Veronika Gyòcsi Collection
Fig. 1 Veronika Gyòcsi Stenzel, Self-Portrait, c. 1985
The Veronika Gyòcsi Collection was formed through a series of unlikely events tracing back to the mid-1970s in the Soviet Union by Vienna-based Hungarian entrepreneur Veronika Gyòcsi Stenzel. The collection grew steadily over a span of twenty years, coming to an end in 1998 following her company’s bankruptcy. By then, close to four hundred works by one hundred nonconformist and postwar artists had been collected. Today, part of the collection hangs in her home in Austria and a larger part is in storage. More than twenty years have passed and efforts are being made to transform the collection into a catalyst and platform for research, writing and exhibition-making; guided by a methodological approach rooted in fostering meaningful collaborations with artists, curators, researchers, collectors, arts institutions and museums.