October 2002 - May 2004
The Deutsche Bank Art Department and the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation have organized a traveling exhibition in conjunction with the Bank’s Latin America branches and some of the region’s most prestigious cultural institutions. The exhibition will travel to Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile. The “Return of the Giants” features 150 works on paper and paintings from the Bank’s corporate art collection. First generation New Figurationists such as Georg Baselitz, Karl Heinz Hodicke, Antonius Hockelmann, Jorg Immendorff, Dieter Krieg, Markus Lupertz and A.R. Penck will be on display, as well as Germany’s younger generation of “new Savages” Elvira Bach, Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Rainer Fettigund and Helmut Middendorf.
September 20, 2004
Deutsche Bank will serve as lead sponsor for the Met's Opening Nights from 2001-2004. A Gala Opening Night Performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello is scheduled for September 20,2004. Ben Heppner will sing the title role for the first time at The Met, with Barbara Frittoli as Desdemona and Carlo Guelfi as Iago. Maestro James Levine will conduct.
Deutsche Bank is lead sponsor for Wall Street Rising's ART DOWNTOWN II, a public art event featuring world renowned contemporary artists from the Bank’s collection presented in five buildings in New York's historic Financial District. Each of the five exhibits will be curated by a "Guest Curator" in the creative arts, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Diane von Furstenberg, Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, and Robert Wilson, and will include artworks from their private collections. All locations are in close proximity and can be viewed during and after work.
For the past three years, Deutsche Bank has been lead sponsor of the Grameen Foundation USA’s Annual Awards Ceremony. Grameen Bank, a pioneer in the field of microfinance, has since its 1976 inception in Bangladesh loaned more that 3.7 billion dollars to the world’s poorest families so they could build small businesses and lift themselves from poverty. The Deutsche Bank Humanitarian Award was created to honor a single individual who has provided outstanding leadership and vision in addressing poverty.
This fall the Awards Ceremony will be held at Deutsche Bank Berlin where Bank clients will be invited. On November 5, 2003 at the Pierre Hotel, the Deutsche Bank Humanitarian Award was presented to Graca Machel based on her outstanding lifetime contributions to creating a better world for children. She has been a major force in increasing literacy and schooling in Mozambique and is world-renowned for her commitment to children’s and women’s rights, education, and development.
2004 Next Wave Festival
October 19, 21-24, 26-30 2004
This festival celebrates groundbreaking international performances with visionary artists from around the world, complemented by humanities events, films, live music, and visual art. As part of the 2004 Next Wave season, Deutsche Bank is sponsoring the production of The Temptation of St. Anthony, a new opera directed by Robert Wilson, based on the unique interpretation of Gustave Flaubert’s novel.
Robert Wilson's retelling of Flaubert's novel is an electrifying, inspirational gospel musical. For his latest work, he teamed up with Bernice Johnson Reagon founder of the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. The Temptation of St. Anthony had its world premiere on June 20, 2003 as part of the RuhrTriennale festival in Duisburg Germany. Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times writes "Wilson strips nearly all of the verbal excess from Flaubert's ornate text, relying upon Reagon's gospel numbers to recount the basic themes of doubts and belief. Of the 14-member all-black chorus, Swed says "It is breathtaking to watch these singers possess the stage. Each is amazing, and there can be no question that they believe every word they sing."
Brancusi: The Essence of Things
June 11 - September 19, 2004
On June 11, the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum will launch a new exhibit, Brancusi: The Essence of Things. Deutsche Bank is the sponsor of this exhibit, which is organized by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with the Guggenheim. Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) was one of the founding figures of modern sculpture and introduced abstraction and primitivism into sculpture. Brancusi’s serene, simplified sculptures are widely acknowledged as icons of modernism. His choice of materials, including marble, limestone, bronze and wood, and his individual expression through carving established him as a leading avant-garde artist.
October 17, 2003 - January 25, 2004