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20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse

20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse

Jubiläum: 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2019

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20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Ausstellungsfläche The Cube, Eschborn © Simon Vogel

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation presents programme to mark 20th anniversary of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Theme of 2019 anniversary celebration is “From another perspective”


On Wednesday the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation presented its programme to mark the 20th anniversary of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, joined by British artist Martin Parr. The anniversary will be celebrated next year with a series of special events and projects, one of which will be an international exhibition programme. The Art Collection Deutsche Börse is considered one of the most important collections of contemporary photography and currently comprises more than 1,800 works by around 120 international artists.
“From another perspective” was chosen as the theme of the 2019 anniversary celebration. Therefore, exhibitions will be put together at various locations with different partners, including British artist Martin Parr and Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. The works they selected from the collection provide a varying, multifaceted glimpse into the primary artistic styles found in the Art Collection Deutsche Börse.

“With the Art Collection we have succeeded in building up a collection of contemporary photography of museum quality over the past 20 years. We have taken the anniversary as an opportunity to invite outside experts to share their view of the collection with us”, commented Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, who has been principally responsible for the collection from its inception. “We are looking forward to a varied exhibition programme during this special year.”

The anniversary programme will kick off with the exhibition “We love photography!” curated by Martin Parr. It will showcase around 140 works by 58 artists that he has selected from the Art Collection Deutsche Börse. The exhibition will feature big names in the history of photography such as Walker Evans, Bernd and Hilla Becher or Diane Arbus as well as trailblazers in documentary photography, for example Bruce Davidson, Philip Jones Griffiths and Susan Meiselas. It will also extend to younger artists such as Mike Brodie, Beate Gütschow and Geert Goiris. “We love photography!” will run from 1 February until 24 May 2019 at The Cube, the corporate headquarters of Deutsche Börse, in Eschborn, Frankfurt.
Martin Parr is considered one of the most important practitioners of contemporary photography. In addition to making a name for himself as a successful artist, he is a member of the acclaimed photographic cooperative Magnum Photos, a curator and collector, and has established his own photography foundation, the Martin Parr Foundation. Parr’s work has been represented in the Art Collection Deutsche Börse for many years.
“Photography, as we all know, seems to be the art form in modern times”, he said while introducing the programme. “Through photography, the individual can demonstrate and explore their relationship with our complex, ever-changing world. Art Collection Deutsche Börse represents most of the significant developments in photography in recent years. All of the images make it very easy to understand why ‘We love photography’.”

In its series entitled “Changing views – 20 Years Art Collection Deutsche Börse” the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam will be presenting five thematically changing exhibitions between 3 May and 7 July 2019 with the following titles: “Germany/Becher School”, “Icons/New Discoveries”, “Globalization – Capitalization”, “Youth Culture” and “Traces of Disorder”. It will showcase an extensive collection of works in the Art Collection Deutsche Börse that records positions on the key themes of the collection. “Changing Views” will be jointly curated by Kim Knoppers, Foam Curator, and Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.

In summer 2019, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation will host an exhibition to mark the “Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019”, one of the most prestigious awards for contemporary photography, granted each year by the foundation in collaboration with the Photographers’ Gallery in London. The works of this year’s four finalists, Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel, will be on display at The Cube in Eschborn from 14 June until 23 August after finishing their show at the Photographers’ Gallery in London.

New photographic talents are the focus of the exhibition Foam Talents, a programme run by the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam to promote young talent. Between 6 September and 1 November 2019, The Cube will show works by 20 young photographers selected for the annual Foam Talent Programme. As part of its commitment to promote contemporary photography artists, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation has served as a Foam Talent Programme partner since 2017. As part of foundation’s collaboration with Foam, works by one of the Foam talents from each year are acquired for the Art Collection Deutsche Börse.

Five large-format photo books titled “XL Photography” have been published on the Art Collection Deutsche Börse over the course of its existence. In spring 2019, the Photography Foundation will release a sixth volume entitled “XL Photography 6” in collaboration with publishing house Kehrer Verlag. It will present all of the collection’s new acquisitions since the publication of the last volume in summer 2015.
Another anniversary exhibition project related to the collection will give Deutsche Börse Group employees the opportunity to choose their favourite works and introduce them in person.

In addition, a series of talks and panel discussions with artists is scheduled to take place throughout the anniversary year. These will be organised by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in collaboration with various international institutions.


Art Collection Deutsche Börse was established in 1999 and currently ranks among the most important collections of contemporary international photography. It is dedicated to the central themes of contemporary photography from the mid-20th century onward, with subjects ranging from landscapes and portraits to still lifes, interiors and street photography. And it isn’t just works produced for the art market or the museum wall that have been deemed “museum quality”. This is evidenced by the substantial groups of documentary and journalistic work that have been incorporated into the body of the collection. But they all have one thing in common: they deal with and explore the conditio humana, plumbing the conditions of human existence and its place in the world. With their distinctive visual language they convey a portrait of the world today and inspire Deutsche Börse employees and visitors alike.

20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Evelyn Hofer, Phoenix Park on a Sunday, Dublin, 1966 © The Estate of Evelyn Hofer

Die Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation feiert 2019 das 20-jährige Jubiläum der Art Collection Deutsche Börse. Dieses wird mit einer Reihe besonderer Veranstaltungen und Projekte sowie einem internationalen Ausstellungsprogramm gewürdigt. Die Art Collection Deutsche Börse gilt als eine der bedeutendsten Sammlungen zeitgenössischer Fotografie und umfasst heute über 1.800 Werke von 126 internationalen Künstlern. Das Jubiläumsjahr 2019 steht unter dem Motto „From another perspective“. Hierfür werden Ausstellungen an verschiedenen Orten und mit unterschiedlichen Partnern entwickelt, darunter der britische Künstler Martin Parr und das Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Ihre Auswahl an Werken aus der Sammlung gibt einen vielfältigen, immer wieder wechselnden Einblick in die wichtigsten künstlerischen Positionen der Art Collection Deutsche Börse.

„Es ist uns in den letzten 20 Jahren gelungen, mit der Art Collection eine Sammlung zeitgenössischer Fotografie von musealer Qualität aufzubauen. Wir haben das Jubiläum zum Anlass genommen, Experten von außen einzuladen, damit sie mit uns ihren Blick auf die Sammlung teilen. Wir freuen uns auf ein abwechslungsreiches Ausstellungsprogramm in diesem besonderen Jahr“, sagt Anne-Marie Beckmann, Direktorin der Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.

Den Auftakt des Jubiläumsprogramms bildet die von Martin Parr kuratierte Ausstellung „We love Photography!“. Gezeigt wird seine Auswahl von rund 130 Arbeiten von 56 Künstlern aus der Art Collection Deutsche Börse. Die Ausstellung zeigt Größen der Fotografiegeschichte wie Walker Evans oder Diane Arbus ebenso wie bedeutende Positionen der Dokumentar-Fotografie wie Bruce Davidson, Philip Jones Griffiths oder Susan Meiselas, aber auch jüngere Künstler wie Mike Brodie, Beate Gütschow oder Geert Goiris. „We love photography!“ ist von 1. Februar bis 24. Mai 2019 in The Cube, der Unternehmenszentrale der Deutschen Börse, in Eschborn bei Frankfurt zu sehen.


Eine weitere Ausstellung „Changing views – 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse” im Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Foam von 3. Mai bis 7. Juli 2019 präsentiert eine umfangreiche Auswahl an Werken der Art Collection Deutsche Börse, die Positionen zu den zentralen Themen der Sammlung erfasst. Im Sommer 2019 präsentiert die Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation dann die Ausstellung zum „Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019“, eine der renommiertesten Auszeichnungen für zeitgenössische Fotografie. Sie wird von der Foundation gemeinsam mit der Photographers‘ Gallery in London jährlich vergeben. Die Arbeiten der vier diesjährigen Finalisten Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer und Mark Ruwedel sind nach ihrer Ausstellung in der Photographers‘ Gallery in London vom 14. Juni bis 23. August in The Cube in Eschborn zu sehen.

Zur Art Collection Deutsche Börse sind unter dem Namen „XL Photography“ mittlerweile fünf großformatige Fotobücher erschienen. Im Frühjahr 2019 veröffentlicht die Photography Foundation gemeinsam mit dem Kehrer Verlag den sechsten Band „XL Photography 6“. Er präsentiert alle Neuerwerbungen der Sammlung seit Erscheinen des letzten Bandes im Sommer 2015.

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20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Jörg Sasse, 5671, 1996 © courtesy of the artist
20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Guy Tillim, Athénée Royal High School, Lubumbashi, DR Congo, 2007, from “Avenue Patrice Lumumba” © courtesy of the artist
20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Thomas Struth, The Consolandi Family I, Mailand 1996 © courtesy of the artist
20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Barbara Klemm, Leonid Breshnev, Willy Brandt, Bonn, 1973 © courtesy of the artist
20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Weronika Gęsicka, Untitled, aus der Serie „Traces“, 2015 © courtesy of the artist
20 years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Paul Almasy, Man placarding, Paris 1952 © courtesy of the artist