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Illustrious Opening at the Deutsche Guggenheim:
German Foreign Minister Westerwelle opens the Roman Ondák show



It was a prominent visit on Unter den Linden: Dr. Guido Westerwelle was the first German Foreign Minister to visit the Deutsche Guggenheim. On Wednesday evening, he opened the exhibition do not walk outside this area by Roman Ondák, Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” 2012. Pierre de Weck, member of the Deutsche Bank Group Executive Committee, first greeted more than 1,000 guests that had gathered in the atrium of the museum on Unter Den Linden. De Weck affirmed that, following the end of the bank’s successful joint venture with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the exhibition space will continue to play an important role as a forum for cutting-edge dialogues between art, culture, finance, science, and politics.

Then Guido Westerwelle spoke—not as a politician, but as a passionate collector and connoisseur of art. The foreign minister voiced the conviction that a country’s economic success is inseparable from its cultural diversity and intellectual freedom. After congratulating Roman Ondák on the “Artist of the Year” award and his successful exhibition project for the Deutsche Guggenheim, he praised Deutsche Bank’s long-standing support for the arts. Westerwelle reported that he’d seen several remarkable exhibitions at the Deutsche Guggenheim and stressed that, prior to German Reunification, an exhibition like Roman Ondák’s would not have been possible this side of the Berlin Wall. He said: "When we honor an artist, we are also honoring art as a whole. In the process, we remember those who are oppressed today because they make political art; those who face maltreatment and oppression - some of this solidarity is certainly appropriate on an evening such as this."

Many prominent members of the international art scene accepted the invitation to attend the opening of Roman Ondák’s do not walk outside this area at the Deutsche Guggenheim—among them the collector Christian Boros, Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern in London, Max Hollein, Director of the Frankfurt
Städel Museum, Peter Raue, long-standing chair of the Association of the Friends of the Nationalgalerie, and Nicolaus Schafhausen, former Director of Witte de
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in Rotterdam, as well as artists such as Mona Hatoum, Karin Sander, and Thomas Demand.




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