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"Art gives you more freedom to transmit a message"

Belarus - terra incognita? How does the younger generation depict and perceive its country? Read the interview with the artists Andrei Liankevich and Aleksander Veledzimovich whose work was presented in the ifa-exhibition "BY NOW - Contemporary Photography from Belarus".

New edition of KULTURAUSTAUSCH: Slowness – About our relationship with time

The faster the better? One of the maxims of our modern world is to take of things faster and faster – new technology makes it possible. But does it satisfy us? How do other cultures deal with time and deceleration? Read more in the latest edition of the journal KULTURAUSTAUSCH.

News on Cultural Exchange

Contest marks 40 years of China-EU ties

The 40th anniversary of China-EU diplomatic relationships is being celebrated with the China Unlimited creative competition.

Mission of China to the European Union | 20.04.2015

DW suspends negotiations with Chinese broadcaster CCTV

In reaction to the harsh sentencing of Chinese journalists Gao Yu, DW is suspending negotiations on technical cooperation in the area of art and culture.

Deutsche Welle | 21.04.2015

Framework for dialogue on culture

The Voice of Culture ‒ Structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the Cultural Sector provides a framework for discussions between EU civil society stakeholders and the European Commission.

European Commission | 16.04.2015


23.04.2015, 19:00 – 22:00 h | ifa Gallery Berlin
Presentation of the online publication "Future Memories", lecture and discussion about art, public space and cultures of memory at ifa-Galerie Berlin
24.04.2015 | Akademie der Künste, St. Petersburg
Exhibition opening
30.04.2015 | Busan Museum of Art, Busan
Exhibition opening
06.05.2015, 16:30 – 18:00 h | ifa-Gallery Stuttgart
Art education
07.05.2015 | Universitätsbibliothek, Tartu
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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