Deutsche Telekom’s Art Collection Telekom at the 51st Art Cologne fair

Deutsche Telekom’s Art Collection Telekom at the 51st Art Cologne fair

  • Art Collection Telekom presents works by Braco Dimitrijević and Sanja Iveković
  • Deutsche Telekom confers Art Cologne Award for New Positions
  • App gives everyone access to Deutsche Telekom’s art collection

BONN, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom presents works from its own Art Collection Telekom at the 51st Art Cologne fair and confers the Art Cologne Award for New Positions. This will be Deutsche Telekom’s fourth appearance at Art Cologne with its own booth located in the entrance area in Passage 3/11. This year, Deutsche Telekom will be exhibiting from its collection of contemporary art from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, with a piece by Braco Dimitrijević and the series of works entitled “Women’s House (Sunglasses)” by Sanja Iveković.

“Our collection supports contemporary artists who create socially relevant art in the digital age. Many pieces of art are designed to be thought-provoking and to challenge perceptions. Like the work by Croatian artist Sanja Iveković. She addresses the pervasive disregard for women’s rights versus the façade presented to the public. It is a socially relevant issue that doesn’t only affect women in eastern Europe,” says Antje Hundhausen, Vice President, Brand Experience and responsible for Deutsche Telekom’s Art Collection Telekom.

Since April 1, four of the ten images from the “Women’s House (Sunglasses)” series by Croatian artist Sanja Iveković have been hanging in the Deutsche Telekom foyer in Bonn. The company is displaying the other six posters in the series at Art Cologne.

Since the 1970s, Sanja Iveković’s work has been influenced by her commitment to women’s rights, protection and self-determination. The images in the series “Women’s House (Sunglasses)” are the result of close collaborations with women’s shelters since 2002. They have been used in campaigns aiming to raise awareness of these issues and garner support. Statements by female victims of domestic violence are printed on oversized posters advertising exclusive sunglasses. Sanja Iveković juxtaposes the shocking testimonies with images of glamorous models. The pioneer of activist feminist art was born in Zagreb, in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, in 1949. She continues to live and work in Zagreb.

Braco Dimitrijević lives and works in Paris. Like Sanja Iveković, his art has made an extremely important contribution to the development of modern and contemporary art in an Eastern European context. His work “This could be a place of historical importance”, on display at Art Cologne, was created in 1972. It challenges the assumptions made about historical significance and questions the meaning of the everyday. Born in 1948 in Sarajevo, Dimitrijević also draws attention to the potential harbored by every moment of life.

Deutsche Telekom confers ART COLOGNE AWARD for NEW POSITIONS

Deutsche Telekom will confer the fourth Art Cologne Award for New Positions at Art Cologne 2017. The prize recognizes an up-and-coming young artist and will be awarded on April 28. Worth 10,000 euros in total, the award also includes a solo exhibition at artothek Cologne. An exhibit by last year’s winner, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, called “We have a T-Rex” opens at artothek Cologne at 8 p.m. on April 27, 2017.

Art Collection Telekom app gives everyone access to the art collection

Some pieces can be viewed in exhibits that change every year. To find out more about the art collection, please visit the Internet portal or download the free app for Android and iOS. Further works from Art Collection Telekom are displayed in various Deutsche Telekom buildings across the Group.

Works displayed at the Art Collection Telekom booth in Passage 3/11

Sanja Iveković, “Women’s House (Sunglasses)”, 2002 – 2004, 10 posters
The following six works will be exhibited at Art Cologne: “Firuze”, “Kristina”, “Magda”, “Veronica”, “Sonia”, “Mihaela”
Digital print on 305 g archival paper, each measuring 144 cm x 104 cm, Edition 2/5 + 2 AP

Braco Dimitrijević, “This could be a place of historical importance”, 1972
Marble plaque with gold lettering, 55.9 cm x 74.9 cm x 2 cm

Background discussion at Art Cologne 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2 p.m.
With: Antje Hundhausen (Deutsche Telekom) and the curators of Art Collection Telekom Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher.
Venue: Passage 3/11 – directly behind the South entrance (Eingang Süd)
Please register by April 24 by e-mailing Anna Hansen |

Upcoming exhibitions:


April 26 to 29, 2017 ART COLOGNE – 51st International Art Market
Previews Tuesday, April 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

September 10 to October 22, 2017 Warsaw
“Halftruth”, works from Art Collection Telekom at Królikarnia Palace, the National Museum’s Museum of Sculpture in Warsaw
Previews September 10, 2017
September 22 to 24, 2017 Warsaw Gallery Weekend

January 19 to March 18, 2018 Zagreb
“I am the mouth”, works from Art Collection Telekom at the Museum of Contemporary Art, MSU Zagreb

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