"Anyone who uses war as a motif for art needs to be able to take plenty of stick and cope with criticism," says the Syrian-German artist, Manaf Halbouni. He talks to DW about war, art and identity.
Three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap: Berlin has employed the full scope of its open-minded nature to react to the horrors of the war in Syria. But not everyone is enthused, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
An installation made of three disused buses had sparked a heated debate in Dresden last February: The unusual peace memorial by a Syrian-born artist will be set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate for two weeks.
A peace memorial by Syrian-born artist Manaf Halbouni drawing attention to the parallels between Syria's war and the 1945 bombing of Dresden has been unveiled in Dresden - to loud protests.
Dresden is one of Europe’s most beautiful baroque cities. It’s called the Florence on the Elbe. Among its landmarks is the re-built Church of Our Lady, a monument calling for peace and reconciliation.
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