They?re Still Painting, and More: The Leipzig Art Scene

First a success, then a bubble: the hype surrounding the ?New Leipzig School? put the city on the map of the art world, but also blinkered its vision.... more more

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Saturday 23 - Friday 29 August, 2008

Sitting in Moscow traffic, Sonja Margolina learns a tough lesson about life in Russian civil society. The Tagesspiegel dismisses the second volume of GŁnter Grass's autobiography, "The Box", as an orgy of vagueness. Christoph Schlingensief remembers how Wolfgang Wagner stole his urinal. And Die Zeit fears for the youth of today, who have had the protest scared out of them.
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Saturday 16 - Friday 22 August, 2008

Did Carl Philipp Emmanuel hide the end of the 'Art of Fugue'? Organist Ton Koopman casts aspersions on Bach's son. Michel Houellebecq explains why the problem is genital. Diedrich Diederichsen remembers meeting a certain New York waitress back in '82. Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych explains why he's on Georgia's side. Osssetian literature academic Shanna Chochiyeva explains why she thinks the Georgians are Nazis. And Czech playright Pavel Kohout says what the Russians need is another revolution.
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Friday 9-15 August, 2008

Georgian author Devi Dumbadze criticises the powerless nationalism of his compatriots. Andre Glucksman and Bernard-Henri Levy diagnose Europe in a coma. A new book by Patrick Buisson describes the erotic confusion that gripped Vichy France. Syrian philospher Sadik Jalal al-Azm points to a third way for Islam. The SZ takes a magical history tour of YouTube piano recitals. And old Austrian men in lederhosen take to the streets in protest against Kippenberger's crucified frog.
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Saturday 26 July - Friday 1 August, 2008

This year's 'Parsifal' in Bayreuth is a romp through German history. Twenty years after the fall of the Wall, Ingo Schulze says the West has made less than minimal progress. A group of intellectuals take up Pascal Bruckner's appeal to "Boycott Durban 2". Anselm Kiefer reveals all about his Virgin Mary visitation. Necla Kelek is deeply suspicious of Tariq Ramadan's campaign against forced marriage. And Carlos Fraenkel is wowed by the hermeneutic flexibility of Indonesian Muslims.
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