NN Art Collection

NN Group

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NN Group is an insurance and asset management company active in more than 18 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. Their roots lie in the Netherlands, with a rich history that stretches back 170 years. Their customers range from individuals, and small and medium-sized companies to large corporate, and institutional investors. With more than 15,000 employees, NN Group aims to deliver high-quality service and products.

NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, NN, NN Investment Partners, ABN AMRO Insurance, Movir, AZL, BeFrank and OHRA. Formerly part of ING Group, NN Group listed as an independent company on Euronext Amsterdam on 2 July 2014.

Art Policy

NN Group aims to make art more accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds, with a focus on the cities where NN Group operates (notably, Rotterdam and The Hague). We value the role of art and culture in society, as we believe art inspires and connectsAs such, NN Group invests in cultural partnerships with Dutch museums and artists. This is reflected by our support of museum exhibitions that appeal to wide audiences, encouraging cultural entrepreneurship and generating art commissions for NN's own collection. Experimentation, research and innovation are the art collection's criteria, with a focus on artists who have a connection with the Netherlands. In addition, the NN Group Art Award, an incentive prize connected to the Art Rotterdam art fair, has been awarded annually since 2017. Both new talent and mid-career artists are eligible for this prize of EUR 10,000. NN Group also purchases artworks by the nominees for the NN Group Art Collection.

History

NN Group has a corporate art collection that includes over 2,000 art works which are on display throughout NN's office buildings. Prior to the establishment of NN Group as a standalone company, Nationale-Nederlanden accumulated a diverse art collection starting from 1963. The art collection has changed over time reflecting changes within the company, for example after the take-over of RVS in 1984 and the merger with the NMB Postbank Group, resulting in ING Group in 1991. After separating from ING, NN Group became a standalone company again in 2014, adopting a new brand and a renewed art policy.

Collection

Take a peek at the variety of artworks in the NN Group Art Collection, right here.

Collection title
NN Art Collection
Contact
Elisah van den Bergh (art advisors)
Head office
Den Haag
Art collection locations
In NN Group's offices: Haagse Poort (Den Haag), Delftse Poort (Rotterdam), Toorop building (Amsterdam), Ohra building (Arnhem)
Number of art works
ca 2000 (including sub-collection Delta LIoyd)
Launch year
1963
Disciplines
Multidisciplinary visual arts (painting, photography, glass art, video art, graphic art and installations)
Focus of collection
The focus of the collection is on works by artists who have a strong connection to the Netherlands. The criteria of the collection are: experimentation, research, and innovation. Within the NN corporate art collection this is recognisable in works that show special skills and experienced craftsmanship from artists who dare to experiment with materials and use innovative angles to look at the world around us. Every year we present the NN Group Art Award to a contemporary artist during the Art Rotterdam art fair.
Guided tours

On request.

Website
https://www.nn.nl
Art collection website
https://www.nn.nl/Over-NationaleNederlanden/Kunst-en-cultuur.htm
Exposition space

In the NN DE Café in Rotterdam (next to central station) an 18 meter long image wall is offered to Dutch artistic talent and museums. We also look for a link with cultural activities in the city of Rotterdam in our programming for this location. For example, NN Group is partner of het Nederlands Fotomuseum and De Kunsthal, both located in Rotterdam. The photo wall presentations change on a quarterly basis.

External presentations

More information about NN Group's museum partnerships and exhibitions can be found on the website. Including more details about the NN Group Art Award.

Gallery

NN Group

  • Esther Tielemans
  • Rafaël Rozendaal
  • A.D. Copier
  • Pieke Bergmans
  • Florian & Michael Quistrebert
  • Katja Mater
  • Priscila Fernandes
  • Leo Gestel
Open de Gallerij

Performance II, 2012
wall painting, acrylic and epoxy on plywood
(foto: Peter Tijhuis)

NN Group — Esther Tielemans

  • Performance II, 2012
    wall painting, acrylic and epoxy on plywood
    (foto: Peter Tijhuis)

  • Shadow Object 16 07 05, 2016
    Stainless steel, powder coated in white

  • Driedelig object, Leerdam Unica 880907 / 880907A / 880908, 1988
    glass

  • DNNA, 2015
    glas installlation
    In opdracht gemaakt voor het hoofdkantoor van NN Group in Den Haag. (foto Mirjam

  • Beer Splash 2, 2013
    Beer on red fire iridescent, bronze pigment and primer gesso
    Winnaars NN Group art award

  • PVA Composition (SIM), 2017
    Forex, aluminium, sim cards
    Winner NN Group Art Award 2019

  • Une clairière en Provence, 2017
    Fine Art Inkjet Print

  • Untitled, 1913
    Oil on canvas

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