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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 – September 18, 2023
The Struggle of Memory Part 2: October 6, 2023 – March 11, 2024
PalaisPopulaire I September 8, 2023 – February 5, 2024
La Chola Poblete is Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year”. The Argentinian critically examines the consequences of colonialism and white supremacy in her home country. In watercolors, sculptures, installations, and performances, she reflects on her indigenous and queer roots and opposes the stereotyping and exoticization of indigenous peoples. With Guaymallén, the PalaisPopulaire is showing La Chola Poblete’s first solo exhibition in Germany.
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.