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Blog on European Commemoration

ifa's conference European Commemoration is closed, but the Blog takes the discussions to a new level: intriguing positions on the topic Commemoration and Europe.

Former ifa President von Waldburg-Zeil has passed away

We wish to express our profound grief over the death of former ifa President Alois Count von Waldburg-Zeil.

News on Cultural Exchange

World Arabic Language Day

Arabic calligraphy has been selected as the theme of the 2014 celebration of World Arabic Language Day, which takes place today, 18 December.

UNESCO | 18.12.2014

LUX Film Prize for "Ida"

Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski has been awarded the European Parliament’s LUX Prize 2014.

European Parliament | 17.12.2014

Biennale in India alludes to historical and cosmological events

“Whorled Expectations” is the title of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, which is now ongoing. Over the 108 days of the exhibition, 94 artists from 30 countries are being displayed at 8 venues.

Alexander Chavez | 16.12.2014


28.12.2014 | Sanaa, Jemen
14.01.2015 | Goethe-Institut Washington
Exhibition opening
15.01.2015, 12:00 – 13:00 h | Whitechapel Gallery, London
Exhibition opening
16.01.2015, 13:00 – 14:00 h | Gallery 400, Chicago
Exhibition opening
17.01.2015, 15:00 – 16:30 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
In the context of the exhibition
In a class of its own

Cultures merge

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

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70173 Stuttgart
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Wed   10–19

In a class of its own – schools worldwide, 31.10.2014 – 18.01.2015, ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.173

Tue – Sun 12–18

By Now. Contemporary Photographs of Belarus, 03.10.2014 – 18.01.2015, ifa Gallery Berlin

Linienstraße 139/140
10115 Berlin
Phone +49.30.284491.40

ifa Gallery Berlin will reopen on 5 December!

German school

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70173 Stuttgart
Fon +49. 711.2225-139

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