The French philosopher Roland Barthes says that the city is like writing and we are the readers. But how do artists read the city, with all its different languages, customs, rules, and longings?
Renowned curator Simon Njami who has fundamentally changed our perception of contemporary African art has now created a “labyrinth of perceptions” at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. “Xenopolis” explores myriad facts of cities.
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Following the premiere at the Singapore Art Museum and a stint at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, the exhibition “Time Present – Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection” is now on view at the Hara Museum in Tokyo. With around 60 works, “Time Present” shows the broad spectrum of international contemporary photography that Deutsche Bank has collected over three decades.
In four sections, “Time Present” unites works that document the development of the collection and at the same time address fundamental issues of the medium.
Find out more about the exhibition here
Visit Idris Khan in London and explore how artists see cities. A notion which also concerns an exhibition of the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle “STADT/BILD. Xenopolis”. This will open on 16 September in Berlin.
Also featured in our eighth print issue is a special on Deutsche Bank and the Städel Museum which focuses on the exhibition “The 80s – Figurative Painting in West Germany” running in Frankfurt until 18 October 2015. Find out also about this on ArtMag online.