February 12, 2009

Deutsche Bank supports the “Three M Project” at the New Museum in New York

The 3M Project, supported by Deutsche Bank America´s Foundation, brings together the New Museum in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles to commission new works by Jeremy Deller, Daria Martin, Mathias Poledna and Urban China. This exhibition of important emerging artists will hold its preview from 12 February through 28 March 2009 at the New Museum; it also demonstrates how museums can cooperate in the future to realize ambitious projects together that each would be unable to do alone. The unique project underscores the bank’s dedication to contemporary art which is summarized in the motto, „Fostering Creativity“.

With the film installation “Minotaur” London-based artist Daria Martin (born 1973)  created a complex and multilayered synthesis of various art forms—film, dance, and sculpture—while simultaneously meditating on the process through which art is made, and the shifting sexual dynamics between men and women. This work was selected by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Austrian artist Mathias Poledna's (born 1965) new work, “Crystal Palace,” is a film installation comprised of a small number of long, static shots of the montane rainforest landscape of Papua New Guinea. Poledna's work, which was chosen by the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, explores the ambiguities and constructed nature of historical representation.

Jeremy Deller (born 1966) focuses in his work “Conversations About Iraq” on the growing impact of the Iraq war on daily life in America, and paradoxically, its waning visibility in the media and popular culture. A cast of participants, who have a specific relationship to Iraq have been invited to take up residence in the gallery space to encourage discussion with visitors to the Museum. At the end of March, “Conversations”, which was elected by the New Museum will travel from New York to Los Angeles aboard an RV, and will stop at various cultural institutions and community centers along the way.

“Urban China: Informal Cities,” is the first U.S. exhibition of Urban China magazine, the only magazine devoted to issues of urbanism published in China. The magazine’s global, cross-disciplinary network of correspondents and collaborators merge rigorous methods of data collection and analysis of rapidly developing cities in China, with witty graphic representations of their findings. This installation, curated at the New Museum, will include a built environment of reclaimed construction materials.

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