Bernd M. Scherer

Christoph Bieber Source: University Duisburg EssenBernd M. Scherer; Photo: (c) Peter Adamik

Bernd M. Scherer is Director of Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) since 2006. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Saarland University. Philosopher and author of several publications focusing on aesthetics and international cultural exchange, Scherer came to the HKW from the Goethe-Institut.

From 1999-2000 he headed the Goethe-Institut Mexico City, subsequently served as Director of the Arts Department at the Goethe-Institut main office in Munich from 2004-2005. Previous positions at the HKW include Head of the Department of Humanities and Culture from 1994-1996 and Deputy Director from 1996-1999.

Since January 2011, Bernd M. Scherer teaches as Honorary Professor at the Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

He curated and directed major art and cultural projects such as “Das weiße Meer”, “Rethinking Europe”, “Water-agua” (in Mexico), and “Über-Lebenkunst”. He wrote numerous articles on cultural philosophy and aesthetics.

Publications and statements on the subject

With Gerhard Haupt (ed.): „Das Marco Polo Syndrom“. In: Neue bildende Kunst. Zeitschrift für Kunst und Kritik, Volume 5, Issue 4/5, 1995. http://globalartmuseum.de/site/publication/24

With Ottmar Ette, Ute Hermanns und Christian Suckow (ed.): Alexander von Humboldt - Aufbruch in die Moderne. Berlin 2001 http://www.uni-potsdam.de

With Detlef Diederichsen (ed.): Das vermessene Paradies, Positionen zu New York. Berlin 2007

With Lydia Haustein und Martin Hager (ed.): Feindbilder. Ideologien und visuelle Strategien der Kulturen. Göttingen, 2007

With Sven Arnold (ed.): Die Alte und die Neue Welt. Transatlantische Gespräche. Göttingen, 2008

With Susanne Stemmler und Valerie Smith (ed.): 1989 / Globale Geschichten. Göttingen 2009 http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de

    Fikrun wa fann: Media

    Fikrun wa Fann, the Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine. Articles of the issue on media.

    Humboldt: Protest 2.0 “Time for Revollusion”

    An arts journal intended to nurture cultural exchange between Germany and Latin America, Spain and Portugal, also available as e-paper.

    100 voices

    One hundred video interviews about change in the Arab World

    Going Public – On the Possibility of a Public Statement

    Public art in Lithuania, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Germany

    Dossier: Civil Society

    Aktion des Projekts “Zwanzig-Forint-Operette”/ A „Húszforintos opera“ projekt akciója. Copyright: Fekete Hajnal
    What characterises German civil society with its long-standing traditions and the strong re-emergence of Hungarian civil society? An overview.