Every two years, architecture fans from all over the world make a pilgrimage to the Architecture Biennale in Venice: the most important international exhibition for architecture and urban development.
In the sixties and seventies of the 20th century, performance was the art genre of the hour, it promised nothing less than the encounter with naked life.
Many poets and thinkers - of all epochs and colors - took up the pen with just as much passion as they did the brush or drawing pencil. As artistic double talents, they moved gropingly or confidently in two worlds that enlivened each other.
The First World War left its mark on the work of numerous artists; the shock before the trembling of the world led them to poignant new themes and radically new artistic concepts.
New, specially produced works by contemporary artists from all over the world, renowned curators: as an exhibition with international appeal, the Berlin Biennale has secured its firm place in the global round of biennials.
Confusing and uncertain: the art market is foreign even to many people interested in art, but at the same time it exerts a great fascination. It is a network of numerous players - artists, galleries, auction houses, fairs, museums, art critics, collectors.
Elementary forms, serial arrangements, industrial materials and production methods are the hallmarks of Minimal Art, which developed in the 1960s as a counter-movement to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.
With their paintings, they reacted to the traumatic experience of the First World War and a world that had come apart at the seams: the artists of New Objectivity.
In the late 1960s, several young artists in the U.S. began to capture mostly everyday motifs of their immediate surroundings that expressed the "American way of life" with meticulous attention to detail in large-format paintings. Photographs served them as models.
The Polaroid is unique, as unique as every moment. Invented as early as 1947 and temporarily declared dead, the instant picture is experiencing an unexpected renaissance today.
Ars Electronica, located on the frontier of art and technology, is a globally important media art festival - a platform that focuses on the future as it is currently being realized.