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Arts.21: The Cultural Magazine

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Discover culture. Germany is becoming a crossroads for the creative scene of the 21st century. The world is watching to see what's taking shape in Berlin and beyond.

Discover culture. Germany is becoming a crossroads for the creative scene of the 21st century. The world is watching to see what's taking shape in Berlin and beyond.

Location:

Berlin, Germany

Networks:

DW Germany

Description:

Discover culture. Germany is becoming a crossroads for the creative scene of the 21st century. The world is watching to see what's taking shape in Berlin and beyond.

Language:

English


Episodes

Frankfurt Book Fair goes virtual

10/15/2020
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important event in the international book industry. The 2020 fair will take place online, leaving the event’s large halls empty. How will that work? Arts.21 interviews the fair’s director Juergen Boos.

Duration:00:03:43

Multicultural Weimar

8/29/2020
The scientist Ruweida Aljabali helps refugees, Luka Mukavele teaches African music, and the artist Farzane Vaziritabar draws Nietzsche cartoons. Today’s Weimar is creative and international!

Duration:00:05:35

Goethe Medal 2020: Elvira Espejo Ayca

8/29/2020
Whether building bridges between Latin America and Europe, or between modern Bolivia and its indigenous history — Elvira Espejo Ayca is in her element. Her road to becoming an artist, author, musician and weaver was long and stony.

Duration:00:04:30

Goethe Medal 2020: Zukiswa Wanner

8/29/2020
South African writer and publisher Zukiswa Wanner is a savvy networker. During the lockdown in Nairobi, she started a pan-African literary festival. She's a citizen of the world and a role model for an entire generation.

Duration:00:04:13

Venice’s high season: all dried up

8/22/2020
There are no swarms of tourists in Venice this year. Large cultural events like the Architecture Biennale have been cancelled, and there is no sign of ocean liners or cruise ships. This unusual stillness is giving Venice a chance to enjoy itself as the fish return to the canals.

Duration:00:05:44

Norwegian melancholy

10/20/2019
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.

Duration:00:06:36

Music and Freedom

8/17/2019
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.

Duration:00:10:07

Chronicle of Decay - Boris Mikhailov

5/25/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:21

Living in a dying city?

8/31/2018
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.

Duration:00:03:13

Interview: Film Curator Andreas Struck

2/25/2018
The 68th Berlin Film Festival showcased nearly 400 motion pictures. But who selected them and what were the criteria? Andreas Struck knows. Alongside head of the Panorama section Paz Lázaro and Michael Stütz he is one of the curators.

Duration:00:04:12

Connecting Hamburg and Tehran

2/3/2018
German architects are enjoying growing popularity in Iran. Renowned German architecture firms share their know-how and learn about traditional Iranian architecture. Building bridges between cultures.

Duration:00:09:04

Fact Check: Architecture

12/9/2017
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.

Duration:00:05:07

Interview with auctioneer Stefan Koerner

12/9/2017
A lot of art may be produced in Germany - but the money is made in New York and London. Stefan Körner from the world-renowned Grisebach auction house explains.

Duration:00:02:12