Dominikus Müller

The renowned Swiss architect and designer duo discuss the influences that have shaped their six-decade careers 

Can we compare our current political moment to the tumultuous 1930s?

Leonore Mau, Hubert Fichte im Star-Club Hamburg St. Pauli, 1962. Courtesy: the estate of Leonore Mau and S. Fischer Stiftung

On the counter-cultural icon Hubert Fichte, founder of German-language Pop literature

Herbert Fritsch in Pension Schöller, directed by Frank Castorf, Volksbühne Berlin, 1994. Courtesy: ullstein bild/Esch-Henkel

What's behind the outcry againt Chris Dercon's appointment at the Volksbühne?

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Halil Altındere, Homeland, 2016, video still 

Various locations, Berlin, Germany

A conversation with theatre director Milo Rau about responsibility, empathy and 'meta-slavery'

Andro Wekua, 'Anruf', 2016, installation view, Kölnischer Kunstverein. Photograph: Simon Vogel 

The editor of frieze d/e selects his picks of the current shows in the city

Sigmar Polke, ohne Titel (Weihnachten 1985) (Untitled, Christmas 1985), 1985, collage in scrapbook and ink, 21 x 16 cm © The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016; photograph: 

What the proposed closure of Museum Morsbroich tells us about cultural debate in Germany

On art and therapy

Musée du Echnaton (Afrika), 1976, Installationansicht, Atelier des Künstlers, Köln (courtesy: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn & Michael Buthe Estate, Köln)

A look back at the extraordinary work of Michael Buthe

Olaf Metzel, 13.4.1981, 1987, verschiedene Materialien, Installationsansicht, Joachimsthalerstraße/Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, 1987 (courtesy: © Olaf Metzel, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015; Fotografie: © Hans Peter Stiebing, Berlin)

Public art in Germany has a long and fraught history. What is its place today?