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Every year German television shows documentaries about the bombing of Dresden in February 1945. At a time when the German defeat was becoming clear, the indiscriminate killing of civilians, among them many internally displaced people stands out as a senseless … Continue reading
On October 22, a wonderful person and great artist left us. I learned the news when I returned to Berlin from Geneva the following day, via Facebook. Sitting at the dull airport of Berlin-Schönefeld waiting for the train to Berlin … Continue reading
I have been writing texts about art for more than 10 years. And I love doing this. Each text is like entering a new world, it involves seeing new art, talking to artists, reading other texts, doing research. And, also … Continue reading
One image I remember most vividly from the past decade was the looting and destruction of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad after the entrance of the US army in spring 2003. See e.g. the Oriental Institute of the University … Continue reading
Geneva’s Musée Ariana (museum of ceramics and glass) is currently showing an exhibition of their collection of ceramics from around the „Islamic“ world: Terres d’Islam – l’Ariana sort de ses reserves II: http://www.ville-ge.ch/ariana/index.php?content=126.96.36.199.1.1.&id_eve=1329&langue=frs In many ways, it is a conventional … Continue reading