ifa blog

Interviews, essays, reports – in the ifa blog, the diverse topics of the ifa are vividly presented in various formats.

'Bruderkuss' between Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker by Dimitriy Vrubel on the monument East Side Gallery in Berlin.

The Power of Feelings

What role do feelings play in politics? And which emotions do we associate with Europe? Daphne Büllesbach, a European activist, discussed this topic during her lecture tour through the ...

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[Translate to english:] Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Learning to See in a Visual World

For Christiane Lange, Director of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, museums are places that offer the opportunity to find individual answers, especially in times of crisis. She explains that ...

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 Akademie der Künste, Front View

Places of Reflexion

The experiences of the past few months have shown Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Akademie der Künste, that personal encounters are indispensable for interpersonal exchange.

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Logo of exhibition "EVROVIZION"; © ifa

Not Knowing Introduces Itself

The new co-creative exhibition project of ifa 'EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES' wants to explore the current socio-political situation in Europe while touring for several years. ...

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"Boryana Petkova and Michail Michailov. Craving Nothing" exhibition at the Structura Gallery Sofia, 2020

An Island of Free Speech

For Maria Vassileva, director of Structura Gallery in Sofia, lockdown was a time to challenge political exploitation of the crisis and to engage more profoundly with artists, visitors, ...

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Potrait of the journalist Ece Temelkuran

From Figure of Fun to Terrifying Autocrat

The hip-sounding term that the mainstream intelligentsia chose to use for the retro lust for totality was 'populism'. According to the Turkish author, this term conceals the right-wing ...

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Portrait of the president of France, Emmanuel Macron

A Call to Action

The Europe of cafés, debates, universities, the conflict of ideas and the opposition of ideas rejects both state violence and street violence. It believes in the strength of truth ...

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Portrait of cultural scientists Aleida and Jan Assmann

An Exclusive Claim to Truth

The technology for manipulating images, films or sound recordings is becoming ever more sophisticated. What is truth, what is manipulation? The answer to this question is increasingly ...

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