Tag: Germanys

Green Party Politician Claudia Roth Is Germany’s Next Culture Minister – ARTnews.com

Before Claudia Roth moved into politics she was the artistic director of a theater and a manager of the rock band Ton Steine Scherben, which was dedicated to making music about emerging leftist politics in Germany. Roth has since taken her beliefs to parliament, and her new appointment as Germany’s Culture Minister is likely to draw ire from the opposition, according to a report ...

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Painting Stolen in East Germany’s Biggest Art Heist May be a Rembrandt – ARTnews.com

In 1979, five Old Master paintings were stolen from Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha, in the former East Germany’s most audacious art heist. The group of works was recovered last September, and researchers now believe one of them, a Dutch portrait of a bearded elderly man, to be an unknown Rembrandt. The portrait of the old man dates from between 1629 and 1632, and was ...

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Sandra Mujinga Wins Germany’s Top Award for Young Artists – ARTnews.com

This year’s Preis der Nationalgalerie, an esteemed biennial award given to a German artist younger than 40, went to Sandra Mujinga, whose sculptures, videos, photographs, and installations often conjure dystopian futures. Mujinga, who is based in Berlin and Oslo, will now receive a solo show at the Hamburger Bahnhof, a state-run contemporary art museum in Berlin. The Preis der Nationalgalerie differs from most art ...

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Artist Hito Steyerl Declines Germany’s Highest Honor, Accusing the Committee of ‘Diversity-Washing’ + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, September 17. NEED-TO-READ Nobody Cares About Anything That’s Not Painting Anymore – Despite the continued allure of Big Fun Art for Instagram selfies, it is the humble medium of painting that has kept collectors spending ...

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Neanderthal Carving Discovered in Germany’s Unicorn Cave – ARTnews.com

Germany’s Einhornhöhle, or Unicorn Cave, in the Harz Mountains got its name from the treasure hunters who thought fossilized remains in the dark passages belonged to unicorns. Archaeologists digging at the site recently found something almost as unlikely: a 50,000-year-old deer bone with a geometric pattern carved by Neanderthals. The discovery, reported on Monday by a team of researchers from the University of Göttingen ...

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Manifesta to Take Place in Germany’s Ruhr Region in 2026 – ARTnews.com

Manifesta, a roving biennial that is closely watched in the European circuit, has revealed the location for its 2026 edition. Just days after announcing that its 2024 edition will take place in Barcelona and the surrounding Catalonia region of Spain, the biennial said it will host its 2026 exhibition in Germany’s Ruhr region, which is home to Essen and other cities of note. Though ...

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