Independent Collectors

Karsten Schmitz

Art collector, art philanthropist, social entrepreneur and the developer of one of Germany’s largest contemporary art spaces, the internationally renowned Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Karsten Schmitz shares his vision of how artistic, architectural, as well as the social metamorphosis of art spaces can transform the lives of artists, the public, even entire cities.

‘Art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many as possible is a benefactor of humanity,’ verbosely stated Hungarian composer and philosopher Zoltan Kodaly. Whilst Karsten Schmitz would probably agree with the first sentiment wholeheartedly, he is most likely far too modest to lay claim to the second, despite his track record.

Yet, for time eternal, patronage has been a fundamental contributor, not only in helping to facilitate artistic process and practice, but also in bringing art to the public sphere. But whereas some benefactors may enjoy seeing their names in bright lights and capital letters atop of their self-monikered life achievements, others like Schmitz prefer to remain cloaked in relative anonymity, adding silently to the cultural fabric as it drapes itself around us. As Schmitz succinctly puts it: ‘I want to facilitate these platforms for both artists and the public. I don’t need to be the platform itself.’

My main focus and motivation is to achieve a positive relationship to the society in which we operate.


The exhibition cubus at HALLE 14 during the show ‘diezeiten: More Than Fifteen Minutes’, 2014. Photo: Ulrike von Dewitz
The exhibition cubus at HALLE 14 during the show ‘diezeiten: More Than Fifteen Minutes’, 2014. Photo: Ulrike von Dewitz

There is a sense of steady calm and purpose to Schmitz, as he sits in his light filled Munich project room. The door to the office is the first insight to a man wholly guided by artistic principal in the form of a studded mattress that happens to be an installation named Schleuse or Lock from Berlin-based artist and curator Tilo Schulz.

It is here that Schmitz sits at the helm of the Federkiel Foundation, which patronizes a myriad of arts projects, including partnering with artists like Schulz to fund new works, residencies, and exhibitions, and working with sites, such as the Spinnerei to facilitate urban renewal, set up an expanding dialogue between society and art in new social environments and promote arts education. However, the 47-year-old with a penchant for dapper scarves is also the wearer of many metaphorical hats, heading projects in arts consultation, education (he co-founded the Montessori School Monte Balan school in Munich), restaurants, as well as renewable energy and ecological projects.

The common thread that runs through his businesses is a sense of community and social responsibility, working towards making a positive contribution to changing and creating the world around him. ‘My main focus and motivation is to achieve a positive relationship to the society in which we operate,’ he said.

Visitor center at HALLE 14. Photo: Uwe Walter
Visitor center at HALLE 14. Photo: Uwe Walter
Reading lounge at HALLE 14. Photo: Claus Bach
Reading lounge at HALLE 14. Photo: Claus Bach
Performance by ORTONANDON in the art library at HALLE 14 during the exhibition ‘Trusted Time’, 2014. Photo: Ulrike von Dewitz
Performance by ORTONANDON in the art library at HALLE 14 during the exhibition ‘Trusted Time’, 2014. Photo: Ulrike von Dewitz
Does Humor Belong in Art?’, installation by BOB & ROBERTA SMITH, 2014. Photo: Claus Bach
Does Humor Belong in Art?’, installation by BOB & ROBERTA SMITH, 2014. Photo: Claus Bach

It was just two years after the Berlin Wall fell. There was a great sense of freedom both artistically and culturally.

Art education room at HALLE 14. Photo: HALLE 14 e.V
Art education room at HALLE 14. Photo: HALLE 14 e.V

However his pivotal transformational moment as a collector came in 1991, when attending an ART Frankfurt, where he met and struck up a friendship with the artist KAESEBERG and his gallerist Judy Lybke from Leipzig, when he purchased two of the artist’s works. Drawn by the equally charismatic artist and gallerist, Schmitz made his first fateful visit to Leipzig.

Post reunification, he discovered an art scene thriving in the ashes of the GDR and providing a whole new exciting political, economical and social narrative that explained and overlooked the old, yet always looked towards the future. ‘It was just two years after the Berlin Wall fell. There was a great sense of freedom both artistically and culturally. Artists had free reign in the city to create. I remember the overwhelming feeling of freedom I felt sitting on a rooftop with KAESEBERG drinking beers, as we looked over Leipzig looking at all these factories and warehouses that artists were reclaiming as their own.’

Over the next ten years, Karsten and Tina Schmitz became heavily involved in both the blossoming Berlin and Leipzig art scenes, working with a selection of artists such as KAESEBERG, Tilo Schulz, Martin Eder, Christine Hill, Benjamin Bergmann, Olaf and Carsten Nicholai, Thomas Thiede, amongst many others; working being the operative word. ‘For me, my interest in art is more than collecting,’ said Schmitz. ‘I am fascinated as much by the intellectual process of making art, as much as the actual work that is produced. Hence, I like to accompany artists’ careers and their development.’

People thought we were crazy, but there was already such a special atmosphere to the place.


It was for this reason that the Federkiel Foundation came into existence, whether that was providing spaces for artists to work, funding large-scale projects or simply providing grants for airfares and materials. Then in 2001, in what was a chance to embody all of the philosophies Schmitz had already put into practice, he became the third partner in the Spinnerei, a former cotton spinning mill in Leipzig that was still a working factory in 2000.

The remit was as massive as the giant red smokestacks that loomed over the city from the site in the run down western district of Plagwitz: the redevelopment of an industrial complex over a hundred years old, with 20 buildings on a site measuring approximately 10 hectares and with 80 000 m2 of usable space, only about 6 000 m2 of which had sixty tenants. Fifty percent were artists, including Neo Rauch, KAESBERG, and various other high-profile Leipzig artists.

‘People thought we were crazy, but there was already such a special atmosphere to the place,’ recalled Schmitz, his voice considered, as he cast his mind back to 2001. ‘The banks didn’t want to give us money as the post reunification East German property market had cooled, but we instinctively knew that it was the right time to undertake the project.’

Sustainability opened up a new era of innovative thinking – essentially balancing social and private interests, as well as considering the interest of future generations.


Understandably, the word development usually sends artists recoiling in horror at the thought of the coming gentrification, the loss of autonomy and rising rents that they can ill afford. Traditionally artists’ voices are drowned out, as money always has a habit of talking louder. Yet having Schmitz on board meant there was already an element of trust. ‘As chairman of an art foundation, and as an art lover and collector, I wasn’t involved in developing real estate or developing towns, I was in the business of developing art, but from a philosophical standpoint,’ he said.

Hence the biggest question was how do you strike a balance between change and yet retain what already exists, without pricing and excluding the artists out of the process? Fundamental to a happy resolution was a consultation process that came about after Federkiel Foundation and the Leipzig born Frank Motz, curator of ACC Galerie Weimar, initiated a groundbreaking symposium called How Architecture Can Think Social. ‘It was truly a collaborative international process involving thirty people from both the east and west of Germany, Europe and America,’ said Schmitz.

What eventuated from this meeting of minds was a mix of the commercial with non-commercial. Ten galleries, including the new site of the Judy Lybke gallery, EIGEN + ART in the Spinnerei’s steam engine hall, that went on to consolidate the rise of the increasingly internationally successful New Leipzig School, putting Leipzig firmly on the global art’s radar. Meanwhile Jochen Hempel’s gallery Dogenhaus and the newly founded ASPN took up residence, as did Galerie Kleindienst and maerzgalerie. Thanks to Jochen Hempel’s international network even the Brooklyn-based gallery Pierogi opened a branch gallery at the Spinnerei. There are now over 120 artists’ studios, a small hotel and numerous firms working in the creative industries.

Outside view of the HALLE 14 during the Autumn Gallery Tour of the SpinnereiGalleries in September 2014. Photo: Nils A. Petersen
Outside view of the HALLE 14 during the Autumn Gallery Tour of the SpinnereiGalleries in September 2014. Photo: Nils A. Petersen
Opening of the exhibition ‘diezeiten: More Than Fifteen Minutes. Photo: Ulrike von Dewitz
Opening of the exhibition ‘diezeiten: More Than Fifteen Minutes. Photo: Ulrike von Dewitz
Workshop ‘Schöne Biester’ with Australian artist DEBORAH KELLY. Photo: Robert Beske
Workshop ‘Schöne Biester’ with Australian artist DEBORAH KELLY. Photo: Robert Beske
Art education program ‘Transform Me!’ at HALLE 14, 2014. Photo: HALLE 14 e.V.
Art education program ‘Transform Me!’ at HALLE 14, 2014. Photo: HALLE 14 e.V.

However for Schmitz, one of the greatest achievements was the non-commercial side of the project. The founding and development of the five-storey industrial building HALLE 14, with a total area of 20,000 square meters, which runs as a non-profit independent arts centre.

A communal multi-cultural atmosphere was deliberately nurtured. The main projects include residences for both German and international artists. This global perspective is carried through to the big group exhibitions three times a year, which are a hallmark for community engagement. HALLE 14 opens up its vast spaciousness and asks artists to riff off pertinent societal positions. Recent themes include ‘Trusted Time’ and ‘Does Humor belong in Art’.

It also draws in the stars of the art world as featured guests. After the Tate Modern in London showed Jessie Aron Green’s ginormous video installation Schreiber in 2010, it showed here. Whilst in 2005, Carsten Nicolai, of whom the foundation’s Sculpture Fund had provided the funds to facilitate an incredibly ambitious sculpture named ‘frozen water’ at the Venice Biennale, it made a tidal wave size splash at the Spinnerei.

I am fascinated as much by the intellectual process of making art, as much as the actual work that is produced.


FAMED, Building Something Out of Something, installation view at Arbeitswohnung Federkiel in Leipzig, 2015. Photo: Stefan Fischer
FAMED, Building Something Out of Something, installation view at Arbeitswohnung Federkiel in Leipzig, 2015. Photo: Stefan Fischer

There is also a platform for the international art community to join in the dialogue. The Terra Nullius group show offered an Australian perspective on contemporary art, whilst Pause the Pulse: Portrait of Accra brought Ghanaian artists to a broader audience.

‘Our mission was to create a communal space where art could be created, viewed and discussed. Where an international community of artists could interact not just with one another, but also with the wider community,’ said Schmitz. Hence there is a café, workshops, and an arts library that for the past eight years has collected over 36,000 artists’ books including sourcing books from international art fares to create an entire epoch of cultural history. Everyone is welcome.

Another of Schmitz passions is seeding a love of the arts in the young. ‘When the gallerists came to the Spinnerei, the local kids lost a little of their adventure playground,’ he said. ‘So in 2005, we moderated a process with the artists on site, to provide workshops and projects for local children, the most popular being a comic workshop! It’s one of the most important aspects for me, as it gives kids a sense of how art happens and how they can be a part of it.’

The Spinnerei project has gone on to become somewhat of a roadmap for the international arts community in sustainable and community minded development. Now after the learning curve of the Spinnerei, Schmitz and his team are excited to bring a new cultural identity to Munich, turning their attention to launching UNDER (DE) CONSTRUCTION, a new creative quarter in Munich that draws conceptually on the experience of the Spinnerei, as a realized cultural and social project. ‘It’s a process-related development,’ said Schmitz. ‘But the legacy to the city will be a redefining of how it sees itself.’

Our mission was to create a communal space where art could be created, viewed and discussed. Where an international community of artists could interact not just with one another, but also with the wider community.


Meanwhile back in Leipzig, the Spinnerei continues to define its surrounding in Plagwitz, without making everyone else a victim of its success. Ten years on, the area has retained its bohemian vibe. ‘It wasn’t a case of rampant gentrification, which usually involves bringing new wealthy individuals in, whilst forcing people out – usually the very creative people, who breathed life into it in the first place. The Spinnerei has benefitted the whole area and given it a new stability. It’s been a seamless integration that happened quite naturally.’

Yet the real proof comes in the participation. On the big gallery weekends, an estimated 20,000 visitors come to engage with the creativity, the artists and explore the Spinnerei and its surrounds. And that is beneficial for everybody.

Germany (110)

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Sammlung Gräfling

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Mario & Julia von Kelterborn

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Julia Stoschek

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Boros Bunker #4

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Christine and Andrew Hall

Interview with the collectors behind Hall Art Foundation

The Walther Collection

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Philara Collection

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haubrok projects

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Wurlitzer Berlin-Pied-à-Terre Collection

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Geraldine Michalke provides one of the most dynamic sites for aesthetic exchanges in Berlin

The Feuerle Collection

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Ingrid & Thomas Jochheim

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ARNDT Collection

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Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung

Alexander Tutsek and Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek share a passion for glass

PRIOR Art Space

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Elke and Arno Morenz Collection

A collection about seven postwar avant-garde movements

BRAUNSFELDER Family Collection – Gute Nacht

An exhibition inspired by a song from Franz Schubert’s cycle “Winterreise” (1827)

Museum Brandhorst

Francesca Gavin and Benjamin Jaworskyj explore this dazzling space in Munich.


Video art in times of crises: Selection 12 presents the work of Berlin artist and performer Constantin Hartenstein.

The Essence of Existence at Woods Art Institute

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Collection Night

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Wege Zur Welt / Connections To The World

The Hildebrand Collection showcases its thirteenth temporary exhibition at its Leipzig home, the G2 Kunsthalle.

Alexander Tutsek Stiftung – About Us

See inside the exhibition, About Us, intended as a contribution to the discourse on contemporary photography in China.

You Are Here

"You are here" presents works from the Peters-Messer Collection, exhibited at the Werkschauhalle in Leipzig's former cotton spinning mill.

Warhol and Works on Paper

Editions and works on paper from The Dirk Lehr Collection.

Art is a Window – Christian Kaspar Schwarm

Una Meistere in conversation in Berlin with IC founder Christian Kaspar Schwarm.

Young Desire and Cuperior

A young collector pushing young artists to be seen and heard.

Kunstwerk – Sammlung Klein

Alison and Peter W. Klein are two collectors who do not follow art-market trends but instead only buy what they love.

The Peters-Messer Collection at the Weserburg

Bremen’s river museum, the Weserburg, hosted works of the Peters-Messer Collection, provoking an investigation of present day qualms and the function of art alongside these.

Friedrich & Johanna Gräfling

The young collectors with collaboration at the heart of their collection.

ALLES NOTWENDIGE (Everthing Necessary)

We newly introduce Braunsfelder – the private initiative of a Cologne family, who in their current exhibition (which can be visited) present the urgency for art, especially in difficult times.

Dirk Lehr Collection

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The Art of Recollecting

A selection of artworks from the Hildebrand Collection that explore individual and collective memories.

Max & Corina Krawinkel

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Generation Loss

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Recent Histories

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Yvonne Roeb

Inside the studio of the artist with the unusual collection.

Christian Kaspar Schwarm “Young Collections”

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The Vague Space

The continuously contouring art collection from Independent Collectors’ co-founder.

Boros Bunker #3

A look inside the belly of Berlin's most known World War II Bunker.

Gudrun & Bernd Wurlitzer

On the occasion of the sixth edition of Berlin Art Week, Gudrun and Bernd Wurlitzer will be opening up their home and private collection to the public.

Colors of Descents

Taking you on a time-warp to the gaming iconography of the early 1990s.

Why Am I Actually German?

The exhibition from Kiel's Haus N Collection and Sammlung FIEDE were on display at the Kunstverein Wiesen.

Geometric Abstraction

What came first – the chocolate bar or the collection?


An exhibition on display at Weserburg’s Museum of Modern Art, featuring works from the Miettinen Collection in Berlin and Helsinki, that presents insights into the contemporary art scene in Finland.

Anti Social Distancing

As an anti statement to current new norms, Johanna and Friedrich Gräfling have compiled a selection of works from their collection in a visual narrative.

Gudrun & Bernd Wurlitzer 2017

After the German reunion Gudrun and Bernd Wurlitzer witnessed the gallery scene in Berlin change dramatically.

Schloss Kummerow Collection

A world-class contemporary photography collection housed in a baroque-style castle in Germany’s Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

me Collectors Room – Picha/Pictures

"Picha/Pictures – Between Nairobi & Berlin" at Berlin's me Collectors Room features artworks by Berlin-based artists and children that live in Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum.

Deichtorhallen Hamburg

From the beginning of 2011 the Falckenberg Collection belongs to the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, one of Europe’s largest exhibition centers for contemporary art and photography.

Gill Bronner

Interview with the collector behind the Philara Collection.

Goetz Collection

An internationally significant collection of contemporary art located in Munich.

The Order Of Things

Exploring how the organization of photographs into systematic sequences or typologies has affected modern visual culture.

How to Be Unique

An exploration of the interlacing of textual, structural, and lingual elements and painting with a special emphasis on their material manifestations.

Grässlin Collection

Providing an overview of the history of Austrian, German and Swiss painting over the last thirty-five years, as well as the story of one of the most notable German private collections.

New Acquisitions

In their second IC Online Exhibition, Leipzig’s G2 Kunsthalle celebrates its second anniversary of the foundation with a selection of new acquisitions from the Hildebrand Collection.

Lines of Quiet Beauty

Located in a former residential and commercial property from the 1960‘s, the Swiss architect Hans Rohr transformed into a home for contemporary art with over 2 700 square metres of exhibition space.

Kuhn Collection

Offering a bright perspective of young contemporary art.

Archivio Conz x KW

Archivio Conz presents “Pause: Broken Sounds/Remote Music. Prepared pianos from the Archivio Conz collection” at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.

Haus N Collection & ROCCA Stiftung

Two collections joined forces to create a unique cultural experience in an abandoned car dealership in Kiel, Germany.

Through A Glass, Clearly

Exhibition at the G2 Kunsthalle showcases new works on paper from artists Sebastian Burger and Stefan Guggisberg.

Kuhn Collection I

This exhibition is the first in a series in which Michael Kuhn and Alexandra Rockelmann share works from the Kuhn Collection on IC.

Recording Memories

Mimi Kolaneci shares parts of his collection

Haus N Collection & Wemhöner Collection

ach, die sind ja heute so unpolitisch

Blinky Palermo Printed Matter

Rüdiger Maaß quite religiously collects artist and exhibition paraphernalia surrounding Blinky Palermo.

RealitätsCheck (Reality Check)

“Reality Check” presents works from the the ‘Art’Us Collectors’ Collective’, a combined effort of four private collections in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart.

Primary Gestures

The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung in Munich has an active interdisciplinary program committed to the special, the neglected, and the overlooked in art and science.

Dominic & Cordula Sohst-Brennenstuhl

Talk about being part of the “Young Collections” series at Weserburg.

Oliver Osborne: Der Kleine Angsthase

We’ve all experienced fear this year. The exhibition DER KLEINE ANGSTHASE at Braunsfelder, curated by Nils Emmerichs, presents works by Oliver Osborne, as well as a conversation with Nicolaus Schafhausen.

STUDIO BERLIN – Boros Foundation x Berghain

We are here with insight into the seductive new Berlin happening, STUDIO BERLIN, with an interview with Karen Boros and Juliet Kothe, Artistic Directors of the project.

Philara Collection 2016

Gil Bronner’s Stiftung Philara is on the move.

Jan Peter Kern

Death is Beautiful

me Collectors Room Berlin/Stiftung Olbricht

My Abstract World

Haupt Collection

Dreissig Silberlinge

Wemhöner Collection

»The art I encounter and surround myself with improves my quality of life. It gives me strength and inspires me,«

Désiré Feuerle

Publicly accessible private collection in an old bunker.

Lapo Simeoni

Collectors who have a special bond with Berlin.

Timo Miettinen

Finnish collector talks about the impossibility of ignoring Berlin’s relevance in today’s art world.

Debunking the myths

IC Director Nina Raftopoulo helps new collectors develop confidence.

From Sponsorship to Authorship

Creative workshops for brands who want to become great story-tellers.

Kai Bender

Collectors who have a special bond with Berlin.

Olaf Schirm

Collectors who have a special bond with Berlin.

Nils Grossien

100 Years of DADA with the last living DADAIST of Germany: PRINZ

Manfred Herrmann

The Berlin based tax consultant Manfred Herrmann and his wife art historian Burglind-Christin Schulze-Herrmann have been collecting contemporary art for the last 30 years.

me Collectors Room – Private Exposure

For the fifth time, the Olbricht Foundation has invited London Metropolitan University students from the ‘Curating the Contemporary’ Master’s program in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, to curate and develop an exhibition with works from the extensive art collection of Thomas Olbricht.

Harald Falckenberg

The Parallel World of Harald Falckenberg – Daiga Rudzāte spoke with German art collector Harald Falckenberg in Hamburg about art as a historical document and the relationship between freedom and collecting.

The Mechanics of Minimalism

Sometimes someone’s own profession and artistic interests go hand in hand. At least thematically.


From a very early age, Pétur Arason enjoyed visiting artists in their studios with his father. Today, Arason has built up his own collection spanning more than 1 200 works.

Wilhelm Schürmann

Together with collector and photographer Wilhelm Schürmann we have started the new On-Site category “Inside Sailing”, which brings you fresh photographs from the art world on a regular basis

Aus Ihrer Mitte Entspringt Die Kraft

The Reinking Collection is a place where man and art come together in order to evolve as one.

Behind Your Eyes

Tobias Gombert is an art collector who just loves to learn.

Color + Form

German collector, Gerd Meier-Linnert, is someone who sees the beauty in simple shapes.

The Secret Garden

Originally founded in 2001 and opened up to the public five years later, the Gerisch Collection hosts an extensive collection in the surroundings of its very own sculpture park, where art can be found down winding paths, in hidden corners and on ponds among blossoming water lilies.

Ingvild Goetz

Margarita Zieda talks to Ingvild Goetz about the talent involved in differentiating a good piece of work from a lucky one hit wonder.

Cindy Sherman – Works from the Olbricht Collection

Arguably one of the most important photographers of the late 20th Century, Cindy Sherman is not just a master of disguise but also a master at captivating her audiences.

Gute Kunst? Wollen!

Born into a family of textile merchants that spans over four generations and a long tradition of passionate art collecting Thomas Rusche’s passion for collecting art started early, with his first purchase at the age of 14. Over the years that followed, his passion for collecting has grown into a vast accumulation of 17th century Old Masters, contemporary painting, and sculptures.

Part Two

What happens when the private interacts with the public, and when personal decisions become a public matter?

Frisch Collection

The Berlin based couple, Harald and Kornelia Frisch, have been collecting idiosyncratic painterly and sculptural positions from different artistic generations free from market-based aesthetics since the 1960s.

Haus N – Part One

What happens when the private communicates with the public and when personal decisions become a public matter?

Le Souffleur

Wilhelm Schürmann presents his collection with works from the Ludwig Collection in “Le Souffleur.”

Slavs and Tatars: Friendship of Nations

An exhibition from the Berlin-based collector Christian Kaspar Schwarm, featuring work from the art collective, Slavs and Tatars.


Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection at me Collectors Room, Berlin.

Barbara Klemm: Photographs

A new exhibition from the Berlin collector Werner Driller.

I Have Nothing Against Women But…

A look inside the exhibition “I Have Nothing Against Women but Can’t You Ring at Another Person’s Door”

Collection Regard

En Passant

To the patrons of tomorrow

Laurie Rojas on the future of art patronage and how to nurture enthusiasm for good art, worldly sensibility, curiosity, and connoisseurship.

The Rediscovery of Wonder

»Good art is rarely simple, but it is hardly ever incomprehensible, « says Christian Kaspar Schwarm, IC founder and avid collector who has never lost his excitement for complexity.

Mario von Kelterborn – Weserburg

As part of the "Young Collections" series at the Weserburg, Mario von Kelterborn presented works from Collection von Kelterborn in the exhibition "Young Collections 02".