Arts and Architecture

Current information and background on art and architecture – painting, film, music, literature, theater, museums, Goethe Institute and World Heritage Sites.

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A sign of hope

Damaged but not destroyed: How “The Sphere” by Germany’s Fritz Koenig survived the 11 September attacks.

Preserved for posterity

Some fascinating places in Germany have applied to become UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We show you which ones have been included in the list.

The hype about crypto art

For many years digital art led a shadowy existence. That was also the case in Germany. Now it is attracting worldwide attention. What are the reasons for this?

Radically new positions

Ruangrupa, the Indonesian art collective, will transform the Documenta exhibition. The German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale will also present surprises.

A controversial figure

Critics still differ on how to view Joseph Beuys, even on his 100th birthday. In any event, he was a major figure of the art world. A contemporary review
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“I screamed with joy”

She calls Tom Hanks “Tommypot” and has been nominated for a Golden Globe, which Jodie Foster has now received. At twelve years of age, Helena Zengel from Germany has made a flying start in Hollywood.