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December 14, 2011

Deutsche Bank becomes corporate patron of Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

As part of its ongoing support of art, Deutsche Bank is pleased to announce the beginning of its corporate patronage of Garage Center for Contemporary Culture for the years of 2012-2013. As part of its patronage, Deutsche Bank will also become a sponsor of  Garage’s Art Experiment Weekend 2011 – an annual creative event that invites people of all age groups to visit Garage, create art, and have fun.. Furthermore, Garage will become the first partner of Deutsche Bank in Russia for the Deutsche Art Card – a free admission complimentary card to all Garage exhibitions for the bank’s clients.


Deutsche Bank has been committed to promoting contemporary art for almost 30 years. Under the motto “Art Works”, the bank systematically acquires contemporary international art and displays it in the bank buildings and exhibitions around the globe. Comprising of more than 56,000 artworks, the Deutsche Bank Collection is one of the world’s most important collections of works on paper and photography.


Garage Center for Contemporary Culture is a major non-profit international arts space based in Moscow, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture. Garage presents a program of exhibitions by international and Russian artists and serves as a catalyst and meeting point for Moscow’s emerging arts scene.    


Igor Lojevsky, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Russia and CIS commented: “In Russia, cultural initiatives play a special role in Deutsche Bank’s activity. The bank has supported numerous projects and exhibitions over recent years. The patronage of Garage will drive forward Deutsche Bank’s commitment to contemporary art in Russia.”   


Daria Zhukova, the founder of Garage comments: “As one of the most important supporters of contemporary art in the world, it is our great pleasure to be working with Deutsche Bank as a corporate patron, to have them as the sponsor of Art Experiment 2011, and to be included in the Deutsche Bank Art Card programme in 2012. It is with the passion and commitment of partners such as Deutsche Bank that Garage is able to continue its programme of bringing projects and exhibitions of an international calibre to Russia and, in turn, presenting emerging Russian artists to an international audience. Having Deutsche Bank as a partner during our relocation and their being an active participant and supporter when Garage re-opens in Gorky Park is very exciting for us.”


For further information, please call:


Deutsche Bank



Dimitri Agishev

Head, Communications                                       

Phone: +7 495 / 797 5026



About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a substantial private clients franchise. Its businesses are mutually reinforcing. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 100,000 employees in 73 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions, creating lasting value for its clients, shareholders, people and the communities in which it operates.

Deutsche Bank Ltd. (Deutsche Bank Russia) was established in April 1998. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank has become one of the largest foreign banks in Russia. Deutsche Bank Russia provides local and international, corporate and private clients with a broad range of financial services, comprising corporate finance and advisory, sales, trading, transaction banking as well as private wealth management and asset management services. The bank includes the largest Russian and multinational companies among its client base.


About Garage

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture has two distinct areas of programming: ‘to bring important international modern and contemporary culture to Moscow’ and ‘to raise the profile of Russian contemporary culture and encourage a new generation of Russian artists’. These are explored through a series of exhibitions ranging from major surveys of important collections to single-artist retrospectives or group exhibitions, including areas such as photography, architecture, fashion, performance and digital art. Garage also hosts a strong program of special on-site events, including talks, film screenings, workshops, performances and creative activities for children.

Garage will be relocating from its current space – the former 20th century Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage – to a new site in a historic location inside Gorky Park, Moscow. Opening to the public in 2013, the space will be developed to include international standard gallery spaces, open exhibition areas, children’s creative spaces, education and learning facilities, a café and a shop.

In 2012, Garage will be presenting a series of Russia-based and international ‘cultural happenings’ and projects in different places around the world.

Garage is a project of the IRIS Foundation, founded by Daria Zhukova.


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