The ground floor and basement of the famous building at Renngasse 2 in Vienna’s 1st district contain the exhibition space of the contemporary Bank Austria Kunstforum museum. Prestigious offices and historic staterooms are located on the floors above.
In April 2005, the ‘tresor im Bank Austria Kunstforum’ opened in a former vault of the building. Young, international art is presented here, but the vault is also used as a space for art education and intellectual debate.
The building was acquired by SIGNA in 2010. The property underwent a general refurbishment, in the course of which the entire building services were renewed and the office equipment was upgraded. A fixed-term 50-year lease for office space has been concluded with the Austrian Constitutional Court, and the space was made available to the tenant in August 2012.
© Franz Brück
Kunstforum Vienna is the first port of call for lovers of classical modernism and post-war avant-garde painting. Every year, 250,000 people visit the unique changing exhibitions of this private institution. Both major museums and private collectors present their works here. From Van Gogh to Miró, Cézanne, Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall, Warhol and Lichtenstein – the great names of art all come together here. Since 2000, Kunstforum has also hosted exhibitions of contemporary artists.
Along with Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Museum of Art History, the big wheel and Belvedere, Kunstforum Vienna is one of the top 20 most popular sights in Vienna and is an exhibition partner for important institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Royal Academy in London.