October 24, 2009 - db artmag - Issue 57: out now
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October 24, 2009

Issue 57: out now

Julie Mehretu, Stadia II, 2004 (detail). Ink and Acrylic on Canvas. 108 x 144 inches (274.3 x 365.7cm). Collection Carnegie Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, Gift of Jeanne GreenbergRohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn and A.W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund. Photo Credit: Richard Stoner. Courtesy of the artist and The Project, NY. © Julie Mehretu.

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ArtMag issue 57
GLOBAL SHIFT

Migration and Megacities: for millions of people today, life has become more precarious than ever. This is a theme that has taken on increasing importance in contemporary art. On the occasion of Julie Mehretu’s commissioned work “Grey Area” for the Deutsche Guggenheim, ArtMag introduces the work of artists who investigate urbanism and cultural identity.

Joan Young, curator at the Guggenheim Museum, introduces the recent work of Julie Mehretu, who was born in Ethiopia and lives in New York.

In Yan Pei-Ming’s paintings, elements of eastern and western culture merge with icons and images from the global mass media. Curator Hou Hanru explains why Ming’s work is becoming increasingly relevant.

In late 2008, Anish Kapoor’s sculpture “Memory” caused a furor at the Deutsche Guggenheim. Now, the gigantic sculpture can be seen in New York at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the context of its “Deutsche Bank Series.”

In his installations, Danh Vo interweaves his personal biography with historical excursions into colonialism and past wars. Daniel Völzke met with the artist in Berlin.

“What can we do to make the lives of billions more equitable?” Ricky Burdett, urbanism expert at the London School of Economics, on the future of the megacities.

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ArtMag, Deutsche Bank’s online art magazine, has reported on the international art scene since 2002. In addition to articles on and interviews with artists whose work is included in the Deutsche Bank Collection and shown at Deutsche Guggenheim exhibitions, each edition is devoted to a special topical subject.

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