Jérôme Bel is one of the stars of the international dance scene. His pieces are shown all over the world, from Australia to Thailand to America. For years, the Frenchman did travel around the world with his dancers, but that is all over now. Jerome Bel doesn’t fly anymore, for the sake of the climate. For Arte Metropolis, Frauke Schlieckau visited the choreographer in Paris and talked to him about the impact his climate activism has on his art.
The Italian economy has been stagnating for years, only the food industry is still booming. But because of increasingly strict legal regulations, this sector is now also coming under pressure. A police raid in the port city of Bari, for example, led to a culture war over traditional pasta production in the city.
The Heidelberg Castle is the most popular sightseeing spot in Germany and attracts countless of visitors to the Neckar Valley every year. Thanks to its picturesque ruins and a doll’s house like old town, Heidelberg has become a romantic destination in our minds. A city as a postcard idyll. But what about the cultural scene apart from the well-known clichés? For Arte Metropolis Frauke Schlieckau visits Heidelberg and talks to the German hiphop legend Toni L. from Advanced Chemistry, the publisher Manfred Metzner and the artist Cholud Kassem to find out.
Contemporary art has a hard time. “Awesome”, “absurd”, “incomprehensible”, many people think so and leave the discourse to the intellectual upper class. Yet anyone could understand art – if only one more language would establish itself: That of emotions. At least that’s the opinion of Bernhard Schwenk and Nicola Graef, the curators of the exhibition “Feelings” in Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne. For Arte Metropolis, Frauke Schlieckau traces the role that emotions play in art and meets the artists Ruprecht von Kaufmann and Alexandra Ranner in their studios.
In “A Hidden Life” August Diehl plays the Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter, who refused the oath to Hitler and was executed for it. For Monopol Magazine, Frauke Schlieckau talked to him about resistance and the directing phenomenon Terrence Malick. In the conversation, Diehl describes the collaboration with the publicity-shy Terrence Malick and the power of a simple “No”. The whole interview can now be read online on Monopol.
Picture: Tobias Winkel
ON AIR: AUGUST DIEHL AND VALERIE PACHNER ABOUT TERRENCE MALICK AND HIS NEW FILM “A HIDDEN LIFE” – FOR ARTE METROPOLIS, SUNDAY, 19.01., 16.45
In 1997 the farmer Franz Jägerstätter was beatified. The pious Catholic had refused military service and the oath to Hitler for reasons of conscience in the Third Reich, but he was sentenced to death and executed. Director Terrence Malick now sets a monument to this martyr. A conversation with August Diehl and Valerie Pachner about an unusual history of resistance and the work with the poet among the directors.
Picture: Tobias Winkel
“TEL AVIV – WHITE LINES IN THE SAND” AT THE BAUHAUS FILM NIGHT AT ZKM KARLSRUHE / 18.01.2019
How did the Bauhaus succeed in becoming the epitome of a radical renewal that was simultaneously social, creative and didactic? ARTE and ZKM cordially invite you to the Film Night as part of the exhibition “Die ganze Welt ein Bauhaus” (The whole world a Bauhaus), with seven very different ARTE documentaries and short films on the institution Bauhaus. Included: “Tel Aviv – White Lines in the Sand” by Frauke Schlieckau
IN PRODUCTION: ART FOR THE CLIMATE? HOW WELL MEANT ART POLLUTES THE WORLD – A CULTURAL DOCUMENTARY FOR 3SAT
Climate art is booming. The saving of the planet is the big theme of the biennials and art museums. Climate political art á la Olafur Eliasson’s “Iceberg melts before our eyes” is strong picture and morally on the right side. But in many cases also “folkloric kitsch” (Harald Weltzer). And sometimes even simply bigoted: because the international art scene with its biennials and fairs is an unparalleled CO2 catapult. What is the task of art in climate change? Shaking up at any price – as do the artistic forms of action of Exctinction Rebellion? Or rather think more modestly and reduce your own CO2 footprint – with less and different art. Thee 3Sat Kulturdoku explores this question.
IN PRODUCTION: AUGUST DIEHL AND VALERIE PACHNER ABOUT TERRENCE MALICK AND HIS NEW FILM “A HIDDEN LIFE” – FOR ARTE METROPOLIS
In 1997 the farmer Franz Jägerstätter was beatified. The pious Catholic had refused military service and the oath to Hitler for reasons of conscience in the Third Reich, but he was sentenced to death and executed. Director Terrence Malick now sets a monument to this martyr. A conversation with August Diehl and Valerie Pachner about an unusual history of resistance and the work with the poet among the directors. (via Kobalt Productions)
SHARON EYAL SHOWS US THE DANCE THEATRE OF THE FUTURE. FOR ARTE METROPOLIS
Sharon Eyal is the choreographer of the hour. Her motto: “I want to see wings, not arms”. Her style: A mutation of electro and classical ballet. Her big theme is love. This is also the theme of her new piece, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Ruhrtriennale. Metropolis saw it in advance and accompanied the Israeli in a unique performance in London.
Activity: Director, author, producer (via Kobalt Productions)