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This German museum has a special connection with the historical roots of Solomon Guggenheim and his Foundation since the Guggenheim family were originally German, and Hilla Rebay (Baroness Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen), the first director and curator of the New York Museum, emigrated to America from Prussia. Deutsche Guggenheim is now one of the top art museums in Europe for contemporary works.
The Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin hosts an exciting exhibition program of contemporary art which frequently draws from the extensive art collections of the Guggenheim Foundation (noted for its holdings of non-traditional works including collage and conceptual art by avant-garde practitioners like Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters and Robert Rauschenberg) and Deutsche Bank.
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For example, eminent presentations like Divisionism/ Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia and Anarchy (2007), and No Limits Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Works on Paper (2005) have debuted in Berlin before touring to other museums like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.
Upcoming shows in 2009 include exhibitions involving Anish Kapoor and Julie Mehretu, along with themed exhibitions called Utopian Matters and Picturing America.
In addition, each year, the Deutsche Guggenheim commissions one or more new works by top contemporary artists, which premiere in Berlin in exhibitions staged in conjunction with the creative practitioner and Guggenheim Museum curators.
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Over the past decade, many of these creative works have been exhibited in New York and Bilbao and have been acquired by the Guggenheim Foundations permanent collection. Participating artists in the series have included younger as well as established artists from various countries, working in a variety of media, from painting and photography to monumental sculpture, video art and installations. They include: Jeff Koons, Bill Viola, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Rosenquist, John Baldessari, Hanne Darboven, William Kentridge, Gerhard Richter, Andreas Slominski, Phoebe Washburn, Lawrence Weiner, the photographer Jeff Wall, and Rachel Whiteread.
By underwriting works by these exceptional artists, the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum acts as both patron and promoter of contemporary art, and a catalyst for individual creativity. In the process, the Guggenheim Foundation both strengthens its commitments to established artists, and develops new ones with the stars of tomorrow's contemporary art movements.
The Deutsche Guggenheim Museum is able to call upon the resources of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, whose worldwide collection of modern art and avant-garde works is probably unrivalled by any other cultural institute. In addition, it can access the art holdings of Deutsche Bank, which, ever since its foundation in 1870, has regarded its cultural commitment as an integral part of its commercial and social responsibility. Since 1979, in the execution of this policy, the Bank has amassed the largest single art collection of any company in the world, numbering in excess of 50,000 works, featuring mainly drawings and contemporary works on paper.
Contemporary artworks commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum have included:
By Hanne Darboven
By Bill Viola
By Phoebe Washburn
By John Baldessari
By Jeff Wall
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