Deutsche Bank and Tate Modern have established a co-operation spanning several years which will see the support of exhibitions at Tate Modern with a particular focus on art from Africa and Asia. These exhibitions will also tour to Deutsche Bank KunstHalle.
The programme launched in September 2014, when Deutsche Bank KunstHalle presented Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art. Gaba’s immersive twelve-room installation fuses art and daily life questioning the nature of the museum and perceptions of African art. The work was shown for the first time in its entirety in the UK at Tate Modern, London from July to September 2013. The work is a promised gift to Tate of the artist and acquired with funds provided by the Acquisitions Fund for African Art supported by Guaranty Trust Bank plc 2013.
As the second exhibition in the programme, Tate presented the work of Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar in 2016, sponsored by Deutsche Bank. This exhibition was subsequently on view at their gallery in Berlin.
The third exhibition sponsored by Deutsche Bank was a major retrospective of international female artist Fahrelnissa Zeid, which opened in 2017.
Stefan Krause, Chief Financial Officer, Management Board and Chair of the Global Art Advisory Council, Deutsche Bank AG said:
It is a very special pleasure to show Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art in Berlin on loan from Tate Modern in London. And not only because this work kicks off the cooperation between one of the world’s most renowned museums and Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in spectacular fashion: It is no accident that an African artist is being exhibited at the beginning of our cooperation with Tate. For African art plays an important role in the context of the Deutsche Bank Collection and our worldwide commitment to art.
Nicholas Serota, former Director, Tate said:
Tate is delighted that art from Africa, Asia and beyond will be seen by new audiences in Europe thanks to the support of Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. We are thrilled that Gaba’s most ambitious work will be presented in Berlin to mark the start of this important initiative which will involve two further exhibitions.
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