How long can we live in luxury? Ruhrtriennale arts festival director Johan Simons is driven by questions of globalization and inquality in an event that offers visions for the future.
An obelisk with a refugee-friendly Bible verse could become a permanent fixture in Kassel after the Documenta art show. A right-wing German politician has protested, evoking Nazi vocabulary by called it "disfiguring."
She investigated the crimes of the East German secret police for a decade. Now Marianne Birthler and architecture firm Graft are set to "unbuild walls" at the German pavilion in Venice next year.
Bauhaus members wanted to revolutionize the arts by returning to artisanry and creating total works of art. Sculptor Gerhard Marcks helped shape the school. His works are on show to mark its centennial - two years early.
His images borrowed simple, everyday objects while questioning the way we see the world. Belgian Surrealist René Magritte, who died 50 years ago, was a philosopher with a paintbrush.
Barrie Kosky loves entertainment and great opera. He seems to have a golden touch - even triumphing at the Bayreuth Festival. We celebrate the cult director and Berliner-by-choice with a special edition of Arts.21.
Bloody art? Some of the objects to be shown at Berlin's Humboldt Forum museum complex were unethically acquired during the colonial era. Critics say the institution isn't doing enough to dig into Germany's colonial past.
By some calculations, hip-hop is celebrating 44 years as a musical genre and a movement this weekend. German rap is not quite so old, but there have been three rhyme-rich decades so far.
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