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Cultural newsFriday 13th September 2019
The US singer Eddie Money is dead
American singer Eddie Money died of esophageal cancer at the age of 70. This was announced by his publicist Cindy Ronzoni, who published a statement from his family. Money died on Friday in Los Angeles. The musician had his heyday in the 70s and 80s with hits like "Two Tickets To Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight", when he released several songs that made it into the top 40 of the US sales charts.
Pachner and Bock receive the German Acting Award
The Austrian Valerie Pachner and the German Rainer Bock received the German Acting Award on Friday evening. Pachner was honored as the best leading actress in the drama "The Ground Under Your Feet", in which she plays a management consultant with a mentally ill sister. Bock received his award for the leading role in "Atlas" - a drama in which a man believes he will find his son again after many years. Further awards went to Christine Schorn as an honor for her life's work and to Angela Winkler for her performance in the theater. The prizes were awarded by the Federal Drama Association. According to the announcement, it includes around 3,400 actors.
The writer György Konrád is dead
The Hungarian writer György Konrád died on Friday at the age of 86. His family said he was seriously ill and died in his home in Budapest. He became internationally known with books such as his novel "The Visitor", published in 1969; In his works and essays, Konrád, who was born on April 2, 1933 as the son of a Jewish family in Debrecen, repeatedly dealt with National Socialism, the 1956 Hungarian uprising and its family history. He and his close relatives survived the Holocaust, but many relatives were murdered by the Nazis. Konrád received numerous awards and honors, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Herder Prize and the Charlemagne Prize. From 1990 to 1993 he was President of the international writers' association PEN and from 1997 to 2003 President of the Academy of the Arts Berlin-Brandenburg.
Harvard passes on some of the Epstein donations
Harvard University in the United States donates grants from the recently deceased US entrepreneur Jeffrey Epstein to aid projects for victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse. "This is an unusual move for the university, but we have decided that this is the right course of action in the circumstances of Epstein's hideous crimes," the university said. However, these are only about 186,000 unspent dollars from Epstein's donations. Overall, the elite university reportedly received benefits and gifts worth around $ 8.9 million between 1998 and 2007. Most of these have already flowed into research and teaching. Epstein had committed suicide in a Manhattan prison in early August after he was due to be tried again on allegations of abuse.
Knife attack on a picture by Daniel Buren
In the Center Pompidou in Paris, a man attacked a picture by contemporary artist Daniel Buren with a box knife and severely damaged it. As the museum announced, thanks to the video surveillance it was possible to identify the perpetrator and arrest him in the museum. He did not name a motive and was handed over to the police. The 81-year-old artist was informed and his picture was taken to the museum's reservation chamber to examine the exact extent of the damage. Daniel Buren is considered a representative of French conceptual art. Several works with his characteristic stripe technique can be seen in the Center Pompidou.
Goethe-Institut and Humboldt Forum cooperate
The Goethe-Institut and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin want to agree on a long-term collaboration. With your own networks you can make an important contribution to what the Humboldt Forum should become, "said the Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut, Johannes Ebert, in Berlin. Birthday organized by namesake Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt was born in Berlin on September 14, 1769. The General Director of the Humboldt Forum, Hartmut Dorgerloh, also welcomed another collaboration. The birthday celebrations went well as a "complex project in an unfinished room situation" With around 160 institutions worldwide, the Goethe-Institut is responsible for intercultural relations as a cultural figurehead of the federal government. The Humboldt Forum in the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace will probably show exhibitions there from September 2020.
Celebrities support "Le Monde" editorial team
Hundreds of personalities have stood behind journalists from the French newspaper "Le Monde" who are concerned about their editorial independence. On Friday they supported the demand for the editors to have a say in changes in control of the newspaper company - the background to this being shifts in the ownership structure. "At this time when even facts are being questioned, freedom and independence of the press are public goods that are more valuable than ever," said the statement published by Le Monde. The more than 500 signatories include whistleblower Edward Snowden, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa and writer Salman Rushdie. The trigger is that the Czech billionaire and important shareholder of the newspaper, Daniel Kretinsky, has not yet given a response to the demand that employees of the newspaper have a veto right with regard to changes in control of the newspaper company.
Max Uthoff receives the German Cabaret Prize
One of the most prestigious awards in the German cabaret scene goes to Max Uthoff, who receives the German Cabaret Prize. With a sharp mind and the incorruptible logic of the trained lawyer, he sharpened his programs to brilliant diagnoses of the time, the Nuremberg Burgtheater justified its decision. The cabaret artist Lisa Catena is honored with the sponsorship award. As a Swiss woman with Italian roots, it was said that she brought a refreshing outside perspective to German cabaret. The special award goes to the magician and comedian Detlef Simon, who appears on stage as "Desimo".
British designers oppose throwaway fashion
At the start of the fashion week in London, designers and models launched an appeal against the trend towards throwaway fashion. Together with the aid organization Oxfam, they want to ensure that items of clothing are passed on and recycled. "We cannot ignore that the fashion industry has a huge impact on the environment," said Oxfam CEO Danny Sriskandarajah. The aid organization launched the #SecondHandSeptember campaign to promote the purchase of used clothing. This is supported, among others, by the designers Vivienne Westwood and Henry Holland as well as models and actors who provided their own items of clothing. The proceeds from the second-hand items go to the Oxfam aid organization.
Celebration for 100 years of primary school
The 100th anniversary of the primary school was celebrated today with a ceremony in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt. Hans Brügelmann, who has long taught at the University of Siegen as a professor of educational sciences and is involved in the German Primary School Association, said in the DLF Culture that one can be proud of what this institution has achieved in terms of social integration. He recalled that in the past boys and girls were taught separately and that there were elementary schools where teaching was carried out separately according to denomination. In addition, before 1919 there was a strong separation between children from the upper classes - who would later attend a grammar school - and normal elementary school students, according to Brügelmann. In a speech at the celebration in Frankfurt, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for more effort to give all children the same educational opportunities: "Success in education in our country still depends heavily on social origin, more than in many other industrialized countries."
Vatican criticizes the reform course of the church in Germany
The Catholic Church continues to fight for the German reform course. After the Pope, the responsible Vatican authorities have now expressed themselves critically and demanded improvements. The reform process, the - as it is officially called - the "synodal way", is about how the church deals with power, about church sexual morality, the controversial celibacy of priests and the position of women in the church. In a letter to the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardianal Marx, it is said that the planned synodal path of the German bishops must be followed in harmony with the universal Church. An expert opinion of the "Pontifical Council of Legal Texts" sees the participation of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) in the reform process very critically. The so-called lay people - i.e. completely normal believers - are represented in the ZdK. However, the council stressed that the Catholic Church was "not structured democratically". Ultimately, decisions are made by the bishops.
German environmental award for soil researcher
Soil scientist Kögel-Knabner and the Mainz cleaning agent entrepreneur Schneider received the German Environment Prize 2019. Kögel-Knabner is one of the most renowned and influential soil scientists in the world. The professor of soil science at the Technical University of Munich provides answers to the question of which soils can sustainably store carbon in order to counteract climate change. Reinhard Schneider is honored for his commitment to holistic and sustainable production. As the owner of the Mainz-based washing and cleaning agent company Werner & Mertz - known, among other things, from the "Frosch" brand - he consistently recycles old plastic for new packaging and uses local vegetable oils instead of the controversial palm oil. Federal President Steinmeier will present the prize, endowed with half a million euros, on October 27 in Mannheim.
First festival "48 hours of Novosibirsk" started
The "48 Hours Novosibirsk" festival for contemporary art has started in Siberia. The festival - a cooperation between the Goethe-Institut, the art center ZK19 and "48 Hours Neukölln" - is based on the event "48 Hours Neukölln", which has been taking place in Berlin's Stadd district for more than 20 years. Martin Steffens, one of the initiators of the Neukölln Festival, told Deutschlandfunk Kultur that it would be difficult to hold such a festival without the support of the Goethe Institute because people in Russia don't dare to go public. It is important that several artists from Germany take part in the festival in Novosibirsk and address people with art projects in public space, says Steffens: "Things that have no tradition here or are subject to restrictive sanctions." It is about giving impulses and encouraging people. Until Sunday, contemporary artists from Siberia and Germany will be performing at central locations in the city at the “48 Hours Novosibirsk” festival.
Leipzig Schumann festival year at its height
The Leipzig Schumann Festival began in the evening with a concert in the Gewandhaus. They are the highlight of the celebrations for the birthday of the famous Leipzig pianist Clara Schumann, who was born 200 years ago today. She spent the first 25 years of her life in Leipzig and also lived here with her husband, the composer Robert Schumann - her house is now a museum. The Schumann Festival Weeks with numerous concerts, dance and theater performances as well as a chamber music festival last until September 29th.
Five former Cumhuriyet employees free
In Turkey, five former journalists from the anti-government newspaper Cumhuriyet have been released early, their lawyer has confirmed. An appeals court had previously ordered the releases. According to the state news agency Anadolu, they will be subject to an exit ban in the future. The Cumhuriyet employees - including the well-known cartoonist Musa Kart - were sentenced to several years in prison in April 2018. They had been accused of supporting various terrorist groups and the preacher Gülen, who was living in exile in the US.
National Gallery Prize for Pauline Curnier Jardin
The Marseille-born artist Pauline Curnier Jardin receives the Nationalgalerie Berlin Prize this year. The unanimous decision of the jury was announced in Berlin by the director of the Nationalgalerie, Udo Kittelmann. Curnier Jardin was born in 1980 and lives in Berlin. In her work she makes use of the means of cinema and theater with walk-in installations and connects them with her sculptures. The Nationalgalerie Berlin Prize is awarded to artists under 40 years of age who live in Germany. The winners will be honored with a solo exhibition in one of the houses of the National Gallery. A publication will also appear on this.
Roberto Ciulli receives a "Faust" for his life's work
For his "work with great European subjects and his sympathy for the weak and the oppressed", the Italian theater maker Roberto Ciulli will be awarded the "Faust" theater prize for his life's work on November 9th. The 85-year-old Milanese, who received his doctorate in Germany in 1965, headed the Cologne theater in the 1970s and was one of the co-founders of the independent "Theater an der Ruhr" in 1980. The directors Kathrin Mädler, Jan Neumann and Helge Schmidt, the actors Maja Beckmann, Jochen Busse and Katherina Sattler as well as the singers Olesya Golovneva, Johannes Martin Kränzle and Anna Princeva are among the nominees for "Faust" 2019 in eight further categories.
Press Freedom Award presented
The Saudi Arabian blogger and journalist Eman al-Nafjan has received the Press Freedom Award from Reporters Without Borders. The organization paid tribute to the journalist's courage. She had campaigned for women's rights in her country, was subsequently imprisoned and is not allowed to leave Saudi Arabia. The Maltese Caroline Muscat received an award for independent journalism. She founded the independent investigative website "The Shift News" after the murder of her colleague Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017. Pham Doan Trang from Vietnam received the Press Freedom Award for particularly effective journalism. She campaigns for civil and minority rights in her country. The journalist, blogger and author has already been arrested several times for this. This year the Press Freedom Awards were presented in Berlin for the first time. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the German section of Reporters Without Borders.
Daniel Johnston died at the age of 58
The American musician and artist Daniel Johnston is dead. He died of natural causes in his home near Houston, his family said. Even as a teenager he drew comics. His "Eyeball" creatures received attention not least because he placed them in public spaces. His self-recorded music made it to the music broadcaster MTV in 1985. Sonic Youth, Tom Waits and Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain supported the artist, who repeatedly eluded classic role models. In 2005, the documentary filmmaker Jeff Feuerendung created a monument to him with "The Devil and Daniel Johnston". Johnston was 58 years old.
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