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Return of the B-Boy: Breakdancing Sees Global Resurgence

Return of the B-Boy: Breakdancing Sees Global Resurgence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

Breakdancing, an artform invented by New York street gangs in the 1980s, is seeing a renaissance on a global scale. Today's battles may be big-budget spectacles with flashy acrobatics, but they still prize one thing above all else: style. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]

Hooked on Tagging: When Graffiti Becomes a Dangerous Addiction

Hooked on Tagging: When Graffiti Becomes a Dangerous Addiction

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

Two young Hamburg graffiti artists recently suffered serious accidents in the space of just four days. Both sustained very severe injuries, a typical outcome in a risk-taking subculture in which some have paid for their passion with their lives. By Bruno Schrep more... Comment ]


The Poet-Photographer: Jewish Museum Showcases Work of Fred Stein

The Poet-Photographer: Jewish Museum Showcases Work of Fred Stein

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2013

You might not know the man behind them, but you surely know his images. Fred Stein fled Germany and became a talented photographer of both street scenes and the famous. His first major German retrospective opens Friday at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. By Kaspar Heinrich more... Comment ]

Ready for Takeoff: A New Panoramic Camera Ball

Ready for Takeoff: A New Panoramic Camera Ball

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

Designed by a Berlin-based inventor, a new camera ball takes panoramic shots when thrown into the air. The Panono's 36 cameras capture everything in every direction, but image quality remains an issue. By Hilmar Schmundt more... Comment ]


Polanski on Polanski: The Director Discusses His Life Tragedies

Polanski on Polanski: The Director Discusses His Life Tragedies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2013

Roman Polanski turned 80 in August, and his new film "Venus in Fur" will be released this month. He discusses his childhood in the Krakow ghetto, the murder of his wife Sharon Tate and his abuse of a 13-year-old girl in 1977. "We all just tried to forget about it," he says. Interview By Philipp Oehmke and Martin Wolf more... Comment ]

Hair Apparent: World Beard Competition Crowns Winners

Hair Apparent: World Beard Competition Crowns Winners

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2013

Held in Germany this year, the 2013 World Moustache and Beard Championships featured extravagant facial hair in 18 different categories, including "Full Beard Garibaldi" and "Goatee Fu Manchu." more... Comment ]


Nazi Plunder: 1,500 Modern Artworks Found in Munich Flat

Nazi Plunder: 1,500 Modern Artworks Found in Munich Flat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2013

The spectacular discovery of modernist masterpieces in a squalid Munich apartment is the latest twist in a story that began almost 80 years ago. Many of the works appear to be among those confiscated by the Nazis as "degenerate art," and it remains unclear what will become of them. more... Comment ]

Tale of Two Cities: Exhibition Spotlights Berlin-Vienna Connection

Tale of Two Cities: Exhibition Spotlights Berlin-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 Knöfel 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 ]