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Germany – Memories of a Nation: a 600-year history in objects (British Museum)

Monday, 3 November, 2014 by Julia Secklehner

Entering the dimly lit exhibition space for “Germany – Memories of a Nation” feels exciting, as does being greeted by a video installation of the fall of the Berlin Wall, people on the street celebrating, driving in old trabants and … Continue reading

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Anselm Kiefer – A View from a critical distance?

Tuesday, 14 October, 2014 by Sarah Hegenbart

I need to begin with a declaration of interest. First, I am German. Second, I am currently writing a dissertation on another post-war artist. This could explain why I might be a bit more sensitive towards these topics than the … Continue reading

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Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance (National Gallery)

Thursday, 27 February, 2014 by Kirsten Tambling

In the nineteenth century, the National Gallery’s Keeper, Charles Eastlake, refused a Cranach for the nation, stating that ‘it does not please me’. Indeed, for much of this period, as Strange Beauty shows, insofar as German art was studied in … Continue reading

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