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Promoting Young Creative Minds in London



A true success story: For the 17th time, young creative people were recently awarded ten Deutsche Bank Awards in London. At the awards ceremony, Lord Aldington, Chairman, Deutsche Bank AG London, welcomed the winners and numerous guests at the Tate Modern. Initiated in 1993 under the name Pyramid Awards, the prizes are given annually to young creative individuals upon their graduation from one of London's leading art schools. The program is deliberately aimed at the time when emerging artists are beginning their careers. The artists, designers, and musicians, who receive the awards are not only given £8,000; Deutsche Bank also provides them with a mentor to assist with financial planning.

This year Peles Empire received the Deutsche Bank Award in Fine Art. The title of the joint project by two graduates of the Royal Academy of Arts is derived from the name of a castle in the Carpathian Mountains. Peles Castle, boldly adorned with a mix of Rococo, Art Nouveau, and moorish elements, deeply impressed the artists Katharina Stöver and Barbara Wolff. In 2005 they reconstructed one of the palace's halls-in the pair's living room in London. The artists papered the walls with enlarged reproductions of the opulent décor, after which they converted the space into a gallery and restaurant. It became a notable success, with the installation quickly growing into a mecca for emerging artists.

Kate Cavelle, Director, Corporate Citizenship UK, Deutsche Bank, presented this year's Art Award to Serena Korda from the Royal College of Art. In her project The Uncanny Valley, which will realize together with the artist Michael Curran, she will combine puppet theatre with film and live events. Korda explores the odd phenomenon that people are less likely to accept artificial figures like the avatars in computer games as they appear more human. Whether Hermann Trebsche's construction set system MöÖB that teaches children about recycling in a fanciful way or Anastasia Taylor-Lind's photographs of Middle Eastern women's lives, the projects of this year's winners prove how strong and versatile London's creative scene truly is.




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