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War in Ukraine: a tattoo on my ventricle

in Poetry/Politics by
Cover shot: Olena Zadorozhna. (Photo courtesy of O. Zadorozhna)

“I wanted to change the political situation with the infinitesimal fraction of my own participation, so I joined the Ukrainian volunteer movement. At the front line, I found friends and kindred spirits. My feelings for them poured into poetry.”

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MdbK through the eyes of museum-goers

in Arts/Community/What's on by
Rita Wallace next to "Hot Spot III," a piece by Mona Hatoum featured in the exhibition Displacements at MdbK. (Photo courtesy of R. Wallace)

Get fresh perspectives on contemporary art from a student, a pensioner, a city guide, a media person, a language teacher, a translator, and a guy with amazing insights into history and philosophy. The next “Newcomer” guided tours are this Sunday at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts (the one in English is at 4 pm).

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Podcast: no government, but we can dance

in Culture / Entertainment/Politics by

Let’s spike that Glühwein of yours with a dose of murky German political future, and then sweeten it with some music and art.

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HGB: Art transcends borders in Leipzig

in Community/Leipzig/Refugees by
The ATA's first class during the "get-to-know-you" week in 2016. (Photo: Johanna Terhechte)

In a program that encourages school-wide intercultural exchange, the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig welcomes refugee students for the second year in October, giving them the chance to resume their university careers in art and design.

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Jan Pötter & Jude Griebel: Die Geister, die ich rief

in Culture / Entertainment/O & P Highlights by

We call the Genie. Do we really want the wish once we see the consequences?

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Homage to my favorite classic painters

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Painters who stay with us. (Public domain)

An abridged journey from Europe to the Americas, and through different time periods.

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