2005 Sponsorship Highlights

Jewish Museum

November 14, 2005

Dr. Ackermann, Chairman of the Group Executive Committee Deutsche Bank, will be honored at the Jewish Museum's Bridges to Understanding Awards Dinner.

Microfinance Consortium Launch

November 3, 2005

Deutsche Bank will host an event launching the innovative $75 million Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium, a fund which will provide new capital and ideas for the growth of the microfinance sector. The consortium is being formed as an innovative partnership of commercial and institutional investors, including major corporations, religious pension funds and venture philanthropists as well as the development agencies of the U.S., British and French governments. This partnership leveraged institution capital to increase capacity for this sector and helps to reinforce microfinance as a commercially viable asset class.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

2005 Next Wave Festival
October 22, 2005

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 2005 Next Wave season, Deutsche Bank is sponsoring the production of Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury's Carnaval Eletronico, the Latin Grammy-nominated album.

A Journey That Wasn't

October 14, 2005

Pierre Huyghe
production still from A Journey That Wasn’t, 2005.
A musical on the Wollman Ice Rink, Central Park, New York, October 14, 2005.
A project of the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art and Deutsche Bank; courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.
Photograph by Tom Powel Imaging.

Deutsche Bank is delighted to be one of the sponsors of the 2006 Whitney. The lead sponsor of the Biennial is Altria. In addition to all the Biennial benefits, Deutsche Bank will also receive the benefit of sponsoring a unique conceptual art installation in Central Park at Wollman skating rink on Friday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Public Art Fund.

The young, emerging and noteworthy French artist Pierre Huyghe* will transform the Wollman skating rink into his journey for a newly discovered, distant island in Antarctica. Global warming has opened new landscapes and the artist earlier this year set out on a journey to Antarctica to search for an unknown island and an encounter with a unique solitary creature-an albino penguin. The public art piece accompanied by a symphonic orchestra is based on this journey and will be filmed at dusk. This one of a kind experience is both a show and a film shoot, which will record both the show and the audience members who watch it, so that they could be part of the film. The film will then be shown at the Biennial, which opens in March, in its own gallery on the ground floor.

*Pierre Huyghe has recently moved to NYC, won the Hugo Boss Prize in 2002, received a Special Award from the Venice Biennale in 2001, and in 2006 will have solo shows at the Tate Modern and Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Metropolitan Opera: Opening Night

September 19, 2005

Angela Gheorghiu in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca
Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Deutsche Bank served as lead sponsor for the Met's Opening Night. A Gala Opening Night Performance of Act I of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Act II of Puccini's Tosca, and Act III of Saint-Sains' Samson et Dalila was performed on September 19, 2005.

The Gates of Central Park

Christo and Jeanne-Claude
February 12, 2005

   Deutsche Bank is corporate founding partner of The Gates Alliance for Central Park, where proceeds from the Christo public art project will benefit Nurture New York's Nature, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development through environmental initiatives in New York City. Beginning on February 12, 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude will display The Gates for 16 days in Central Park. This ambitious project will have 7,500 16-foot-high gates bearing hanging saffron-colored cloth lining some 23 miles of pedestrian pathways in Central Park. The Gates will call attention to the remarkable natural beauty of Central Park while attracting world-wide attention to New York City.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are known for their visually compelling works, including the “Reichstag Wrapped” in which the artists enfolded the Berlin Reichstag with shimmery, silvery fabric, a project that brought the city some $700 million due to increased tourism.

For the first time in their forty years of creating public art throughout the world, the artists have made the generous gift of a license agreement, which includes products and events commemorating and celebrating The Gates, to benefit the City of New York. Nurture New York’s Nature was formed to serve as the ongoing steward of the license proceeds.

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