2018 Media Releases

June 25, 2018

Deutsche Bank returns as Principal Partner of Sydney Contemporary

In November 2016, Deutsche Bank announced a three-year partnership with Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s largest and most diverse art fair. 2018 is the second year of the partnership which underlines the bank’s commitment to contemporary art in Australia.

Running from 13-16 September at Carriageworks, the fair’s fourth edition will present over 70 galleries from 32 different countries.

James Roth, Co-Head of Corporate Finance Australia and member of the Biennale of Sydney's board of directors, said: “We’re delighted to return to Sydney Contemporary and are very excited about this year’s program following the extraordinary success of 2017. The fair provides us with such a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our long-term commitment to contemporary art in Australia and to engage with the art-loving public.”

For this year’s fair, Deutsche Bank has commissioned a soon-to-be-announced site-specific installation in its lounge by an Australian emerging artist. This follows the bank’s commissioning of Robyn Stacey’s camera obscura work Double Take in 2017.

Thorsten Strauss, Global Head of Art, Culture & Sports, said: “The Sydney Contemporary partnership follows the bank’s longstanding partnership of other leading art fairs around the globe, including the Frieze London, Frieze New York and the new Frieze Los Angeles which we announced earlier this month. Our aim is to provide clients, staff and the public with programs and platforms to interact with and experience aspects of today's art, culture and sports.”

About Deutsche Bank

Fostering creativity in societies around the world has been a focus of the bank’s art activities for more than 35 years. As part of Deutsche Bank’s Art, Culture & Sports program, international contemporary art from the Deutsche Bank Collection is on display in the bank’s locations in more than 30 countries around the world. Representing more than 5,000 artists from over 40 countries, it is one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary artworks on paper and photography.

In Australia, Deutsche Bank has enjoyed a relationship with the Biennale of Sydney and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia for many years. The Bank’s Education Partnership with the MCA (2010-2016) is still one of the most significant commitments to contemporary art in Australia, enabling the launch of the National Centre for Creative Learning, with more than 88,000 visitors since its opening in 2013.

For more information about Deutsche Bank’s Art, Culture & Sports Program, please go to art.db.com and db-artmag.com

About Sydney Contemporary

Sydney Contemporary is Australia’s international art fair, showcasing work by emerging and established artists from leading Australian and international galleries. Housed once again in Carriageworks, located within Sydney’s striking contemporary arts precinct, the fourth edition will take place from 13 to 16 September 2018.

With a thriving art scene and a growing collector base, Sydney is a dynamic cultural destination with an international reputation for presenting the very best in visual art through its public institutions, private collections, leading commercial galleries and the internationally renowned Biennale of Sydney, the third oldest in the world. Defined by the vibrancy of its host city, Sydney Contemporary provides commercial galleries with a dynamic platform to showcase the work of emerging and established artists, enabling local and visiting audiences to build on their existing knowledge, and develop their international art collections.



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