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<P>William Hogarth (1697-1764): <EM>Gin Lane,</EM> 1751Etching and Engraving, 39 x 32,3 cmStädel Museum, Frankfurt am MainPhoto: Städel Museum – ARTHOTHEK</P>

William Hogarth (1697-1764): Gin Lane, 1751
Etching and Engraving, 39 x 32,3 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum – ARTHOTHEK

Vices of Life: The Prints of William Hogarth
FRANKFURT  •  Städel Museum  •  10 June - 6 September 2015
In its bicentennial year “200 Years Städel” -  Frankfurt’s Städel Museum presents prints by the English painter, engraver and etcher William Hogarth (1697 -1764). Altogether seventy works including the famous printmaking series A Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress (1735) and Marriage à la Mode (1745) are on view in the exhibition hall of the Department of Prints and Drawings. These visual novels from the Städel holdings take the fashions, vices and downsides of modern life in the London metropolis as their themes. Hogarth conceived of his artworks as printed theatre of his times and with them he laid the cornerstone for socio-critical caricature in England. The prints owe their special quality to the keen powers of perception and caustic humour of an artist who contributed so greatly to shaping the image of his era that it is still referred to as “Hogarth’s England” today. Executed during Johann Friedrich Städel’s lifetime, the engravings are among the Städel’s oldest holdings and mirror the critical spirit inherent to this institution since its founding.

Städel Museum Website

Contact: Städel Museum
Schaumainkai 63
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: (49) 69 60 50 98-0

BERLIN  •  Deutsches Historisches Museum  •  26 June - 1 December 2015
Covering a total area of 1600 square meters, Homosexuality_ies documents 150 years of the history, politics and culture of homosexual women and men in Germany. The exhibition shows how same-sex sexuality and non-conformist gender identities have been criminalized through legislation, pathologized in medicine and excluded from society. It traces the legislative development of Paragraph 175 of the German penal code, which made “homosexual acts” punishable by law. Paragraph 175 took effect in 1872, underwent massive harshening in the Nazi era and was retained thereafter, being definitively voided in 1994. In addition to social repression, the exhibition also addresses the liberation movements of gay men and lesbian women, movements which took on a new dynamic after the legal liberalization in the 1960s and transformed society‘s understanding of sex and gender identity.

Works by international artists such as Monica Bonvicini, Louise Bourgeois, Heather Cassils, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Nicole Eisenman, Lotte Laserstein, Lee Lozano, Jeanne Mammen, Zanele Muholi, Henrik Olesen and Andy Warhol comment on the exhibition‘s themes in a variety of ways.

Deutsches Historisches Museum Website

Contact: Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 203 04 751

Phillip Toledano: The Day Will Come When Man Falls
HAMBURG  •  Deichtorhallen  •  19 June - 6 September 2015
The Deichtorhallen Hamburg is showing two exhibitions entitled The Day Will Come When Man Falls as part of the 6th Triennial of Photography. The exhibitions focus on various series of works by the London-born, New York photographer Phillip Toledano, who develops socially relevant and personal visions of the future. The show has been complemented by a showcase exhibition with some 50 portraits from the F.C. Gundlach Collection, the initiator of the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg.

Phillip Toledano deals with subjects that are firmly anchored in the inner landscape of everyday thoughts, but are often avoided, repressed, or completely blocked out. Old age and bidding farewell, submerged memories and those that are dragged to the surface, social isolation, and the possibilities of defying mortality through medical and technical advances: in his carefully and highly staged photographic series, Phillip Toledano deals with current issues that challenge us and often have a strongly confrontational effect.

In his series Days With My Father (2006–2009) Toledano presents a journal-like account of the last three years in the life of his father, who suffered from dementia.

The series Phonesex (2008–2009) portrays phone sex operators in the private surroundings of their apartments, which also function as their place of work. The accompanying interviews offer striking insights into their view of themselves and their creativity against the background of their illusory sexual complicity with the customer.

The protagonists in the series A New Kind of Beauty (2008–2010) have undergone deep and irreversible changes extending even to the complete reshaping of their entire body through plastic surgery. For his series Maybe (2011–2015) Toledano developed elaborate photographic scenarios and short film sequences in which he places himself in various situations and stages of life. The series is based on DNA tests and conversations with psychologists and fortunetellers about possible future developments and involved a team of makeup artists and acting lessons.

Deichtorhallen Website

Contact: Sammlung Falckenberg
Wilstorfer Straße 71, Tor 2
21073 Hamburg-Harburg
Tel: (49) 40 32 50 67 62

Events in Classical Music

Andreas Staier
Andreas Staier
Andreas Staier, harpsichord
FRANKFURT  •  Alte Oper  •  22 September 2015

J. S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988

Andreas Staier, harpsichord

Alte Oper Frankfurt Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Alte Oper Frankfurt
60313 Frankfurt
Tel: (49) 69 13 40 0

Berliner Philharmoniker: Florian Boesch, bass baritone
BERLIN  •  Philharmonie  •  18 - 20 September 2015

Bernard Herrmann: Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg: Die glückliche Hand
Carl Nielsen: Pan and Syrinx
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 The Inextinguishable

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
Florian Boesch Bass Baritone
Members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin
Gijs Leenaars Chorus Master

Berliner Philharmonie Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 25488 12

Sir András Schiff, piano
FRANKFURT  •  Alte Oper  •  11 September 2015

J. S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988

Sir András Schiff, piano

Alte Oper Frankfurt Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Alte Oper Frankfurt
60313 Frankfurt
Tel: (49) 69 13 40 0

Staatskapelle Dresden: Yefim Bronfman, piano
DRESDEN  •  Semperoper  •  13 - 14 September 2015
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Bruckner: Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Semperoper Website

Detailed schedule information:


Theaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden

Tel: 49 351 4911705

Konzerthausorchester Berlin: Vadim Gluzman, violin
BERLIN  •  Konzerthaus  •  24 - 26 September 2015

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Konzerthaus Berlin Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Konzerthaus Berlin
10117 Berlin

Tel: (49) 30 20309 23 33

Events in Opera

Pelleas et Melisande: By Claude Debussy
BERLIN  •  Deutsche Oper  •  9 - 19 September 2015

Claude Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande
Lyrical drama in 5 acts and 13 pictures
Libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck

Donald Runnicles, conductor
Director, Set design, Light design: Marco Arturo Marelli
Costume design: Dagmar Niefind
Chorus-Conductor: Thomas Richter


Arkel: Stephen Bronk
Geneviève: Ronnita Miller
Pelléas: Thomas Blondelle
Golaud: Josef Wagner
Mélisande: Jana Kurucová
Yniold: Alexandra Hutton
A Doctor: Thomas Lehman
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Website

Detailed schedule information:

9, 17, 19 September 2015 at 19h30

Contact: Deutsche Oper
Bismarckstraße 35
10627 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 34384343

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