Man in the Middle
On 14th September, 2002, an exhibition of more than 70 works of the 20th
century art from the Deutsche Bank collection will open in the Alexander
Hall of the Winter Palace, The State Hermitage Museum. The exhibition
is organized by the State Hermitage Museum in collaboration with Deutsche
The exhibition shows drawings, paintings and sculptures of the famous
Expressionists Ernst Barlach, Max Beckman, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Erich
Heckel, grotesque satires of Otto Dix, Georg Grosz and Karl Hubbuch from
the 1920s, Oscar Schlemmer's stylized watercolors from the 1930s and works
of the renowned postwar masters Horst Antes, Georg Baselitz and Eugen
Schonbeck. Drawings and bronze cast of 1961 will represent the key postmodern
figure Joseph Beuys whose influence was instrumental on many important
modern artists. Photos of the 1980-90s will be an important section in
the show, introducing the specific art of this period.
A special page in Deutsche Bank history in Russia belongs to the financial support of cultural initiatives. Along with other international projects Deutsche Bank has financed and arranged the following events in Russia: the exhibition A man and a landscape in modern art and graphic (Moscow 1983), the exhibition Russian and Soviet art: traditions and contemporaneity (Duesseldorf, Stuttgart, Hannover, 1984, 1985), Horst Janssen exhibition (Novosibirsk, Moscow, 1985 and 2000), the exhibition Horrors and hope: a peace and a war by eyes of artists (Moscow, Leningrad, 1988), the concert of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra leads by Claudio Abbado (Moscow 1999), the exhibition Amazons of the Avant-Garde (Berlin, 1999; London, Nov. 1999 and Febr. 2000; Venice, Febr.-May 2000; Bilbao, June-Aug. 2000; New-York, 2000; Moscow, 2001), the exhibition The big future Germans in Russian economy (Moscow 2000), the Christmas Charity Concert of the Moscow OratorioSociety (Moscow, 2000), the final concert in the framework of Bach Year (Moscow, St. Petersburg, 2000), the Concert of Young Musicians (Moscow, 2001), Oleg Vukolov Exhibition (Moscow, 2001), Schoenberg-Kandinsky exhibition (Moscow,2001-2002).
A variety of programs and educational resources will be scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition sponsored by Deutsche Bank.