2008 Sponsorship Highlights

Metropolitan Opera’s 125th Anniversary Season

September 22, 2008

Renée Fleming as Thaïs
Photo: Brigitte Lacombe/Metropolitan Opera © 2008

Deutsche Bank is pleased to be a lead sponsor for the opening night of the 2008 season of the Metropolitan Opera. This year the Opera will celebrate its 125th Anniversary Season. The opening night will take place on September 22, 2008 featuring renowned performer Renee Fleming in three of her most celebrated roles (Violetta in La Traviata, the title role in Massenet’s Manon, and the Countess in Capriccio).

Deutsche Bank Sponsors Anish Kapoor Exhibition in Boston

May 30 - September 7, 2008

Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future assembles 14 works made since 1980 at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston.

Deutsche Bank was pleased to sponsor an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, by renowned artist Anish Kapoor. Deutsche Bank has been a long time supporter of the artist, who is represented in the Deutsche Bank collection with numerous works on paper as well as one of his most important sculptures, Turning the World Upside Down II (1996.) Upon entering the lobby of the Deutsche Bank headquarters in London, visitors are met by the gigantic shiny silvery ball in which the entire room is reflected. The artist was also selected as Artist of the Year by Deutsche Bank.

2008 Whitney Biennial

Whitney Museum of American Art
March 6- June 1, 2008

Phoebe Washburn
While Enhancing a Diminishing Deep Down Thirst,
The Juice Broke Loose (the Birth of a Soda Shop), 2008
Mixed-media installation
© Phoebe Washburn Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York
Collection of the artist; Installation Photo
© Suzanne Stella

Deutsche Bank is delighted to be a contributing sponsor of the 2008 Whitney Biennial, which is regarded as one of the most preeminent surveys of contemporary art in the United States today. Opening on March 6 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, curators Shamin Momen and Henriette Huldisch have selected a diverse group of 81 artists working in a variety of genres and mediums. In keeping with Deutsche Bank's commitment to supporting new ideas and aspiring young artists, the Bank is proud to fund new and commissioned work made especially for this biennial exhibition. Several artists in the Deutsche Bank collection are represented in the exhibit, including Phoebe Washburn, Karen Kilimnik, James Welling and John Baldessari, among others.

For the first time, the Whitney will create a second venue in the historic Seventh Regiment Armory Building. Beginning March 6 to March 23, from noon until 8 pm, the Armory will house an exciting array of events, installations, performances, and other public programs by Biennial artists.

Deutsche Bank Sponsors 2008 California Biennial

Orange County Museum of Art
March 2008

Deutsche Bank was a proud sponsor of the 2008 California Biennial, which included over 100 new works by approximately 30 individual artists and collaborative groups. The foremost survey of contemporary art by emerging artists in California, the California Biennial has established an unparalleled reputation for taking the pulse of contemporary art in one of the world’s great creative centers. The California Biennial has become known for responding to the most thriving ideas and sensibilities found in a new generation of artists working throughout the state. Their focus is on California’s unique artistic ambience, which combines ethnic and cultural diversity with an interest in youth culture and an immersion in advanced technologies.

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