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Anyone visiting the website of KW Institute for Contemporary Art this month will be surprised: Gone is the usual menu with information about a museum visit and current exhibitions. Instead, there is a photograph of an office space: A neon-coloured invitation to enter The Last Museum flashes on a computer screen. If you follow the prompt, the first of six website-based commissioned works opens with a spherical audio track and suction-like visuals. The works of the artists from six continents can be roamed through by animated cursor. A battery pole clamp guides the user through Jakrawal Nilthamrong's video installation of burning fields in Thailand, a hacker space in Berlin and a half-finished mortuary in Ghana can be controlled with hieroglyphic signs. The ambitious mixture of online game, virtual reality and art is available on the KW website until 6 June.
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Since 15 April, the Humboldt Forum has been living up to its name and becoming a forum for discussion in changing debate formats. Under catchwords such as "Counterquestions", "WeSearch" and "Sight Specifics", panel guests from science and society speak on central thematic complexes of the soon-to-open exhibition house. The colonial heritage of ethnological collections and object provenances will be questioned, inclusion and identity politics illuminated. Although the livestreams take place on Thursdays at 19:00, all episodes remain available free of charge on the Humboldt Forum's website afterwards. This week, cultural scientist Mithu Sanyal and journalist Amna Saleem discuss the liberating potential of humour with regard to racism and the concept of race under the title "No laughing matter?" They will discuss with other guests in German and English.
Foto: Timofej Melnik, Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
Despite its closed doors, the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst will again commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe on 8 May this year. With a podcast and the traditional "Toast to Peace", a special framework for the commemoration day is created in the digital realm. The podcast brings together recollections from people involved in the surrender. Personal accounts by Marshal Shukow, the French General de Tassigny and the British Marshal Tedder bring the historical event to life. From 8 May, the podcast will be available for listening on the museum website and can be accessed on all major podcast portals. The "Toast to Peace", usually the conclusion of the commemoration at the museum, will be featured on the website this year as a video message from young people from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, US, UK and France.