Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
"Fidelity / Sadajat", Dir.: Ilker Çatak, 2014
At the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles, German filmmakers snapped up gold, silver and bronze. Gold for best foreign film goes to "Fidelity". Ilker Chatak's explosive story plays in Istanbul. In a time of political unrest a doctor helps a demonstrator hide from the police. Then she herself comes under investigation. The Student Academy Awards have kick-started notable careers for many directors.
Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic, Usedom Music Festival
The "Baltic-Sea-Youth-Philharmonic", or BYP. - The name stands for a group of the most talented music students from the Baltic countries. This year the orchestra is opening the Usedom Music Festival. This is where the BYP was founded seven years ago. The musicians from 10 Baltic countries are premiering "Green Concerto" - an evocation of the unique nature of the region. As always, they are conducted by Estonian pianist Kristjan Järvi. And in October he and his orchestra will be awarded the European Cultural Prize.
Hanne Darboven. Time Histories, Bonn & Munich
Hanne Darboven's works often consist of several thousand sheets of paper. The vast dimensions of her conceptual art can now be seen - six years after her death - in a major retrospective divided between two museums. The basis of her paper series from four decades are copied texts, diary entries, postcards, photos and objects from her collection of curiosities. Darboven used her own distinctive method of calculation to translate them into graphic and numerical representations. Hanne Darboven - one of the world's most important conceptual artists and a critical chronicler of her times.