Like the world in general, art is becoming increasingly globalized. Many artists now call more than one place home. What's it like living and working within different cultures? This is the theme of "CrossCurrents", a special edition of Arts.21.
Six works have been shortlisted for the prestigious German Book Prize. The award, which recognizes new German-language literature, will be presented on the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
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On this edition, Arts.21 revels in the diversity of opinion: we examine the future of protest movements, explore some of Estonia’s darkest moments with author Sofi Oksanen, and immerse ourselves in the mysterious paintings of Tim Eitel. And we find out how the Gezi protests have already help shape new music.
Arts.21 takes a political turn. We visit Venice, where this year’s film festival takes on dark topics, including genocide and war. We meet German writer Sherko Fatah, whose works are a prescient exploration of events in Iraq. And we take a look at photos painted with light and works of art along an autobahn.
Arts.21 takes a look around: behind the facades at the Lucerne Festival, and on the scene in Cape Town, South Africa’s design capital. We also discover an unusual "anti villa” and observe the traces that the Afghan war has left on the faces of German soldiers who served there.
Arts.21 hops on board a theater cruiser on the Baltic Sea; meets the dying breed of hipsters in New York and Berlin; celebrates the power of art in St. Petersburg; and looks into growing resistance to online giant Amazon.
Arts.21 looks at the conflict in the Middle East, listens to some sounds at an island festival, and visits the loveliest of film festivals, in Locarno.
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.
Music, theater, literature, and beer - September offers cultural events for all the senses.
DW presents today's takes on classical music with the Berlin Philharmonic's Sarah Willis as host.
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