Appointment Of New Director At Berlin’s Volksbühne Has Some People Panicking About The Entire Direction Of The City

The city government’s choice of Tate Modern art msueum director Chris Dercon for the job “has laid bare long-simmering worries about the direction of Berlin’s arts scene. … Critics say that officials are forsaking an artistic tradition of locally produced, politically and aesthetically unconventional programming. Instead, they see an effort to redraw the theater’s mission to make Berlin a more attractive and marketable destination for tourists and for the internationally minded millennials who have moved into many of that city’s trendiest districts.”