In December 2000, the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra paid four people to have a line tattooed on their backs. As Sierra explained it: “Four prostitute(...)

Harry Kessler, 1906, by Edvard Munch. Photograph: © National Museums, Berlin/

Taking centre stage in Berlin was the dapper Count Harry Kessler, Germany’s original hipster. Kessler is so cool that, though dead almost 80 years, h(...)

Visitors look around the new Nazi museum in Munich. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP

The best thing you can say about Munich’s new National Socialist Documentation Centre is that Adolf Hitler would have hated it. The stark white(...)

Elizabeth Shaw

Mention the name Elizabeth Shaw to anyone who grew up in East Germany and watch the smile rise on their lips.For them, the name recalls happy childhoo(...)