Art Downtown: Connecting Collections

October 22 - December 10, 2004 │ New York

Deutsche Bank partnered with Wall Street Rising, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring the vibrancy and vitality that existed in Lower Manhattan prior to the events of September 11th, 2001.

By promoting the area as a full-time destination for businesses, residents, employees and visitors, Wall Street Rising seeks to plant new seeds for the neighborhood’s economic, residential and cultural growth.

The fruit of the 2004 collaboration with Deutsche Bank was Connecting Collections, an art exhibition that brought together an exciting and diverse group of artists to further this mission. Mikhail Baryshnikov, Diane von Furstenberg, Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, and Robert Wilson contributed their immense talents by serving as guest curators.

Each curator was asked to select works that reflected their personal vision or life’s work, and to utilize artists represented in their own collections or the Deutsche Bank Art Collection. With the unique perspective of these artistic visionaries, Connecting Collections sought to underscore the lively inter-relationships between dance, fashion, music, art, and theater while simultaneously emphasizing the connections between generations of visual artists.

Participating artists included Derrick Adams, Stephan Balkenhol, Chris Doyle, Marcel Dzama, Futura 2000, Anders Knutsson, Simone Leigh, Katherina Mayer, MERES, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Wangechi Mutu, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Mark Dean Veca, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Gillian Wearing, Miwa Yanagi, Bernd Zimmer and others.

Installation photograph from "Anna Did Not Come Home that Night, II." Designed by Robert Wilson enlarge

Installation photograph from "Anna Did Not Come Home that Night, II." Designed by Robert Wilson

Installation photograph from "Anna Did Not Come Home that Night, II." Designed by Robert Wilson


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