Miwa Yanagi

For years, Deutsche Bank has been pleased to enjoy a special relationship with the acclaimed Japanese artist, Miwa Yanagi.

Miwa Yanagi's striking photographs explore themes depicting the role of women in the context of Japanese society, yet reflect the archetypal concerns of many women across cultures. Mixing both the imaginary and the real, Yanagi conjures compelling visions using theatrical set-ups and mesmerizing color.

In 2004, Yanagi was invited to mount her first museum show at Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, featuring her two series, Elevator Girls and My Grandmothers.

In 2007, Deutsche Bank collaborated with the Chelsea Art Museum in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to present the first American exhibition of Yanagi’s work. The show included pieces from the two aforementioned series, as well as never before seen photographs from her more recent body of work, entitled Fairy Tale, an examination of female roles as they are mythologized in fairy tales, particularly those by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.

Deutsche Bank is proud to support the work of a brilliant young visionary like Miwa Yanagi, and to share her passion for creating perspectives, exploring new technologies, and encouraging dialogue about the roles of women in society.

Miwa Yanagi (*1967, Japan), Elevator Girl House B4, 1998. From the series Elevator Girls. C-Print, © Miwa Yanagi enlarge

Miwa Yanagi (*1967, Japan), Elevator Girl House B4, 1998. From the series Elevator Girls. C-Print, © Miwa Yanagi

Miwa Yanagi (*1967, Japan), Elevator Girl House B4, 1998. From the series Elevator Girls. C-Print, © Miwa Yanagi


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