Art and Kienbaum

Color and Abstraction

The Kienbaum Collection, which has been collated by Jochen Kienbaum since the 1970s, comprises around 1,500 works of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, objects and works on paper. Under the terms Color and Abstraction, the collection brings together works of European and American artists. The collection focuses on the artists Günther Förg, Bernard Frize, Imi Knoebel, Fabián Marcaccio, Richard Allan Morris, Carl Ostendarp, David Reed and Jorinde Voigt.  Artists’ publications, from which the own edition of the Kienbaum Artists’ Books also originates, form one particular focus area of the collection.

The majority of the collection is permanently exhibited in the German offices of Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH. The collection is presented to the public through loans to museums and thematic exhibition projects within the company headquarters and at external cooperation partners.

Upcoming Exhibition

Accrochage. Works from the Kienbaum Collection | 23.7.2020 – 20.11.2020

Upcoming Event

Gregor Hildebrandt | Pawn | 12.12 19 – 10.7.2020

Opening | Accrochage | 23.7.2020, noon (for employees only)

Due to the pandemic the exhibition is open to the public by 24.7.2020 and can be visited by appointment only. Please contact: Lukas.Mair@kienbaum.de

Events

The collection and exhibitions are regularly accompanied by vernissages, guided tours and talks with artists – for our colleagues and customers alike.

Exhibition opening: Günther Förg | Bourbaki

Introduction and opening of the presentation with works by Günther Förg from the Kienbaum Collection by Jochen Kienbaum and Julia Wedlich, 2019.

The Art in/of Transformation: Exhibition at the Kienbaum Conference for Family Business

Art tour through the exhibition Transformation with works from the Kienbaum Collection on the occasion of the Kienbaum Conference for Family Businesses at the Cologne headquarters, 2018.

Art Lunch

Tour and discussion of artworks in Cologne as part of the employee event series Lunch & Learn, 2018.

Book Release Birgit Werres

Exhibition opening and interview with the artist Birgit Werres on the occasion of the publication of her Kienbaum Artists’ Book, 2018

Art as a catalyst: Panel on the occasion of the anniversary celebration

Art as a change catalyst for people and organisations: A conversation between Jorinde Voigt (artist), Dr. Franziska Nentwig (Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI) Jochen and Fabian Kienbaum at the anniversary celebration of 40 years Kienbaum Berlin, 2017.

Artist talk and guided tour for Kienbaum employees

Jochen Kienbaum gives employees a guided art tour in Kienbaum’s  Düsseldorf office in Medienhafen, followed by a conversation with Thomas Zitzwitz, artist and designer of the first edition in the series of the Kienbaum Artists’ Book, 2016.

8 books 2 weeks: Guided tour with curator

Guided tour with curator Rolf Ricke through the exhibition 8 books 2 weeks, a presentation of the Kienbaum Artists’ Books and works from the Kienbaum Collection, 2014.
Art polarizes and unites people. That's why the synergetic connection between art and a company like Kienbaum is so obvious, as Kienbaum deals with all consulting questions around every aspect of the human success factor.
Jochen Kienbaum

EXHIBITIONS

Since 2017, regularly changing exhibitions have been arranged at the headquarters, e.g. with the artists of the Kienbaum Artists’ Books Edition, artists associated with the collection or curated presentations of the collection’s holdings.

In addition, parts of the Kienbaum Collection are presented in museums, art associations or at events.

Pawnshop | Gregor Hildebrandt | Kienbaum Headquarter 2019/20

Pawnshop | Gregor Hildebrandt | Kienbaum Headquarter 2019/20

Pawnshop | Gregor Hildebrandt | Kienbaum Headquarter 2019/20

Pawnshop | Gregor Hildebrandt | Kienbaum Headquarter 2019/20

Bourbaki | Günther Förg | Kienbaum Headquarter 2019

Bourbaki | Günther Förg | Kienbaum Headquarter 2019

Bourbaki | Günther Förg | Kienbaum Headquarter 2019

COLOR & PASTE | Julia Gruner | Roman Kochanski | Natascha Schmitten | Kienbaum Headquarter, 2019

COLOR & PASTE | Julia Gruner | Roman Kochanski | Natascha Schmitten | Kienbaum Headquarter, 2019

Moritz Partenheimer | At night | Kienbaum Headquarter, 2018

Moritz Partenheimer | At night | Kienbaum Headquarter, 2018

Sequence: Drawings 1 - 117 | Katharina Hinsberg | Kienbaum Headquarter, 2017

Sequence: Drawings 1 - 117 | Katharina Hinsberg | Kienbaum Headquarter, 2017

From Albers to Richter | Kienbaum Collection | Bilderbuchmuseum Troisdorf, 2017

From Albers to Richter | Kienbaum Collection | Bilderbuchmuseum Troisdorf, 2017

Katharina Grosse | 1997 + 2017 | Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum Cologne, 2017

Katharina Grosse | 1997 + 2017 | Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum Cologne, 2017

8 books 2 weeks | Kienbaum Artists’ Books | temporary art tower cologne, 2014

8 books 2 weeks | Kienbaum Artists’ Books | temporary art tower cologne, 2014

SMILE | Kienbaum Collection | Gallery Thomas Zander, 2012

SMILE | Kienbaum Collection | Gallery Thomas Zander, 2012

Kienbaum Art Walk 2019

For the 11th time, we have welcomed numerous clients and business partners to an exclusive tour of an artwork selection at ART COLOGNE followed by a subsequent discussion with Daniel Hug, Director of ART COLOGNE.

Kienbaum Artists’ Books

Since 2007, Kienbaum has published its own series of artist books. The “artwork in book form” makes it possible to share the artistic approach with a wider audience and is also a special gift for clients and partners. If you are interested in purchasing one of the books, please feel free to contact us using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

2020 | GREGOR HILDEBRANDT | pawn

128 pages with 95 colored illustrations | edited by Jochen and Laura Kienbaum | 200 x 125 mm, hardcover with dust-jacket
28,00 €

2019 | BIRGIT WERRES | samples for pieces – maybe

96 pages with 93 coloured illustrations | edited by Jochen and Laura Kienbaum | 230 x 320 mm, clothbound with bicoloured embossing
39,80 Euro

2018 | KATHARINA HINSBERG | Sequence: Drawings 1–117

214 pages with 118 coloured illustrations | edited by Jochen and Laura Kienbaum | 165 x 240 mm, softcover with dustjacket
29,80 Euro

2017 | BEAT ZODERER | Um 5 Ecken herum

68 individual colour printed transparent papers 147,5 x 195 mm, tied together with cord in a fold-up box with printed title shield and a hole punchin | with 5 poems (german) by Klaus Merz | edited by Jochen Kienbaum
39,80 Euro

2016 | INGRID CALAME | Being Born

96 pages with 55 coloured illustrations | edited by Jochen Kienbaum | 240 x 325 mm, hardcover
29,80 Euro

2014 | CARL OSTENDARP | Book

40 pages with a consistent two-coloured illustrations | hardcover | edited by Jochen Kienbaum | Design: Fahnert & Koch, Cologne
Red version: 24,80 Euro
Blue version: 24,80 Euro

2014 | KLAUS MERKEL | hornbook

225 pages with 164 coloured illustrations | 165 x 240 mm, softcover with dustjacket
29,80 Euro

2013 | JÜRGEN PARTENHEIMER | Seeds & Tracks and Folded Spirits | South African Diary

texts (german/english) by Jürgen Partenheimer and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (English) | 80 pages with 60 coloured illustrations | 240 x 325 mm, hardcover
29,80 Euro

2012 | MARY HEILMANN | Seeing Things. Visions, Waves, and Roads

with an introduction (german/english) by the artist | 40 pages with 25 coloured illustrations | 216 x 280 mm, soft cover with flaps
19,80 Euro

2011 | JORINDE VOIGT | Botanic Code

with an introduction (German/English) by the artist | 48 pages with 35 coloured illustrations | 240 x 380 mm, hardcover
29,80 Euro

2010 | BERNARD FRIZE | Die Tarnkappe | The Invisibility Cloak

with an introduction (German/English/French) by the artist | 92 pages with 339 coloured illustrations of linings of envelopes| 170 x 240 mm, softcover
9,80 Euro

2009 | DAVID REED | Rock Paper Scissors

with an interview (German/English) by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel and Dean Daderko with the artist | 80 pages with 46 coloured illustrations | 230 x 340 mm, clothbound with embossing on title and spine, double folded dustjacket
39,80 Euro

2008 | RICHARD ALLEN MORRIS | It’s just a certain sound I’m after

with an interview (German/English) with the artist | 96 pages with 60 coloured illustrations | 240 x 170 mm, landscape format, clothbound with embossings on title and spine
24,80 Euro

2007 | THOMAS ZITZWITZ | Moleskine orangée

with a text (German/English) by Hubertus Butin | 96 pages with 64 coloured illustrations | 240 x 170 mm, landscape format, clothbound with embossings on title and spine
24,80 Euro

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