2018 Media Releases

February 6, 2018

Deutsche Bank announced as Major Partner of 21st Biennale of Sydney

Deutsche Bank has been announced as a Major Partner of the 21st Biennale of Sydney – SUPERPOSITION Equilibrium and Engagement. The partnership reflects our long-term partnership with the Biennale of Sydney and – as part of the bank's Art, Culture & Sports program  - our commitment to contemporary art in Australia.

James Roth, Deutsche Bank’s Co-Head of Corporate Finance Australia and member of the Biennale of Sydney’s Board of Directors, said: “The 21st Biennale promises to deliver an exciting and inspiring program curated by Mami Kataoka, chief curator at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. As the first Asian director in the Biennale’s 43-year history, Kataoka will showcase some of the very best Asian contemporary art alongside Australian and international artists.”

Roth continued: “We are incredibly proud of our commitment to contemporary art and consider it an important part of our cultural fabric. Through all our art partnerships in Australia and globally, the bank aims to make contemporary art widely accessible to art lovers, so we’re thrilled that over 650,000 visitors are expected to experience all that the festival has to offer between March and June.”

As Major Partner, Deutsche Bank will present a gala dinner on Cockatoo Island where guests will be among the first to view site-specific large scale installations by Australian and International artists, including Ai Weiwei’s Law of the Journey, 2017.

About our commitment to contemporary art in Australia

In Australia, Deutsche Bank is the Principal Partner of Sydney Contemporary, Australia’s premier international art fair (13-16 September 2018). The bank has enjoyed a relationship with the Biennale of Sydney since 2008 and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia for many years. Our 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.


About the Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney is a non-profit organisation that engages Australian and international audiences with challenging and innovative contemporary art from around the world, promotes cultural exchange and inspires audiences to experience art, themselves and their world in new and creative ways. Held every two years, the Biennale exhibition runs for three months, with an accompanying program of artist talks, performances, forums, guided tours, family days and other special events.




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