The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung sponsors art and science. Alexander Tutsek and Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek established the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung as a nonprofit foundation in December 2000 in Munich. As part of its program spanning art and science, the foundation is deeply committed to the particular and exceptional or even to that which is neglected and overlooked.
Exhibitions and Art Collection
In its internationally oriented exhibition and collecting activities, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung concentrates on contemporary sculpture and photography. It regularly presents exhibitions on innovative themes. The former sculpture studio in an art nouveau villa in Munich-Schwabing, where the foundation is located, offers an ideal background. Of particular interest is that the sculptures in its collection are made of glass. This material allows artists diverse technical possibilities and innovative applications.
Support of Young Talents
In 2016 the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung started a substantial funding program to assist in improving the training of art students in the area of sculpture focusing on glass. The respective departments at art academies and glass schools receive comprehensive financial support from the foundation over a period of several years. This support makes the realization of special student projects, the production of complex art works, as well as adequate technical facilities in the studios possible. Several projects also fund the advanced training of individual artists who work with the material glass or in the area of photography.
Support of Institutions
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung also supports art projects and art museums with extraordinary endeavors. For example: The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has started a long-term cooperation with Haus der Kunst providing substantial and comprehensive support. In addition it funds innovative photographic exhibitions at Haus der Kunst. It also financed the acquisition of photographs for the photographic collection of Pinakothek der Moderne and supports a new series of exhibitions on current positions of international contemporary photographic art. This gives young artists working in the area of photography a unique forum.
Support of Research
The engineering sciences apply the knowledge gained from the natural sciences to our daily life and thus represent the technical progress of our society. Supporting research and teaching in the engineering sciences is important to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. This includes funding interdisciplinary research projects that combine technology, economics, and the humanities.
One focus of support at the moment lies on pure and applied research in the areas of glass, ceramic, stone, and earths in the engineering sciences. Although these subjects lay the foundation for other branches of the engineering sciences, funding institutions often neglect them in favor of more “modern” areas that are trendier. So that they do not become marginalized at the technological universities and to make these branches of the engineering sciences more attractive to students, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung financially supports innovative and unusual research tasks of universities, individual research projects, as well as young talents.
Promotion of Young Talents
An important task for the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is to support young engineers on a broad basis. In particular it focuses on improving educational opportunities by awarding grants. It also supports creative research projects of young researchers.
If you are interested in receiving funding, please check whether your planned project is in an area supported by the foundation (see Art and Science). If this is the case, please contact us using the form “Request for Funding.”
Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek
Chairwoman of the Board
Member of the Board
Dr. Ulrich Wacker
Member of the Board
Dr. Anne-Cécile Foulon
Assistant to the Board, Art Historian M. A.
Katharina Parschakow, M.A.
Assistant to the Board, Cultural Manager M. A.
The foundation is located in a listed Art-Nouveau villa in Munich-Schwabing. The architect German Bestelmeyer (1874 – 1942), who also built, for example, the extension of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Lichthof), designed the villa with a large studio for his friend Georg Albertshofer. The foundation’s temporary exhibitions are held in Albertshofer’s former studio.
Albertshofer (1864 – 1933) was a professor at the Münchner Kunstakademie and worked in his studio on Karl-Theodor-Strasse as a sculptor. There he created works such as the fountain for Delikatessenhaus Dallmayr (1912) or the Column of Benno in front of the Church of St. Benno in Munich-Maxvorstadt (1910, together with German Bestelmeyer and Ferdinand von Miller). Many of the sculptures he designed are on view close to his studio, at the Maximiliansgymnasium and Oskar-von-Miller Gymnasium: for instance, on the portals, and in the joint schoolyard, the sculptural group Romulus and Remus.