A Banksy work has self-destructed at Sotheby's auction house at the moment it sold for nearly 1.4 million dollars. As the hammer went down, the painting was sucked into a shredder hidden in the frame. Lucy Fielder reports
James Turrell is one of the most significant artists of our time. He creates his works with space and light. The Frieder Burda Museum in Baden Baden is now holding Europe's largest-ever retrospective of the American artist's work.
A hoax artwork by Banksy is reappearing the British Museum, 13 years after the artist first placed it there without permission.
The Molue Mobile Museum of Contemporary Art is an art space on wheels. The decommissioned school bus journeyed through West African countries, arriving in Dakar for the launch of the DAK'ART festival.
Wurzburg's Africa Festival has developed into Europe's largest celebration of African music and culture. Initiated 30 years ago, the festival offers live music, exhibitions and much more.
A "colony" of super-sized bee sculptures will go on display in Manchester throughout the summer in a public art trail.
Venice, one of the world's most beautiful cities, is teetering on the brink of collapse. It's become a second home to architect and professor Jana Revedin. She talks about what life is really like behind the facades the tourists see.
India is the partner country of the 2018's Beethovenfest in Bonn. A joint Indian-German music piece will be created for the event. To get things started, German percussionists met their Indian counterparts in Mumbai.
Since the early 1990s, Kolkata-based Seagull Books have been publishing ambitious literature in the English language. Publisher Naveen Kishore scours the globe to find his authors, including in Germany. For that, he was awarded the prestigious Goe...
The 68th Berlin Film Festival showcased nearly 400 motion pictures. But who selected them and what were the criteria? Andreas Struck knows. He compiled the program for the Panorama section.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
A lot of art may be produced in Germany - but the money is made in New York and London. Stefan Korner from the world-renowned Grisebach auction house explains.
Robert Menasse puts the EU bureaucracy under the spotlight in his new novel, set in the heart of the European Union: Brussels. His efforts have earned him the German Book Prize. An in depth interview.
For now, London is still Europe's financial capital. Karl Marx lived out his last decades in the city, and wrote his famous work 'Das Kapital' there. What would he have said about today's investment banks, gender pay gaps and artificial intelligence?
German architects are enjoying growing popularity in Iran. Renowned German architecture firms share their know-how and learn about traditional Iranian architecture. Building bridges between cultures.
Andrew Keen sits down with Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of Facebook & Author of "Fair Shot"
Banksy collaborator and street artist Ben Eine reveals a 17,500 sq m painting on industrial ground in East London, which took over five hundred hours to create.
The original Boy from Oz and international superstar Peter Allen captured the imagination of audiences from an early age. Singing alongside Chris Bell in the 1960s as half of The Allen Brothers, Peter was a born performer ready to take on the world.
Considered by many as one of the most remarkable female opera singers of the 20th century, Dame Joan Sutherland's achievements in the performing arts are indubitable. Her reputation is richly celebrated in this rarely seen live performance.
The remarkable story of exiled filmmaker Ibrahim Arify as he returns to his native Afghanistan, tasked with restoring 8,000 hours of lost films against Taliban wishes. Films burned and destroyed and thought never to be seen again - until now.
David Suchet, TV's Poirot, has spent much of his life acting out the plots and dramas created by Agatha Christie. He embarks on a journey to learn more about the woman who created him.
Graphic Novels! Melbourne! is the definitive introduction to the Melbourne comics explosion!
From Victor Hugo's classic French novel of the nineteenth century to Tom Hooper's award winning blockbuster, Les Miserables has undergone one of the most successful transitions from book to stage to screen. This documentary follows that journey.
The period 1914-1918 was a virtual catalogue of art movements: Impressionists, Expressionists, Realists, Cubists and Futurists all contributed images from the battlefields. This unique documentary shows how the First World War transformed art.
Experience the pressures of the world's most famous ballet school at the Moscow Academy for Choreography. 700 children apply for 44 places and they are pushed by trainers and parents with high expectations.
Winner of eight film festival awards, an unexpectedly delightful documentary that follows the casting, rehearsal, and presentation of Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, by convicted felons inside Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex.
Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a new journey.
To the celebrities he pursued, photographer Ron Galella was the beast who threatened beauty. His shots have been the cause of tears, grins and jeers but what does it mean to exhibit the work of the man who considers himself the very first paparazzo?
Explore Scott Walker's music and career, from his early days as a jobbing bass player on the Sunset Strip, to mega-stardom in Britain's swinging 60s pop scene, to his evolution into one of the most astonishing soundmakers of the last few decades.
On a windy day in the summer of 1974, a lone figure appeared high above the heads of the people of Manhattan, balancing perfectly on a high-wire strung between the World Trade Centre towers in one of the greatest daredevil acts in history.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work takes us on a year long ride with the irreverent comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers, peeling away the mask of the legendary performer, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking performer.
Not Quite Hollywood is a fast moving journey through Australian genre cinema of the 70s and early 80s - a forgotten cinematic era unashamedly packed full of pubes, boobs, tubes... and kung fu.
Punk, passion, politics and public protest collide in an exploration of the rich musical history of Melbourne and the overwhelming public outcry ignited by news of the imminent closure of one of its most renowned and beloved rock and roll venues.
At a Sydney girls' school, music director Karen Carey prepares her young students for a concert at the Opera House. Believing in the transformative power of great music, Carey sets a dauntingly high performance standard.
Inside the mind of a modern musical genius... for 18 months Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary Philip Glass across three continents, creating a remarkable portrait of this brilliant composer.
Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years and is, literally, our most influential woman photographer. She has shot the rich and famous, the profound and powerful, the exceptional and notorious.
The true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood, whose stories inspired the Caberet phenomenon, and American portrait painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior.
In 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto "Korda" Diaz captured a photo of Che Guevara during a mass funeral. History conspired to enable this dynamic portrait to become an international symbol of protest and dissent.
A Walk Into The Sea is director Esther Robinson's personal inquiry into the truth behind her Uncle Danny Williams' mysterious 1966 disappearance. Virtually unknown today, Danny was Andy Warhol's lover, and a promising young filmmaker.
Murray Fredericks is an award-winning artist renowned for his photographs of the vast, empty space of Lake Eyre, South Australia. When he relocates his work to the Greenland Icecap, he finds himself alone in a landscape where he's never been before.
First Fagin explores the visionary relationship between Charles Dickens, Fagin and colonial Australia.
The story of young Australian Kym Ellery's journey from a small country town in Western Australia to a world-renowned fashion designer.
This multi-award winning film explores the actor's enigmatic outlook on his life and his unexploited talents as a musician.