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Art works – Art in the Towers
The Deutsche Bank Collection presents itself more international and younger than ever before. Deutsche’s Group Head Office is the heart of its global art activities. This is illustrated by the works on display in the Towers. The selection of some 1,800 works on paper and photographs invites the viewer to embark a journey of discovery of global art, which continues at more than 900 Deutsche Bank locations.
Art works – on 60 floors
Even when the Towers first opened in the mid 1980s the art concept set standards: From Beuys to the neo-expressive “Junge Wilde” painters – a tour was akin to a trip through German art history after 1945.
Today the corporate collection is as global as Deutsche itself. In recent decades, not only has the business map grown, but also the art map. In Asia, South America and Africa, vital art scenes have emerged – each with their distinct form of expression.
As before, each floor of the Towers is devoted to one artist; around 100 international positions from more than 40 countries are on view. The art is arranged by region. While the young German and European avant-garde is presented in Tower A, artists from Asia, America, the Middle East and Africa can be experienced in Tower B.
Proposal for a Public Place,
2006 Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
The Deutsche Bank Collection in Frankfurt invites people to engage in a dialogue with artists and their works and at the same time provides insights into very different cultures around the globe.
Asia / Pacific
Focus on globalization
Contemporary artists in Asia are dealing with the phenomenon of globalization more intensely than artists in virtually any other region of the world. Particularly in China, many artists have reflected the enormous cultural and social changes of recent years. The interaction of different cultures, identity issues in a rapidly changing society, bridging the gap between tradition and modernity – young Asian artists often take a stand on current issues.
Eternal City I, 1998
Courtesy LOOCK Galerie
Wallpaper Installation (Dream Villa 11), 2009
Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
Courtesy Studio Wong Hoy Cheong
From Vancouver to Buenos Aires
New York is still regarded as the world’s most important art metropolis, but Manhattan and Brooklyn studios no longer have a monopoly on the continent’s groundbreaking art. Canada and Latin America also have exciting art scenes, which are drawing more and more international attention.
5 Steps (Possibilities for a Monument), 2007
Courtesy Artist and Studio Dabbeni, Lugano
Ohne Titel / Untitled (Hawaiiana), 2005
Courtesy the artist and Kurimanzutto, México City
A place not far from here, 2009
Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Middle East / Africa
An exotic place of longing, the world’s poorhouse, an area of conflict – our image of Africa and the Middle East is ambivalent and often dominated by clichés. But the art from these regions speaks a different language, attesting to growing confidence, a sensitive grasp of current societal issues, and a hopeful outlook for the future.
Ohne Titel / Untitled, 2008
Courtesy Zohra Bensemra / Reuters
El-Sayyida Park #01, o.J. / n.d
Courtesy of the Artist
Cosmic Rift 35, 2010
Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig / Berlin
und Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Murmurings #1-12, 2007
Courtesy of the artist
Centro di Permanenza temporanea, 2007
Courtesy kaufmann repetto, Milan
Discovering new regions
There is still unknown territory to be discovered: particularly eastern and south-eastern regions of Europe are providing new impetus. Following the end of Communism, vital art scenes have emerged which combine a reappraisal of history with new forms of expression and social criticism.
Ohne Titel / Untitled, 2008
Courtesy Foksal Gallery Foundation and Hauser & Wirth
Rowan Tree, 2005
Courtesy Anni Leppälä
A new generation
New emphases are being placed on presentations of German artists. While the focus used to be on today’s “classics” such as Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter, the younger generation now dominates. With selected works on paper and photographs, the Deutsche Bank Collection reflects the wide spectrum of contemporary German art.
Tout pour les femmes, 2001
Courtesy Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a. M.
Sie merken dass etwas nicht stimmt, 2009
VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2010,
Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig / Berlin
Caps, 20-teilige Serie, 2008
Courtesy of the artist and
Johann Koenig Gallery, Berlin
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