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French Fashion, Real Soft Power and Civil ...

What is Cultural Europe? In a series of six debates 25 speakers from 16 countries put aspects of Cultural Europe in question and gave astonishing inspirations. The following article provides a snapshot into the discussions.

Artwork of the Month June

To today's ears, the statement 'How the dictatorship of the parties can be overcome', which Joseph Beuys used to describe his campaign for a system of direct democracy, sounds like a demand from the anti-vaxxer scene. About an artist who continues to spark controversies.

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Hungry for Content

In a recently published ifa Input, Ilhem Allagui examines how the COVID-19 pandemic changed media usage in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Annual Report 2020: Impressions of an ...

The 2020 annual report shows how ifa met the challenges of a year marked by the corona pandemic. Like the work of ifa, the annual report has also been diversified through some new digital elements.

ifa Award for Igor Levit

The internationally lauded pianist and university professor Igor Levit is honoured with the "ifa Award for the Dialogue of Cultures 2021" in recognition of his committed artistic and socio-political involvement across borders.

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10. April2021-19. September2021

A Natural Order of Things

Exhibitionifa-Galerie StuttgartStuttgart

'We must learn to endure the inextricable ...

What role are religious communities playing during the pandemic? This question is at the centre of a study conducted by the ifa Research Programme 'Culture and Foreign Policy'. Interview with the editors.
Feminists and LGBT+ activists celebrating the International Women's Day in Bishkek with purple and rainbow flags

'LGBT+ are used to covering up the real ...

CCP alumnus Amir Mukambetov is a LGBT+ activist from Bishkek. In an interview with ifa he talks about his experiences growing up, the political climate in Kyrgyzstan and the importance of supportive parents.

Funding of Civil Conflict Resolutions

With its zivik funding programme, ifa supports NGOs with the planning and implementation of projects in crisis and conflict regions worldwide.

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A Trip to the Perfect Beach

The video work tells the short story of a mental journey from the perspective of the artists Sayaka Katsumoto and Xiaoyu Tang. In a sense the video is a virtual journey during the COVID-19 pandemic, one in which we can ironically become "free" through mask-wearing.

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29. April2021-13. June2021

Notes of a Seeress

Exhibitionifa-Galerie BerlinBerlin

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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