Art

We share a strong passion for art with our clients through a wide range of initiatives. This commitment revolves around our partnerships with major museums and art institutions and the UBS Art Collection. Contemporary art challenges us, providing insight into our complex and unpredictable world; it embodies the spirit that our firm stands for: questioning the status quo; exploring global perspectives and innovative thinking. We have a history of supporting cultural endeavors across the world and continue to use contemporary art to bring together ideas, inspiration, and opinion to enrich lives. UBS has collected contemporary art for over 60 years. It is part of our DNA.

The UBS Art Collection is one of the world's largest corporate art collections with over 30,000 works created by artists from more than 75 countries. The vast majority of these works are displayed in UBS offices around the world, serving as an inspiration for employees and a platform for dialogue with clients and the public. UBS continues to grow its holdings through acquiring works from around the world in accordance with the geographical reach of its business. UBS actively supports artists and galleries and lends works to major art museums and cultural institutions for public exhibitions.

In May 2019 we opened the new UBS Art Gallery in our New York headquarters in Manhattan featuring installations by major artists and rotating exhibitions.

UBS supports all three Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. The firm co-publishes the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, which is the definitive macro-level analysis of key trends in the international art market. Other partnerships with fine art institutions include the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia, the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Past exhibitions

Born from the collaboration between UBS and Guggenheim, the exhibition was the final stage of Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, a multiyear program designed to testimony UBS’s commitment to direct engagement with contemporary art and education.

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise presented a selection of artistic voices and reflections from North Africa and the Middle East. Visitors were able to discover an ancient city made entirely of couscous, Algerian architecture, giant bronze flowers, and experienced the GAM like never before through architectural cuts that connect the historical past of the museum to our present.

The exhibition was open to public from 11th April to 17th June 2018, at Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano.

UBS presented the exhibition hosted by Galleria d'Arte Moderna, created in collaboration with Università Cattolica, Università Statale and Politecnico.
This extraordinary exhibition, opened to the public for the first time, retraced the very best of Lombard sculpture from the late neoclassicism to symbolist period, through one hundred works by some of the leading figures of the art scene, like Canova, Hunters and Wildt.

Inspired by the famous film by Hitchcock, the exhibition was curated by Luca Massimo Barbero and offered a path of investigation on the issue of private collections through an unprecedented dialogue among the marvellous neoclassical rooms of the Villa, its masterpieces and contemporary works from prestigious Italian collections. From November 2016 to February 2017.

A tribute to contemporary painting through over 100 masterpieces from UBS Art Collection: 91 international artists gathered for the first time at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna of Milan from June to October 2015. Curated by Francesco Bonami.

The exhibition was curated by Francesco Bonami and was held at GAM in Milan from March to June 2014. It displayed 50 drawings on paper by 35 international prominent figures from the 60s till today, featuring women, portraits, gestures, figures and words as main topics.

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