Helmut Lachenmann zum 80. Geburtstag: Nichts ist erschlossen

Im November 2015 feiert Helmut Lachenmann seinen 80. Geburtstag. Über mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert hat der Komponist eine Ästhetik akustischer Freiheit entwickelt. more more


The barb of variety

Tuesday 25 May, 2011

Josef H. Reichholf's large-scale study on the origin of beauty that has just been published in German describes evolution as a kaleidoscope of possibilities and productive wastefulness that relativises all mechanics of necessity. The more complex organisms become, the more they liberate themselves from external living conditions and allow the attraction of beauty to play out its anarchic game. By Horst Bredekamp. Image courtesy Jörg Hempel.
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The human flaw

Wednesday 23 March, 2005

Could it be that other cultures find our top models ugly? The way we – conversely – are unable to grasp that the Chinese word for beauty means "fat sheep". A festival in Berlin examines the concept of beauty. By Arnd Wesemann
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