Changing Perspectives

Since 1997 the European Central Bank (ECB) has been collecting art with a focus on contemporary pieces from Europe. The basis for the collection is the exhibition series “Contemporary art from the Member States of the EU”, which showcase the art scenes of the respective countries and are organised in close cooperation with the national central banks.

The collection currently comprises about 300 works from 19 countries. Well-established works of art with international reputation are represented as well as works by young artists who are at the beginning of their careers. A special focus here lies in the attempt to identify characteristic streams, developments and themes which define the art scene in a country and move the artists.

Under the motto “Changing Perspectives”, the current exhibition, with works from 44 artists, showcases a cross-section of the results of 15 years of art collecting, thereby also reviewing the history of the ECB’s cultural commitment under its guiding principle “unity in diversity”.  

Erik Binder • Sonja Braas • Anton Corbijn • José Pedro Croft • Jacob Dahlgren • Jan Fabre • Mitja Ficko • Gérard Garouste • Charlotte Gyllenhammar • Ilse Haider • Xenia Hausner • Vanessa Heyde • Paolo Icaro • Ieva Iltnere • Stephan Jung • Patricija Jurkšaitytė • Bernd Kammer • Pertti Kekarainen • Aleksij Kobal • Pertti Kukkonen • Marie-Jo Lafontaine • Carlo Lorenzetti • Dragoş Lumpan • Brian Maguire • Julia Nuss • Annèe Olofsson • Perejaume • Audronė Petrašiūnaitė • Markus Prachensky • Anna Recker• Georges Rousse• Inta Ruka • Peter Sauerer • Hubert Scheibl • Regine Schumann • José Mariá Sicilia • Rudolf Španzel • Marios Spiliopoulos • Jan Svenungsson • Antoni Tapies • Ulay • Petra Varl • Koen Vermeule • Corinne Wasmuht  


Guided tours (in German):

Thursday, 13 September, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 27 September, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, 5 October, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 10 October, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 24 October, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, 2 November, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 15 November, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 30 November, 6:30 p.m.


Meeting point:

European Central Bank,  Eurotower foyer, Kaiserstraße 29,  60311 Frankfurt am Main

Please note that those wishing to attend must register at least one day in advance for guided tours and present an official ID card/passport on arrival. Visitors are advised to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to allow sufficient time for the relevant security procedures to be carried out. Thank you for your cooperation. Please note that all guided tours will be conducted in German.

To register for a guided tour, please contact:  

Katrina Sausverde-Ellger  Events and Protocol Division  European Central Bank Tel.: +49 69 1344 5067  E-mail: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!  

Wednesday, 12. September 2012

Exhibition Period:
13. September - 30. November 2012

Changing Perspectives

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