International Museum Day
In honor of Beuys
May 16, 2021, 12 noon
To mark the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys, who died in 1986, Deutsche Bank’s Art, Culture and Sports unit is devoting a series of activities him. Beuys had personal contact with former board members Hermann Abs and Herbert Zapp, the spiritus rector of the Deutsche Bank Collection, who expanded it to include works by the artist. Today, some of his works from the corporate collection are on permanent loan to museums such as the Städel in Frankfurt.
On International Museum Day, you can look forward to an online art tour led by Andrea Stengel at the PalaisPopulaire, where Friedhelm Hütte, director of the bank’s art program, will welcome you.
Prints by Joseph Beuys are on view in the PalaisPopulaire’s Forum. These early works already reveal the artist’s preoccupation with landscape, nature, and the human body. In November, we will offer an interesting supporting program on Beuys. More information will be available on our website soon.
If you are interested, you can register for the Zoom webinar here. If you do not wish to participate in the discussion directly, you can follow the event live on our website or on YouTube, or watch it at a later time.
Photo: Lutz Kleinhans, © Historisches Institut der Deutschen Bank
Dr. Jenny Graser on Marc Brandenburg
Matinée in the framework of International Museum Day
Unfortunately, the event must be postponed. The new date will be announced shortly. Thank you for your understanding!
Dr. Jenny Graser, Curator for Contemporary Art at the Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin will put Marc Brandenburg’s work in an art-historical context and provide insights into his prints.
This event will take place online. If you are interested, you can register for the Zoom webinar here. If you do not wish to participate in the discussion directly, you can also watch the event live on our website or on Facebook or view it at a later time.
Photo: Studioline, Berlin
Abstraction and Ornament in Contemporary and Islamic Art
Dr. Julia Gonnella and Friedhelm Hütte in conversation
May 20, 2021, 7 pm
On May 20th at 7 pm PalaisPopulaire in cooperation with the Arabic Cultural House, The Divan hosts the virtual dialogue “Abstraction and Ornament in Contemporary and Islamic Art" on the occasion of the exhibition “Ways of Seeing Abstraction – works from the Deutsche Bank Collection”. The talk will take place between Dr. Julia Gonnella, Director of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Qatar and Friedhelm Hütte, Global Head of Art of Deutsche Bank and curator of the exhibition.
The event will comprise welcoming words by Svenja Gräfin von Reichenbach, Director, PalaisPopulaire and H.E. Ambassador Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al Thani, Chairman of the Arabic Cultural House, The Divan.
Dr. Julia Gonnella will give exclusive insights into the work and mission of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar. A focus will be past, present and future exhibitions as well as the unique architecture of MIA.
Designed as an interactive dialogue participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions and discuss them with our renowned experts.
This event will take place online. If you are interested, you can register for the Zoom Webinar here. If you do not wish to participate in the discussion directly, you can follow the event live on our website or on YouTube Live or watch it at a later date.
Workshop. Dialog. Music
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Are Guests at the PalaisPopulaire
May 27, 2021, 7 pm
In a chamber music series at the PalaisPopulaire, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker introduce themselves and their instruments and talk in a relaxed atmosphere about the works presented, interpretation questions, the working methods of a chamber music ensemble, and much more. In this way, the natural distance between artist and audience in a normal concert is removed and the evening becomes a place of encounter. On the evening of May 27, fin de siècle is the theme. Christoph Streuli, violin, and David Riniker, violoncello, will perform.
Be there! You can also follow this event live on our website and YouTube or watch it at a later time.
Deutsche Bank Collection LIVE - Meet the Artist
June 9, 2021, 6 pm
Adriana Czernins has lived and worked in Vienna, the capital of fin de siècle and opulent Art Nouveau ornamentation, for decades. Thus, Czernin’s early works of nude female bodies, floral patterns, and intricate ornamentation are akin to journeys into the depths of Austrian modernism. However, Czernin has long since reduced and geometrized her formal language. In the process, she drew inspiration for an entire series from a work in Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts: a tableau of wooden ornaments from the pulpit of Cairo’s Ibn Tulun Mosque from 1296. Whereas previously the female body was enmeshed in ornament, in Czernin’s work the ornament is a metaphor for social and personal entanglements. The artist breaks with the strict symmetry of the over 700-year-old work. She removed ornamental elements, creating a dynamic composition of seemingly free forms that spread out across the pictorial space. Friedhelm Hütte, the curator of the exhibition, talks with Adriana Czernin about patterns and ornaments, composition and formal language, and much more.
This event will take place online. If you are interested, you can register for the Zoom Webinar here. If you do not wish to participate in the discussion directly, you can watch the event live on our website or Facebook, or view it at a later time.
June 24, 2021, 7 pm
You can watch this event live on our website or view it at a later time.
In cooperation with the Berlin bookstore Uslar & Rai
Terrace Conversations – the Most Beautiful Books
June 27, July 25, August 29, 2021, 3 pm
Design, conception, and workmanship play a decisive role when the Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation) awards annual prizes to bibliophile new publications. ShopPopulaire presents a selection of the “Most Beautiful German Books” and explains the reasons why they received an award. Author Daniel Boente reads on the terrace of the PalaisPopulaire on every last Sunday of June, July, and August.
Literature+Talks and readings introduce current novels and essays. Whether it's about sports or music, political or artistic biographies or future bestsellers—LiteraturPlus is a forum for enthusiastic readers and all-round culture lovers.
Price: € 9 / Reduced € 6
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop or at the cash desk
Art+The series Art+ opens up a whole world around art: In lectures and discussions artists, curators, and experts give insight into contemporary discourse on the field of art. In their talks, they address works and themes of the current exhibition and view them in relation to sociological and macrosocial issues.
Price: € 9, Reduced: € 6
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop and at the cash desk