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Miwa Yanagi achieved a breakthrough in the international art world with her photo series entitled Elevator Girls. Ever since 1992, individual and group exhibitions around the world have been presenting selections from this series, whose theme is the consumer culture of Japan.
The oeuvre of the photographer, who was born in 1967 in Kobe, focuses above all on the roles and images assigned to women in Japan. Miwa Yanagi’s new works in the series entitled My Grandmothers analyze the dreams of the future held by young people. Their personal visions of life in the year 2050 have been transformed into pictures and are accompanied by brief, poetically suggestive texts which arose out of conversations with the protagonists and which thereby create a further level of expression in addition to the photography.
Miwa Yanagi - Deutsche Bank Collection at Deutsche Guggenheim is the first solo exhibition of the Japanese artist by a museum in Germany. The show continues the series of presentations of works from the Deutsche Bank’s own collection.


Dr. Ariane Grigoteit and Friedhelm Hütte,
Deutsche Bank Collection


Deutsche Guggenheim
Unter den Linden 13/15
10117 Berlin

Opening hours

Daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursdays to 10 p.m.
Including MuseumsShop and KAFFEEBANK

Catalogue and Edition

The exhibition accompanies the catalogue „Miwa Yanagi – Sammlung Deutsche Bank“ with essays by Peter Herbstreuth and Chizuko Ueno as well as a conversation bewteen Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Miwa Yanagi. German/ English € 29.


Adults € 3
Reduced Rate € 2
Children under 12 Admission free
School classes Admission free
School classes with guided tours € 25
Groups up to 20 € 25
Family Card € 8
Mondays Admission free

Guided tours

Free Guided tours: Daily at 6 p.m.
Lunch Lectures: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Guided tours on selected themes followed by a small lunch)
Keynote Tours: Sundays at 11.30 a.m. (Guided tours on special themes followed by brunch)

Special guided tours, tours in foreign languages, and tours for schoolchildren are available. Please call (030) 20 20 93-14

art shop

700 articles ranging from catalogues to toys and art books for children; innovative design from Berlin and articles from the Guggenheim Museum stores in Bilbao, New York and Venice.
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Drinks, brunch/snacks: varying menu

Public transport to the exhibition

Subway Stadtmitte (U2) or Französische Straße (U6)
S-Bahn Unter den Linden (S1, S2) or Friedrichstraße (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
Bus No.100, 200, 348
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