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 21 - Friday 27 March, 2009

Albanian writer Ismail Kadare explains why he joined the Communist Party. Götz Aly defends himself against the vociferous critics of his book on 1968. Die Welt wanders across Tiananmen Square and realises that Chinese youth are completely oblivious to what happened there 20 years ago. Swiss writer Alex Capus defends the German finance minister and his crusade to crack Swiss bank secrecy. And at a performance of Ligeti's "Le grand Macabre" in Brussels, the stage is dominated by a mountainous woman whose nipples can be opened like garden gates.
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Saturday 14 - Friday 20 March, 2009

German-Irish writer Hugo Hamilton looks the depressed Celtic tiger in the eyes. At the Leipzig Book Fair the taz discovered the power of 11 to 17-year old girls. The Polish are furious about the overly simplistic American film "Defiance". Olivier Roy explains the background of the term Islamophobia. And at least one good thing has come out of the recession - a splendid new play by Elfriede Jelinek.
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Saturday 7 - Friday 13 March, 2009

Historian Karl Schlögel explains why he only teaches Stalinism in the context of minus 40. The taz asks whether Israel is really home to 25 percent of global injustice? Roland Reuß sounds the anti-Google call: Dispossess the dispossessors! Christoph Schlingensief hopes to meet Bunuel in the afterlife. And Die Welt considers death by mouse-click.
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Saturday 28 February - Friday 6 March, 2009

Achgut.de reveals how the public broadcaster ZDF reveres its politicians. Author Eva Menasse singles out the only palatable thing left in Carinthia: its dumplings. Emir Kusturica warns about unadulterated Hollywood evil. Painter and sculptor Markus Lüpertz lashes out at the meretriciousness of photography. And Suad Saleh extols Islamic feminism.
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