BPD Art Collection

BPD focuses on one of the basic human needs: shelter. On houses, neighbourhoods and every possible residential need there may be in the countries where we operate as an area developer: the Netherlands, France and Germany. We conduct extensive research into these needs, which forms the basis of everything we develop and build.
BPD is a leading European area developer. Today, over one million Europeans live in homes and areas that we have realized. We believe in creating 'living environments', areas that are alive in their own right. That offer space and peace of mind and also encourage activities on the streets outside.

 

 

Collection

The BPD Art Collection is inextricably linked to the organization after more than 40 years of collecting. The collection was created to provide employees with a stimulating working environment and allow them to look at the world differently. In addition, BPD believes it is important to take a social position in support of the cultural climate.

Artpolicy
For more than 70 years BPD has been contributing to the quality of people's living environment. We stimulate art and culture in different ways, both within and outside the organization. For example, the BPD Art Collection exists for more than 40 years. This contemporary art collection consists of almost 1000 works of art and is shown in the offices of BPD and in museums at home and abroad. BPD has also enables the BPD Culture Funds for 30 years. This national fund focuses on art and culture in projects that have common ground with building, the built environment, urban development, area development and public space.

 

With BPD Lab we connect alternative and inspiring practices of urban designers, public developers, artists and architects to current themes and the daily practice of area development. In addition, we reinforce art and culture with BPD Art Projects in relation to the area developments of BPD. This varies from the realization of art in public space to the development of a temporary art and culture program for a specific place or area.

 

From the collection
Tony Cragg

Flotsam, 1999
polystyrene and glass fibre
125 x 100 x 100 cm

Collections September 26, 2018
Maison d'Artiste
BPD
Collections May 8, 2017
BPD ondersteunt de Nederlandse inzending voor de 57e Biënnale van Venetië
Collections June 11, 2015
Ângela Ferreira
Bouwfonds Kunststichting
In summary

Collection title
BPD Art Collection

Contact
Sharon Oldenkotte-Vrolijk, Jenny Rietbergen-Barendregt, Caroline Coffrie

Head office
Amsterdam

Art collection locations
The collection is on display in the offices of BPD in the Netherlands and Germany.

Number of art works
1000

Launch year
1976

Disciplines
All disciplines

Focus of collection
Starting point of the current collection policy is to collect contemporary (inter) national art in which space which plays a role. This includes works by artists who use architecture, urban and public space in their work, but also works of artists who deal with the relationship between their work relates and space.

Guided tours
On request.

Website
www.bpd.nl

Art collection website
www.bpdkunstcollectie.nl

Publications
-Eva Rovers, Wahlverwandtschaft. Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie -Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud, 2009
-Véronique Baar, Jenny Barendregt, Sharon Oldenkotte-Vrolijk & Micky Piller, Room with a view, de Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie, Hoevelaken, 2006
-Wim Beeren, Maarten Doorman & Fred van de Velden, Twintig jaar verzamelen, Hoevelaken, 1996
-Maarten Doorman & Tracy Metz, Bouwfonds. Een keuze, Hoevelaken, 1996
-Greet Sickinghe- ten Holte & Henk Slim, Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie, Hoevelaken, 1988  

Supporting
For more than 70 years BPD has been contributing to the quality of people's living environment. We stimulate art and culture in different ways, both within and outside the organization. For example, the BPD Art Collection exists for more than 40 years and the BPD Culture Fund for 30 years. With BPD Lab we connect alternative and inspiring practices of urban designers, public developers, artists and architects to current themes and the daily practice of area development. In addition, we reinforce art and culture with BPD Art Projects in relation to the area developments of BPD.  

Works on loan
-Micha Patiniott, Loud Shirt, 'Figuurlijk', Museum Hilversum, Hilversum, 2012
-Tony Cragg, Flotsam, 'BinnensteBuiten', CBK Drenthe, Assen, 2012
-Henk Visch, L'absente de tous bouquets nr.2, 'Henk Visch', KAdE, Amersfoort, 2012
-Roger Raveel, Hoogspanning, 'Even terugschouwen', Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, 2011-2012
-Susanne Kriemann, One Time One Million, 'Susanne Kriemann', Kunsthalle, Winterthur, 2011