Alistair Hicks (UK): “Corporate Collecting: Deutsche Bank, a Case Study” lecture // M17 Art Collectors’ Forum. Day IV [the video is available]10.07.2021 - 10.07.2021
On July 10, 2021, at 12:00 event #9 in the M17 CAC, on the ІV Day of the M17 International Art Collectors’ Forum, there will be Alistair Hicks’s (Great Britain) lecture “Corporate Collecting: Deutsche Bank, a Case Study”
Languages of the event: Ukrainian and English
Event format: live broadcast organized in the M17 CAC
About the lecturer:
Alistair Hicks, writer, art curator. For 20 years, he was the Senior Curator of the Deutsche Bank collection, one of the most significant corporate collections of post-1945 drawings and photographs in the world. Author of the famous research paper The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st Century Art. Also a reviewer of art for The Times and The Financial Times, Apollo Magazine, Frieze Magazine, The Spectator, Vogue. His latest book Istanbul by Its Artists will be published by Yapı Kredi Yayınları this year. In 2022 he will be curating an exhibition of Paula Rego at the Pera Museum (Istanbul, Turkey).
We will learn about Deutsche Bank’s postwar art collection, which, as of 2020, counted around 55,000 art items displayed at 900 bank locations, in accordance with the DB idea of “Art in the Workplace.” We will discover how corporate collections are established and refilled, who has been the senior curator of the Deutsche Bank Collection for more than 20 years, as well as what inspires corporate owners to build them.
The full schedule of Forum events can be found at this link
UPD: A video of the event is available for viewing on our YouTube channel!
Art can give a sense of belonging.
The pandemic has shown that we are not using enough potential of artists and art in general. Although, artists are still an extension of life.
The art concept of the Deutsche Bank is original, as it was designed to emphasize the German mentality.
Each floor of the Bank’s Towers is devoted to one artist. By pressing the elevator button, a person can hear a short story about a certain artist, whose works are presented on the floor.
Deutsche Bank is trying to show that it is not just a banking institution with a lot of money. One of the main goals is to provide people with a better understanding of the world and the ephemerality of time by integrating art into their lives.
VIDEO OF THE EVENT:
- original language (English)
- Ukrainian translation
M17 International Art Collectors’ Forum was organized jointly with the Ukrainian Club of Contemporary Art Collectors and the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine within the “An Open Opportunity: Ukrainian Contemporary Art from Private Collections” project.