A fascination for art: that’s what connects us to art lovers, private collectors, galleries, museums, and exhibitors. Through the merger with Nationale Suisse, Helvetia now possesses a collection of contemporary Swiss art that is among the most important of its kind and a testament to its support of artistic production in Switzerland. Also, each year we award an Emerging Artist Prize for young artists. Our broad experience and knowledge concerning the arts influences our Artas Art Insurance scheme.
Helvetia’s art collection, which focuses on painting, drawing and photography, comprises around 1700 works from about 400 artists.
The Nationale Suisse Arts Prize, first awarded in 2004, is intended to support emerging young artists and to encourage new ideas and art forms. Since 2015, it has been continued under the name of the Helvetia Arts Prize.
The partial remodelling of the former Nationale Suisse head office provided an opportunity to enrich the existing art collection with art interventions by Pipilotti Rist, Hans Danuser and Daniel Robert Hunziker.