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Norwegian melancholy


Bergen is the rainiest town in Europe. Is that why it has brought forth so many famous writers? Tomas Espedal is from there; Karl Ove Knausgård, his most famous student, spent years there. We visit Norway, the special guest at the Frankfurt Book Fair.


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 19 October 2019  6m
 
 

Music and Freedom


At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom“, a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.


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 17 August 2019  10m
 
 

Chronicle of Decay - Boris Mikhailov


Boris Mikhailov chronicled the decay of former Eastern bloc countries in starkly documentary images, yet his work remained largely unpublished until the 1990s. Today, he is one of the leading contemporary photographers of the post-Soviet generation.


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 25 May 2019  5m
 
 

James Turrell, Master of light


James Turrell is one of the most significant artists of our time. He creates his works with space and light. The Frieder Burda Museum in Baden Baden is now holding Europe’s largest-ever retrospective of the American artist’s work.


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 09 September 2018  4m
 
 

Africa in Germany


Würzburg’s Africa Festival has developed into Europe’s largest celebration of African music and culture. Initiated 30 years ago, the festival offers live music, exhibitions and much more.


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 28 July 2018  4m
 
 

Art on the road


The Molue Mobile Museum of Contemporary Art is an art space on wheels. The decommissioned school bus journeyed through West African countries, arriving in Dakar for the launch of the DAK'ART festival.


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 28 July 2018  5m
 
 

Living in a Dying City?


Venice, one of the world's most beautiful cities, is teetering on the brink of collapse. It's become a second home to architect and professor Jana Revedin. She talks about what life is really like behind the facades the tourists see.


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 03 June 2018  3m
 
 

Beethovenfest goes Mumbai


India is the partner country of the 2018's Beethovenfest in Bonn. A joint Indian-German music piece will be created for the event. To get things started, German percussionists met their Indian counterparts in Mumbai.


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 05 May 2018  6m
 
 

How relevant is Karl Marx?


For now, London is still Europe’s financial capital. Karl Marx lived out his last decades in the city, and wrote his famous work 'Das Kapital' there. What would he have said about today’s investment banks, gender pay gaps and artificial intelligence?


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 29 April 2018  5m
 
 

Interview: Film Curator Andreas Struck


The 68th Berlin Film Festival showcased nearly 400 motion pictures. But who selected them and what were the criteria? Andreas Struck knows. He compiled the program for the Panorama section.


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 25 February 2018  4m