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December, 2019
Christmas Time at PalaisPopulaire

"Artist of the Year" award has been presented by Deutsche Bank for almost a decade now. Innovative ideas are honored and the artists are supported by the firmly establishment in the international art scene. On the occasion of the current exhibition, “Caline Aoun: seeing is believing”, works by our "Artists of the Year" from recent years are presented in the Forum of the PalaisPopulaire. Among them are works by the Japanese art activist Koki Tanaka, virtuoso drawings by Victor Man, experimental photography by Basim Magdy, and a cyborg collage by Wangechi Mutu. If you're looking for a truly individual Christmas present, you'll find the exclusive editions of our "Artists of the Year" in the museum shop - which of course you can also buy for yourself.


October 10, 2019
Shortlist for the German Book Prize 2019

The bookstore Uslar & Rai presented the six the six nominees in the final round of the Deutscher Buchpreis 2019 at the PalaisPopulaire as part of the Literature+ events. The actor, Daniel Sträßer, read selected passages from the nominated books for the audience.

Photo: Uslar & Rai

September 27 – 29, 2019
First anniversary of PalaisPopulaire

Exactly one year ago, the PalaisPopulaire opened its doors with The World on Paper. Encompassing more than 300 works by 133 artists, the exhibition provided new insights into the diversity, history, and international orientation of the Deutsche Bank Collection and explored the fascination of the medium of paper from different perspectives. A year of PalaisPopulaire was a year of talks, workshops, activities for children and teenagers, and long club nights where people could listen to DJ sets in the exhibition rooms. Whether teenagers trained parkour with professionals, meditation and nude drawing courses were held, or the British ambassador Sebastian Wood discussed "Britishness" in Germany with presenter Andrea Thilo in the context of the Tate show Objects of Wonder – the PalaisPopulaire quickly found its place in the cultural landscape of the capital.

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Woman stands infront of MIA

Mai 20, 2019
Art in digital dialogue

In cooperation with IBM, Deutsche Bank is breaking new ground. The PalaisPopulaire will be the first institution in Europe to use artificial intelligence to mediate art. The PalaisPopulaire plans to integrate IBM Watson under the name of MIA into an exhibition for the first time by the beginning of 2020. Before the program is launched, there will be a test phase lasting several months. In the forum of the PalaisPopulaire you will find a test station of MIA with which you can chat with Watson about the work The Bride who Married a Camel’s Head by the artist Wangechi Mutu. MIA currently only speaks German.

April 25, 2019
Tony Cragg’s sculpture “Runner” (2017) extends “Objects of Wonder” to public space

Continual change is a constant in the work of Tony Cragg. Almost no other sculptor has given bronze, high-grade steel, stone, and plastic such dynamic elegance. So far, he has received the Turner Prize and the Praemium Imperiale for his work. Now his almost six-meter-high sculpture Runner (2017) is being installed in front of the PalaisPopulaire in Berlin, where it will be on view until the end of October 2019.

Tony Cragg, who turns 70 this year, is also represented in the current exhibition Objects of Wonder: British Sculpture from the Tate Collection 1950s–Present at the PalaisPopulaire. The sculptor, who was born in Liverpool and has lived in Wuppertal since 1977, is one of they key artists in the Deutsche Bank Collection. At an early stage, the bank collected many of Cragg’s works on paper. His monumental sculpture Secretions (1998), composed of thousands of dice, has a prominent place at Deutsche Bank’s London headquarters.

The temporary display has been kindly supported by the artist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Tony Cragg

September 19, 2018
The Opening of PalaisPopulaire is One of the Highlights of the Berlin Art Week

From the 26th to the 30th of September, the seventh Berlin Art Week will again turn the capital into a magnet for the international art scene. An eagerly awaited highlight of this packed art week will be the opening day of the PalaisPopulaire with the exhibition The World on Paper on the first day, Wednesday, September 26th. The show includes around 300 works by 133 artists from 34 countries.
The new Forum for Art, Culture and Sport is a commitment to one of the most vital cultural centers in Europe: Two fairs, the Art Berlin and the Position Berlin Art Fair, show contemporary art in the hangars of the former Tempelhof Airport for the first time this year. In addition 15 museums and exhibition halls, two art associations, a theater as well as 11 Berlin private collections and 20 project spaces will offer a comprehensive program. The galleries participating in the art fairs also present 70 exhibitions in gallery spaces all over the city. In addition, visitors can expect numerous solo exhibitions in the mayor Berlin institutions of contemporary art. On view are Agnieszka Polska, Julian Charrière, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, or Lee Bul, as well as various thematic exhibitions.

August 29, 2018
The Making of The World on Paper

300 works by 133 artists from 34 countries: Preparations for The World on Paper, the opening exhibition of the PalaisPopulaire, are in full swing. Parts of the show are already installed. Other areas of the bank’s new building on Unter den Linden boulevard are akin to a provisional workshop. Framed pictures are lined up on the wall or are positioned on the floor below where they will be hung. Under the white glare of a floodlight, the paper restorer and the bank’s curators are examining works that have arrived from branches around the world. Putting together such an extensive exhibition requires precision work. Series and wall installations consisting of up to 90 individual works have to be mounted based on exact specifications. On tables covered with plastic there are folders containing condition logs, cotton gloves, special glasses, hanging plans, and tools ready to be used as though for a surgery. While the works are photographed one by one, you can see how the most comprehensive exhibition of the Deutsche Bank Collection is being set up piecemeal – a surprising, complex “World on Paper” that can be experienced at PalaisPopulaire starting September 27.

Making of The World on Paper
Works of art by Bruno Miguel
The jury

The jury from left to right:
Christine Lötscher, Paul Jandl, Marianne Sax, Christoph Bartmann, Tanja Graf, Uwe Kalkowski and Luzia Braun
© Monique Wüstenhagen

August 16, 2018
Read, read, read! The German Book Prize soon at PalaisPopulaire!

Read, read, read! The jury has decided. The Longlist for the German Book Prize, which is supported by the Deutsche Bank Foundation, has been confirmed. 20 novels were nominated, including favorites like Arno Geiger's “Unter der Drachenwand,“ but also discoveries like Susanne Röckel's “Der Vogelgott.“ “The situation of the world seems to be most pressing for German-speaking authors,“ Jury spokeswoman Christine Lötscher said. “How has the world become what it is today? How is everything related and what stories can be told about it? There are great historical, but also playfully fantastic images of the world, as well as texts that seek a radical reduction of perspective, to the nadir of storytelling.“ It remains exciting until the announcement on 8.10. However, it is already clear that one of the nominees will be reading on 25.10. at the PalaisPopulaire and the winner is expected at the end of November. here for an exclusive reading and a talk.

July 31, 2018
The Adventure Has Begun

In October extreme climber Stefan Glowacz will talk about his “Coast to Coast” expedition, which is now en route to Greenland, with Andrea Thilo at the PalaisPopulaire. Glowacz and his team still have their biggest challenges ahead of them on Greenland. First, they traveled by electric car from Starnberg to the Scottish port of Mallaig. From there, they took the steel yacht Santa Maria to the Westman Islands near Iceland. As on his Antarctic expedition in 1999, Glowacz struggled with seasickness during the crossing. “Oceans are not a climber’s world,” he posted on Instagram. The next stop is the west coast of Greenland. On the world’s largest island, the team will first climb a 1,000-meter rock face. Then, by ski, sledge, and snow kite, the Deutsche Bank-sponsored exhibition will cross Greenland’s ice desert “by fair means,” in other words alone and under their own power.

Stefan Glowacz
©Photo: Thomas Ulrich
PalaisPopulaire entry

July 16, 2018
A new platform for art, culture, and sports in the heart of the German capital

Berlin is one of the world’s most vibrant art cities. The perfect place for the PalaisPopulaire. On September 27, Deutsche Bank is opening an international forum for art, culture and sports in the heart of Berlin. At the PalaisPopulaire you can look forward to exhibitions from the Deutsche Bank Collection and important partner institutions around the globe as well as talks, readings, sports workshops, and digital experiences.

July 16, 2018
Historical building, minimalist architecture

The architectural office Kuehn + Malvezzi has transformed the interior of the historic Prinzessinnenpalais on Unter den Linden boulevard into an innovative stage for contemporary culture. Behind the rococo facades of the building, reconstructed in the 1960s, the architects exposed the original concrete structure and created open rooms with a clear, minimalistic formal language and state-of-the-art technology. The PalaisPopulaire connects and excites art and music lovers as well as everyone interested in sports. Look forward to seeing you there!
interior of the historic Prinzessinnenpalais
PalaisPopulaire renovation

July 16, 2018
Go-ahead for the PalaisPopulaire: Our employees are moving in

The opening is just a few weeks away. The renovation work is almost finished, preparations for the opening are in full swing, and the PalaisPopulaire team is currently moving into its offices on the top floor, right next to the 150-square-meter “Atelier.” The latter will be used for the educational program as well as workshops, readings, and concerts and affords a view of the Humboldt Forum. With the move out of the old exhibition venue in Deutsche Bank’s headquarters at Unter den Linden 13/15, after twenty years a new chapter begins at the Palais Populaire. Not only does the new venue offer much more room for contemporary art (a total of 150 square meters) and provide permanent space for presentation of the Deutsche Bank Collection. Additionally, the art here will be linked in entirely novel ways with culture and sports. With its program the PalaisPopulaire will soon bring together players from diverse disciplines and visitors from across the globe. Be a part of it!