Arts.21 celebrates the fabled Brothers Grimm and takes another look at the philosopher Hannah Arendt, who’s the subject of a newly released film. A photo exhibition explores the issue of borders, and the last part of our series on Wagner takes us to Venice, the city that inspired the famous composer.
200 years ago, the brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm published their first collection of fairy tales. Today the stories have been translated into more than 160 languages and are among the most widely-read works of German literature. Our homage to the Brothers Grimm has a few surprises in store - it turns out that they spun a few tales of their own when it came to ensuring their reputation.
Hannah Arendt was a German-Jewish political theorist who fled the Nazis in 1941and settled in the US. Twenty years later, her account of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem made her a celebrity. Now a new film is paying tribute to the famous - and controversial - philosopher.
While some borders are useful and meaningful, others do more harm than good. In a recent project, photographers from the Ostkreuz agency embarked on a journey across nations, races, classes and religions to capture the meaning of borders - with thought-provoking results.
In our series Out of Bayreuth, reporters have been travelling the world from Beijing to Ohio to find out how Wagner is being performed today. In the last episode, we pay a visit to Venice, the city where Richard Wagner spent his final days - and where his operas continue to delight audiences.