"Some time each day should be devoted to the arts."
visuell - the magazine of Deutsche Bank Art
A stopover in Frankfurt: after buying a whole pile of books and paying a
flying visit to the local museums,
Miwa Yanagi comes to the Deutsche Bank for an interview with visuell
. Where art is concerned, her energy knows no bounds – Miwa Yanagi, en
route from Japan to Spain, is the person featured on the cover of the
current issue of visuell.
good reason – in January, the artist, who is represented in the Deutsche
Bank Collection, will be presenting a comprehensive
show of her work in the exhibition space of the Deutsche Guggenheim. Her
photo series depicts young women "aged" by computer technology to become
grandmothers. They narrate their dreams of the future: "Some time each
day should be devoted to the arts," is one of the rules that Yanagi
placed alongside her photograph Geisha (2002) in her contribution
to our magazine.
In the international press visuell is portrayed as
a step that marks Deutsche Bank Art's forerunner position. "And so it
lies in front of us, the newest visuell-magazine of Deutsche
Bank, which -thanks God- does by no means appears like a statement of
accounts but is boldly orientated towards the future, and thereby acts
like a work of art in its own right. When one gets to page 148, one is
inclined to flick through again", the Infodienst KUNST comments.
The current issue of visuell is also devoted to the arts and to
Deutsche Bank's international commitment to culture. Its contributors
range from Miwa Yanagi in Kyoto to
Christian Kracht in Bangkok, who supplies some of his typically
idiosyncratic commentaries on the world of art. In Frankfurt,
Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck of the Board of Managing Directors answers our
questions in pictures – and sends the reader off once more on an
international journey of artistic discovery featuring Linda Yablonsky
from New York, a conversation with the restorers who work for the
Deutsche Bank Collection in Stauffen, Munich, and Oberhausen, and
contributions by gallery owners and collectors associated with the bank
from their various locations around the world.
This journey takes
you from our Frankfurt headquarters, where the bank's art experts and
curators met together to talk about the Deutsche Bank Collection, to the
Deutsche Guggenheim exhibition hall in Berlin, and then on to the various
exhibitions worldwide of works from the
Deutsche Bank Collection, which in 2002 were seen on all five continents.
Curators of our partner museums are interviewed about their unusual
joint ventures with a financial institution. And, finally, all those
involved with visuell were asked about their favorite work of
art; in the essay "Contributors," you can read about which work
personalities such as
I.D. Gloria Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis or
Rikrit Tiravanija would take with them if they were forced to leave
everything else behind.
The current issue also harbors a work of
art "for takeout." To create the limited and numbered edition art work
that accompanies this issue of visuell, entitled Large Nude in
Tobias Rehberger first burnt his entire wardrobe, sparing only his wedding
suit and a few garments he had received as presents. He then mixed a
pigment from his incinerated attire, which was used to print Large
Nude in Winter Landscape.
In many respects, Tobias
Rehberger's work seems as though it had been made especially for the
themes in this issue of visuell: the magazine's essays
investigate the global aspects of art's transferal and transformation in
a variety of ways. And so the journey continues – with exciting upcoming
projects occurring in the framework of the bank's art program. Bon