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10117 Berlin
Phone: +49-30 - 20 20 93-0
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Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

For over three decades, Deutsche Bank’s commitment to contemporary art has been an essential aspect of our corporate culture. The Deutsche Bank KunstHalle stands for everything that characterizes this commitment: openness, internationality, and the pioneering spirit. It’s also our declaration of allegiance to the art metropolis Berlin. Founded in 1997 as theDeutsche Guggenheim, Deutsche Bank ran the gallery space for 15 years together with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The exhibition hall in Deutsche Bank’s Berlin Head Office was established as a platform for international contemporary art; starting in April 2013, Deutsche Bank carries on with new priorities.
The KunstHalle defines itself as a place of discovery – an institution that is as alive and in flux as the German capital itself. One focus of the three to four annual high-caliber exhibitions is on new artistic terrain and the phenomena of a globalized society. In the KunstHalle, the Deutsche Bank Collection can be experienced in a new way – in exhibitions conceived by artists and international guest curators. One highlight of the program is the presentation of Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year,” who is honored each year with a major solo exhibition. At the same time, the KunstHalle provides a forum for young talents on Berlin’s international art scene, presenting them for the first time to a broad public.


Permanent Collection

With its emphasis on works on paper and photography, the collection is dedicated to contemporary work. Art’s “blueprint” character has provided a key thematic impulse for the development of the Deutsche Bank Collection.
Beginning with Modernist and post-war German art, and with an eye to the fostering of young talent and current positions, path-breaking works have been collected since the late 1970s. Along with expanding significant bodies of work, for instance by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, and Sigmar Polke, newcomers have always been taken into consideration as well. Photographers such as Thomas Ruff and Andreas Gursky were already part of the collection at the beginning of their careers, as was the painter Neo Rauch. At the same time, the collection is constantly growing younger and more international. Whether it’s Pop and Minimal Art, Japanese photography, or Young British Artists: all the important movements after 1945 are represented here. Today, the focus of the collection is increasingly on the new art centers in Africa, China, India, and South America, which are taking on increased importance in a globalized culture. This is also reflected in the art presentation in Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt Towers. Here, approximately 100 international artists from over 40 countries are on view, providing evidence of a transformed art scene. A critical examination of the effects of globalization and migration, outdated gender roles, and the legacy of modernism – these are the artistic questions and social issues that occupy these contemporary artists and the KunstHalle program.


Exhibitions

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
07.07.2017 - 03.10.2017

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was a twentieth-century Renaissance man: a landscape architect, painter, sculptor, set designer, environmental activist. During his over sixty-year career, he designed more than 2,000 gardens around the world and, on expeditions, discovered almost 50 new plant species. At the same time, he created independent objects of extraordinary beauty. In his home country Brazil, Burle Marx, along with the architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, is revered as a pioneer of Brazilian Modernism. His designs for the capital Brasília and above all for Rio de Janeiro have had a lasting impact on the face of these cities. His revolutionary landscape architecture, oriented to abstract painting, has an international reputation even today. The rest of his oeuvre, however, is virtually unknown.


Indeed, at the beginning of his exhibition project “Bird Song” a bird is freed symbolically. Wa Lehulere’s photograph shows a seemingly archeological situation. Peeping out of a rectangular field chiseled out of reddish plaster is a segment of a mural picturing a colorful bird. It was painted by Gladys Mgudlandlu (1917-1979), who adorned her house in Gugulethu, a township in Cape Town, with the wall painting. The autodidact was one of the first black artists to exhibit work in a South African gallery, in the 1960s. Mgudlandlu painted what she loved: landscapes, and repeatedly birds, which is why she was called “Bird Lady”. In 1963, the writer Bessie Head criticized her for this, vilifying her work as escapist, reproaching her for blocking out the reality of apartheid and supposedly pa...+ [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

Deutsche Bank „Artist of the Year” 2017
Kemang Wa Lehulere: Bird Song
24.03.2017 - 18.06.2017

Common Affairs – Revisiting the views award - contemporary art from Poland
21.07.2016 – 30.10.2016

Basim Magdy – The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings
29.04.2016 - 3.07.2016

Jackson Pollock's Mural Energy Made Visible
25.11.2015 - 10.04.2016

Xenopolis
16.09.2015 - 08.11.2015

Photo-Poetics: An Anthology
29.06.2015 - 30.09.2015

Checkpoint California – 20 Years of Villa Aurora in Los Angeles
12.06.2015 – 28.06.2015

Koki Tanaka – Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year“ 2015
26.03.2015 – 25.05.2015

".....Höhere Wesen befehlen" Works on Paper from the Frieder Burda Collection
05.12.2014 – 08.03.2015

Meschac Gaba: Musem of Contemporary African Art
20.09.2014 – 16.11.2014

Otto Piene. More Sky
17.07.2014 – 31.08.2014

Victor Man – Zephir
21.03.2014 – 22.06.2014

The Circle Walked Casually
28.11.2013 – 02.03.2014

Painting Forever!
18.09.2013 – 10.11.2013

Süden
27.08.2013 – 08.09.2013

Imran Qureshi
18.04.2013 – 04.08.2013

Macht Kunst
April 2013


Exhibitions (32)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Fahrelnissa Zeid
20.10.2017 - 25.03.2018


Cost

Adults: 4 €
Reduced Rate: 3 €
Children and Youth under 18: Admission free
School classes: Admission free
School classes with guided tours: Admission free
Groups up to 20: 35 €
Monday: Admission free


Opening hours

Opening hours

daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Christmas Holidays:
24.12. closed
25.12. closed
31.12. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
01.01. from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Deutsche Guggenheim including MuseumsShop and café KAFFEEBANK remain closed between the changeover of two exhibitions.


Getting there

Public transport

Underground stops Stadtmitte (U2) and Französische Straße (U6)
Fast train stops Unter den Linden (S1, S2) and Friedrichstraße (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
Bus stop Unter den Linden (bus no. 100, 200, TXL)


Facilities

disabled facilites and entrance, shop/café, cloakroom, baby change


Museum internal and external photos (2)

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News and events

Each exhibition has an accompanying special events program for more details please see:
http://www.deutsche-bank-kunsthalle.de/kunsthalle/en/calendar/calendar.html


Education

Each exhibition has an accompanying education program for more details please see:
http://www.deutsche-bank-kunsthalle.de/kunsthalle/en/education/kids-youth-family

Special guided tours, tours in foreign languages, and tours for daycare and school children can be arranged on request.For information and reservation please contact:
Tel: (030) 20209311,
Fax: (030) 20209320
oder db.kunsthalle@db.com


Membership

In addition to our exhibitions, we organize exclusive FREUNDESKREIS events on contemporary and modern art in Berlin.

The Freundeskreis offers a view behind the scenes of the KunstHalle, including previews of the shows in the company of artists and curators prior to the official opening. Make new contacts, go on tours and take part in exclusive special events!

Silver Subscription
The Silver subscription offers you invitations to all exhibition openings and exclusive previews. You are invited to the Freundeskreis’ varied program, to studio, collection and exhibition visits and to individually organized, national and international arttours. You receive the exhibition catalogue of Deutsche Bank’s respective “Artist of the Year”, the art magazine of Deutsche Bank ArtMag as well as an option-to-buy and a preferential price for the editions of the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. Of course, you are also granted free admission and a 10% discount in the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle’s shop and café (except for catalogues, books and editions).

Annual contribution
250 EUR
An extra fee is charged for special events and CLUB trips.

Blue-Abonnement
With the Blue subscription, you can experience art at our venue and establish new contacts. You have free admission for two persons and will be invited to the openings of the exhibitions of Deutsche Bank’s respective “Artist of the Year”. The extensive and varied information we provide will keep you up-to-date. Further benefits include an exclusive guided tour of each show as well as a 10% discount in the shop and café of the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle (excluding catalogues, books and editions).

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