September - October 2019
When cash flows like rivers into the art world, does it offer an anchor or a lifeline? In this issue we examine the interconnections between the creative and corporate worlds. Every single bank, brand or foundation featured here sets itself apart in a unique way. They are cultural gatekeepers, examples of which are Deutsche Bank’s knack for discovering young talent from our region, the Fondazione Prada’s Thought Council forward-looking futurism, BMW Art Residency’s site-specific and geopolitical learnings, Piaget’s exaltation of craft and Max Mara’s focus on women. We also get up close and personal with the heads of UBS about their publicly accessible art collection, Palais de Tokyo for their long-term partnership with Richard Mille, Dior for their gaze towards photography and MAXXI, whose collaboration with Bvlgari has helped take to new heights. For Canvas conglomerates and creatives are part of the same ecosystem; they are catalysts and galvanizers. ‘Sink or Swim’ zeroes in on the pool, and picks out the best swimmers.