Kunst privat!
Hessian Companies Present Their Collections

A weekend of art: On June 18 and 19, 2016, more than 30 companies and institutions based in the German state of Hesse are presenting their collections to the public in the context of “Kunst privat!”. Deutsche Bank is participating in the initiative, which was founded in 2005, inviting interested people to its headquarters and the new Deutsche Bank Campus. The art concept developed expressly for the Campus building picks up on the collection’s international orientation in the neighboring towers. Artists such as Los Carpinteros, Olaf Nicolai, Agathe Snow, and Thabiso Sekgala reflect on current issues including urbanism, cultural diversity, and migration.

Spread out between 14 Hessian cities, “Kunst privat!” is mainly featuring contemporary positions. In Gießen, the law firm advotec is again cooperating with the Neuer Kunstverein, showing works on paper by Dirk Krecker and Nicolaj Dudek, among others. The motto of the collection of Basler Versicherungen in Bad Homburg is “Nature and Landscape,” while Schufa in Wiesbaden is focusing on color and abstraction, presenting, for example, a large spray painting by Katharina Grosse. At the Lufthansa Aviation Center in Frankfurt, site-specific works by Liam Gillick, Carsten Nicolai, and Elmgren & Dragset are on view. The European Central Bank is showcasing the Polish art scene, presenting large sculptures by Paweł Althamer and space-filling installations by Iza Tarasewicz. The latter artist, who was born in Białystok, recently received the Views Award. Initiated by Deutsche Bank and Zachęta National Gallery, it is the most important prize for contemporary Polish art.

Kunst privat!
June 18-19, 2016