Nausikaä El-Mecky specialises in attacks on art and is a fellow at the Heidelberg School of Education.

Mexico City 3 (Zócalo, MUCA/UNAM, 2007), Spencer Tunick

Mass nudity and a decoy magician

How Spencer Tunick turned public nakedness into art – while avoiding the police

19 May 2017
Socle du Monde (1961), Piero Manzoni. Photo: Ole Bagger. Courtesy of HEART

Monuments to mundanity at the Socle du Monde Biennale

This event is a must-see if you want your understanding of Piero Manzoni and the other featured artists turned on its head

28 Apr 2017

‘I cannot bury myself with my own hands.’ The self-censorship of Syrian cartoonist Fares Garabet

In 2015 Garabet left war-torn Syria for Germany. But even from the relative safety of Europe, the cartoonist fears the consequences of his critical work

5 Dec 2016

Inside the UNESCO conference to save Syria’s heritage

Experts gathered in Berlin to share ideas, but coming up with a coordinated strategy is impossible when the situation is so volatile

10 Jun 2016