Credit Suisse Collection
Art in a Business Context
Credit Suisse Collection is the first volume to document the bank’s corporate collection of Swiss contemporary art.
1st edition, 2011
Text English and German
464 pages, 313 colored and 107 b/w illustrations
19 x 26 cm
Credit Suisse, one of the two major international banks in Switzerland, has been compiling a corporate collection of Swiss contemporary art since 1975. The collection showcases a cross-section of the art being created in all parts of Switzerland and currently comprises around five thousand items, including works by such internationally recognized artists as John Armleder, Monica Studer and Christoph van den Berg, Balthasar Burkhard, and Yves Netzhammer. Numerous genres and techniques are represented, from painting and photography to sculpture and works in video and interactive media.
Credit Suisse Collection documents this unique collection for the first time, featuring groups of works by thirty individual artists, along with twenty art-in-architecture objects that were commissioned for specific locations and buildings. This complete, illustrated catalog is rounded out by an essay on specific aspects of the collection and brief monographic texts on all featured artists. The artworks are presented in place in the bank’s offices in order to highlight the relationship between architecture and art and to reveal unique visual contrasts.
With essays by Maria Becker, Raquel Brühlmann, Fanni Fetzer, Isabel Flury, Urs-Beat Frei, Barbara Hatebur, Andrina Jörg, Giulia Passalacqua, Magdalena Plüss, André Rogger, Nadine Scheu, Eveline Suter, and Annelise Zwez, and a preface by Rolf Doerig