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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  June 18, 2019 8:45pm-9:01pm CEST

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the german capital is premier jazz clubs. but 1st off the venice piano is often called the olympics of the art world it's where people go to see the best of the best from around the globe also the weirdest we are. this year's top prize goes to the lithuanian pavilion for this installation called the sun and the sea it's about climate change but the piano is also expanding inside well beyond europe more than ever before non-western artists are telling their own stories. and you know he's got rocks for is here to tell us more about that scott welcome to the show so for its 120 year history of the venice biennale it has basically been a celebration of western art it's not been very diverse how are they going to change that yeah i mean it's a big big issue i mean one of the artists when black artists a few black artists who were at the b.
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and all of this year called it a sea of whiteness and i think that is accurate but and this real problem because the idea of the bee and ali is that countries come and present their ideas of themselves through their artists the house show what how they see themselves as a nation and so if you're not there if you're not represented it's sort of like going to the world you don't really exist but this year it's a little bit better trying to address the issue of diversity and they put a focus on non-western artists and on the western countries particularly african countries though this year there are still just 8 african countries with the billions at the bay and all of which is not just the story this is the start it's a start it's a start and there are some interesting ones i mean gonna for the 1st time has its own 1000000000 at the be and allah so the for the very 1st time they are able to present their image of themselves and of their culture in the way they would like it to be seen so well let's have a look. the opening of gunness 1st ever pavilion at this year's
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biello was a cause for celebration and national pride the country nearly 60 years old was eager to present its homegrown artists to the world as the country's 1st lady came to the inauguration as did top british architect david adding who has been and roots and to design the pavilion. this president wants to ensure that the so central to the development of the country central to tourism central to the soft power of the country and communicating to the world the kind of incredible benevolence of a country and its people so that's why we're here and also a small pavilion but a very large video making a very large state with. i g.'s designed plays on guy named building traditions creating a intimate space for these sensitive portraits by painter lynette. and
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for photos by felicia gunness 1st professional female photographer she started taking pictures at the age of 14 and captured political developments and got out which in 1957 was one of the 1st african countries to gain independence from britain that narrative informs gone as 1st pavilion which isn't titled dawn of freedom it's such a powerful statement we have read you know what does that freedom mean what did it mean that in 1000 for example when he got on the panel that's what does it mean now how you know how is that freedom not gravity. what does it mean for us to be free. 6 artists from different generations address these questions each in their own way . john video installation was commissioned especially for the pavilion it's about migration climate change. and threatened environments. after the bee and all of the works will be displayed in ghana's capital city across
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to be accompanied by a series of debates around the gone to freedom project. it's all very well coming to venice you know with the well heeled crowd and doing something like this but what the relevance and what resonance that's actually happening within the country and not just. in the kind of sound in thailand people you know maybe stand to glad galleries but in communities across the country so this is very much a part of this process. it's pretty inspiring stuff scott i'm just wondering how is going to say going up this different way to european countries oh well it's interesting it's actually kind of refreshing because the sort of image of the r. and the country that comes of gone as 1000000000 is very upbeat very positive it shows how credible creative inspiring the country is all the european pavilions focus on the on the negative they're very depressing but very sort of downbeat maybe gonna will get there eventually maybe they'll get depressed that there are
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but the moment it looks like there are much more inspiring than a lot of stuff going to give you what will give them some time to catch up to know who else caught your eye and be a knowledge of the role of interesting sort of marginal voices maybe would say what was really interesting was from south africa south africa photographer and activist nelly holy a series of self portraits which show herself in various african dress and it's her way of sort of subverting stereotypes of africa and african women and she told us that using these images this way as a way of taking back control of her own story and of her own image just another just coarseness star mazing beautiful beautiful photography one other one that really caught my eye was from brazil and it was look at the dance scene a sort of alternative dance scene in northeastern brazil called swing guera and this is a really compelling i mean i know you're into dance i'm also a very very. it
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was one of. now artists and entrepreneurs from around the world have completely reshaped this city berlin and our ongoing series planet berlin we've been meeting the business owners who add their international flair to the german capital today we're meeting turkish born jazz club owner said i'll start on. a different band takes the stage most ny city. the berlin jazz club is known for its how intimate atmosphere there's room for only around $200.00.
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a train is an institution in the german capital and sit outside on has run the jazz club since 1997. he's proud that some of the biggest names in jazz have performed here like american pianist herbie hancock for example. musicians like herbie hancock and marcus miller who performed here do it as a one off thing. they do it to support this club. that was the idea behind it at the time they were once young and unknown to where did they get their start where did they hone their craft. in clumps. includes. german jazz trumpeter till donna is a regular at a train his career began here and he's still good friends with sadat stops by whenever he can. just opposites just club
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as a something special a breed unto themselves. because if they're not good they just appear right away and no one talks about them he does have been doing this for well over 20 years so he must have been doing something right. say downside on came to berlin when he was 12 but he only fell in love with jazz much later on a trip to his homeland turkey. now he's put down roots in berlin district where many artists and musicians live. say does start on ensures that the musicians feel at home and a train both on stage and off. he also looks after his guests making sure everyone feels welcome. and no matter where in the world you're watching from we want you to
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feel welcome in our city berlin planet berlin is 50 portraits of creative berliners from all over the globe you'll find them all at d.w. dot com slash culture. now for the 1st time ever germany's top peace prize is going to a photographer sebastiano to documents the problems of our planet in breathtaking black and white his stunning images capture the fragility of our ecosystems and the fates of people displaced by wars or climate disasters the committee of the peace prize of the german book trade called soledad to an exceptional visual artist who's continually campaigned on behalf of peace and social justice will receive the prize at the frankfurt book fair this october but we don't have to wait to take a look back at his career. the best the also gado became famous in the 1980 s. with a photo rep or taj about workers at brazil's set up a lot a goldmine the images show the people like ants mining the or by hand driven by the
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global greed for gold salgado has captured misery in the world like few others he's visited crisis regions such as ethiopia he bore witness to starvation civil war and the plight of people fleeing for their lives he's gone to places where atrocities have occurred including the former yugoslavia he went to refugee camps in bosnia to show muslim families who escaped ethnic cleansing in 2014 salgado his photos and biography made it to the silver screen in a documentary by german director inventors. what especially fascinated me was that he knows so much about any situation he's getting into. and that he gets into it so deeply. that he's not a tourist not a visitor not someone who just drops in. he remains in the situation for weeks and months. and he knows the people and that's why he's earned the right
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to tell their story. condemned that stands. in the film salgado says that at some point he couldn't stand witnessing the pain of others anymore his soul became sick. in an attempt to heal in 2004 so gado started the genesis project he spent 8 years travelling around the world photographing landscapes indigenous peoples and wildlife he focused not on suffering but on learning from nature. my hope is that. we just saw we had this incredible information that will have to be this incredible conscious fog they call oshie that we must to protect the spots that this pictures we've been not archaeology we be just a cross-section of the deuce parts of the planet that the mistake for it but we needed then to stay for a. with its peace prize the german book trade has chosen to honor
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a great artist and agree. that's all we have time for on this edition of arts and culture for more you can find us on facebook or twitter if you just searched d.w. culture for now for now for me and all the crew here in berlin thanks for watching c.n.n. next time. check
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out the. this summer's hard to come by the africa cup of nations 24 teams give it their all. who are the favorites what are the fans interspersing. we take a closer look for the 2013 africa cup of nations kicks off putting a kick off 30 minutes dumped. so if you have to get through the bundesliga break without a football 6. think again. the women's vote come from a place of excitement. not some of. the
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this is g.w. news from berlin tonight here in berlin the german chancellor angela merkel welcoming her ukrainian counterpart newly elected ukrainian president and discussing efforts to bring peace to eastern ukraine including a possible extension of russian sanctions but concerns over health dominated the visit today with the chancellor appearing to suffer the effects of dehydration amid the heat waves here in the german capital also coming up.


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