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BERLIN — Thomas Struth’s current exhibit at the Martin-Gropius-Bau is compact yet compelling.

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Museums

Dismantling the Myths of Sports

by Gretta Louw on August 19, 2016

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BERLIN — Today, more than ever, athletes are presented as role models.

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BERLIN — The interplay of flatness and dimensionality in Franka Hörnschemeyer’s site-specific installations yields images seemingly more penetrable than the adjacent structures.

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BERLIN — The prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie, considered the German equivalent of the Turner Prize, was inaugurated in 2000 and recognizes artists under the age of 40 who live and work in Germany, regardless of nationality.

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It’s been nearly a quarter century since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but the physical reminders of Central and Eastern Europe’s communist past are still provoking controversy.

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New York-based artist Paolo Cirio is chastening key NSA, CIA, and FBI officials involved in the agencies’ surveillance programs by finding and disseminating across the world snapshots of them in informal or intimate contexts.

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Through zines sneaked hand-to-hand and punk performances in private apartments, an underground art movement formed beyond the censors in East Germany.

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BERLIN — When does public, participatory art become predatory?

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Articles

An Artist-Turned-Drag Queen Reigns in Berlin

by Stephen Truax on September 18, 2014

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BERLIN — Fellas, I wanna know if I could talk to ya for just a minute. … Is it okay?

The sultry voice cut through the din of hundreds of people. Chandelier Divine Brown’s lip-synch performance of the 1990s a cappella “Work This Pussy,” by American transgender vocalist Sweet Pussy Pauline, sent the crowd into a frenzy.

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As New York Times art critic Roberta Smith has written, we live in the age of the art revival — a time when all sorts of artists are being recovered from their forgotten corners and brought into the art-world limelight.

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