouwfonds then made ​​the choice to start to collect contemporary art of (inter) national artists.

From the collection
Tony Cragg

Flotsam, 1999
polystyrene and glass fibre
125 x 100 x 100 cm

Collections June 11, 2015
Ângela Ferreira
Bouwfonds Kunststichting
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In summary

Collection title
Bouwfonds Art Collection of Rabo Real Estate Group

Contact
Sharon Oldenkotte-Vrolijk, Jenny Rietbergen-Barendregt, Caroline Coffrie

Head office
Hoevelaken

Art collection locations
The collection is on display in 23 offices of Rabo Real Estate Group in the Netherlands and Germany.

Number of art works
1600

Launch year
1976

Disciplines
All disciplines

Focus of collection
Starting point of the current collection policy is to collect contemporary (inter) national art in which space which plays a role. This includes works by artists who use architecture, urban and public space in their work, but also works of artists who deal with the relationship between their work relates and space.

Guided tours
On request.

Website
www.rabovastgoedgroep.nl

Art collection website
www.bouwfondskunstcollectie.nl

Publications
-Eva Rovers, Wahlverwandtschaft. Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie -Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud, 2009
-Véronique Baar, Jenny Barendregt, Sharon Oldenkotte-Vrolijk & Micky Piller, Room with a view, de Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie, Hoevelaken, 2006
-Wim Beeren, Maarten Doorman & Fred van de Velden, Twintig jaar verzamelen, Hoevelaken, 1996
-Maarten Doorman & Tracy Metz, Bouwfonds. Een keuze, Hoevelaken, 1996
-Greet Sickinghe- ten Holte & Henk Slim, Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie, Hoevelaken, 1988  

Supporting
Rabo Real Estate Group supplies a directed contribution to Dutch art and the cultural environment. Bouwfonds Art Foundation and Bouwfonds Culture Fund realize the ambitions of Rabo Real Estate Group in this area. Bouwfonds Culture Fund aims to support projects that have to do with building, the built environment, urban development, area development, art in public space and architecture.

Works on loan
-Micha Patiniott, Loud Shirt, 'Figuurlijk', Museum Hilversum, Hilversum, 2012
-Tony Cragg, Flotsam, 'BinnensteBuiten', CBK Drenthe, Assen, 2012
-Henk Visch, L'absente de tous bouquets nr.2, 'Henk Visch', KAdE, Amersfoort, 2012
-Roger Raveel, Hoogspanning, 'Even terugschouwen', Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, 2011-2012
-Susanne Kriemann, One Time One Million, 'Susanne Kriemann', Kunsthalle, Winterthur, 2011