The Biennale in Venice begins in June. An event enabling visitors to directly experience international positions of contemporary art. But what about the art scene in the nation hosting the Biennale? On the occasion of the opening of the Deutsche Bank Collection Italy, the new edition of db artmag is devoted to current art in the Mediterranean country.
+++ Deutsche Bank's new Italian headquarters is situated in the booming Milan suburb Bicocca. The Deutsche Bank Collection Italy was just festively opened there. A tour of the exhibition +++ The sun is shining, the sand is shimmering white, the sea and the sky are a radiant blue. Nevertheless, Massimo Vitali's beach photographs are a far cry from postcard idylls. Too many tourists are packed together in the crystal clear works of the Italian photographer. His large-format work "Madima Wave" is one of the highlights of the Deutsche Bank Collection in Milan.+++ With his installations, Alberto Garutti constantly seeks a link to real life. The artist created a new work for the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Milan nine benches which serve as rest areas for employees. But the benches only show their real face when the lights go out in the offices +++ 2005, the Villa Romana celebrated its 100th birthday. After extensive renovations, the artists' house in Florence, that is sponsored by Deutsche Bank, is moving into the future with a new director. A conversation with Angelika Stepken about her plans.