From the current exhibitions of the Deutsche Bank
The View upon the Ego can
been seen at the Museum Weserburg in Bremen until 15 June. The exhibition
curator, Dr. Ariane Grigoteit, will give a lecture there on 15 May.
Meanwhile, The Return of the Giants enjoyed a warm reception by
both the press and the public in Mexico.
know who I am":
A lecture on the exhibition "The View upon the
Ego," by Dr. Ariane Grigoteit, Global Head, Deutsche Bank Art
The subject and central focus of the exhibition
TheView upon the Ego is the image of Man in the 20th Century. Some 80
drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs from the Deutsche Bank
Collection take a look at an epoch that was influenced equally by
collective visions and by the struggle for individual self-determination.
The View upon the Ego at the
Neues Museum Weserburg in Bremen concentrates on the artistic depiction of
20th Century Man, and on cultural changes as reflected by those who
Within the framework of the exhibition, the curator
of the Deutsche Bank Collection, Dr. Ariane Grigoteit, will give a lecture
on 15 May, 2003 in which she will describe the concept of the exhibition
as well as introduce the Deutsche Bank Collection as seen from the
perspective of the exhibition's themes. In her lecture, entitled "I alone
know who I am," Dr. Grigoteit will address the question of how identity is
defined: what consequences does social change have for us, and for our
behavioral codex; for the way generations deal with each other; for
different cultures and the individual development of identity? How do
self-portraits connect different portrayals of personalities? And what
does this say about the times in which we live? How is the image of Man
created and what effect does it have?
You are cordially invited to
the lecture on 15 May, at the Neue Musuem Weserburg in Bremen, Teerhof 20,
28199 Bremen. The lecture will begin at 5:00 pm. Further information on
the exhibition and accompanying events is available
here, or call: 0049-(0)421-59 83 9-0.
It's a hit: The
exhibition "El Regreso de los Gigantes/The Return of the Giants" at the
Museo de Arte Contemoraneo in Mexico was well-received by both the public
and the press.
The exhibition El Regreso de los
Gigantes/The Return of the Giants, which was presented from 27 February
through 27 April in the Museo de Arte Contemoraneo in Mexico City, was an
overwhelming success with both visitors and the press. Within the first
few days of the
exhibition, several thousand visitors had already come to see the
presentation of "Heftige Malerei" from Germany.
The presentation of some 150
works on paper and paintings by artists Elvira Bach, Georg Baselitz,
Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Rainer Fetting, Antonius Höckelmann,
Karl Horst Hödicke, Jörg Immendorf, Dieter Krieg, Markus Lüpertz, Helmut
Middendorf and A.R. Penck were for many newspapers an opportunity to
reflect on the influence by German painting of the 1980s on Mexican
artists of the time.
Germain Gomez Haro wrote in the daily newspaper
La Jornada: "Neo-expressionist painting in Germany occured
simultaneously with similarly-themed movements elsewhere: the
Transavanguardia in Italy, Figuration Libre in France,
New Image Painting in the United States and Neomexicanism in our own
country. Visitors to this exhibition will be able to detect parallels
between a few German and Mexican painters such as Roberto Parodi, Rocio
Maldonado, German Venegas, Arturo Marty, and many other artists who were
enthusiastic about the work of German colleagues active in this field
during those years."
Previously, Merry Mac Masters
had reported extensively in the same newspaper about the committment of
the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation: "The Deutsche Bank Americas
Foundation is currently considering the possibility of buying works by
young Mexican artists in order to build a collection of Latin American
painting. (...) The purchasing policies of Deutsche Bank concentrate on
'thematic work groups' that demonstrate a specific direction or share a
certain characteristic. Their attention is particularly trained on young
artists, since the interest is in picking up on new trends."
pressconference in Mexico City:
Luis-Martin Lozano, Héctor Ramos, Judith
Gómez del Campo, Miguel Noriega
Bank Americas Foundation continues the concept set out by the Deutsche
Bank Collection since its inception, namely supporting young artist as
early as possible by buying their works. On the occasion of El Regreso
de los Gigantes, the chairmen of Deutsche Bank Mexico, Miguel Noriega
and Pablo Hernandez, addressed the idea behind developing the collection
in an article in the German-Mexican cultural magazine Mitt: "The Deutsche
Bank Collection stems from the idea of bringing the arts and working
worlds closer together, with the goal of setting in motion creative
synergies between the two. By mounting the exhibition The Return of the
Giants in Latin America, Deutsche Bank Art has built yet another
bridge across the Atlantic, between these cultures."
exhibition continues its tour through Latin America in Brazil, where it
can be seen from 18 June through 31 August 2003 at the
Museu de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo.
Translation: Tanya Ott