Tom Wilkinson is a research associate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and an associate lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London. His book on the visual culture of the German inflation will be published in January 2024.

Brute force – the savage post-war paintings of George Grosz

The artist’s later work is usually regarded as apolitical but, as the Stick Men paintings show, he produced some of his most savage work after the war

5 Oct 2023

All change at the Venice Architecture Biennale?

With its focus on architects from Africa and its diasporas, the main exhibition curated by Lesley Lokko is a breath of fresh air

25 May 2023
The Humboldt Forum in the centre of Berlin, due to open in December 2020.

Why are Berlin’s new buildings so intent on looking backwards?

The reconstruction of the Berlin Palace is just one example of the city’s nostalgia for the past

20 Oct 2020
Notgeld from the Harz Mountains, 1921.

Money matters – the art of German hyperinflation

The emergency money issued by many German towns during the First World War featured a range of designs – including witches, devils and donkeys

20 Feb 2020