His works infused with irony and reflection, German artist Sigmar Polke was an enigmatic observer of his era. A German museum is showing an enhanced version of the retrospective that's passed through New York and London.
One of the most influential names on the art scene, Okwui Enwezor is curating the Venice Biennale. He tells DW why Karl Marx is on deck, why words trump images, and why the art world's footprint is a few sizes too big.
As militants destroy ancient treasures in Iraq and Syria, Berlin museum director Markus Hilgert calls on the international community to share their know-how and change their view of socially acceptable art collections.
It's a macabre truth: The early death of an artist often increases the value of his or her art. An exhibition in Baden-Baden is exploring this uncomfortable fact through the works of 33 artists who died young.
90 years ago, a famous group of artists lived in Dessau, and revolutionized 20th century architecture and design.
90 years ago, a famous group of artists lived in Dessau. Walter Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - they all worked at the Bauhaus art school in Dessau, and revolutionized 20th century architecture and design.
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in the town of Koblenz on the Rhine in western Germany is launching this year's program with bright lights. The light art can be seen every evening until Easter Monday.
Israel and Germany established diplomatic relations 50 years ago. Now the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is sending its collection's modern and contemporary highlights to Berlin.
To celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany, around 70 works of classical modernism from the Museum of Art in Tel Aviv are being shown in Germany for the first time - works by giants from Pablo Picasso to Jackson Pollock. At the exhibition "The Century Mark”, these classics engage in dialogue with video art by contemporary Israeli artists.
Arts.21 goes international this week. We show how Africa is overcoming its colonial past with modern design. How China's rulers are making culture their personal purview, and how Israeli artists are taking Berlin. And how a nerdy East German schoolboy became the star of a world-famous rock band.
Italian investigators have found Pablo Picasso's missing 1912 "Violin and Bottle of Bass" oil painting. The authenticated work was given to a retired frame maker in Rome nearly 40 years ago and then forgotten about.
The "UrbanArt Biennale 2015" will open on Sunday (29.03.2015) at the World Heritage site of the Völklingen Ironworks, in the Saarland region. It features graffiti art from Europe, Northern America and the Arab world.
To mark the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art allowed some of its most precious works to visit Berlin. A bold metaphor for the ties between the countries.
British Artist Slinkachu has made a name for himself with his tiny, charming works of art, known as Little People. He puts them in public places throughout the city, photographs the mini-scenarios and then leaves them there, for the lucky passerby to discover! A new exhibition of his photos in London is entitled "Miniaturesque."
A painting by El Greco, seized by the Nazis 70 years ago, was traded throughout the world and even exhibited in museums, despite official searches for it. An example of the difficult quest to recover looted art.
Art has always broken away from traditions. An exhibition at the Arp Museum in Rolandseck highlights the transformations in painting over 250 years, from Nicolas Poussin to Claude Monet.
On this edition of Euromaxx Highlights: The shape of the future, present-day street art from Portugal, Icelandic design, an island idyll and weeding out art forgeries.
Arts.21 has got its eye on men this week - men in theater, cinema and museums. We meet drummer Wolfgang Haffner, explore the European soul with Milo Rau and celebrate the late artist Sigmar Polke. Plus, we join Helge Achenbach as he shines a light on the darker side of the art market.