Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
The Chanel Legend, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
The grande dame of fashion, Coco Chanel. She designed clothes for the modern woman - and turned her own name into a brand. And that was at the beginning of the 20th century. At a time when women still wore bodices and ruffles, she invented the legendary "little black dress." A fashion classic that's still essential today. "The Chanel Legend" is the exhibition at the Hamburg Arts and Crafts Museum. Couture classics for "a woman of the world". Elegant - and sometimes quite idiosyncratic. Just like Coco Chanel, the creator of her own legend.
Emil Nolde, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Flowers - Landscapes - South Pacific scenes: these works of painter Emil Nolde are well known. But now, an exhibition in Frankfurt is showing more: some 140 paintings by the great expressionist from the years 1904 to 1956. Nolde makes the colors glow - in unusual combinations. Artworks designed to provoke. The exhibition also displays images that until now have been seen only rarely, such as grotesque works from his early period. Emil Nolde at the Städel Museum - the first retrospective in 25 years - it's worth a look!
Give this girl a guitar - and she'll give you goosebumps. Nessi and her debut EP "Twenty Three Years". Her story sounds a bit like a fairy tale. At 19, she left home in Hamburg to try her luck in Berlin - where there's no shortage of singer-songwriters. But Nessi has something special, and she used YouTube and Facebook to land her first record deal. Nessi pours her feelings into her music... which can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. There's a lot of heartache for 23 years. But a voice like this makes it believable!