Each week, a selected topic is the focus of a one-hour guided tour where discussion is encouraged. Curators and experts talk about highlights from The World on Paper, explain links to other media and disciplines, and show why paper is inspiring even in the digital age.

Free with an admission ticket.
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop and at the cash desk


Curator’s Tour
The World on Paper
Friday, September 28, 6 – 7 pm

This week, you can discover international highlights from the Deutsche Bank Collection from 1950 to the present. Friedhelm Hütte, Global Head of Art, Deutsche Bank, gives you exclusive insights into the history of one of the world’s most important corporate art collections.

The New House Presents Itself
The Concept of the PalaisPopulaire
Friday, October 5, 6 – 7 pm

The building, the architecture, and the concept of the PalaisPopulaire are presented. How do art, culture, and sports come together at Deutsche Bank’s new forum? Accompany us on a tour of the exhibition and the PalaisPopulaire.

Architectural Tour
The History and Urban Context of the Prinzessinnenpalais
Friday, October 12, 2018, 6 – 7 pm

A tour of the newly redesigned Prinzessinnenpalais and the architecture of the surrounding area shows how the historic center of Berlin has changed.

Art & Paper
Paper as a Medium in Art after 1945
Friday, October 19, 6 – 7 pm and Friday, December 21 6 – 7 pm

This time, we show artists diverse uses of the medium of paper and how their approach to paper has changed since postwar Modernism. Even in the digital age, artists are fascinated by paper. The journey through time leads from early Joseph Beuys, to Minimal and Performance Art, to the global art landscape of the twenty-first century.

Art & Literature
From Seghers to Joyce – Art Loves Writing
Friday, October 26, 6 – 7 pm

This week, the focus is on the relationship between visual art and literature. During a tour of The World on Paper exhibition, learn what artists like about Anna Seghers, James Joyce, and Karl May. At the same time, we show you how painters and illustrators find new narrative forms with images, texts, and language.

Sculpture, Collage, Relief, Fold: Paper Becomes Spatial
Friday, November 2, 6 – 7 pm

Paper is the ideal medium for experimenting with sculpture and space. And not only as a sketch or preliminary draft. On our tour of The World on Paper we show you how artists expand the medium into three dmeinsions and how drawing conquers space.

Heartbeat: Body & Art
Body Images, Action, Performance on Paper

Friday, November 9, 6 – 7 pm

This week, our guided tour of The World on Paper focuses on works devoted to the body. Nearly all of the works have a performative aspect: Either they interact physically with the paper, treat it like a body, or use it to accompany performances.

Ciphers of Art
Paper, Writing, Symbols, Signs
Friday, November 16, 6 – 7 pm

Mathematical equations, planetary constellations, lists, sentence fragments: Artists have continually used paper as a projection surface for coordinate systems on which they capture their subjective view of the world and time—and their own ephemerality. A guided tour that shows us how to decipher their works.

Play It again!
Repetition and Series in Art and Music
Friday, November 30, 6 – 7 pm

Paper is also the medium on which notation is written. This week, our guided tour focuses on works in The World on Paper that deal with seriality, rhythm, chance, and concept as means of composition. We view works that combine the thinking of Minimal Art with music, poetry, and new aesthetic strategies.

Women Artists in the Deutsche Bank Collection
Friday, December 7, 6 – 7 pm

From Maria Lassnig and Hanne Darboven to Kara Walker and Wangechi Mutu, The World on Paper brings together pioneers of contemporary art who radically questioned gender roles and body images and took new formal paths. But what role do female artists play in the twenty-first century? Has art discourse really become more feminist?

Music, Art, Pop Culture
December 14, 6 – 7 pm

This week, a very special tour of The World on Paper is on the agenda. A visual art expert and a music expert discuss works that are linked with tone, sound, and composition, as well as with pop culture, rock, soul, punk, and electro. Music has not only been important inspiration for art after 1950, but also for fashion, youth, and club culture. A voyage of discovery through art history with tones, images, looks, and lifestyles.

How Does Deutsche Bank Collect?
Evolution of a Corporate Collection
Friday, December 28, 6 –7 pm

Why were works on paper collected? What are the criteria for a pur chase? What is the curatorial concept? Our tour answers thes questions.

Early Beuys
Politics, History, Spirituality
January 4, 2019, 6 – 7 pm

Joseph Beuys personally archived an outstanding block of his early drawings. One part was acquired by Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, and the other by Deutsche Bank. For The World on Paper the two parts were brought together again for the first time in over two decades. The early drawings, influenced by anthroposophy and alchemy, have lost none of their suggestive power: the woman astronaut, the sleds and skulls, the mystical laboratory that the artist titled “Die Geheimnisse” (The Mysteries). A tour of the cosmos of the young Beuys.