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Artist smears blood and hair on Iranian embassy in protest at Mahsa Amini’s death

The Kurdish activist Zehra Doğan has been released after a brief detention by German authorities, but may still face charges

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Berlin's controversial Humboldt Forum is finally complete—but 'the work inside begins now', German Culture Minister says

Twenty years since its conception and at a cost of around €680m, the new German museum must now follow through on its restitution promises

German dealer Johann König responds to allegations he ‘sexually harassed’ ten women

Claims were first published by Die Zeit newspaper last week, but König says the report is “false and misleading”

Russian artist Dmitry Vrubel, who created famous Brezhnev-Honecker kiss mural on Berlin Wall, has died aged 62

The dissident painter suffered heart failure while being treated for Covid-19 in Germany

Iraqi artists decry Berlin Biennale’s display of photographs showing tortured inmates at Abu Ghraib prison

Artists Raed Mutar and Sajjad Abbas protested against the inclusion of Jean-Jacques Lebel's work and have moved their own pieces

Archaeologist, adventurer and spinner of tales: the life of Heinrich Schliemann is reassessed in Berlin show

Famed for his discovery of Troy, an exhibition at the James-Simon-Galerie and Neues Museum unpicks fact from fiction

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How a Berlin artist-led collective is helping Ukraine’s marginalised refugees

Bridges over Borders aims to address structural disadvantages faced by BiPOC and LGBTQ+ refugees

Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie holds fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees

Klaus Biesenbach, Olafur Eliasson and Anne Imhof are organising a two-day event at the museum

Berlin gallery fights eviction by property company majority-owned by billionaire art patron Nicolas Berggruen

Semjon H.N. Semjon has occupied the property in the city's Mitte district for 21 years and has launched a legal challenge against his landlord

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Berlin artists protest against Tempelhof airport’s new ‘Kunsthalle’

The temporary space’s inaugural exhibition of works by the French artist Bernar Venet opened at the weekend

Berlin's 'hidden museum' that championed forgotten women artists closes down after almost 40 years

Das Verborgene Museum is passing on its archive and research mission to the Berlinische Galerie

First major Donatello exhibition in nearly 40 years to open in Florence

The Renaissance master is "more important than Giotto, Raphael or Caravaggio" say the curators of the show, which will travel to Berlin and London

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Nagel Draxler gallery to launch Berlin space dedicated to NFTs and blockchain-related art

Curator, dealer and NFT artist Kenny Schachter will inaugurate the gallery in January

Skateboarders fight back against Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie ban

Museum says ban protects the building and sculptures—but has attracted criticism for ostracising younger generation

Humboldt Forum to remove medallion honouring far-right donor

Ehrhardt Bödecker’s family requested the removal after his “militaristic, anti-democratic and in some respects, radically right-wing and antisemitic” views became public

Three exhibitions to see in Berlin this weekend

From a ghost train in an abandoned thermal plant to Tomás Saraceno's glass bubbles filled with his own breath

Berlin museum restitutes—and then buys back—Nazi-looted Pissarro painting

The work was bought by Armand Dorville, a Jewish lawyer, but his heirs were forced to sell it at an auction in France

From art that's barely there to Alicja Kwade’s heart: what to see at Berlin Art Week

The German capital is awash with exhibitions, performances and events after a quieter edition last year

Klaus Biesenbach named director of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie

Hamburger Bahnhof contemporary museum is to be led by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

The Big Review: Terrible Beauty: Elephant—Human—Ivory at Humboldt Forum

The first exhibition at the controversial new museum complex in Berlin unflinchingly confronts a controversial subject

Mies van der Rohe's landmark Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin ready for reopening after 'surgery' by David Chipperfield

Architect's Modernist masterpiece was “incredibly badly built” and took six years and €140m to restore to its former glory

Humboldt Forum opens in Berlin—finally for real

After almost two years of delays, the ambitious museum complex launches its first in-person exhibitions

The best art day trips you can take from Berlin, London and New York

From crumbling castles to beach huts and giant chalk drawings on the English coast, there's no need for PCR tests if you live near these local gems

Berlin museums board agrees to relinquish Benin bronzes 'regardless of how they were acquired'

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation aims for the first restitutions to Nigeria next year, requests “detailed timetable” for negotiations

German parliament’s “emergency brake” closes Kusama show, threatens Gallery Weekend

Measures to counter the third wave of the pandemic force museums in high-incidence areas to close

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Humboldt Forum to show Britain’s 1897 violence and plunder in Benin exhibition next year

The exhibition will include around half of Berlin’s collection of Benin bronzes as Germany lays groundwork to return them to Nigeria

Gerhard Richter to loan Holocaust works—that he vowed never to sell—to new Berlin museum

Loan of over 100 works to future museum of Modern art encompasses Richter’s Birkenau series, the fruit of a decades-long quest for an artistic response to the Holocaust

Berlin dealer Johann König opens new space in Seoul

Opening next month, the new space will include a sculpture garden on a roof terrace