Farah Diba Pahlavi was the last Empress of Iran. Before the Shah was ousted in 1979, she assembled one of the largest collections of contemporary Western art -- in its own museum. We talked with her in her Paris exile.
As the empress of Iran, Farah Diba Pahlavi built up one of the world's most valuable collections of modern art. After a rare show of the works in Berlin was canceled, DW spoke with Pahlavi about art and life in exile.
Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie, or Painting Gallery, planned to show the collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA). But this diplomatic coup failed. We present a special about Iran and the arts.
Farah Diba Pahlavi, the widow of the last Shah of Iran, speaks with DW’s Yalda Zarbakhch about her country and about Tehran's fabled modern art collection that she helped to assemble.
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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