Deutschland 8 – German Art in China

19 September – 31 October 2017 in Beijing

No fewer than 320 works by 55 artists at eight venues in Beijing: a major exhibition of first-rate contemporary German art will soon open to a broad public in the Chinese capital. The exhibition is orgnaized by the Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V. (Foundation for Art and Culture) and the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. As one of the exhibition’s corporate sponsors, Rheinmetall is lending significant support to this project.

Art as intercultural dialogue

The exhibition debuts on Sunday, 17 September 2017 in the Forbidden City. This will be the first time ever that Western art has been on display in this highly historic setting. It includes major works by:

Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, K.O. Götz, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Anselm Kiefer, Alicja Kwade, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch, Gerhard Richter, Michael Sailstorfer, Emil Schumacher and Rosemarie Trockel.

The art works will by transported from Duisburg the Peking on the new Silk Road, a symbolic start to what will be the most comprehensive presentation of modern and contemporary German art in China to date.

“Deutschland 8” is a response to “China 8”, the large, extremely successful exhibition of Chinese contemporary art that took place in 2015 in eight cities in Germany’s Ruhr Valley.

The eight exhibition venues:

  • Tai Miao Tempel / Imperial Ancestral Temple Art Museum
    Traces of Memory – Masterworks of Contemporary German painting

  • CAFA Art Museum
    Paradigms of Art – Contemporary Art from Germany

  • Red Brick Art Museum
    Prologue – German Informel Art

  • Minsheng Art Museum
    Language of Photography and the Duesseldorf School

  • Today Art Museum
    Arrested Time – New Media Art from Germany

  • Whitebox Art Center
    Next Generation – Young German Art

  • Yuan Art Museum
    Dialogue – The Spatial Dimension of Colour

  • Symbosium im CAFA
    Kunst als interkultureller Dialog

Rheinmetall in China:

Rheinmetall Automotive has been active in the fast-growing Chinese market ever since 1997, with multiple joint ventures and wholly owned subsidiaries. At ten different locations, the Group produces components for electrically and conventionally powered vehicles destined for top international and Chinese automakers, and is now the largest producer of cylinder heads for passenger cars in China. Today Rheinmetall’s subsidiaries and joint ventures in China employ a total of 5,000 people, with annual sales of around €1 billion.

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