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Volkswagen startet Kulturförderung in China mit Eröffnung der Ausstellung Rain Room in Shanghai

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  • 04/25/19
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    Exhibition opening in Berlin: Volkswagen supports "Andreas Mühe. Mischpoche"

    2019, Titled "Mischpoche", Andreas Mühe will present his latest series of works in Berlin, centered around photographic family portraits. In these images Mühe joins together the living and dead members of his highly diverse artistic family. Those members that were no longer alive were replicated as stunningly lifelike sculptures in a complex and intensive production process arranged by Mühe. Volkswagen helped to realize this exhibition as part of its ongoing support of Nationalgalerie, thereby also lending support to Andreas Mühe´s internationally renowned body of work.
  • 04/12/19
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen and Karajan Music Tech Conference unveil deconstructed trumpet

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the key topic of the Karajan Music Tech Conference hosted in Salzburg by the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute with the support of Volkswagen. With this partnership, the Group builds upon the success of the previous conference and facilitates a new international expert meeting as well as a presentation of innovative technologies in the world of music.
  • 03/28/19
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    Volkswagen and Nationalgalerie add two further years to their partnership

    Volkswagen and Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin have agreed on a two-year extension of their partnership. By aiming to provide the largest possible audience with chances to engage with culture, the collaboration helps society to strengthen cultural education efforts. Originally launched in 2013, the alliance has made Volkswagen a significant supporter of the Nationalgalerie, one of Europe’s leading museum institutions covering with its internationally renowned collection the evolution of art from 1800 until today. Works from the collection are on view in five museums: Alte Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Neue Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen and Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg.
  • 02/01/19
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    German President receives Holocaust survivor and Volkswagen apprentices at Schloss Bellevue

    At the invitation of the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC), four apprentices from Volkswagen yesterday accompanied Leon Schwarzbaum, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz extermination camp, to a reception given by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The 98-year-old from Berlin honored the German head of state with the “B” statuette. With this statuette, Auschwitz survivors and the IAC honor women and men who stand up for democracy, tolerance and human dignity and keep remembrance of Auschwitz alive. Last year, the budding Volkswagen specialists had helped to maintain and preserve the Memorial Site at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
  • 01/28/19
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    Holocaust Remembrance Day - Volkswagen remembers victims of National Socialist persecution of the Jews, racial hatred and forced labor

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Volkswagen remembered the victims of National Socialism at its Wolfsburg plant.
  • 01/23/19
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    Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg – wreath-laying and film “Bei uns nichts Neues”

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Volkswagen is commemorating the victims of murder, persecution and forced labor during the National Socialist dictatorship with a remembrance event at the Wolfsburg plant.
  • 01/21/19
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    Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019: Volkswagen employees commemorate victims of murder, persecution and forced labor

    Over the next few days, the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC) and Volkswagen are commemorating the victims of murder, persecution and forced labor during the National Socialist dictatorship at remembrance events. Apprentices from Volkswagen’s plants at Dresden, Emden and Wolfsburg are also taking part in the events.
  • 11/29/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL initiative receives „Corporate Art Award“

    Volkswagen‘s Cultural Engagement has been honored with the „Corporate Art Award” in Brussels. The prize was presented yesterday as part of the “Art Patrons of the XXI. Century” festivities in the European Parliament. The program’s founder and curator Luca Desiata from pptART®/LUISS Business School, representing the jury, acknowledged the role of the company, which “provides a large public with access to the arts and culture through VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL”.
  • 11/07/18
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    The new season begins for Volkswagen Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 in New York

    MoMA PS1 kicked off the new season of VW Sunday Sessions with the performance "Pendulum Music: An Arrangement for Four Performers and Geodesic Dome" by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste on 21 October. This series supported by Volkswagen Group of America will now be entering its seventh year and offers a variety of encounters with contemporary performance and media art.
  • 09/28/18
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    Volkswagen Supports the Kaiserring Award Winner Exhibition in Goslar for the Fourth Year

    This Saturday, the artist Wolfgang Tillmans is going to be awarded with the Kaiserring at the Kaiserpfalz in Goslar. In its statement, the international award jury emphasizes the quality of Tillmans’ body of work and his ability to creatively address social challenges. The ceremony further kicks off the award winner exhibition featuring many of Tillmans’ worldwide acclaimed artworks and supported by Volkswagen.
  • 01/24/18
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    Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018: Volkswagen apprentices commemorate suffering, murder and survival in Auschwitz

    Over the next few days, the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC) and apprentices from Volkswagen are commemorating the victims of National Socialism at remembrance events. The young people from Wolfsburg and Hanover took part in care and preservation work at the concentration camp memorial site near the Polish town of Oświęcim last year. At events in Berlin, Munich and Wolfsburg , the young women and men are reporting on what they learnt from eyewitnesses about suffering, murder and survival at the former Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The occasion is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on which the world remembers the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army on January 27, 1945 and commemorates the victims of dictatorship and racial hatred.
  • 02/16/17
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    100 CSR projects throughout the world: Volkswagen brand fosters talents and transformation in Brazil

    Throughout the world, the Volkswagen brand is involved in numerous environmental and social projects beyond the factory gates. 100 current CSR projects are highlighted by the Sustainability Report of the Volkswagen Group and featured on an interactive world map (www.sustainabilityreport2015.volkswagenag.com/csr-projects).
  • 01/30/17
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    100 CSR projects around the world: Volkswagen brand improves water supply, medical care and educational opportunities in India

    Throughout the world, the Volkswagen brand is involved in numerous environmental and social projects beyond the factory gates. 100 current CSR projects are highlighted by the Sustainability Report of the Volkswagen Group and featured on an interactive world map (www.sustainabilityreport2015.volkswagenag.com/csr-projects). This commitment to sustainability in a variety of areas is intended to contribute actively to realizing the global development targets laid down in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030.
  • 01/13/17
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    100 CSR projects around the world: Volkswagen brand supports greater equality of opportunity in South Africa

    Throughout the world, the Volkswagen brand is involved in well over 100 environmental and social projects beyond the factory gates. This is highlighted by the Sustainability Report of the Volkswagen Group. An interactive world map shows all the current CSR projects (www.sustainabilityreport2015.volkswagenag.com/csr-projects).
  • 06/24/16
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    Five Years of Partnership: Volkswagen Group of America and The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1

    Volkswagen Group of America looks back at five years of collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1 in New York. Since 2011, the company has supported nearly 40 projects, thus underscoring its role as one of the most important supporters of the international efforts of the museum.

Stories

02/27/19
Models

When the Touareg tows a house

Living on nine square meters. Italian architect Leonardo Di Chiara tours Europe in his “aVOID” tiny house with a Touareg as his traveling companion.
01/29/19
Company

Let's go!

A visit of DFB top managers at the Wolfsburg factory marked the beginning of the new partnership between Volkswagen and the German Football Association. In March, the cooperation will take full effect ...
01/02/19
Company

In the town of emperors and artists

With its support for culture, Volkswagen helps to give millions of people access to art and culture. In the town of Goslar, on the northern end of the Harz mountains, the company backs an unusual project.