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A car in front, behind it trees, flags and a sign
27. February2021-02. June2021

Arno Fischer. Photography

Exhibition worldwideGoeun Museum of PhotographyBusan, Korea

An Artistic Laboratory

In a greeting message, Irmgard Fellner, Director for Cultural Relations Policy, talks about the importance of the art project EVROVIZION and the role that art can play in society.

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Portrait of author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Thou shalt not lie

The lie is a fictional taboo. That is the conclusion of author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. In the current issue of the magazine KULTURAUSTAUSCH she explores the question of why everyone condemns the lie, but no one can live without it.

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​Rosemarie Trockel, Malmaschine (Detail), 1990 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
26. February2021-26. January2021

Rosemarie Trockel

Exhibition worldwideArmenian Center for contemporary experimental artYerevan, Armenia
A movie theater with the title 'world' and the description 'The world is temporarily closed'.

Research Programme MRI: Call for Proposals

ifa's Research Programme 'Martin Roth Initiative'  invites proposals for the research project 'Mobility restrictions for the international relocation of at-risk artists: Learnings for (post-)pandemic times'.

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Rosa Emilia Salamanca in her garden.

The Humanist

Rosa Emilia Salamanca is weaving together a network of women to make Colombia a safer and ...

The Covid-19 pandemic: A Micro-Perspective from Mena

As part of the ICRRA online conference in 2020, Ilhem Allagui from the Northwestern University in Qatar spoke about opportunities and challenges of international cultural cooperations in times of crises.

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Annika Hampel on stage

A Collaboration Based on Trust Needs Time

What will successful international collaborations between universities look like in the ...

Hand-blown glass capsules containing mementos related to displacement and associated trauma
29. December2020-30. March2021

Encapsulation: Foreseer of the Past

Illustration: Lea Dohle

English Edition: Overestimated Brexit? ...

How does Brexit affect universities, the cultural sector and European cultural relations? ...

Artwork of the Month February

Faces against neutral, monochrome backdrops. Soft light. What do they reveal about themselves? A series by Thomas Ruff, one of Bernd and Hilla Becher's best-known students.

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About ifa

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany's oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.

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