Deutsche Bank was the main sponsor for the fifth consecutive year of Frieze Art Fair, which took place in London from October 16 to 19, 2008. Earlier this year, Deutsche Bank announced it had extended its successful partnership with Frieze until 2010. Once again, the Bank used this year's art fair to present works from its corporate collection and also to promote young artists by purchasing their works.
In a short time, the Frieze Art Fair has developed into one of most important international art events. During Frieze Week, London transforms into a Mecca for art fans from around the world, who experience contemporary art at parallel fairs, museums, galleries, or in public spaces. A special highlight of the fair was the Anish Kapoor exhibition Place/No Place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), organized by Deutsche Bank. On display are more than 40 models of monumental works by the British Turner Prize winner who will be featured this year at the Deutsche Guggenheim with the commissioned work "Memory".
Deutsche Bank once again sponsored the Education Space at Frieze Art Fair, an educational programme with workshops for children and young people. This year's programme was one of the most ambitious so far and included workshops, guided tours, and a website to show children and young people how exciting contemporary art can be. Deutsche Bank worked with the Educational Outreach Team of the Royal College of Art to deliver this programme of activities for the first time.
In keeping with its involvement in art and education, Deutsche Bank included an exhibition in its lounge at Frieze Art Fair this year that is devoted to the topic Artists as Teachers. Works by teachers will be juxtaposed with works of their pupils. Thus Michael Craig-Martin meets Damien Hirst, and Joseph Beuys meets Jörg Immendorff.
The subject of Artists as Teachers is also the focus of the print edition of http://www.db-artmag.com/, Deutsche Bank Art's online magazine. For the first time this year, two young artists produced a limited edition for db artmag: the American Sharon Hayes and the Dane Tue Greenfort. Fifteen editions by each artist will be inserted in the db artmag at random - and therefore will be a special surprise for the fair's art-interested audience. Both artists produced contributions for the "Frieze Project" 2008.
Further information is available at:
Dr. Klaus Winker
Deutsche Bank Press Department
Phone: +49 (0)69 910 32249
Frieze Art Fair
16 - 19 October 2008
Place/No Place: Anish Kapoor in Architecture
Royal institute of British Architecture / RIBA
66 Portland Place
15 October - 8 November, 2008
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