Deutsche Bank KunstHalle Berlin
Founded in 1997 as the Deutsche Guggenheim, Deutsche Bank ran the gallery space for 15 years together with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. With its emphasis on works on paper and photography, the collection is dedicated to contemporary work. Beginning with Modernist and post-war German art, and with an eye to the fostering of young talent and current positions, path-breaking works have been collected since the late 1970s. Along with expanding significant bodies of work, for instance by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, and Sigmar Polke, newcomers have always been taken into consideration as well. Photographers such as Thomas Ruff and Andreas Gursky were already part of the collection at the beginning of their careers, as was the painter Neo Rauch.
At the same time, the collection is constantly growing younger and more international. Today, the focus of the collection is increasingly on the new art centers in Africa, China, India, and South America, which are taking on increased importance in a globalized culture. One highlight of the program is the presentation of Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year,” who is honored each year with a major solo exhibition.