ING Collection

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Collection

Since 1974 ING has been engaged in the world of art. We actively collect art for the ING Collection and make exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad as well as in our own exhibition space in Brussels. We also sponsor museums and encourage young and creative talent.

The ING Collection reflects the world around us and displays the figurative tradition of ING in an experimental and innovative way. We aim to collect art by young and established artists who push the boundaries of the tradition of visual arts, the medium or subject-matter. Art is an inseparable part of ING and strongly embedded in our identity: innovative, venturous and modern. Goal of the collection and its activities are to contribute to the culture of innovation and change within ING and beyond.  

ING regards the collection as an emotional investment not as a financial one. We purchase artworks that are relevant for ING and which contribute to the innovative and up-to-date character of the ING Collection, now and in the future.

Stimulating talent

Over the past few years our connection with society has become much more important. ING holds a variety of partnerships which encourage young, rising and creative talent, like Creatis in Belgium (supports creative entrepreneurs) and the ING Unseen Talent Award for photography. This initiative offers, besides a production fund for new work, a talent program for young photographers and an international platform. This creates a link between ING, art, culture and society.

History

The history of the ING Collection dates back to 1974 with the opening of a new head office for NMB (the Dutch bank for SMEs) in Amsterdam. In the course of time, collections were added to NMB's through various mergers and acquisitions.

In 1991 ING was born out of a merger between NMB Postbank Group and Nationale-Nederlanden. This gave way to the ING Collection in the Netherlands. Worldwide additions were made through the merge in 1998 with Bank Brussel Lambert (BBL), the acquisition of Barings Bank in 1995 and the attainment of a majority stake in ING Bank Slaski in 2001.

The separation of the Group's banking and insurance business in 2009 sparked ING Art Management to revise the collection and resulted into an ING Bank Collection and an Insurance Collection.

In 2013 a new collecting policy for the ING Collection was announced. The focus shifted towards international artists who push the boundaries of the figurative tradition and are not averse to experimentation. The collection was reduced from 25.000 to 6.000 artworks, mainly unique pieces.

The ING Collection walks with the international aspirations of ING and reflects its transitions. Over the years the ING Collection transformed into an international corporate art collection constantly on the move. The artworks travel the world, from the New York office to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, not to be exclusively enjoyed by ING employees, but by a worldwide audience.

From the collection
Thomas Albdorf

I Made This For You & Remember When I Made This For You, 2016
pigment print on baryta paper, mounted on Aluminium-Dibond, framed with non-reflecting glass
80 x 59 cm and 59 x 49 cm

Collections September 21, 2017
Winnaars ING Unseen Talent Award 2017
Collections September 12, 2017
Koen Vermeule
winnaar van de Sacha Tanja Penning 2017
Collections June 29, 2017
Finalisten
ING Unseen Talent Award
Collections June 20, 2016
Open Tuinen Dagen
ING
Collections May 11, 2016
Les nouveaux talents de la photographie
ING
Collections March 8, 2016
De keuze van Lodewikus
uit de ING Collectie
Collections September 10, 2014
THE HIDDEN PICTURE
Expositie ING collectie in Cobra Museum
Collections December 6, 2013
The Magic of Dutch Realism
werk uit de ING Collectie
Collections December 12, 2012
ING geeft werk in bruikleen
Colourful Minds in Kantoor Kennedy van der Laan
In summary

Collection title
ING Collection

Contact
Sanne ten Brink

Head office
Amsterdam

Art collection locations
The ING Collection is on display at 500 ING offices worldwide.

Number of art works
The ING Collection consists of some 6.000 artworks.

Launch year
1974

Disciplines
Paintings, photography, drawings, graphic art, sculptures, videos, textile, installations and multi-media

Focus of collection
ING collects artworks by international art by artists who push the boundaries of the figurative tradition and are not averse to experimentation. The ING Collection Belgium is focused on Belgian and international contemporary art while Poland focuses on contemporary Polish art with an emphasis on young and up-and-coming visual and video artists and photographers. The ING Collection Great Britain consists of modern figurative painting by British artists.

Guided tours
Upon request. Contact Architectour (020-6259123) for more information. Tours are only being given in the head office Amsterdamse Poort.

Website
www.ing.nl

Art collection website
www.ingartcollection.com

Publications
- Konrad Schiller and Erica Shiozaki, Re: Society: 40 Years of ING Engaging with the Arts, 2014
- Sanne ten Brink, Magic Realism, Past toward Contemporary, Seoul, Korea, 2012
- Sanne ten Brink & Anne van Lienden, Natuurlijk, Nederlandse figuratieve kunst, 1970-2010, Assen, 2010.
- Flavio Arensi, Annabelle Birnie, Yildith Della Coletta, Caroline Vos, Realismo Olandese, Allemandi & C.Spa, Torino, Italië, 2008
- Michel Tilmant, Annabelle Birnie, Art in the Office, Zwolle, 2006
- Annabelle Birnie, Harry Tupan, Painted Reality, Krakau, Polen, 2004      

Exposition space
ING organizes exhibitions in the ING Cultural Centre in Brussels around  Belgian and international art(ists).  

Supporting
ING is main sponsor of the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the Kunsthal (Rotterdam), Drents Museum (Assen) and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Furthermore ING supports De Ateliers and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and is main partner of Unseen Amsterdam and initiator of the ING Unseen Talent Award.

Works on loan
- Jaap Scheeren, De Appelvangproef, Museum Mesdag The Hague, 2016
- Awoiska van der Molen, #373-7, FOAM Amsterdam, 2016
- Erik van Lieshout Untitled, Wiels Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Vorst (Belgium), 2016/17
- Gerrit Willem van Baaderen, Moeder en kind wandelend door een dorp, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar 2017
- Matthijs Röling, Lente; Winter; Herfst; Zomer en Tuin (spoorzoekers), Museum Wierdeland, Ezinge, 2017
- Caspar Berger, Zelfportret 5, Watou Art Festival (Belgium) 2017
- Koen Vermeule, Dome, Kunsthal Rotterdam, 2017
- Katja Novitskova, Approximation (5dl5.0 chimera surface ligand, fruit fly), Venice Biennale and KUMU Art Museum, Tallin (Estonia), 2017/18
- Pyke Koch, De Oogst, Centraal Museum Utrecht, 2017/18
- Dick Ket, Sint Nicolaas stilleven, Museum More, Gorssel, 2018