About the VBCN
The VBCN (the Netherlands Association of Corporate Art Collections) is a cooperation of companies, organisations and institutions that, in addition to their core activities, collect (contemporary) art.
The association is a platform where curators and art advisors of corporate art collections exchange expertise and work together.
Founded in 2005, the VBCN pursues a collection policy that reflects its four core values ‘dynamic’, ‘independent’, ‘international’ and ‘stimulative’. Besides being a platform for its members, the Association is keen to enter into dialogue with representatives from e.g. the museological, commercial or artists’ circuits.
The VBCN is the premier platform for corporate art collections in the Netherlands.
It links the spheres of business and fine art and encourages cooperation between the two.
Within the VBCN, curators and art advisors share knowledge with respect to professional practice.
The VBCN promotes and initiates discussion and research into the cultural and social role of corporate art collections.
Facts and Figures
- The VBCN comprises 50 organisations holding corporate art collections.
- The VBCN's members own a total of circa 100,000 works of art.
- Thanks to corporate collections, hundreds of thousands of employees in the Netherlands come into contact with contemporary fine art every day.
- Corporate collections affect between 10 and 20 per cent of the contemporary art market in the Netherlands and thus help to drive the field's development.
- By loaning works to museums, corporate collections help to make dozens of exhibitions possible each year.
- 2005: VBCN founded.
- February 2005: TNT Post issues set of postage stamps featuring art from VBCN collections.
- November 2007: VBCN holds Energeia sculpture exhibition in Amsterdam's Zuidas district.
- November 2009: VBCN celebrates its fifth anniversary with a symposium and the publication of the book Corporate Art Collections in the Netherlands.
- May, June, July 2010: VBCN holds the exhibition Ons Soort Mensen ("People Like Us"), guest-curated by Lex ter Braak, with Virtueel Museum Zuidas.
- November 2011: VCBN launches the biennial VBCN Open curatorial prize.
- May 2012: Curators, Claire van Els and Hendrik Folkerts win first edition VBCN Open with time deposits.
- May 2013:Exhibition VBCN Open time deposits with performances en exhibition in collaboration with artists, Marie Reinert and Mounira Al Solh.
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