Visual Arts

Public Art

Public Art on the Streets of Germany

As urban spaces change and society becomes more mobile and networked, the traditional role of art in public spaces is being called into question. This segment describes how visual artists are dealing with the growing importance of mobility in public life. (2007)More ...

An Artist's Biotope in Berlin

At "Enzian," a pub in the district of "Kreuzberg," painters, writers, musicians, actors, and even explosion artists – all of whom have devoted their lives to art – gather regularly. This is a portrait of an artistic scene outside the mainstream. (2006)More ...
Jörg Immendorff

The Painter Jörg Immendorff

The painter Jörg Immendorff is one of the best known contemporary German artists – and one of the most political. Inspired by his teacher, Joseph Beuys, in the mid-1960's the young Immendorff involved himself in West German politics. (2006)More ...
Friedrich Christian Flick

The Friedrich Christian Flick Collection

Since September, 2004, one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary art has been on public display in Berlin. Friedrich Christian Flick has been showing his collection in the Museum Ham-burger Bahnhof and the adjacent Rieck-Hallen within an area measur-ing around 13,000 sq. meters. (2005)More ...
Media Art

Media Art in Germany

Bjørn Melhus and the group "visomat.inc" featured here are two representatives of a young generation of German media artists whose creative work is strongly influencing the current electronic media art scene. (2004)More ...
Jim Avignon

Jim Avignon – The fastest painter in the world

Jim Avignon is counted among the most unusual figures in contemporary German art. He lives and works in Berlin but he is constantly on the move and he has made his way as a self-taught artist outside the normal framework of Art Academies, Galeries and Museums. (2004)More ...
Art in the GDR

Art in the GDR

More than a decade after the fall of the Wall a large exhibition of 40 years of East German art is on view in Berlin. Under the title of ‚Art in the GDR’ the exhibition in Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie shows the various facettes of the work of artists who had the austere choice of isolation or fitting in with the state system. (2004)More ...
A new generation of German painters

A new generation of German painters

Have East and West German artists grown any closer together after the collapse of the GDR? We visited three young artists in their 30’s. (2004)More ...

Dossier: Media Art in Germany

History, tendencies, names and institutions