Germany

News

“Schwabing Art Trove” – 39 Toulouse-Lautrec Works and more

“Schwabing Art Trove” – 39 Toulouse-Lautrec Works and more

Posted November 27th, 2013

Drawing, France, Germany, Lost Art, News

It’s hard to believe that this press release about the “Schwabing art trove” from 11 November is the only reaction from the “the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the… Read More

Museums

German Museums Under Pressure to Put Collections Online

German Museums Under Pressure to Put Collections Online

Posted November 25th, 2013

Art Theft, Collections, Germany, Modernism, Museums

“Under international norms adopted in Washington in 1998, German museums are obligated to go through their collections for works that may have been looted by the Nazis,” writes the Wall Street Journal. “But the museums have balked at going a step further and digitizing their… Read More

Politics

Nazi Law Impedes Recovery of Munich Art Trove

Nazi Law Impedes Recovery of Munich Art Trove

Posted November 21st, 2013

Art Theft, Germany, Law, Politics

The 1938 law that allowed the Nazis to seize thousands of Modernist artworks deemed “degenerate” because Hitler viewed them as un-German or Jewish in nature — remains on the books to this day. No German government has sought to repeal the Nazi law and it… Read More

News

Munich Art Hoarder breaks silence

Munich Art Hoarder breaks silence

Posted November 18th, 2013

Art History, Art Theft, Germany, News

Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse who hid hundreds of paintings believed looted by the Nazis in his Munich flat, says he will not give up the works without a fight, quashing hopes for a quick settlement. Describing the priceless works as the love of his… Read More

Modernism

Munich Nazi Art Loot – 22 more paintings found in Stuttgart

Munich Nazi Art Loot – 22 more paintings found in Stuttgart

Posted November 12th, 2013

Art History, Art Theft, Germany, Law, Modernism

Germany pretends to be surprised by the growing anger after it has been revealed that the German government has hired only one (!) art historian to identify, catalogue and return the more than 1400 paintings found in an apartment in Munich. Even if this one… Read More

Shows

Christoph Schlingensief in Berlin

Christoph Schlingensief in Berlin

Posted November 11th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Germany, Shows

The exhibition Christoph Schlingensief at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin is the first comprehensive show dedicated to the work of Christoph Schlingensief. Christoph Schlingensief’s oeuvre regularly defied established institutional and artistic boundaries, spanning and conflating medias including film, theater, opera, happening, performance, and… Read More

Science

Michael Najjar returns to Star City for Cosmonaut Training

Michael Najjar returns to Star City for Cosmonaut Training

Posted November 7th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Germany, Science

Michael Najjar once more returned to Star City to continue his cosmonaut training, this time taking a parabolic flight in a Russian Ilyushin II-76. The zero or microgravity of space is simulated by flying a series of parabolic flight maneuvers that counter the forces of… Read More

Modernism

1500 masterpieces looted by Nazis found in Munich

1500 masterpieces looted by Nazis found in Munich

Posted November 4th, 2013

Art Market, Art Theft, Germany, Lost Art, Modernism

Nearly 1500 priceless paintings including works by Picasso and Matisse that were stolen by the Nazis have been discovered in a flat in Munich, a news report said Sunday. Investigators, the media and experts familiar with the case are speculating whether there might be more… Read More

Germany

Art and research residencies in Berlin – Open Call  from ZK/U

Art and research residencies in Berlin – Open Call from ZK/U

Posted October 31st, 2013

Berlin, Germany

A new, innovative venue offering artistic and research residencies of 2–8 months duration for art production at the interface of urban research has opened its doors in the district of Moabit in Berlin-Mitte, on the edges of Berlin‘s largest inland port, Westhafen, in August 2012…. Read More