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Arts Guide

Newspaper article International New York Times

Arts Guide

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A look at selected arts events worldwide.

Zurich

Manifesta 11

Various venues

Through Sept. 18

This European biennial includes a mix of contemporary visual and performance art. Santiago Sierra, Jon Kessler, Marguerite Humeau and Georgia Sagri are among the artists in the visual arts lineup. On the performance side, many pieces are experimental, like Byung Chul Kim's "Fur es suubers Zuri," in which he will put on wearable mop pieces. m11.manifesta.org

Berlin

Foreign Affairs Festival

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

July 5-17

The theme of this performing arts festival this year is "uncertainty." Artists whose work will appear include Nastio Mosquito, an Angolan artist whose works include installations, video and performances that he stars in. Dries Verhoeven, a Dutch artist, will show a film installation called "Guilty Landscapes, Episode II." Below, Dawid Minnaar in "Ubu and the Truth Commission," a play by the Handspring Puppet Company and the artist William Kentridge that will be performed. berlinerfestspiele.de

Bogota, Colombia

Rock al Parque

Simon Bolivar Park

July 2-4

Calling itself one of the largest free, open-air music festivals in the world, this event features hip-hop, jazz, salsa and other music, largely from Latin America. Dozens of groups will perform, including the rock group Mr. Bleat; the Colombian death metal band Nonsense Premonition; Ghetto Warriors, a reggae group; and the American rockers Deafheaven. rockalparque.gov.co

Paris

Seydou Keita

Grand Palais

Through July 11

This exhibition will show the Malian photographer's black and white portraiture, taken largely in the 1960s and 70s, as the country forged its identity after it gained independence from France. Around 300 photographs by Keita (1921-2001) will be on display. "Carambolages," a show that features a motley set of artworks grouped by free association, is also showing at the museum through July 4. grandpalais.fr

Munich

Munich Opera Festival

Bayerische Staatsoper

Through July 31

The Spanish opera director Calixto Bieito, who has ruffled the opera world with violent productions that sometimes up-end their source material, opens this festival with a new staging of Fromental Halevy's 1835 opera "La Juive." The opera follows a group of Jewish citizens in medieval Konstanz who are persecuted for their heritage. The festival lineup also includes "Les Indes Galantes," an opera- ballet by the Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and several new productions from the Staatsoper's recent season, including "Un Ballo in Maschera" and "The Fiery Angel." Above, Sara Jakubiak as Eva in "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg," which is also showing. staatsoper.de

Edinburgh

New Gallery Opening

National Museum of Scotland

July 8

Ten new galleries will open here this month as the museum undergoes a major revamp to mark its 150th anniversary. …

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