Newly discovered photos taken by the secret police of the former East Germany are as laughable as they are outrageous. Also on the show: We profile young pianist Igor Levit and look at the titles on the shortlist for the German Book Prize.
Houellebecq speaks in Germany on his approach to Islam in his controversial novel, "Submission."
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
Arts.21 is touring the world with Indian conductor Zubin Mehta in Kashmir, Bulgarian artists at a demonstration in Sofia, an Israeli photographer in Berlin and an orbituary for the actor Otto Sander.
An author gets involved in politics in Bavaria. Three German directors at the Venice Film Festival. A new art museum at a Baltic resort. And a young Brazilian poet who has just published a collection of his works in German.
This time Arts.21 presents what are supposedly close-up portraits of the German chancellor; an important award on the international art scene, architectural blunders, and a singer who shows how modern Ukrainian music can be - in our series, "CrossCurrents".
This edition of Arts.21 looks at the film adaptation of the novel "Wetlands”; a photographic series comparing North and South Korea; the concept of slowness in an unconventional dance project; and we meet Greek novelist Petros Markaris, winner of this year’s Goethe Medal.
This week, Arts.21 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig, checks out German hip hop in Uganda, visits a major retrospective of Surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim and profiles the Laotian-German fashion designer Hien Le in our "Cross Currents" series.
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.
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