2007 Sponsorship Highlights

Berlin Philharmonic

Boston Symphony Hall
November 19, 2007

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 D-Major

Deutsche Bank and the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic have been working together since 1990. In the 2002-2003 season, with the start of the new head conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, the Bank and the Orchestra took their cooperation to the next level by becoming partners.

One of global CSR’s programs in Germany is Zukunft@BPhil, an educational music program aimed at introducing children and young adults to the world of classical music. Through the program, the Berlin Philharmonic conducts music and dance workshops for schoolchildren in Berlin, who build self-confidence and discover their creative potential in the process. These workshops culminate in a public performance. In 2004, the documentary film about this project – "Rhythm is it!" – premiered around the world to critical acclaim.

Richard Prince: Spiritual America

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
September 28, 2007 - January 9, 2008


In his appropriation-based practice, Richard Prince makes it new by making it again. Although his photographs, paintings, drawings, and sculptures are primarily recycled from popular culture's inexhaustible well of anonymous imagery - through the selection, cropping, sequencing, and grouping of the material - a deeply personal perception is clearly conveyed, along with an incisive commentary on present-day America.

The exhibition Richard Prince: Spiritual America focuses on the themes and iconography of the artist's work. Deutsche Bank is delighted to be sponsoring the first comprehensive exhibition of Prince's oeuvre in the United States since 1992 - a presentation that will fill the museum's rotunda and adjacent galleries.

Support for important exhibitions of artists such as Constantin Brancusi, James Rosenquist, and David Smith, as well as the joint management of the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, which includes the commissioning of site-specific works by established and emerging artists, has been the focus of Deutsche Bank's collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation as a Global Partner since 1997.

The sponsorship of Richard Prince: Spiritual America is part of Deutsche Bank's ongoing art program, which supports living artists through acquisitions, commissioned artworks, and exhibition patronage. Today, the Deutsche Bank Collection is the world's largest international corporate collection, comprising more than 50,000 works of art. Deutsche Bank organizes exhibitions of works from the collection that tour museums around the world, and the program also comprises funding for prestigious international projects such as the German Pavilion at the 52nd International Venice Biennale and the Frieze Art Fair in London.

The aim of these activities is to help make a substantial contribution to the cultural life of our cities, as well as to present the work of remarkable and distinguished artists to the public, our clients, and staff members. In this way, Deutsche Bank seeks to foster positive growth in urban communities and promote corporate social responsibility.

Metropolitan Opera: Opening Night

September 24, 2007

Natalie Dessay as Lucia
Photo: Lee Broomfield/Metropolitan Opera © 2007

Deutsche Bank is lead sponsor for the Met’s Opening Night. A Gala Opening Night performance of Lucia di Lammermoor will be presented in a new production by the visionary theater director Mary Zimmerman. This talented director has earned international recognition in the form of numerous awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship and a 2002 Tony Award for Best Direction for Metamorphoses.

Chelsea Art Museum

Miwa Yanagi
May 3 - June 30, 2007


Miwa Yanagi received international acclaim for her 1992 series of photographs, Elevator Girls, which explored consumer culture and the role of women in Japanese society. Using color photography, computer-generated images, and video, Yanagi continues to explore the female psyche, constraint and liberation, and the intersection of fantasy and reality. Her following series, My Grandmothers, features images of her young Japanese models imagining themselves fifty years into the future. The most recent works further question women's relationship to each other in Fairy Tales, based on the famous myths of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Gordon Matta-Clark: "You Are the Measure"
February 22 - June 3, 2007

Gordon Matta-Clark working on the house in Englewood, New Jersey, used for Splitting, 1974
© 2007 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Deutsche Bank is partnering with the Whitney Museum in a major retrospective of this important but under-recognized sculptural and installation artist of the twentieth century. Gordon Matta-Clark worked at a time in the history of New York City when urban life was in decline and the physical infrastructure was one of deterioration and abandonment. With a combination of humor and passion, Matta-Clark's art invited viewers to look closely and critically at their surroundings-drawing attention to vital social concerns regarding architecture, public space, and the marketplace. Although his life and career were brief, Matta-Clark had a lasting influence on subsequent generations of artists, writers, architects, and planners who hold him in high regard as a leader in the Conceptual art movement and as an urban folk hero.

For further info. Please visit the Whitney Museum of American Art
Gordon Matta-Clark: "You Are the Measure" 

"More than meets the eye" Tour

Latin America
January 27, 2006 - September 30, 2007

The Deutsche Bank Art Department and the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation have organized a traveling photography exhibition in conjunction with the Bank's Latin America branches and some of the region's cultural institutions. The exhibition will travel to Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico; Bogota, Colombia; Lima and Santiago, Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The "More than meets the eye" exhibit features German photographs, series and large-scale works, from the Bank's corporate art collection.

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