Every five years culture vultures make the pilgrimage to one of the planet's biggest art exhibitions. This time around Documenta is in Kassel and Athens – and features political art reflecting reality.
In 2022, the world's most important exhibition for contemporary art will be directed by the group Ruangrupa from Jakarta. The previous curator, Adam Szymczyk, had led the Documenta to the brink of bankruptcy.
In 2022, the international art show held every five years in Kassel will be curated by a collective of artists from Indonesia. The German press is already questioning whether the group is up to the monumental task.
"May You Live in Interesting Times" is the title of the international art show featuring works that address a world in turmoil — and that includes a haunting monument to the thousands of migrants who have died at sea.
A century ago, the opulent Ufa-Palast cinema opened in Weimar Berlin and became a venue for celebrated premieres — and later Nazi propaganda. Badly bombed, it was reborn as the Zoo Palast and remains a cinema icon.
Margaret Atwood's new novel, "The Testaments," takes readers back to the horrors of Gilead. But 34 years after "The Handmaid's Tale" was first published, is that world more fact than fiction today?
The Beethovenfest Bonn delights classical music fans. This year's motto is "Moonshine." We were at the performance of the 6th Symphony and spoke with conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and festival director Nike Wagner.
Even 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the subject has lost none of its topicality. "Walking Through Walls" in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau is a contemporary response to the subject of confinement.
British voters, it seems, stay polite even when they are angry: A Yorkshire man who told the British prime minister to leave his town is hailed as a hero, leading to a top Twitter trend.
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