AXA Switzerland's Corporate Collection focuses on modern and contemporary works. Swiss artists such as Silvie Fleury, Max Bill, Franz Gertsch and John M. Armleder form the core collection, but international artists, including Leiko Ikemura, Andy Warhol, Franz West and John Chamberlain, also feature. It was established in the 1920s by Winterthur Insurance and comprises approx. 1,300 works.
The collection is mostly on display in AXA's public areas, representative rooms and buildings throughout Switzerland. It promotes employee communication, stimulates constructive engagement and supports tolerance of different ways of thinking and opinions.
In the past few years, innovative work environments led to structural changes in AXA premises. This also affected the art in the buildings, offering the opportunity to reposition existing artworks, gear the collection towards Swiss and international contemporary art and make additional purchases.
Young and contemporary art is displayed in temporary exhibitions on the "AXA Exhibition Wall" in the Superblock building in Winterthur. This exhibition space means that AXA is encouraging cultural development in the region.
Pedro Rodrigues «how a river should flow»
From November 15, 2023 to June 3, 2024, Pedro Rodrigues will use subtle means to question human interventions in nature.
In his project «how a river should flow» he photographs reflective water surfaces, which he later transforms into another medium, namely printed black PVC films. He sculpts the unnatural PVC films on redesigned, mostly straightened riverbanks. The artificiality of the PVC material enters into an exciting dialogue with the natural environment. His artistic intervention will be shown publicly for the first time on the AXA Exhibition Wall.
From June 14 to November 6, 2023
Rebekka Steiger, "Ngaỳ dài mưa phùn"
From May 4 to November 14, 2022
Nici Jost, "Extract"
From December 8, 2021 to May 2, 2022:
Maureen Kägi, "Blab"
From December 8, 2020 to June 29, 2021:
Pascal Kohtz, "View"
From June 5, 2019 to February 26, 2020:
From June 20, 2018 to October 3, 2018:
From November 29, 2017 to June 7, 2018:
From July 6, 2017 to November 16, 2017: