The Advisory Board

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Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Allianz Cultural Foundation and former State Minister at the Federal Chancellery for Media and Culture, Publicist, Honorary Professor for Comparative Studies

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Mathias Énard, French author and translator, Arabic teacher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona

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László F. Földényi, Art Theoretician, Literary Scholar and Essayist, Budapest



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Tino Sehgal, Artist and Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Biennale 2013


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Johan Simons, Director of Ruhrtriennale

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Prof. Manos Tsangaris, Composer, Festival Director and Performance Artist

Former Members of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Robert Picht: fomer Chairman and Vice-Rector of College of Europe, Bruges

Moritz de Hadeln: former Director of Venice Film Festival

Sigrid Gareis: Cultural producer with focus on contemporay dance; former Secretary General of the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne

Jean-Baptiste Joly: Director of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

Frank Madlener: Director of the Institute for Acoustics and Music Research (IRCAM), Paris

Hans Ulrich Obrist: Deputy Chairman and Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery, London

Prof. William E. Paterson: former Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham; Honorary Professor for German and European Politics at Aston University

Dr. Ilma Rakusa: Author, translator and journalist, Zurich

Prof. Dr. Peter Ruzicka: Conductor, Composer and Artistic Director of the Munich Biennial

Dirk Snauwaert: Director of Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels

Tom Stromberg: former Director of the Deutsche Schauspielhaus, Hamburg

Karsten Witt:  former Artistic Director Royal Festival Hall, London