Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exile – Popup Sydney

Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exile – Popup Sydney © Goethe-Institut

Exhibition, music, films, discussions and more

The Goethe-Institut Damascus was established in 1955 as one of the first outside of Germany, a second branch in Aleppo was opened in 2011 – however both had to be closed in 2012 due to the unsafe situation in Syria.

Now, we present a series of events as a pop-up in Sydney. Tagged Goethe-Institut Damascus in Exile we will discuss artists in exile, international cultural exchange, and voices of artists from Syria, Germany, Australia, and beyond. Below is a list of the related events.

Opening night:

Tuesday 21 March 2017, 6pm-9pm, free entry. Address: Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025. Official opening of the Mouneer Al Shaarani Exhibtion and panel discussion about supporting the arts in difficult circumstances, featuring:

Sonja Griegoschewski, Director, Goethe-Institut Australia
Helen O'Neil, Director, British Council in Australia
Marion Potts, Director of Theatre, Australia Council for the Arts
Lucia Sobera, Senior Lecturer, Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, The University of Sydney