Time Present
International Art Photography at Deutsche Bank Luxembourg

Following the premiere at the Singapore Art Museum and subsequent exhibitions at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai and the Hara Museum in Tokyo, Time Present - Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection is now on view at Deutsche Bank Luxembourg. Encompassing around 60 works, “Time Present” shows the broad spectrum of international contemporary photography Deutsche Bank has collected in the course of more than three decades.

Owing to the symbiosis between architecture and contemporary art, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg is a particularly appropriate venue for Time Present. From the very outset, the edifice designed by Pritzker Prize winner Gottfried Böhm was meant to be more than a bank building. It was also conceived to provide an architectural framework for the bank’s corporate collection and ambitious exhibition program. The steel, glass, and concrete building is transparent, open, and communicative. The show is presented in the light-flood entrance hall, which has already been the site of many exhibitions of artists from the Deutsche Bank Collection, including Per Kirkeby, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Gerhard Richter, and Cornelia Schleime.

Time Present includes works by “classics” such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Luigi Ghirri, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, as well as current photography from up-and-coming art centers in Asia, Africa, and South America. A special highlight: Large-scale photographic wallpaper by the Indian artist Dayanita Singh was attached to a curved wall. The exhibits examine the relationship between photography and time in different ways. At the same time, the show illustrates the transformation the medium of photography has undergone since the 1970s, investigating various formal, conceptual, and performative approaches.

With its exhibition program, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg arouses the interest of a broad public outside of the bank for contemporary positions. The house on the Plateau de Kirchberg has developed into a communicative forum that repeatedly offers people the opportunity to engage with the creative potential of contemporary art. Thus, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg is once again participating in the Private Art Kirchberg. In an open day on Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11 companies are presenting their art collections. Photography fans can also find interesting works at Clearstream / Deutsche Börse Group and the Arendt & Medernach law office. Private Art Kirchberg provides a look behind the scenes, and visitors can get to know the neighborhood, otherwise regarded as a shopping and business district, from a completely different perspective.

Time Present - Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection
6/16/2016 – 9/25/2016
Deutsche Bank Luxemburg

Private Art Kirchberg
9/25/2016