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Meet the Artist – Deutsche Bank Collection LIVE
The new talk series Deutsche Bank Collection Live – Meet the Artist creates lively and direct access to contemporary art, to its themes and discourses. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into exchange with artists of the collection. The following Meet the Artist events have been taken place so far.
The Struggle of Memory – Deutsche Bank Collection ON TOUR
The show The Struggle of Memory features works from the Deutsche Bank Collection and international loans and reveals the importance of memory in shaping personal and collective identity and the struggle against forgetting in the face of slavery and colonialism and their ongoing effects.
Societies require continuity and connection with the past to preserve social unity and cohesion and people need to know where they come from to be able to adjust to the circumstances of the present and challenges of the future. One of the most insidious consequences of the slave trade and European colonialism in Africa was the devaluing and dismantling of precolonial histories and cultures. The African artifacts in Western museums are symbols of the cultures that were robbed of their people and material heritage, ruthlessly subjugated, or gradually hollowed out and disassembled.
Restitution is only one step in a long journey toward the reconstruction of memory and cultural self-reinvention. Artists are taking other steps, mining family archives, highlighting individual stories, recuperating lesser-known histories, imagining different power dynamics, and constructing alternative narratives.
Curated by Kerryn Greenberg, Independent Curator and Co-Director New Curators
The Struggle of Memory Part 1: April 19 – October 3, 2023
The Struggle of Memory Part 2: October 20, 2023 – March 11, 2024
PalaisPopulaire I March 8 – July 10, 2023
more Isaac Julien: PLAYTIME
Five years after the world has been convulsed by a global banking and financial crisis, Isaac Julien premiered his film Playtime to address an important question: can capital be rendered visible? The PalaisPopulaire and the Wemhöner Collection have joined forces to shed new light on Playtime from today’s perspective and to testify to the work’s topicality, as capital as a medium plays into almost all political, social and societal issues and influences the lives of nearly every human being on this planet.
Art:LIVE is a broadcast and video program of accessible expert insights into recent developments in contemporary art and culture. It opens doors to inspiring spaces and important conversations, and offers exclusive access to artists, collectors, curators, and creatives in diverse fields.