The New Diversity and the New Public: Impressions of dOCUMENTA (13) Barbara Wolbert Download PDF Abstract Long before dOCUMENTA (13) opened in 2012, designated documenta director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev pledged that “her” documenta would stay clear of what she called the “Biennale-Syndrome.” What was the Biennale-Syndrome, and why did she want to avoid it? What seemed […]

Komik der Integration: Grenzpraktiken des Sozialen 11. -13. Juli, 2013, Universität Konstanz Veranstaltung des Exzellenzclusters Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration Organisation: Özkan Ezli (Konstanz), Deniz Göktürk (Berkeley), Uwe Wirth (Gießen) Webseite der Tagung mit Texten zur Vorbereitung und Erklärung des Tagungskonzepts

Lecture by Prof. Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam) on April 23 Remaking the European City: Amsterdam, Globalization, and Street Art Date: April 23 Place: 201 Moses Hall, 12.30-1.30pm This presentation is about art, globalization, and urban counterculture in 21st-century Europe. Focusing on Amsterdam, but also addressing parallels with London, Paris, and Berlin, the discussion will […]

Istanbul Next Wave and Other Turkish Art Exhibits: From Governance of Culture to Governance through Culture Barbara Wolbert Download PDF Abstract: Exhibited from November 12, 2009, through January 17, 2010, three art shows under the common title Istanbul Next Waveintroduced a newly narrated Turkish history of modern art to German audiences. This Turkish intervention, which […]

The Supremes, The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye are a few of the most legendary Motown artists.  Many of us are familiar with their hits from the ’60s and ’70s…but could you imagine these same hits being recorded in German?  Yes, such recordings do exist.  Decades ago, before English began to saturate the entertainment industry even […]

The song “Triple Rois” (Drei Koenige/Three Kings) contains the voices of three distinct cultures speaking from three distinct vantage points, yet all sharing the same message. This song speaks mainly to the disenfranchisement and alienation felt by those who do not feel that they fit into the dominant cultural paradigm of their country of residence. […] is a great resource to quickly find reliable information on international artists such as Sevgi Emine Ozdamar or Ersa Ersen. The artist profiles available on this website include their biographies, themes, genres, and lists their body of work. If the artist works with visual media, then samples of their work may be posted to […]