On a late summer afternoon at the Goethe Institut in Washington DC, visual artist Simon Menner begins to address a small group of people. Behind him, two grainy, black and white photographs of a busy street are being projected onto a screen."My name is Simon Menner. I'm a visual artist. My work pretty much focuses on the nature of images, how images are used and utilized - very often against us."It's the latest in a long string of exhibit openings and lectures he's given about his research...
This week on NPR Specials: From America Abroad, an exploration of how different religious groups talk to each other with the goal of lessening violence and reaching mutual understanding. The special will look at the organizations and individuals who are working to build bridges between religions, often in the most conflict-ridden places in the world. Searching For Religious Common Ground will air this Saturday, October 10th at 19:00, and Monday the 12th at 08:00.
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A few things to keep in mind this week: Every October for the last 10 years, the Festival of Lights has turned Berlin into a world full of light art. This year, International artists will present unique glowing light projections and 3D video mappings on the landmarks, monuments, and streets of Berlin, turning the city into a shining spectacle. The 10th Annual Berlin Festival of Lights will take place from October ninth through the eighteenth at various locations throughout the city, and and...