Photo (detail): Sebastian Haenel / Berlin Philharmonic Music The Berlin PhilharmonicSpoilt for Choice It is a chief conductor drama: the Berlin Philharmonic has not – yet – found a successor to Sir Simon Rattle. And thus have presented themselves as an ensemble that is self-confident. [more …] News Friedrich Eduard Bilz, 1894 Society and Current Affairs Philosophy FestivalA Celebration of Thought and Thinking From 27 May until 3 June 2015, Cologne will host the german international philosophy festival Phil-Cologne for the third time. [more …] Public Domain Society and Current Affairs Increased PayMore money for artists Orchestral musicians and actors at state and municipal theatres are to receive more pay. [more …] © Florian Mehnert; photographer: Florian Mehnert Art Calendar„Hamster Hipster Mobile“ Under the spell of the mobile telephone – an exhibition on cell phones at the Museum for Applied Arts in Frankfurt Photo: Danny Sotzny | CC BY-SA 2.0 Music Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2015Goths Descend on Leipzig In clubs, in churches and in the opera house: The Wave-Gotik-Treffen will be taking place in Leipzig from 22 to 25 May 2015. [more …] Illustration from Gustave Doré (1862) Literature Fairy Tale ResearchFairy Tales at Schools Foster Integration Berlin drama educator and narrative researcher Kristin Wardetzky receives the 2015 European Fairy Tale Prize. [more …] Photo: Vivi D´Angelo Visual Arts Museum DayNo future without a past To mark the 38th International Museum Day, around 1,800 museums in Germany were keen to shake off their fusty reputation. [more …] Projects Goethe.de/FutureperfectFuture Perfect Future Perfect tells the stories of individuals, initiatives and businesses that are working towards a better future in the present. Reflections on the First World War1914|18 Offering a wide variety of views and perspectives, the Goethe-Institut reflects on the consequences and implications of the First World War era. © Goethe-Institut Goethe.de/ArtcalendarCurrent art exhibitions From painting and graphic design via photography to installations and sculpture: the art calendar features selected exhibitions in Germany.