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Merkel: Entire Country United in Deep Sorrow Over Attack in Berlin

December 26, 2016 by  
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Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to the press on Tuesday, December 20, about the attack on Breitscheidplatz: “This is a very difficult day. I, like millions of people in Germany, am horrified, shocked, and deeply saddened by what happened yesterday evening at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. Twelve people, who yesterday were still among us, who were looking […]

Book Tip of the Week: “Berlin for Jews”

December 13, 2016 by  
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What is it like to travel to Berlin today, particularly as a Jew, and bring with you the baggage of history? And what happens when an American Jew, raised by a secular family, falls in love with Berlin not in spite of his being a Jew but because of it? The answer is Leonard Barkan’s […]

LA Debut of Berlin’s Acclaimed Children’s Choir

November 14, 2016 by  

The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), noted for touring internationally as well as showcasing acclaimed choirs from around the world, presents a free concert featuring the Los Angeles debut of Berlin’s esteemed Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin State Opera), led by Music Director Vinzenz Weissenburger, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7 […]

German Currents Los Angeles Film Festival 2016

November 7, 2016 by  
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On Thursday, October 20th, German Currents kicked off its four-day film festival with opening film “Me and Kaminski” at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. This year the film festival, produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque, celebrated its 10th edition of showcasing the best of recent German cinema in Los Angeles. The […]

DC: Berlin Dance Party with DJ Alex Barck and DC Urban Artistry Dancers

November 7, 2016 by  

Join the Goethe-Institut Washington for their Berlin Dance Party with Alex Barck on Thursday, November 10 from 8 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.! Alex Barck rose to fame as a member of DJ/producer collective Jazzanova, founder of the Sonar Kollektiv label in the late 90’s. Early gigs at now-infamous clubs like Delicious Doughnuts led to his […]

The Feuerle Collection

September 15, 2016 by  
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Collector Désiré Feuerle is planning to open a private museum in late 2016, to house his collection of international contemporary and Southeast Asian art, as well as Chinese design. Just like the well-known Boros Collection, the Feuerle Collection will be permanently be displayed in a former World War II telecommunications bunker, which has been refurbished […]

NY: “Das Afrikanische Bierlaboratorium I” Exhibition

September 14, 2016 by  

Emeka Ogboh transforms the exhibition space at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 into a branding zone for a Berlin beer called Sufferhead Original. Drawing upon a lecture by a leading figure in a German rightwing populist party, who referred to a “life-affirming African mode of propagation” and contrasted African and European reproductive strategies, Ogboh imagines […]

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner on Hieroglyphics

August 30, 2016 by  
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Referring to the cityscape paintings, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the German expressionist painter and one of the founders of the artists group “Die Brücke“, spoke of “hieroglyphs as signs of expression.” Immediate ecstasy, Kirchner wrote, leads already in the preliminary sketch to “complete hieroglyphs.” The variety of visual experience, “ecstasy,” is reduced to abbreviations, to eloquent […]

October: The European Month of Photography

August 9, 2016 by  
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Since 2004, the European Month of Photography  has been taking place every two years in Berlin, presenting a wide range of exhibitions and events on historic and contemporary photography. The largest German festival for photography presents a collaboration of museums, cultural institutions, galleries, embassies, project spaces, as well as local photography schools. On the occasion […]

5th Berlin Art Week

July 30, 2016 by  
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September 13-18, 2016, various locations A key fall event, the Berlin Art Week is dedicated to contemporary art and combines exhibitions, art fairs, art awards, and an auxiliary program featuring talks, films, and tours. The Berlin Art Week provides new, surprising insights into private collections, project spaces, and the city’s sites of artistic production. Center […]

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