ArtMag by Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank Group  |  Responsibility  |  Art Programme  |  Deutsche Bank KunstHalle  |  Deutsch  
Home Feature On View News Press Archive Service
This category contains the following articles
Urban Utopia: Deutsche Bank Collection Hong Kong opens
The Villa Romana Fellows of 2011 in Florence
Charity Event: Tobias Rehberger Makes a Guest Appearance at Deutsche Bank Milan
Imi Knoebel in Den Haag
Deutsche Bank Foundation Awards Tenth Youth Art Prize
Georg Baselitz Remix
Edge of Arabia: Deutsche Bank Sponsors Exhibition in Istanbul
Deutsche Bank Supports Edward Hopper Show at the Whitney Museum

Print

Send a friend
Urban Utopia
Deutsche Bank Collection Hong Kong opens



In fall 2010, Deutsche Bank moved into the the International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong’s tallest building. The bank’s new offices in will be inaugurated on the February 18. Situated at the tip of the Jiulong Peninsula, the ICC Tower is an elegant 484-meter-high skyscraper with a spectacular view of the city. The great variety in the environment around the ICC has influenced the art installation in the new headquarters: the skyline of a booming metropolis amid a landscape of mountains, sea, and sky—a dramatic interplay of city and nature—inspired the curators to choose the theme Urban Utopia. The presentation brings together works by 40 artists from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan, established as well as young and aspiring - like Cao Fei, Zhao Liang or MAP Office. Using a mixture of contemporary and traditional media ranging from computer animation to drawings reminiscent of calligraphy, they express their views on the many different realities of life in the new millennium. More than 70 new acquisitions are augmented by works of European artists such as Franz Ackermann, Katharina Grosse, and Jörg Herold, engaging a dialogue across continents.

Site-specific commissioned works emphasize important themes in the ICC Tower. Michael Lin’s monumental painting in the stairwell, for instance, invokes the natural world through floral patterns. These "petal landscapes", a meld of traditional décor and Pop art have become Lin’s trademark; they give public spaces the intimacy and comfort of home and allude to traditional décor. The sculptural vessels of Anothermountainman and Jakie Leung are linked to a historic technique, porcelain manufacture. Just as Lin reacted to the architecture of the Hong Kong branch, Chow Chun Fai, Kum Chi Keung, MeeNa Park, and Tsang Kin-Wah have conceived site-specific works that now render the spaces at Deutsche Bank unmistakable.




Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on contemporary art-with ArtMag. Register here for our newsletter.
 

Alternative content

Get Adobe Flash player

Feature
Fiona Tan: The Professional Foreigner / “Behind the visible surface”: An interview with Anni Leppälä / A Visit With Ebtisam Abdulaziz / A conversation with Anna Molska / The photographer Annegret Soltau / Yto Barrada Deutsche Bank’s „Artist of the Year“ 2011
On View
All Access World: Agathe Snow’s Commission for the Deutsche Guggenheim / The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Found in Translation / INDIA AWAKENS at the Essl Museum / Color Fields at the Deutsche Guggenheim / 2010 California Biennial
Press
Color Fields at the Deutsche Guggenheim
Imprint  |  Legal Resources  |  Accessibility
Copyright © 2016 Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main


+  ++  +++