Artist Yukihiro Taguchi produces complicated stop-motion films, with planks of wood roaming the streets. The music for his current work in Göttingen is performed by musicians from Lower Saxony.
A Japanese "serial killer" apparently preyed on lonely individuals, some of whom were considering suicide. The case has raised questions about how people become disconnected from society. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
World-class stars and up-and-coming artists are in the 2018 season, including pianist Django Bates, Bonn's own trumpet star Nils Wülker and the band Inkognito.
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.
With skin art long associated with Japan's underworld gangs, one artist is defying pressure from the authorities to give up his profession. And supporters say that if he loses, the entire industry in Japan is at risk.
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