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19 December 2017 04:58 pm

The world’s most important corporate collection of art is on display in Doha!

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As part of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture, the Deutsche Bank Collection has a selection of contemporary artwork on display — one of the world’s most important corporate collections — at the Doha Fire Station’s Garage Gallery. 

The collection is vast and impressive, with more than 100 exemplary works that include photographs, and paintings by 27 artists that provide an informative overview of the development of German art, as well as the history of the country – from the 1960s up to present day.

The Deutsche Bank provides access to its creative and intellectual contemporary art collections in its offices around the world — both in international exhibitions and at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. In partnership with the Goethe-Institut, their educational program in Doha will provide audiences and lovers of art with insights into the exhibition and other topics like ““Why Corporate Collecting“ and “The Significance of Light in Art.”

The exhibition is located in the same space where Qatar Museums’ Artist in Residence program exhibits its work. It is part of Qatar Museums’ vision and commitment to nurture emerging talent and inspire an exciting, creative future among artists, local collectors, and the public.

Some renowned names of contributors to the Deutsche Bank Collection include Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz and Markus Lüpertz (neo-expressionist painters); Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, and Thomas Ruff (photographers from the Düsseldorf School); and Isa Genzken, Rosemarie Trockel and Martin Kippenberger, who are hugely influential post-conceptual artists. The collection also includes renowned figurative paintings by Neo Rauch, as well as abstract acrylic works by Katharina Grosse and photographs by Annette Kelm. The exhibition is on until January 20, 2018 at the Fire Station Garage Gallery.

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All images courtesy of Qatar Museums