AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS ON PAPER FROM THE DEUTSCHE BANK COLLECTION IN DIALOGUE WITH WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO DE BUENOS AIRES
The exhibition of over 180 drawings, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn, offered a thoughtful, historical and experimental look at one of the most important collections of works on paper in the world, the Deutsche Bank collection, in dialogue with the rich array of works on paper from the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. It made for essential viewing: an encounter between some of the most important names in the history of art from the 20th and 21st centuries such as Lucian Freud, Joseph Beuys, Piet Mondrian, Marta Minujín, Georg Baselitz, León Ferrari, Kurt Schwitters, Salvador Dalí, Guillermo Kuitca and Louise Bourgeois, among many others, in a setting where the architecture appears to have given way to a wavy line flying across a fantastical aerial space.
In a space designed for perception without architectural limits, where the artworks appear to levitate, meditate and fly, the exhibition – as Noorthoorn says – reminds us of the image’s fundamental ‘call to imagine’ and invites us to consider what it is they want, where their power resides and how they talk about the world and human existence.
Considered together, the lines flow within each image and fly from one image to the next, connecting them in a dynamic, living stream to stimulate discovery – as each visitor advances along them – of the different landscapes opened up by their choices along the way.
Deutsche Bank has one of the most important corporate art collections in the world. Its great commitment to contemporary art is reflected by a dynamic exhibition programme shown every year at the KunstHalle located in Unter den Linden, in Berlin. Since 2002, important exhibitions of its collection have travelled across Latin America, including El regreso de los Gigantes (The Return of the Giants, 2002-2003), Más de lo que los ojos pueden ver (More Than Your Eyes Can See, 2006-2007) and Beuys y más allá (Beuys and Beyond, 2010-2011).