1. Walter Spies

    Walter Spies

    In October 2018, the test filming for Michael Schindhelm’s film about the artist Walter Spies will start in Bali and Java. Michael Schindhelm published a biography of Walter Spies in February 2018.

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  2. Demokratiekongress

    Germany – The Next Chapter

    The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosts the 9th Democracy Congress in Dresden. The event takes place on the 22nd of November and features a discussion with Prof. Dagmar Schipanski, former President of the Landtag of Thuringia, Dr. Michael Schlitt, Chairman of the International Meeting Center St. Marienthal, and Michael Schindhelm. Dr. Joachim Klose will moderate the […]

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  3. Walter Spies

    Readings: Walter Spies – Ein exotisches Leben

    The forthcoming biography Walter Spies – Ein exotisches Leben by Michael Schindhelm was released in February 2018 by Hirmer Verlag. The biography of the painter and musician Walter Spies, who lived in Bali since the 1920′s, is the first biography published in German. Further readings will start in November 2018. Nordhausen | Sparkasse November 14, […]

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  4. Wonder

    Wonderlands symposium in Duesseldorf

    The Frauenkulturbuero NRW (Women Culture Office of North Rhine-Westphalia) is organizing the symposium Wonderlands – Leadership in Performing Arts on the 2nd and 3rd of November, 2018. The two-day event will take place at Schauspielhaus Duesseldorf Central. On the 3rd of November, Dr. Alexandra Manske, sociologist and political scientist, and Michael Schindhelm will talk about […]

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  5. H2018

    Identity in a Globalised World

    From the 24th of September until the 2nd of October the next Henry Arnhold Summer School 2018 takes place in Dresden. As part of the program, titled Identity in the Global World, Stephan Hoffmann (CO European Capital of Culture) and Michael Schindhelm will lead a workshop on the 29th of September. Identity in the Global […]

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    Lecture: World – Europe – Dresden

    Stiftung Kunst und Musik initiated the lecture series Impuls in Dresden. Under the title World – Europe – Dresden, Michael Schindhelm will give a lecture on the 27th of September. The lecture is also part of the finissage of the Realtime exhibition. Impuls: World – Europe – Dresden Thursday, September 27, 2018 7 p.m. CRTD […]

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    Lecture: Culture without Blueprint – Reinventing Arts Management

    As part of the Continuing Education program of the Zurich University of the Arts, a summer school takes place from the 30th of August until the 9th of September. Michael Schindhelm’s lecture Culture without Blueprint – Reinventing Arts Management is connected to his online course Vocabularies of Resilient Art Practice. Culture without Blueprint – Reinventing Arts […]

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    Tempelhof Summer Festival

    This year’s summer festival of the Tempelhof Airport took place on the 1st of September 2018. On the political stage, Christoph Backes, Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- & Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes, Eva de Klerk, NSM Art City Amsterdam, Torsten Woehlert, Permanent Secretary of Culture, Yasha Young, Director URBAN NATION Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, and Michael Schindhelm discussed […]

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  9. Palais Sommer

    Security or fear in the city?

    Under the title How do we live tomorrow? Security or fear in the city? a conversation took place with Gisela Staupe, Vice Director of the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden, Volker Lange, head of the criminal department of the police authority in Dresden, the artist Manaf Halbouni and Michael Schindhelm. The talk was part of the […]

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    This kiss to the entire world!

    For the German radio channel SWR2 Forum, Burkhard Mueller-Ullrich spoke with the writer and artist agent Heike Melba Fendel, the philosopher and member of parliament (AfD) Marc Jongen and Michael Schindhelm about the possibility of a global culture, major cultural projects in Berlin and Abu Dhabi, cultural differences and relations. Listen to the conversation online […]

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  11. 2025 Dresden

    European Capital of Culture Dresden 2025

    In two conversations with the MDR, Michael Schindhelm discusses the application of Dresden as European Capital of Culture 2025 and talks about the artist Walter Spies, whose path also led him to Dresden Hellerau. The conversations are also dedicated to the conflicts and social divisions that characterize Dresden at the moment and are “exemplary [...] for […]

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  12. IcarusFilms

    The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg

    On the 17th of July, the documentary The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg will be available as a home video version and can be purchased via Icarus Film in the US. The documentary is available for pre-order on iTunes. Further information

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    Blick – Guest contribution by Michael Schindhelm

    Michael Schindhelm published a guest contribution for the Swiss magazine Blick. The report deals with the current political situation in Germany. It reflects on the situation during a Pegida demonstration in Dresden and the negotiations on the European asylum policy. Read the contribution online (German language).

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  14. CCS

    HAU Berlin – Claiming Common Spaces

    In alliance with other international production houses, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents the project Claiming Common Spaces. On June 21, Michael Schindhelm will join a panel discussion “On the Situation of Our Cities”. Claiming Common Spaces explores Henri Lefebvre’s essay Right to the City through installations, performances and music. A lecture by urban sociologist Sharon Zukin […]

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    Zuerich Orakel

    In January 2018, the project Zuerich Orakel started as part of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Zurich and brought word by Zwingli, Calvin and others to several public spaces. The transmedia literature project can be visited on the website zh-orakel.ch.

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    Saechsische Zeitung: Dresden European Capital of Culture 2025

    The magazine Saechsische Zeitung reported on Michael Schindhelm’s new role as curator for Dresden’s application for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025. The article by Karin Großmann focusses on the challenges and strategies in Dresden, that can deal with “a heterogeneous society full of different interests”. Read the article “Der Nomade” online (in […]

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  17. Spies

    When Bali became a hotspot

    The German magazine Thueringer Allgemeine published an article on the biography Walter Spies – Ein exotisches Leben, published in February 2018. In his contribution Karsten Jauch reports on the journey of the artist Walter Spies that led him to Bali in the 1920’s. Download the review “When Bali became a hotspot” (German language). Image: Walter […]

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    European Capital of Culture Dresden 2025

    On the 14th of March, Michael Schindhelm was appointed as the curator for Dresden’s application for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025. In 2025, Germany and Slovenia have the opportunity to choose a Capital of Culture. Among others, Thomas de Maizière, Gerhard R. Baum and Marion Ackermann became members of the advisory board […]

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    Walter Spies – Saechsische Zeitung

    In his review on Walter Spies – Ein exotisches Leben, published by Saechsische Zeitung, Rafael Barth reports on the life of the artist Walter Spies, who said “I want to go there”, before he left for Bali. It was a “simple sentence of all who wish far away. With the difference: Walter Spies followed courageously.” […]

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    Review – The Wondrous World of Walter Spies

    Accompanying the first public reading of “Walter Spies – Ein exotisches Leben”, a review was published by the Suedthueringer Zeitung. The audience at the Wandelhalle Bad Liebstein had the opportunity to gain insight into the life of Walter Spies, who “built a refuge in the tropical paradise that became a space of co-living with numerous […]

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  21. Walter Spies

    Walter Spies – A Modern Man

    Accompanying the release of the biography Walter Spies – Ein exotisches Leben [Walter Spies – An Exotic Life] the Swiss magazine Das Magazin published a contribution by Michael Schindhelm. Schindhelm describes the life journey of the artist Spies, that started in elitist circles of Moscow and Berlin and led him to paradisiac island Bali in […]

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  22. StudyTrip

    Study Trip to Hong Kong

    From March 29 until April 6, the Zurich University of the Arts organizes a study trip on the Art and Cultural Landscape in Hong Kong. It is part of the Global Culture Studies program at the Centre for Continuing Education. During the study trip Michael Schindhelm will lead the two-day workshop on the M+ Museum […]

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    The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg – AAS Film Expo

    The Asian Studies Annual Conference, that takes place in Washington DC, screens The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg as part of its Film Expo program. The documentary will open the four day event on the 22nd of March. Further information about the program. Further information about the Film Expo.

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  24. Singapur

    Lecture in Singapore

    On the 1st of March, Michael Schindhelm will hold a lecture at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The lecture The Untold Story of Contemporary China through Art takes place at the School of Art, Design and Media.

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    Bird’s Nest – Screening at the ETH Future Cities Laboratory

    On the 22nd of February, the documentary Bird’s Nest, directed by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm was screened at ETH Singapore as part of the Future Cities Laboratory. The screenings took place in presence of Michael Schindhelm and was followed by a discussion. Bird’s Nest Thursday, 22 February 2018 6 p.m. Future Cities Laboratory 1 […]

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  26. Orakel

    Zurich Oracle

    About  Why 500 years of Reformation in Zurich?  There are many reasons. This project picked out two of them: In the beginning was the word: Huldrych Zwingli made the Bible accessible to ordinary people with his translation. From now on, it was no longer necessary to have a priest to speak to God and understand […]

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    Film screening at the Guggenheim Museum

    On the 5th of January, the Guggenheim Museum in New York will screen The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg. The documentary is part of the exhibition series Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg January 5, 2018 3 pm Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum More information on the series […]

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  28. Zuerich

    Culture and Society – University of Zurich

    Michael Schindhelm will head a module on Culture and Society of the Executive Master in Arts Administration at the University of Zurich. The course takes place from February 09 –11, 2018. It will deal with the transformation of the cultural landscape through the influence of cultural globalization and digital networks. Further information

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  29. Kultur und Oekonomie

    Culture and Economy forum at LAC Lugano

    Michael Schindhelm will hold the final presentation of the Culture and Economy Forum at LAC Lugano on March 9th. The forum discusses the relationship between culture and tourism in Switzerland. Among others Sabina Schwarzenbach, Director, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Hedy Graber, Head of Culture and Social Affairs, Association of the Migros Cooperative, and Yves Fischer, […]

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  30. Singapur

    Global Risks: Impact and Opportunities / stars symposium 2018

    The upcoming stars symposium will take place in Singapore, from February 28 – March 3, 2018. Under the title Global Risks – Impact and Opportunities, international speakers will talk about developments in Asia, globalization, digital disruption, and soft power. Michael Schindhelm will discuss Contemporary Art as Soft Power in Asia. The talk will be followed by a panel […]

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    Dubai Speed – Reading

    On the 31st of January, Michael Schindhelm will present his book Dubai Speed, published in 2009, at Mayersche bookstore in Ahlen, Germany. The event takes place as part of the “political-cultural weeks – 2018”. Further information Michael Schindhelm: Dubai Speed – Eine Erfahrung Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7 p.m. Mayersche Buchhandlung Oststr. 67 59227 Ahlen […]

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  32. Zurich

    500 Years of Reformation

    The project titled Zuerich-Orakel [Zurich Oracle] takes place from January 03 to February 28, 2018. The artistic communication project is part of the Zurich Reformation Jubilee. It focuses on the Zwinglian influence on Reformation and its impact on printing, capitalism, and the national ethic in Switzerland. Website: zh-orakel.ch Further information

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  33. Sigg

    Cadrage awards in Zurich

    On the 21st of November, the Cadrage film award took place in Zurich. Michael Schindhelm was awarded with the sponsorship award in the Succès category for his documentary The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg. The Zurich Filmfunds endows the award with 30.000 CHF. Read more about the award and the ceremony.

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    Letzter Vorhang

    The recently published novel Letzter Vorhang by Michael Schindhelm was presented at Haus der Berliner Festspiele on the 7th of May, 5:30 p.m., during the 54th Theatertreffen. In Switzerland the first reading of the novel – published by Theater der Zeit –  took place on the 28th of May at Theater Neumarkt, Zurich. Upcoming readings: August 23: Bider&Tanner, Basel, […]

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    Interview in the Ostthueringer Zeitung

    Accompanying the upcoming readings in Gera, Weimar, and Berlin, the Ostthueringer Zeitung published an interview with Michael Schindhelm. The conversation focused on the his work in Thueringen during the 1990’s, when the theaters in Altenburg and Gera merged under his direction. Read the interview online. Download the interview (German language). Readings

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  36. Garage

    Upcoming screenings of The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg

    As part of the Garage Screen summer cinema program, the documentary The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg will be screened at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Subsequent to the screening, a Q&A will be held in presence of the protagonist Uli Sigg. Garage Screen August 14, 2017 9–11 p.m. Garage Square, Gorky Park Moscow In September […]

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    Interview in the Basler Zeitung

    On the 19th of August, Basler Zeitung featured an interview with Michael Schindhelm. The interview focused on the development of the new novel Letzter Vorhang and Michael Schindhelms own biography, which was closely related to the Theater. Also, the interview addresses the theater scene in Germany and Berlin. For Michael Schindhelm this scene “is something […]

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  38. Jacket

    Dubai High – A Culture Trip

    Dubai High is that very rare thing: an honest account of a Failure. An unsparing memoir of 12months spent constructing Dubai’s cultural authority in a climate that mixed idealism with opportunism – it intimately describes the complexities of working in globalization’s epicenter –Dubai. It offers a dry but tender view of Dubai’s bewildered Emiratis, as […]

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    Dubai Speed – Eine Erfahrung

    Published in 2009, Dubai Speed is now available online! Click here to download the open source publication (German language) and the pictures by Aurore Belkin. Click here for more information about Dubai Speed.

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    “Q Berlin Questions” Conference

    “Q Berlin Questions” is taking place on the 19th and 20th of October in Berlin. Michael Schindhelm is appointed as a curatorial advisor for the conference. It focuses on 5 main chapters: work, governance, cultural identity, social justice, and urbanization. The list of participants includes the architect Rem Koolhaas, artist Cao Fei, author Taiye Selasi, […]

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    Sternstunde Kunst – Swiss Radio and Television

    On the 27th of August The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg will be shown for the first time on Swiss television as part of the SRF series “Sternstunde Kunst”. First broadcast Sunday, August 27, 11:55 a.m., SRF 1 Rerun Sunday, August 27, 11:25 p.m., SRF 1 Tuesday, August 29, 12:55 p.m., SRF info Saturday, September […]

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    “Behind the Curtain” – Sueddeutsche Zeitung

    On the 12th of July, Sueddeutsche Zeitung published Michael Schindhelm’s contribution “Hinter dem Vorhang” [Behind the Curtain]. Based on the development at the Volksbuehne in Berlin, Michael Schindhelm describes the history of the German theaters as biotopes. Read the article “Hinter dem Vorhang” in PDF format.

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    Letzter Vorhang – Review

    The magazine Q.iez from Berlin published a review on Michael Schindhelms new novel „Letzter Vorhang“. Thereby the article focused on the “lust and frustration” at the „Liebknecht-Theater“, projected in the novel. Further it describes Michael Schindhelm’s own stance toward the changes at Volksbuehne in Berlin. Read the review online.

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    Theater as a biotope

    Karsten Jauch interviewed Michael Schindhelm for the German newspapers Thueringer Allgemeine and Ostthueringer Zeitung. On the occasion of the recently published novel Letzter Vorhang, they discussed the end of the Castorf era at the Volksbuehne Theater in Berlin and Michael Schindhelm’s time as director of the Berlin Opera Foundation. Please click here to read the […]

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    Letzter Vorhang – Berliner Zeitung

    On the 1st of July, Berliner Zeitung published an article about the novel Letzter Vorhang. The article referred to Michael Schindhelm’s time in Berlin and the current changes taking place at the Volksbuehne in Berlin. Click here to download the contribution

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    “The theater as a lost home” – Deutschlandfunk Kultur

    Andrea Gerk interviewed Michael Schindhelm about his recently published novel “Letzter Vorhang” for the literary magazine “Lesart”. The interview focused on theaters, such as the Volksbuehne, as specific structures, “that can also produce special forms of coexistence”: The theater can become a shelter “against a changing reality. And if that goes too far, it is […]

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    Screenings in California

    The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg will be presented at four venues in the Los Angeles area. The screenings will take place on July 24th and 25th at Laemmle’s theaters in Claremont, Encino, Los Angeles, and Pasadena. More information and tickets

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    Summer School – Zurich University of the Arts

    The three-day course “Dream and Reality of Cultural Development in Emerging Cities” takes place from the 1st of September, as part of the Zurich University of the Arts summer school program. Headed by Michael Schindhelm, the course examines developments in global culture, based on case studies in Hong Kong, Moscow, Dubai, and Singapore. Dates: Fri, […]

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    Open Society

    Michael Schindhelm will participate at the event series “Welches Land wollen wir sein?” [What country do we want to be], organized by the initiative Die offene Gesellschaft. The panel discussion, titled “Faktischer Kulturverlust – Postfaktische Gesellschaft?” [Real Loss of Culture – Post-truth Society?], includes also Rebecca Harms, Roland Schimmelpfennig, and Andre Wilkens as speakers. “Welches […]

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    The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg in Singapore

    The radio station 938LIVE from Singapore featured an interview with Michael Schindhelm on “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg”. Michael Schindhelm spoke about the development of the documentary. Thereby the interview also focused on the history of China depicted by the film and on the way China deals with its cultural heritage. Listen to the interview

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    The Art of Preservation

    Channel NewAsia from Singapore invited Michael Schindhelm to the news magazine “First Look Asia”. In relation to the film screenings of “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg” in Singapore, Michael Schindhelm spoke about the making of the documentary and his relationship to Chinese culture. Watch the interview online

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    Present history – Letzter Vorhang reviewed by Tagesspiegel, Luzerner Zeitung, Thueringer Allgemeine

    On the 5th of May, Tagesspiegel published an excerpt of “Letzter Vorhang”. Also, Luzerner Zeitung reviewed the reading, that was held as part of Berliner Theatertreffen. The main focus of the review and preview published by Thueringer Allgemeine was the connection between the novel and the upcoming changes at the Volksbuehne theater in Berlin. Read […]

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    Please turn around! – Letzter Vorhang

    Johannes Siegmund reviewed Michael Schindhelms recently published novel Letzter Vorhang on the Berliner Theatertreffen blog. Subsequent to the book presentation at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, he described how “the struggle for the interpretative sovereignty over the theater of reunification has begun.“ Read the article online.  

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    European Union Writers Festival in Singapore

    The inaugural European Union Writers Festival, Singapore, takes place from May 25–26. The cooperation between the EU and the Lasalle College of the Arts presents publications by European writers working in Singapore. On May 26, Michael Schindhelm will talk about his publication Happy Tropics No.1 – a cooperation with Damian Christinger. Additionally, Michael Schindhelm will […]

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  55. Uli Sigg

    European Union Film Festival 2017

    From May 11–20, the European Union Film Festival 2017 takes place in Singapore and features The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg. Beforehand The Straits Times magazine from Singapore reported on the documentary, that will be screened on the 16th of May, in presence of Michael Schindhelm and Uli Sigg. Also, In Cinemas magazine published an […]

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    ZHdK – Vocabularies of Resilient Art Practice

    The online course Vocabularies of Resilient Art Practice, lead by Michael Schindhelm, starts on the 19th of June. It is part of the Executive Education on Global Culture program at Zurich University of the Arts. The course exposes culture in the globalized context and investigates the role of heritage, migration, and cultural identity in times […]

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  57. Uli Sigg in  Zeng Fanzhi's home

    The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg in Berlin

    On the 30th of April, the German premiere of The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg takes place in Berlin. The documentary will be screened in presence of Michael Schindhelm and the protagonists Uli Sigg and Ai Weiwei at Cinema Paris. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg Cinema Paris Berlin April 30, 2017 12 p.m.

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    The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Singapore

    On the 22nd of April, CoBo House Hong Kong presents the documentary The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg in presence of Michael Schindhelm. The Luxelakes•A4 Art Museum, Chengdu celebrates its opening on the 15th of April with the inaugural exhibition Create Spaces. On the 26th of April, the museum screens The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg in presence of the artist and […]

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    Dream and Reality of Cultural Development in Emerging Cities

    From April 21–23, Michael Schindhelm tutors the course Dream and Reality of Cultural Development in Emerging Cities at Zurich University of the Arts, Hong Kong. Starting from the question „What is global culture?“ the three-day program investigates development of culture and art based on the case studies Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow, and Singapore. Click here […]

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    The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg on tour

    From March to May 2017, the documentary The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg will participate at many international film festivals. The 4th Lo schermo dell’arte edition at Palazzo Grassi in Venice presents a selection of festival contributions from March 02–05. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg will be screened on the 5th of March. Also, […]

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    The Present Cultural Revolution

    On the 22nd of February, the online platform Archinect presented the publication Happy Tropics 1, edited by Michael Schindhelm and Damian Christinger. The featured interview The Present Cultural Revolution between Rem Koolhaas and Michael Schindhelm focuses on Koolhaas work in China and his observations on Singapore, that he already published in 1995 with his essay “Singapore Songlines […]

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  62. Stars

    Culture in New Cities

    Accompanying the stars 2017 event series, taking place from February 22 – 25 in Singapore and from April 23 – 28 in Chengdu, Michael Schindhelm published an article on the topic of soft power, that he will discuss during his lectures. The rapid development of Singapore is the focus of the contribution titled Culture in […]

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    stars China

    After symposia in Jakarta and Singapore the event series stars – for leaders of the next generation takes place in Chengdu. Titled China and the World – Shifting Gears the event hosts lectures by many international speakers on the economic and cultural development in China. The symposium takes place from April 25 – 28. Alongside the lecture by Michael […]

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    Future Cities Laboratory

    As part of the ETH Zurich Singapore program Future Cities Laboratory, Michael Schindhelm will hold a lecture on the topic Reshaping the city’s identity through Culture, focussing on the recent development in Dubai and Hong Kong. The lecture will take place at the CREATE Tower National University of Singapore on the 28th of February. Further information […]

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  65. Soft Power

    From February 22 – 25, the stars Singapore symposium will take place for the fourth time under the titel Asia – Times of Transition. Lectures by international guest working in the fields of politics, culture, and economy will discuss global governance strategies and a growing network between Asian states. On the 25th of February, Michael […]

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    Global Culture and Politics in the Urban Age

    From February 10 – 12, 2017 the class Global Culture and Politics in the Urban Age takes place at the Center for Further Education, Zurich University of the Arts. Courses will be taught by Michael Schindhelm, Tim Renner (Head of Culture, 2016 – Mayor of Berlin), and Jackie McNerney (Head of Culture – Mayor of […]

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  67. Happy Tropics

    Book Launch – Happy Tropics

    HAPPY TROPICS No. 1, edited by Michael Schindhelm und Damian Christinger, will be presented during the art fair Art Stage Singapore on January 13, 2017. Happy Tropics No. 1 is published in collaboration with the Connecting Spaces – Hong Kong Zurich project by Zurich University of the Art and includes contributions by Rem Koolhaas, Philip Ursprung and […]

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    52nd Solothurn Film Festival

    The 52nd Solothurn Film Festival is taking place from January 19 to 26, 2017. This year, The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg will be presented as part of the festival program. The documentary will be screened in presence of Michael Schindhelm on the following dates: 20th of January, 9:30 a.m. at Palace 26th of January, 2:15 p.m. at Uferbau

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    Lecture in Florence

    On the 21st of November, Michael Schindhelm was invited to speak at the California State University International Program in Florence, Italy. The lecture titled Who is afraid of Cultural Globalization? was held at the Architecture Department.

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    Amsterdam – Cracking the Frame

    On the 14th of December, Cracking the Frame, a platform for documentary films, workshops and discussions, screened The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg at Rialto cinema in Amsterdam. During the event, Michael Schindhelm was present to discuss his work. Cracking the Frame December 14, 2016 8:30 p.m. Rialto, Amsterdam

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    „The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg“ in Canada

    The Vancouver International Film Festival presents The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg in October. Accompanying, Georgia Straight magazine published a review and a conversation with Michael Schindhelm. Janet Smith emphasizes how Uli Sigg participated in „one of China’s first forays into capitalism with the West“. The observation of China during the 70’s links the movie to Schindhelm’s […]

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    Who is afraid of Cultural Globalisation?

    The 8th KulturInvest congress takes place from November 03 to 04, at the Tagesspiegel building in Berlin. Causales – Gesellschaft fuer Kulturmarketing und Kultursponsoring directs the question „Quo vadis European Culture Market?“ toward speakers working in the fields of culture, economy, media, and politics. The congress aims to reflect on cooperation emerging through digitalisation, urban […]

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    “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg” – Events in September

    The association friends of i2a (international institute of architecture) and the PKB bank invited their guests to a „meeting with Uli Sigg“, on the 6th of September. Uli Sigg gave a personal insight into the development of his Chinese art collection. Together with Michael Schindhelm he presented excerpts of the movie “The Chinese Lives of […]

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    “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg” – Interviews with Michael Schindhelm and Uli Sigg in Social Life Magazine

    In May 2016, Social Life Magazine (The Hamptons/New York, US) featured Kevin Berlin’s interviews with Michael Schindhelm and Uli Sigg. The conversation focused on the development of the communist system in China, tracked by “The Chines Lives of Uli Sigg”. Furthermore, Berlin inquired the biographic links between the director, who grew up in the GDR, and […]

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    “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg” – French-language Coverage

    On April 4, 2016 Luc Debraine reported on “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg”. In his article, published in the weekly French-language Magazine L’Hebdo under the title “Le portrait chinois d’Uli Sigg”, Debraine states that an outstanding but enigmatic personality such as Sigg almost “merits” a profound documentary like that by Michael Schindhelm. Please click […]

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    “Brückenbauer” – Review in Swiss NZZ

    On Februar 19, 2016, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) published a review of “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg”. Peter A. Fischer concludes that the straightforward arouses the viewers’ immediate desire to travel to China. Please click here to download the article (in German only).

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    “Wenn es ein Land gibt, wo ich mich heimisch fühle, dann in der Schweiz” – Interview in the Basler Zeitung

    On February 16, the Basler Zeitung not only published an article on “The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg”, but furthermore an interview with Michael Schindhelm. Starting with Schindhelm’s career at various theatres, interviewer Raphael Suter addresses the latest documentary film as well. After working as cultural consultant for many years, Schindhelm admits that more and […]

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    “Und dann kam Sigg” – Article in Swiss MAGAZIN

    On February 27, the Magazin – a supplement to the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger – published Michael Schindhelm’s article “Und dann kam Sigg”. The essay sheds light on Sigg’s role within the “second Cultural Revolution”, the opening up of the Chinese market in the late 1970s. According to Schindhelm, Sigg’s success is rooted in his indefinitness: […]

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