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Culture Monthly News

The Goethe-Institut's monthly list of the best cultural event tips from around Australia.


Mistaken Identity / Neural Glitch © Mario Klingemann Mistaken Identity / Neural Glitch © Mario Klingemann

Exhibition: Future U

The exhibition Future U dares to imagine a future in which intelligence, creativity and artistic intellect can be artificial. It presents a reaction to the rapid expansion in the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Curated by Jonathan Duckworth and Evelyn Tsitas, the exhibition at RMIT Gallery will include works by Mario Klingemann, Christian Mio LoClair, Bettina von Arnim and Maina-Miriam Munsky from Germany.

Edgar Leciejewski - A Circle full of Ecstasy © Edgar Leciejewski

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

A Circle Full of Ecstasy is the captivating art exhibit created by German visual artist Edgar Leciejewski. These will be shown for the first time in Australia at this year's Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB). The work consists of 77 portraits of various international politicians, all of which are shown as they raise their right hand to greet their audience.

Homo Sapiens © Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH Homo Sapiens © Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

KinoKonzert #09: ‘Homo Sapiens’ with Heinz Riegler

For the ninth edition of our KinoKonzert series we bring together the film Homo Sapiens by contemporary director Nikolaus Geyrhalter with the music of experimental composer Heinz Riegler. The Austrian-born artists will immerse the audience in a unique audio-visual experience. Don't miss these extraordinary shows at QAGOMA in Brisbane, NFSA in Canberra, Chauvel Cinema in Sydney and ACMI in Melbourne.


Arnold Zable being filmed for #TimeToListen © Goethe-Institut Arnold Zable being filmed for #TimeToListen © Goethe-Institut

Time to listen: Arnold Zable

For the Goethe-Institut's global Time To Listen video series, Melbourne-based author and human rights activist Arnold Zable tells the story of Farhad, an artist who fled from Kurdistan to Australia seven years ago. Zable recently won the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, which acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature.

Refik Anadol's "Machine Hallucination" installation © Refik Anadol Studio

Creating in the age of AI

Are we ready? Artificial Intelligence will change the way we communicate, create and experience our world. “Kulturtechniken 4.0” invites artists, thinkers and creative minds to participate in one of the most important discussions of our time.

Onleihe graphic © Goethe-Institut

Streamable content
Goethe-Insitut's Onleihe

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary. Look forward to a range of gripping, funny and surprising films on topics like Germany in general, society, history, culture, arts and literature, women and LGBT, all in the original German version.


Kultur Magazine - On Ground © Goethe-Institut

Kultur Magazine #30

The latest edition of our kultur magazine takes a closer look at the interplay between AI and traditional creative pursuits. It features contributions from Prof Toby Walsh, Assoc Prof Goetz Richter, Dr Oliver Bown, Angie Abdilla and many others, as well as interviews with AI artists such as Mario Klingemann and Christian 'Mio' Loclair. Flick through the magazine in the online flipbook or email info-sydney@goethe.de and we'll send you a print copy, free of charge.