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56th Venice Art Biennale opens to the public on Saturday, May 9th

This year, the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale starts a month earlier, already on Saturday, 9 May. The ifa is responsible for the German Pavilion, which is curated by Florian Ebner. Read more about the Venice Biennale, Ebner's concept and the "political nature of images in the contemporary digital world".

New online publication FUTURE MEMORIES

How is historical memory expressed in the public space of African cities? What role does art play in processes of urban transformation? These are the questions addressed in the ifa online publication "Future Memories".

News on Cultural Exchange

Report makes recommendations for cultural heritage

The Horizon 2020 Expert Group on Cultural Heritage has published a report recommending research and innovation actions for cultural heritage that can contribute towards smarter, more inclusive and more sustainable development.

Horizon 2020 | 04.05.2015

Events worldwide celebrate International Jazz Day

For International Jazz Day today, events are being held around the world with and all-star concert in global host city Paris, France.

UNESCO | 30.04.2015

2015 Europe Prize goes to Dresden and Vara

The cities of Dresden, Germany, and Vara, Sweden, are the joint recipients of the 2015 Europe Prize, which honours activities that promote the idea of European unity.

Council of Europe | 28.04.2015


06.05.2015, 16:30 – 18:00 h | ifa-Gallery Stuttgart
Art education
07.05.2015 | Universitätsbibliothek, Tartu
Exhibition opening
07.05.2015 | Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
Exhibition opening
07.05.2015, 11:00 – 12:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Press preview
07.05.2015, 19:00 – 21:00 h | ifa-Gallery Stuttgart
Exhibition opening

Cultures merge

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is committed to a peaceful and enriching coexistence of people and cultures worldwide.

Photo: © Christiane Nitsche

08.07.2015 | Berlin

Laureate: Human Rights Watch

Olaf Nicolai, Warum Frauen gerne Stoffe kaufen, die sich gut anfühlen

56th International Art Exhibition
09.05. – 22.11.2015 | Venics

ifa Library, reading room

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.147

Tue – Fri 13–18

Carrefour / Meeting Point. The Marrakech Biennale and beyond, 08.05. – 05.07.2015, ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.173

Tue – Sun 12–18

The Measure of Your Dwelling: Singapore as Unhomed, 17.04. – 05.07.2015, ifa Gallery Berlin

Linienstraße 139/140
10115 Berlin
Phone +49.30.284491.40

Tue – Sun 14–18

German school

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Fon +49. 711.2225-139

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