Collection Albert Heijn Art Foundation

Albert Heijn

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Albert Heijn is the oldest still existing supermarket chain of the Netherlands. Since 130 years we fill the plates of five million customers on a daily basis. Together with 100.000 associates we take that responsibility very seriously, and we make sure that the customer always finds tasty, healthy, sustainable and affordable products in our stores.

The foundation purchases contemporary art, gives assignments and exposes art in the working environment of Albert Heijn and the operating companies. The purchasing policy is aimed at Dutch contemporary art, fitting the dynamic environment of Albert Heijn and in line with perceptions of the relatively young associates.

The collection is characterized by sensibility, innovation, variety of materials, and its orientation towards developments in society.

Artpolicy
Albert Heijn Art Foundation wants to stimulate contemporary art, by making it accessible for both associates and the public. Contemporary art contributes to the dynamic culture of Albert Heijn, with room for emotions, creativity and dialogue.

  • Art creates an open and human work setting by connecting people with each other and their environment.
  • Art fits a retailer that is ahead in innovation, by serving customers best with new and innovative products and services.
  • Art contributes to quality of life, therefore the Foundation wants to make it accessible for all associates.
  • Supporting art as an important facet of contemporary culture, originates from the social awareness of Albert Heijn

History
The collection started in 1987. Because of the 100th anniversary celebration  of Albert Heijn 25 Dutch artists were commissioned to create a series of 4 graphic artworks based on the theme, "Daily life '. All associates were invited to choose a work of art as a personal gift. The 'Series of 100' was exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Collection title
Collection Albert Heijn Art Foundation
Contact
Wende Wallert, Vanessa Hofland
Head office
Zaandam
Art collection locations
Zaandam
Number of art works
About 700
Launch year
1987
Disciplines
All media
Focus of collection
Contemporary art from the Netherlands
Guided tours

On request.

 

Website
https://www.ah.nl
Art collection website
https://www.albertheijnkunststichting.nl/
Publications

-Nicole Koek (red.), De Collectie. Ahold Kunst Stichting, Zaandam, 1998
-Pierre Jansen, Het dagelijks leven. 100 jaar Albert Heijn, Zaandam, 1987

 

Works on loan
  • Eja Siepman van den Berg, The Step, 'Schoonheid in stilstand', 2018
  • Sylvie Zijlmans, Guilty, 'Photography Extended', Museum Valkhof, 2013
  • Tom Claassen, Z.t., 'TOM CLAASSEN', Kunsthal Kade 2010
  • Sjoerd Buisman, Phyllotaxis groep, Den Haag Sculptuur, 2005
  • Peer Veneman, Atufal, 'Out of Africa', Cobra Museum Amstelveen, 2004

 

 

Gallery

Albert Heijn

  • Heringa van Kalsbeek
  • Maria Roosen
  • Anne Wenzel
  • Jan Schoonhoven
  • Ab van Hanegem
  • Nicolas Dings
  • Jan van Munster
  • Sylvie Zylmans
  • JCJ Vanderheyden
ZT
Open de Gallerij

Untitled, 2008
mixed media
130 x 110 x 85 cm

Albert Heijn — Heringa van Kalsbeek

  • ZT

    Untitled, 2008
    mixed media
    130 x 110 x 85 cm

  • Kannenpaar

    Kannenpaar, 2009
    glass
    70 x 30 x 30 cm

  • heaven

    Heaven #1, 2007
    ceramics, wood, perspex
    160 x 84 x 68 cm

  • Geprakte Strukturen

    Gepräkte Strukturen, 1972
    preegdruk on paper
    60 x 50 cm

  • ZT

    Untitled, 1995
    oil, acrylic, modelpasta and airbrush on canvas
    100 x 300 cm

  • Koloniale Waren

    Koloniale Waren, 2008
    polyuretaan, chrome
    110 x 100 x 50 cm

  • ZT

    Ratio, 2007
    neon
    190 x 23 cm

  • Guilty

    Guilty, 2009
    c-print op dibond
    140 x 175 cm

  • ZT

    Take off, 1998
    acrylic on canvas
    110 x 140 cm

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