Art in an Ethnographic Turn ? The researching encounter with the other in art Octagon: The Schinkel Pavilion Berlin

The Ethnographic Turn in the visual arts describes a practice in which artists approach other cultures or realities through their research and documentation activities.... more more

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An ungainly treasure chest

Wednesday 23 August, 2006

The new permanent exhibition at the German Historical Museum has reopened in Berlin's Zeughaus. Historian Christoph Jahr says the show is too soft on the GDR, makes unreflective use of both communist and Nazi lingo and is overly rooted in the idea of the nation-state. Lots to say, but little substance. (Image: Bernhard Stigel: Kaiser Maximilian I, 1496)
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