A Major highlight of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture is a selection of artworks from the Deutsche Bank Collection – one of the world's most important corporate collections of contemporary art – on show at the Garage Gallery at the Fire Station.
More than 100 exemplary works on paper including photographs, and paintings by 27 artists provide an informative overview of the development of German art – and thus also of the history of the country – from the 1960s up to the present day.
The first-rate selection of contemporary art features works by Joseph Beuys and by the neo-expressionist painters such as Georg Baselitz and Markus Lüpertz; photographers of the Düsseldorf School, including Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, and Thomas Ruff; and hugely influential post-conceptual artists such as Isa Genzken, Rosemarie Trockel and Martin Kippenberger. The collection also includes renowned figurative paintings by Neo Rauch, as well as abstract acrylic works by Katharina Grosse and photographs by Annette Kelm.
The exhibition is hosted in the same space that is home to Qatar Museums’ Artist in Residence programme. Hosting such exhibitions is an important feature of Qatar Museums’ commitment to nurturing emerging talent and inspiring an exciting, creative future amongst artists, local collectors, and the viewing public.
Under the motto “Art works,” Deutsche Bank offers employees, clients and the general public access to the creative and intellectual potential of contemporary art - through its collections in Deutsche Bank offices around the world, in international exhibitions and at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. In Doha, a dedicated educational programme, which is jointly developed with the Goethe-Institut, will provide local audiences with insights into the exhibition, as well as into general topics such as “Why Corporate Collecting“ and “The Significance of Light in Art.”