German Music Scene The Year in Music: 2022

The hope that things would simply continue as before after the pandemic was dashed in 2022. There were reasons for joy, but also disappointments, and one thing became clear: The German music market is as dynamic, contentious and lively as never before and still good for a few surprises. 

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Thinking is Dangerous

Hannah Arendt

The dossier about Hannah Arendt’s conception of thinking explores this aspect of her work and life through art, dialogue, performance, play, music, and silence.

Hannah Arendt - Thinking is Dangerous

Residency Chain & Web dossier The Right To Be Cold¹ – Circumpolar Perspectives

​The focus of this transdisciplinary cross-border project lies on the so-called Arctic and Boreal region; implying issues concerning indigenous knowledges, ecology, climate justice, and culture is central to the initiative.

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documenta15 Community(ies)

From June 18 - September 25, 2022, the fifteenth edition of documenta took place in Kassel. The Goethe-Institut Canada has taken this as an opportunity to invite a group of curators from Canada to Kassel to enable them to exchange ideas with international and local curators.

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Queer Eye Germany: Radical positivity makes for good TV

German Series in Canada

Queer Eye Germany offers a very different take on a binge-able series. The show is … nice. Charming. Inspiring, even. The premise is that a crew of host experts, all proudly queer, drops in on a different person each episode and helps them rethink their life, aided and abetted by a new wardrobe...

Key art from the Netflix series "Queer Eye Germany" showing the fab 5: Jan-Henrik Scheper Stuke, David Jakobs, Ayan Yuruk, Leni Bolt, Aljosha Muttardi. © Netflix Photo: Thomas Schenk

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The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library (eLibrary). More than 23,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe. 

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