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RADAR

Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.

RADAR: Apocalypse

Rohkunstbau, Schloss Roskow
Every ending contains the seeds of a new beginning. Ten artists present their very different perspectives on the theme of 'Apocalypse'. Their room-filling works in many media are on display in a very special place: Schloss Roskow – a mansion not far from Potsdam – is the venue of this year's Rohkunstbau exhibition.
'Apocalypse' is the last of a four-part series based on Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung with its ideas about downfall and new beginnings - And the artists play with those ideas - with color, lightness and some surprises… A fresh look at the eternal cycle of life. Rohkunstbau - is a pleasurable summer art show.


RADAR: Amy - The Girl Behind the Name

Amy - The Girl Behind The Name, Director: Asif Kapadia
The short life of British songstress Amy Winehouse ... a cautionary tale of glamour, glory and self-destruction. But a new documentary shows an Amy we haven't seen before: as a 14-year-old at a friend's birthday. She died at just 27, but the film reveals her craving for life and love. Her story is retold in "Amy", a disturbing and moving documentary.


Conflict, Time, Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Afghanistan in 2001. The Americans have just bombed Taliban positions. French photographer Luc Delahaye captures the moment right after the airstrike. The exhibition "Conflict, Time, Photography" trains its sights on war and asks what remains 5, 10 or even 100 years after the conflict. The Kuwaiti desert, seven months after battles in the First Gulf War. Northern Ireland in 1998. A detailed look at the conflict known as "The Troubles". Pictures from the Nazi era, reworked decades later. Images like these have become part of our collective consciousness... a compelling reason to pause and reflect.

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