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"Some time each day should be devoted to the arts."

visuell - the magazine of Deutsche Bank Art




A stopover in Frankfurt: after buying a whole pile of books and paying a flying visit to the local museums, Miwa Yanagi comes to the Deutsche Bank for an interview with visuell . Where art is concerned, her energy knows no bounds – Miwa Yanagi, en route from Japan to Spain, is the person featured on the cover of the current issue of visuell.

And for good reason – in January, the artist, who is represented in the Deutsche Bank Collection, will be presenting a comprehensive show of her work in the exhibition space of the Deutsche Guggenheim. Her latest photo series depicts young women "aged" by computer technology to become grandmothers. They narrate their dreams of the future: "Some time each day should be devoted to the arts," is one of the rules that Yanagi placed alongside her photograph Geisha (2002) in her contribution to our magazine.

In the international press visuell is portrayed as a step that marks Deutsche Bank Art's forerunner position. "And so it lies in front of us, the newest visuell-magazine of Deutsche Bank, which -thanks God- does by no means appears like a statement of accounts but is boldly orientated towards the future, and thereby acts like a work of art in its own right. When one gets to page 148, one is inclined to flick through again", the Infodienst KUNST comments.

The current issue of visuell is also devoted to the arts and to Deutsche Bank's international commitment to culture. Its contributors range from Miwa Yanagi in Kyoto to Christian Kracht in Bangkok, who supplies some of his typically idiosyncratic commentaries on the world of art. In Frankfurt, Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck of the Board of Managing Directors answers our questions in pictures – and sends the reader off once more on an international journey of artistic discovery featuring Linda Yablonsky from New York, a conversation with the restorers who work for the Deutsche Bank Collection in Stauffen, Munich, and Oberhausen, and contributions by gallery owners and collectors associated with the bank from their various locations around the world.

This journey takes you from our Frankfurt headquarters, where the bank's art experts and curators met together to talk about the Deutsche Bank Collection, to the Deutsche Guggenheim exhibition hall in Berlin, and then on to the various exhibitions worldwide of works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, which in 2002 were seen on all five continents. Curators of our partner museums are interviewed about their unusual joint ventures with a financial institution. And, finally, all those involved with visuell were asked about their favorite work of art; in the essay "Contributors," you can read about which work personalities such as I.D. Gloria Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis or Rikrit Tiravanija would take with them if they were forced to leave everything else behind.

The current issue also harbors a work of art "for takeout." To create the limited and numbered edition art work that accompanies this issue of visuell, entitled Large Nude in Winter Landscape, Tobias Rehberger first burnt his entire wardrobe, sparing only his wedding suit and a few garments he had received as presents. He then mixed a pigment from his incinerated attire, which was used to print Large Nude in Winter Landscape.

In many respects, Tobias Rehberger's work seems as though it had been made especially for the themes in this issue of visuell: the magazine's essays investigate the global aspects of art's transferal and transformation in a variety of ways. And so the journey continues – with exciting upcoming projects occurring in the framework of the bank's art program. Bon Voyage!