With almost 8,000 works of art by over 800 international artists, the corporate collection of DZ BANK AG is one of the largest collections of its kind. Its focus is on photography. In the ART FOYER, the continuously expanding collection is presented in three to four changing exhibitions per year.
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF) is a unique center that exhibits photography of the highest quality and promotes the importance of the medium as a universal visual language. Since its foundation in 1984, the FFF has been presenting the numerous aspects of photography and sees itself as a platform for critical dialogue. Through a wide-ranging program consisting of exhibitions, publications, workshops, lectures, presentations and symposia within the FFF Academy, the continuously evolving and classical interpretations of the photographic medium are highlighted.
The Art Collection Deutsche Börse is among the most important collections of international contemporary photography, comprising approximately 1,800 works by around 126 international artists. Dedicated to a variety of central themes of contemporary photography from the middle of the 20th century, it has seen continuous growth. The subjects of the collection range from landscape imagery, portraits, still lifes and interiors to street photography. The inclusion of work groups of documentary photography in the collection serves to show that the production of museum-quality work does not happen for the art market or museum walls alone. All works have in common that they convey the artists’ exploration and contemplations of the “conditio humana”, the conditions of human existence and of people’s ways of adapting to their environment. The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is responsible for the development, presentation and preservation of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse.