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Contemporary Art in Germany in the new millennium

Modern art in Germany has undergone rapid development since the year 2000. There are a large number of artists and art movements, such as street art or conceptual art, which are attracting more and more attention. Digital art and multidisciplinary art forms are also becoming increasingly popular. In addition, many new art institutions such as museums and galleries have established themselves.

Popular galleries in Germany for contemporary art since 2000 include Galerie Sprüth Magers, Galerie Eigen + Art, Galerie Esther Schipper, König Galerie and Galerie Buchholz. There are a number of current trends in contemporary art in Germany, such as

1. digital and technology: more and more artists are using digital media and technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive installations to create new forms of art.

2. environmental awareness: many artists are concerned with environmental issues and sustainability and are addressing climate change, resource scarcity and pollution in their artwork.

3. inclusion: art is increasingly being used as a tool of inclusion to involve marginalized groups in society and strengthen their voice.

4. performance: performance art and live performances are gaining in importance and offer new ways of telling stories and conveying emotions.

5. social criticism: Many artists use their art to draw attention to social grievances and to address and combat taboo topics such as racism, sexism and discrimination.

Some of the most popular contemporary artists in Germany since 2000 are Neo Rauch, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmans, Olafur Eliasson and Isa Genzken.


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