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Three Symposiums

Fred Herko: A Crash Course
October 25, 12:30-5:00pm

On the 50th anniversary of the death of Judson dancer and Warhol superstar Fred Herko, this one-day symposium at Performance Studies, NYU, features a range of interdisciplinary thinkers exploring and experimenting with how we read the life and work of one of New York’s most iconic queer performers. More...

The Word Electric
October 25, 2:00-7:00pm

Together with Berlin-based project Fiktion the Goethe-Institut explores new ways of digital publishing at The Word Electric, a German-American workshop, at the Wyoming Building. Participants include Boris Groys, Paul Chan, Kenneth Goldsmith, and others. More...

Close to Now
October 26, 1:00-6:00pm

Close to Now is the fourth event in Kunstverein Munich's ongoing project Door Between Either And Or, concerning the potential of Institutional Critique today. Contributors include Helmut Draxler, John Miller, Ariane Müller, Laura Poitras, and Cop Watch NYC. The symposium takes place at University Settlement on Eldridge Street. More...

[Photo by George Herms: Fred Herko dancing on the roof of ‘The Opulent Tower’, Ridge Street, New York, spring 1964]

    Job Opening

    The Goethe-Institut New York is seeking Teachers of German as a Foreign Language to begin April 2015. More...

      We’re moving

      The Goethe-Institut will close its Spring Street offices and library on December 5, 2014 and will move to its new location at Irving Place. Our events at the Wyoming Building and Ludlow 38 take place as advertised on our event calendar.

      The library will remain closed until our reopening next spring. Please check back soon for more information.

      Our new address is:
      Goethe-Institut New York
      30 Irving Place
      New York, NY 10003

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