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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  December 17, 2019 7:45am-8:01am CET

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submission of art from the democratic republic of congo looks at that country's traditions both past and present. and in our series $100.00 german mysteries we feature you how do you think strode in a memoir an exclusive love in which she tries to ravel the history behind her grandparents' suicide. but we start with the superstar of german composers and beethoven who will be in the spotlight in 2020 as we celebrate his 250th birthday and that means that his music will of course be everywhere as concerts and new recordings abound and in his hometown of ball on the board of it getting a jump on things with a new exhibition that correlates his musical works with key events in his life. germany has never celebrated a composer this way before the 250th anniversary of libby from beatles birth one
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year ahead of the actual date and nowhere more than in born germany the composer's home. he's director of the anniversary society and the beatles and house we have a funding for more than 40000000 euros to celebrate beethoven german germany why. i think it gives them national attention and shows that we look at it as a festival of national importance to you can be has long been the world's most often performed classical composer and never more than no. is widespread in asia and africa to choose malta because there are gaps that still need to be filled in because only little of this composer's music is familiar to most people we invited people in germany to open their houses to private beethoven related concerts and events to celebrate in their living rooms or in their kid. and it's
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a big birthday bash. and it brings back to all comes from the house concerts the chamber music was written not for the concert halls but for the private homes on the big beethoven weekend a special exhibition opens at the buddhist clinched the national art gallery in bonn including historic instruments. peering into a hall where you can look back into betokens time. there's a plaster cast of the composer's face and a bust me when he was 42 years old. symbolizing the trollings gradual hearing loss his ear horn is on display but the composer was nearly always ill leading to his death of cirrhosis of the liver at age 56. he always had various remedies on hand the exhibition opens with usually on tuesday but on the weekend before visitors were already getting in the mood for the big year. down the road from the
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national art gallery the big open house museum is reopening after getting a complete freeze lift u.t.m. head nicola kempton explains the new approach. and the old house fire fun stuff to take in it's own one if you for example know his daily routine. what he did what he edits what to do and when you've got to say the whole time to every office day and also here in the room over there his net adds his friends this spawns us the people in the loft on this place but over a $100000.00 visitors a year the big open house is germany's most often visited museum dedicated to a musician after 3 years of restoration work in at a cost of 3 point $8000000.00 euros the house can be expected to attract many more visitors in the coming anniversary year. would be to then have been satisfied i
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hope he would really like it because it makes him really more of us in that he wanted to be understood and that's what we try to make him understand there before everybody from the holbrooke who is coming here. $800.00 concerts nationwide a new exhibition to be told in house reopened and the official opening on monday in the dawn opera the beatles an anniversary year is off to a big start. for exciting stuff while our next exhibition gets its appeal from a juxtaposition of all historic artifacts and photographs with new works by contemporary artists the democratic republic of congo in west central africa is famous for its vibrant art scene and now a new exhibition in 06 aims to get beyond that one sided western view of traditional african art by focusing on the congolese artists perspective. these
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power figures called monk garko were created to protect a village communities in 1000 century congo. the metal pieces were hammered in to seal agreements between tribe members. nearby a contemporary power figure it's decorated with electronic scrap symbolizing the destructive mining of coal town a mineral used in manufacturing smartphones it's a reference to the neo imperialist role of china in congo. fun fun these what's interesting about this juxtaposition is that it updates the historical art and demonstrates that it still has relevance for the present day. to that end curator michelle obama who far invited contemporary artists from the democratic republic of the congo to take part in the exhibition they created works that responds to the historical objects and photographs from the museum lead barracks collection.
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the starting point for the exhibition is the archive of german ethnologist hunts him and he. traveled to the congo in 1938 on an art expedition commissioned in part by the ethnological museums in geneva and basel him a hero purchased hundreds of sculptures masks and other art objects on these trips . and he documented his transactions with local residents in his diary which has survived to this day. adds to construct of the ask the artists what techniques they yeah what their process was their aesthetic concepts and what was truly new for the time is that he documented their name document. mask made from calorie shelves and textile. initiation mask porn. mask of a woman's face all produced before 939. today the artworks that him
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a hero collected are important historical documents of the fact of the art dealer was able to acquire them so inexpensively reflects the clear balance of power during the colonial era artists such as soon from the d.r. congo addressed these power structures in their work. via was really to have these multiple perspectives we have a specific way of looking at these objects in photographs a certain perspective but there are these very different voices from the individual artists and what we wanted to show was this wide range of voices to fight for. the exhibition of zurich's museum of puts the vibrant art scene of the d.r. congo center stage and gives a fresh perspective on colonial collections. $100.00 german must reads as our series about german books in english translation and one of the merits of this list is that it affords readers
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a more nuanced view of major events that marked the last century like world war 2 like the holocaust where time distance and memory have affected how stories are perceived and interpreted while a questioning a younger generation has also had quite an impact like in your. searching memoir of her own grandparents what if you started today knowing it was going to last it's a day and we're going to overdose on pills and that and your life would you treat this last day like any other or would you have one final wish. on october 13th 1991 my grandparents killed themselves that's the start of your honner memoir an exclusive love. over the next 180 pages
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i don't go on tries to reconstruct her grandparents' lives and their last day she tries to understand what drove them to suicide so many decades after they survived the holocaust. the death announcement printed in the danish newspaper which might well raise questions in the minds of outsiders because of their identical day of death said the cancer was their great loss that is the gentlest way of referring to the double suicide but is that the whole truth does not their death above all suggest fear a woman's fear of being unloved alone a burden on others perhaps a 2nd failed herself some day and was there not also a considerable amount of aggression and behaving so far as her own children were concerned as if she were entirely alone in the world. grandparents were somewhat of a mystery even to her she tries to imagine what it was like in 1940 when they met
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in budapest when her grandfather came home from the concentration camp and when her family fled communism to make a new start in denmark but again and again she comes back to the moments when they dissolve those pills put on fresh pajamas and go to sleep hand in hand for africa was it love and why did they keep so many secrets your how do you on connects the dots between the memory of her grandparents and her own life her own dormant jewish identity which suddenly becomes very important. and exclusive love is a tale of the 20th century sad sometimes funny and completely captivated. and finally late last week you know asco added to its list of in. tangible cultural
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heritage so things that have typically been handed down over generations like the art of neapolitan pizza making or the brazilian carnival dance flavor and its last session in colombia you know asco added 7 musical traditions to the list including the irish harp and the good now our culture from morocco. and that's a centuries old practice rooted in music african rituals and sufi traditions in our artists often very colorfully dressed play they get angry a type of luke 23 strings and cast and that's called hot cabs and they do this that all night ceremonies of rhythm and transmitter considered therapeutic ritual in music is especially popular in the southern port city of s. how we where good now and world music festival attracts fans from all over the globe so lots of celebrations going on there. and on that rhythmic note it's time
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for us to sign off we will be back tomorrow same time same place with more music more beethoven and more culture galore and of course you can always go to our web site should you need a quick fix so hope to see you then until then just from us here in berlin and bye for now.
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