Record number of visitors to the final exhibition
End spurt to the opening of the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
||By the time the doors were shut this past Sunday, 101,112 visitors had seen Visions of Modernity, the closing exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim.
The record-breaking show presented masterpieces of Impressionism and Classic Modernism from the collections of the Guggenheim Foundation,
some of them for the very first time in Berlin. Since 1997, over two
million people have visited a total of 61 exhibitions of international
contemporary art and modernist classics, among them 18 spectacular
commissioned works. Artists like Gerhard Richter, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Wall, and most recently Gabriel Orozco have created works for the exhibition hall on Unter den Linden.
With the opening of the new Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
on Unter den Linden, the space will remain an innovative art platform
for Berlin and its success story will continue in a new form. Beginning
in April 2013, young artists from all over the world and new
discoveries from Berlin’s art scene will make guest appearances here;
international collections will be presented, with a focus on the Deutsche Bank Collection in shows by leading curators.
The opening exhibition presents Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year—the Pakistani Imran Qureshi,
who is widely considered to be one of the most fascinating new figures
on the young global scene. Qureshi combines the ancient traditional art
form of miniature painting
with a variety of western artistic influences, creating installations
in which painting and drawing merge to become a contemplative
experience. The opening will take place on April 18.
Additional information on the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle can be found shortly at www.deutsche-bank-kunsthalle.de