Former chancellor Gerhard Schröder inaugurated “Personal Path” in St. Petersburg

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Additional free guided tours

From November 22, 2017 – January 28, 2018 the MKM is offering additional guided tours each wednesday, friday and saturday (5 pm) at the Bernd Koberling exhibition (German language).

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Exhibition “Deutschland 8” pulls in some 750,000 visitors

Record attendances in Beijing: The presentation of German art in Beijing attracted over half a million people in just six weeks, and generated overwhelmingly positive media coverage in both countries. Even for a city of art enthusiasts such as China’s capital, this represents a remarkable response, and testifies to the success of a transnational public-private partnership.

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Beethoven meets Singapur

On October 19, at 1 pm (local time Singapore) Markus Lüpertz’s “Bonn Beethoven” was unveiled by the President of the University of Technology and Design Singapore (SUTD), Professor Magnanti, Dr. Klaus Engel (Chairman of the Board Evonik Industries AG), Prof. Dr. h.c. Walter Smerling (Chairman of the Foundation for Art and Culture), Dr. Werner Müller (Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Evonik Industries AG) and Markus Lüpertz himself.
The sculpture now stands on the grounds of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The project was made possible by the support of Evonik Industries AG.The “Bonn Beethoven” was installed in the Stadtgarten since March 2014, and conceived by the artist especially for the city of Bonn.


A picture book as a welcome gift: The Dragon Prince

Since September 15, 2016, every child arriving in Germany as a refugee receives a gift – perhaps his or her first-ever own picture book.

“The Prince and the Dragon” explains everyday life in Germany from the perspective of young children. It is a welcome gesture to refugee families who want to get to know Germany, and the German language.

For parents additional insert texts are provided in Arabic language, Dari Farsi, French, Kurmanci, Pashto, Sorani, and Turkish. Free audiobook versions are available for download from this site.

This pro bono project has been launched by the Holm Keller GmbH in cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency and the Deutsche Welle. Each federal state was responsible for securing its own sponsors. In the case of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Foundation for Art and Culture – specifically Benno Garschina, Pitt Hoffmann and Walter Smerling – supported the project.

Audio books versions in nine languages are available for download free of charge at:  www.drachenprinz.com/audio.
For more comprehensive information on all aspects of the project, please visit: www.drachenprinz.com

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Art Project Bonn 2016

On June 5, 2016, the Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas unveiled Bonn’s latest landmark to the public: Bernar Venet’s monumental sculpture “ARC ´89”, on the B9/Museumsmeile intersection in front of the Bundeskunsthalle.

“No one can ignore this work of art”, commented Maas in his inaugural address, adding that the controversies fuelled by erecting such a work in the public space are the primary objective of art. “Everyone will form an opinion. And in a wider sense, this is precisely what we need in these times.”

More Information on ARC ´89

more information on the Art Project Bonn