The Recent East: A Novel

Through illuminating prose, Thomas Grattan masterfully chronicles the story of Beate Haas and her two children—as they grapple with the concepts of home, togetherness, personal identity and queerness—in his epic debut novel, The Recent East. Grattan’s distinct narrative voice brings these characters to life, across decades and under remarkable circumstances.

Climate Change Opera “Sun & Sea” in an Abandoned Bauhaus Swimming Pool

Thirty minutes outside of Berlin, in an abandoned Bauhaus swimming pool from 1928 that sits across from E-WERK Luckenwalde renewable power station and contemporary arts center, the climate change opera Sun & Sea will be staged 1-2 May. Created by three women artists in Lithuania—theater director Rugile Barzdziukaite, playwright Vaiva Grainyte and composer Lina Lapelyte—the opera won the 2019 Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion, after queues …

Judy Chicago’s First-Ever Virtual Artwork, Rainbow AR

Berlin-based non-profit arts organization Light Art Space (LAS) commissioned acclaimed feminist artist Judy Chicago to continue her decades-spanning Atmospheres series of Smoke Sculpture imagery—but in augmented reality. Thus, a new work can be viewed worldwide today on one’s phone. Working with producers at International Magic and sound designer Colin Bailey, the artist’s “Judy Chicago Rainbow” is an interactive experience of shifting color and sound with …