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Exhibition “Deutschland 8” pulls in some 750,000 visitors

Record attendances in Beijing: The presentation of German art in Beijing attracted over half a million people in just six weeks, and generated overwhelmingly positive media coverage in both countries. Even for a city of art enthusiasts such as China’s capital, this represents a remarkable response, and testifies to the success of a transnational public-private partnership.


German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel inaugurates “Deutschland 8”

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel inaugurates “Deutschland 8”

Seven exhibitions, seven opening ceremonies and one Symposium: “Deutschland 8” has started with an eventful opening weekend in Beijing. The German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel inaugurated the exhibition together with the Chinese Culture Minister Luo Shugang in the Forbidden City.
He has lauded this project as an outstanding symbol of understanding and intercultural dialogue.

From September 15 to October 31, some 320 works from 55 german artists will be on view at 8 venues across Peking


Franz Ackermann | Horst Antes | Stephan Balkenhol | Georg Baselitz | Hilla und Bernd Becher | Joseph Beuys | Peter Brüning | Abraham David Christian | Hanne Darboven | Thomas Demand | Harun Farocki | Günther Förg | Katharina Fritsch | Isa Genzken | K.O. Götz | Gotthard Graubner | Katharina Grosse | Andreas Gursky | Gerhard Hoehme | Candida Höfer |  Jörg Immendorff | Hubert Kiecol | Anselm Kiefer | Martin Kippenberger | Jürgen Klauke | Imi Knoebel | Uwe Kowski | Alicja Kwade | Markus Lüpertz | Andreas Mühe | Marcel Odenbach | Albert Oehlen | A.R. Penck | Sigmar Polke | Julius Popp | Neo Rauch | Daniel Richter | Gerhard Richter | Sebastian Riemer | Julian Rosefeldt | Thomas Ruff | Michael Sailstorfer | David Schnell | Bernard Schultze | Emil Schumacher | Katharina Sieverding | Andreas Slominski | Hito Steyerl | Thomas Struth | Fred Thieler | Rosemarie Trockel | Günther Uecker | Jorinde Voigt | Clemens von Wedemeyer | Matthias Weischer

Informationen zur Ausstellung finden Sie hier.

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The German government and China praise the Foundation’s commitment to culture

In a statement to mark the 4th German-Sino government consultations on June 13, 2016, both countries paid tribute to the “China 8” exhibition, which was staged across the Ruhr region from May to September, 2015. Explicit support was also pledged to the reciprocal German-Sino collaborative project “Deutschland 8”, which plans to introduce contemporary German art to the Chinese public.

Press release, 23.3.16 (372 downloads)