The Winter Foundation fulfils its tasks in the fields of art, culture and social involvement in many different ways.
The basis for this is the development of a theme-
mainstream – albeit with strong connections to eminent artists of the time.
The foundation makes artworks from this collection available to cultural institutions, companies and social organisations.
At the same time, the foundation initiates and supports public projects.
We believe that the free arts can enable people to transcend their spiritual and intellectual limitations.
We would like to make a contribution to the creation of open and democratic societies.
We firmly believe that art should return to where it belongs: into the midst of life.
Using Dr. Norbert Winter’s private art collection as the basis, we are building up a collection of predominantly contemporary art.
The focus is on avant-
Polke, or further afield in New York surrounding Andy Warhol.
We are equally interested in internationally recognised German artists, such as Heinz Zolper, Michael Jansen, Helmut Tollmann as well as the contemporary art of foreign cultures. We attach particular importance to
photo art (including H.G. Mebusch, Vera Isler; art photography, punk photography, art scene documentation). The key features of the concept
underlying our collection are media equality and the thematic aspect of clarifying contemporary history by means of artworks.
The Winter foundation makes exhibition programmes available not only in collaboration with cultural institutions, but also for companies and social
organisations. All requests and enquiries will be dealt with in an unbureaucratic manner.
The 2009 -
moment, the Winter Foundation is organising the "Monument to Life" public project.
As a matter of principle, the Winter Foundation is always open for project cooperations.
In individual cases, the Winter Foundation supports the work of talented artists both financially and creatively. There is no limit on age.
The support expressly includes art and cultural work with children as well as an
exchange with international artists. The freely-
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