Arts

Turkish artist creates sound installation based on Berlin's Pergamon - 10/26/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- How do Greek giants sound? Turkish artist Cevdet Erek has been inspired by the frieze of the famous Pergamon Museum in Berlin to create a sound installation in a wooden structure...

Egypt announces discovery of 30 ancient coffins with mummies in Luxor - 10/22/2019

CAIRO (dpa)– Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of 30 well-preserved coloured wooden coffins containing mummies dating back to 3,000 years ago in the southern city of Luxor. The coffins with...

Visitor numbers buoyant as Frankfurt Book Fair winds down - 10/20/2019

FRANKFURT, Jenny Tobien (dpa)- The world's largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair, reported an increase in visitor numbers, both public and trade, as it came to an end on Sunday. Just...

Cologne awards star conductor Barenboim with Konrad Adenauer Prize - 10/20/2019

COLOGNE (dpa)– Star conductor Daniel Barenboim was awarded the city of Cologne’s Konrad Adenauer Prize on Saturday. The 76-year-old was chosen for his unparalleled commitment to peace and...

Visitor numbers buoyant as Frankfurt Book Fair winds down - 10/20/2019

Frankfurt -By Jenny Tobien, - The world's largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair, reported an increase in visitor numbers, both public and trade, as it came to an end on Sunday. Just...

Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel favourite for Booker Prize - 10/14/2019

LONDON (dpa)- "The Testaments," a sequel to Margaret Atwood's hugely popular "The Handmaid's Tale," is the favourite for this year's Booker Prize for literature, to be announced late Monday. Atwood...

German pianist dedicates award to victims of far-right terror - 10/14/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Classical pianist Igor Levit dedicated an award he received in Berlin on Sunday to the victims of a right-wing terrorist attack in the city of Halle. "After the NSU, after countless...

Norway's crown prince, princess open Edvard Munch exhibit in Germany - 10/13/2019

COLOGNE (dpa)- Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway have officially opened an exhibition in Dusseldorf of rarely seen works by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch,...

Nobel literature wins for Poland's Tokarczuk and Austria's Handke - 10/11/2019

STOCKHOLM, Femke Colborne and Lennart Simonsson (dpa)- Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, while Peter Handke of Austria receives the 2019 award, the Swedish...

Kings of Spain and Netherlands open Rembrandt-Velazquez exhibition - 10/11/2019

AMSTERDAM (dpa)- Spanish and Dutch royalty are honouring the opening of an exhibition showing masters from their countries side by side on Thursday night. The exhibition "Rembrandt-Velazquez. Dutch...
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