How do we go about designing our future and being conscious of our past? How to lay the foundations for a sustainable world? And what does it mean to live in a present that is trans-cultural through and through? Read our voices editorial.

It’s all about the preservation of artworks in their material substance

As time goes by, contemporary art too is aging. Often one has to deal with works that are ephemeral and perishable, as well as time-based media and materials. We’ve spoken to Franziska Klinkmüller, the conservator in charge of the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, about the challenges of restoration of contemporary art and aspects related to sustainability.

07. December 2021 — Read / Interview (6 minutes) More

Averting a Future that No One Wants To See Coming

It is one of the most fascinating works at the Children's Biennale: Thijs Biersteker's installation "Wither". Yet the work has a more serious background. The delicate, semi-transparent artificial leaves light up in a rhythm that depicts the deforestation of the rainforest in the Amazon. How does this work? We asked the artist.

17. November 2021 — Read / Interview (3 minutes) More

A Library for the Environment

Recently, the Japanisches Palais became home to the Environmental Library, formerly located at the Umweltzentrum Dresden. With a scope of over 6000 titles on nature and environmental protection, this specialized library can be traced back in part to the ecological movement in the later years of the GDR. But what exactly is an environmental library? To find out, we spoke to Claudia Nikol and Martina Pohle from the Umweltzentrum Dresden.

09. November 2021 — Read / Interview (6 minutes) More

Children’s Biennale - Embracing Nature

In our reader on the Children’s Biennale - Embracing Nature, we feature content and formats related to our current exhibition at the Japanisches Palais.

Zukunftsforum meets VW: How is electromobility transforming the public space?

Anna-Lisa Reith from the Dresden State Art Collections in conversation with Carsten Krebs (Head of Communications Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH), Dr. Robert Franke (Office for Economic Development of the city of Dresden) and Kevin Bauch from Fridays for Future Dresden.

02. December 2021 — Watch / Conversation (72 minutes) More

Zukunftsforum: How will mobility work in the future?

Anna-Lisa Reith from the Dresden State Art Collections in conversation with Carsten Krebs (Head of Communications Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH), designer Daniel Huber, traffic psychologist Lisa-Marie Schaefer (TU Dresden), psychologist Jens Schippl (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Florence Thurmes (Curator of the Children's Bienniale – Embracing Nature).

18. November 2021 — Watch / Conversation (104 minutes) More

Zukunftsforum: How sustainable is the digitalisation?

Anna-Lisa Reith from the Dresden State Art Collections in conversation with Carsten Knoll from Bits&Trees, the local network for digitalisation and sustainability in Dresden, and Kevin Bauch from Fridays for Future Dresden.

27. October 2021 — Watch / Conversation (58:30 minutes) More

The elusive story of ice

Marijke van Warmerdam’s work Eiskugel – quite literally an ice ball of ∅ 25 cm – is a modest piece that might have been somewhat simple if it weren’t also slowly melting in the gallery space. Jane Boddy on the tremendous energy put into the production of a clear, carved piece of ice currently on show at the Children’s Biennale "Embracing Nature" at the Japanisches Palais.

22. September 2021 — Read / Article (5 minutes) More