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Structural Violence – When Art meets Politics at Art Laboratory Berlin

by Letizia Binda-Partensky (ICD News Program Director)

During the June Academy Session, the ICD gathered with artist Christian de Lutz at Arts Laboratory Berlin to speak with visual artist, curator and co-founder Christian de Lutz. Artists in Dialog: My Dreams Have Destroyed My Life. Some Thoughts on Pain, held from April 29th to June 26th, brings together the neon sculptures, photographs, texts and videos of Al Fadhil and Aissa Deebi. Looking beyond the boundaries of image, language and description, the Palestinian-American and Iraqi-Swiss artists connect arts and politics by sharing the grief surrounding the loss of a brother to national unrest.  Christian de Lutz brings us more insight on the interaction between these two fields.

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Iron Curtain Aesthetics : A Symbol Revisited

by Leonie Rouenhoff and Maria Walter (ACD Programme Coordinators)

One of Berlin’s most popular tourist attractions is the so-called ‘East Side Gallery.’ It consists of a remnant of the historical wall, located between Station Warschauer Strasse and Oberbaumbruecke. Twenty years after its fall, a formerly threatening presence has been turned into something bright and colorful. Continue reading

The London Art as Cultural Diplomacy ConferenceAugust 21st, 2013

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