Italian architect Matteo Thun's designs are sought-after the world over. But Thun is opposed to any form of personality cult. So his mantra is "No Design" – the objects should speak for themselves.
His award-winning designs include the Therme in Vals, the Kunsthaus Bregenz and the Kolumba art museum in Cologne. Peter Zumthor is the first foreign architect to be honored by the Association of German Architects.
Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour and Iranian artist Shirin Neshat are among the winners of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale prize, awarded in five disciplines.
How good are German architects, and how do their works change the face of German cities? The German Architecture Museum has the answer - and awards a prize to Berlin architect Bruno Fioretti Marquez.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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