At a talk about the German government’s shift towards rightwing politics, Kasper König made controversial comments calling Turkish immigrants aggressive.
The cognitive dissonance between Germany’s art world and its government has been growing for some time, as the cultural sphere demands actionable immigration reform.
The city removed Olu Oguibe’s “Monument to Strangers and Refugees,” at dawn on the national holiday celebrating Germany’s reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In Germany, two vastly different approaches to public and memorial art are underscoring some of the tensions currently unfolding in the country today.
In 1942, an Allied bombing in Lübeck, Germany, destroyed a famous 15th-century dance of death mural by artist Bernt Notke.
Whether it offers an image of a sun-drenched beach or a pristine ski slope, the picture-postcard has become a photographic genre unto itself, synonymous with escapist fantasy.
The same year that Albrecht Dürer created his famous rhinoceros woodcut, the German artist also collaborated on the first star charts printed in Europe.
In 1920s Hamburg, a dancer couple created wild, Expressionist costumes that looked like retro robots and Bauhaus knights.
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.
This morning in Berlin, a small crowd gathered around an open cemetery grave to pay their respects to a 60-year-old Syrian refugee.
The influential German architect Frei Otto died Monday, one day before it was announced that he would be receiving the 2015 Pritzker Prize.
It’s not quite clear why the art dealer mutilated the painting to begin with.