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Street Art

Covering walls and surfaces in cities around the world, Street Art is appreciated by thousands every day as they go about their daily business. In our constantly growing blog about this unique art form, we have captured art in the streets of Montreal, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, Toronto and Washington, D.C., Berlin and other places.

Where the Wild Tunes Are © Tobias Schrank

Music festivals in Germany
Where the Wild Tunes Are

Music festivals are an integral part of the German cultural landscape, and for many Germans they are among the most enjoyable activities of the year. Get to know some of the most interesting ones acoustically and in pictures!


Musikrückblick 2023 © Dan Cristian Pădureț on Unsplash

The German Music Scene
Retrospective 2023

The German music scene reinvented itself in many ways in 2023. We look back on a year that was (among other aspects also) musically eventful, in which new collaborations emerged, new technological paths were broken and there were some surprising discoveries to be made between tradition and innovation.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Music from Germany

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands. Pop made in Germany can also be downloaded here by subscription.


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A Worn World © deuffert&plischke

A project of deufert&plischke
A Worn World

Artistic assistance: Olivia Sofia

July, August, September 2022
Los Angeles, Montreal, Kuopio

With the support of the German Foreign Office and Exportförderung NRW

Initiated by the German duo deufert&plischke, A Worn World-Le monde que l'on porte addresses the themes of modesty, desire, pleasure and fear expressed through clothing. In close contact with the skin, the sensitive organ they "touch", they are the direct expression of a personal affirmation: they convey our stories, our memories, evoke our cultures and specific places, reflect sociological and economic biases, exalt our feelings of belonging and our resistance. Clothing has the power to address important themes such as self-image, gender identity, coming of age, family.

A Worn World - Le monde que l’on porte focuses on the personal, individual, and emotional movements that arise in the clothes we choose to wear and make them vehicles for social interaction.

From August 1 to 13, the Goethe-Institut Montreal was be transformed into a creative space where you could sew, draw, design, tell stories, reject them and sew them back together. All the encounters and projects realized during the workshops resulted in an installation and a photographic project, which culminated in a Ball of the Imaginary, a dance party celebrating this unique experience.

About deufert&plischke

The work of deufert&plischke goes beyond dance and theatre. It deals with individual participation and social everyday life within the artistic activity.

The works of deufert&plischke are open social spaces in which the public and things meet to live and exchange physical and sensory experiences. These spaces invite people of all generations to develop artistic and social situations. The work of deufert&plischke is interdisciplinary and connects people in different parts of the world.

deufert&plischke live and work in Schwelm near Wuppertal (NRW). Their projects have taken place in Berlin, Potsdam, Schwelm, Wuppertal, Essen, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Hanover, Leipzig, Vienna, Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Sofia, Helsinki, Kuopio, Bergen, Stamsund, Warsaw, Poznan, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Utrecht, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá, Singapore.



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Techno Worlds

As a global phenomenon, techno has not only shaped music history, but has also set impulses that have impacted contemporary culture, art, pop culture, media consumption and technologies.

The Goethe-Institut's exhbition TECHNO WORLDS approaches this multi-layered phenomenon through the works of international artists.