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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Venice Biennale - German Pavillion 2024

Zilkens' News Blog 21 2024

With only 4 weeks to go until the opening of Art Basel in Basel, the signals from the auctions in New York are cautious. Euphoria looks different. No wonder - the world has changed significantly since 24 February 2022. A war of aggression in Europe is the opposite of peace, which the German Rosa Luxemburg, aka Sarah Wagenknecht, is pretending to have the choice of ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 20 2024

Please don't be surprised - every now and then you have to deviate from the usual. Since the news blog has also appeared on Instagram, there are the same photos in alternating order. Despite the author's vanity, this bores the web ... . And boredom is the last thing we want to be accused of in these exciting times. So now, in addition to Stefan ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 19 2024

On the internatinal workers day, the masses gathered again in some places and the Thyssen works council was pleased to be able to embrace a veritable labour minister on the podium, who thanked them by raising his left arm, hoping to give his increasingly criticised party the salvation its name deserves. (attention word game - the Ministers' name is Heil) Demanding higher wages in times ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 18 2024

The Biennale in Venice is now partially quietened down thanks to the EUR 5 entrance fee that the lagoon city demands from every day tourist. Those staying overnight are exempt. Digital verification works. Unlike the AVM - where you can also buy your tickets for the vaporetti online. The only annoying thing is that no barrier opens when you hold the barcode in front of ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 17 2024

It's now open - the 60th Venice Biennale and Stefan Kobel doesn't have much to say about it because it's officially an art event and not an art market event. Is that why there were hardly any gallery owners travelling? Apart from the many who happened to be there? Next weekend we will know the auction result of the Klimt painting from Vienna and in ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 16 2024

There are days when you don't know whether it's even worth commenting on what's happening. That was the case after 24 February 2022, when Russia tried to take over Ukraine by military means against all international law; it was the case on 7 October last year, when Hamas attacked, raped, slaughtered or took hostages of peacefully celebrating people in Israel; and it has been the ... read more