Berlin’s Latest Culture Forum

BY Katrina Kufer / May 28 2017 / 14:56 PM

Deutsche Bank announces plans to open a new arts forum by mid-2018 in Berlin to display its vast corporate collection

Berlin’s Latest Culture Forum
Prinzessinnenpalais, Berlin

The Deutsche Bank’s art collection, recognised as one of the largest globally, will soon be visible to the public come mid-2018 at a new venue due to open in central Berlin. As a significant patron of the arts, this latest venture will complement its existing portfolio of artist, museum and art fair support, the Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year prize and magazine. It also builds upon preexisting and prior iterations of cultural outlets, such as the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, which will be absorbed by the new forum, or the Deutsche Guggenheim, which closed in 2013.

With a collection of 50,000 works amassed since the 1970s, the upcoming arts centre will be located within 3,000 square metres of space in the Prinzessinnenpalais at 5 Unter den Linden. “We are working on an exciting programme,” said Deutsche Bank spokesman Klaus Winker to The Art Newspaper.

A third of the overall space will feature the permanent collection’s solid foundation of works on paper and photography, as well as a rotating series of temporary exhibitions from external collections. The remaining area will host a programme of concerts, readings, talks, workshops and sporting events.

Further details are to be announced at a later date. 

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