At the center of the German artist’s work are interactions with other people, most often strangers. Simona Pfeffel even put his own physical well being at stake to involve passers-by in his performances.
With her retrospective show "The Cleaner" having its symbolic climax in the city where her career began, the celebrated performance artist is exhibiting in her hometown for the first time in nearly 50 years.
A timeless classical music hit, Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" is the inspiration for this year's Beethovenfest in Bonn. It's been performed all over the world and has even been sent into outer space.
Populism is having its moment around the world — to the chagrin of many artists. The shake-up of the political landscape in Saxony and Brandenburg is already impacting cultural institutions in eastern Germany.
After being banned for years, the rock star and committed peace activist managed to be invited to perform in East Berlin in 1983 — despite having mocked state leader Erich Honecker in a popular song.
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