Tale of Two Cities: ExhibitionáSpotlightsáBerlin-Vienna Connection

Tale of Two Cities: ExhibitionáSpotlightsáBerlin-Vienna Connection

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2013

Berlin and Vienna both played key roles in the transformative artistic period of the early 20th century. A new exhibition traces the cities' parallel development with show-stopping works from Gustav Klimt, Otto Dix and Egon Schiele. more... Comment ]

MoMA Retrospective: The Strange Brilliance of Isa Genzken

MoMA Retrospective: The Strange Brilliance of Isa Genzken

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2013

One of the most important artists of her generation, sculptor Isa Genzken's works of cryptic, haunting beauty sprang from a life fraught with addiction, mental illness and a grisly family history. Now, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is paying tribute to the Berlin artist with a retrospective. By Ulrike Kn÷fel more... Comment ]

'Strong and Sexy': French Art Fair Makes a Comeback

'Strong and Sexy': French Art Fair Makes a Comeback

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 24, 2013

The Paris art fair FIAC is celebrating its 40th anniversary at a time when the global art market is attracting more money than ever. After years of irrelevance, it has reclaimed its spot as one of the world's premier events for contemporary art. more... Comment ]

Eccentric Habits: The Bizarre Rituals of Famous Geniuses

Eccentric Habits: The Bizarre Rituals of Famous Geniuses

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2013

One drank 50 cups of coffee a day, another disappeared to a stone hut in the forest to compose: Many celebrated geniuses have practiced quirky everyday rituals to help them overcome the difficulties of creating great works. more... Comment ]

DreamWorks Chief: On Changes and Challenges in the Film Business

DreamWorks Chief: On Changes and Challenges in the Film Business

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 18, 2013

Jeffrey Katzenberg has had a phenomenally successful career bringing animated films to the big screen. In a SPIEGEL interview, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation discusses why movies are more popular than ever, the rise of the Chinese market and how Germans prefer movies stars with four legs. more... Comment ]

'Pseudo-Art': Russian Ambassador Slams Wartime Rape Sculpture

'Pseudo-Art': Russian Ambassador Slams Wartime Rape Sculpture

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2013

The brief appearance of a concrete sculpture in Gdansk last Saturday depicting a Red Army soldier raping a pregnant woman has sparked ire on both the Polish and Russian sides. Now the artist could be facing two years in prison. more... Comment ]

City Exposure: Discovering Leipzig by Photo Marathon

City Exposure: Discovering Leipzig by Photo Marathon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2013

Tourism and taking pictures have always gone together. But doing both as part of a "photo marathon" is becoming a trend in big cities across the world -- mostly recently Leipzig. The competitions allow shutterbugs to experience the cities in a whole new way. By Stephan Orth more... Comment ]

Vintage Pablo: Berlin Hostsá'World's Oldest' Picasso Collection

Vintage Pablo: Berlin Hostsá'World's Oldest' Picasso Collection

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 12, 2013

A collection of 180 Picasso artworks is being exhibited in a Berlin museum this fall. Its director claims the collection is the oldest in the world, with the first etching acquired decades before other European museums took an interest in the artist. more... Comment ]

Made in China: The Green Futurism of Architect Ma Yansong

Made in China: The Green Futurism of Architect Ma Yansong

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

Chinese architect Ma Yansong has taken the West by storm with his organic, futuristic creations. With proposals to cover Tiananmen Square in thick forest and build a floating city over Ground Zero, no one can accuse him of playing it safe. By Kevin Holden Platt in Beijing more... Comment ]

Container Park Craze: Hipsters Create Oases in Urban Wastelands

Container Park Craze: Hipsters Create Oases in Urban Wastelands

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2013

Welcome to "Frau Gerold's Garden," a leafy urban oasis in Zurich made out of shipping containers. Such temporary hipstervilles, which combine trendy shops with food, music and urban gardening, are popping up all over the world -- but also priming the areas for development and gentrification. By Antje Blinda more... Comment ]