Talk | 16.12.2021
LITERATURE IN THE WORST/BEST OF TIME – HONG KONG VOICES
Following our series of online discussions between authors from Hong Kong and Minsk on their respective experiences with writing in times of uncertainty, we would now like to turn our focus on some concrete examples of literary prose published in Hong Kong over the last couple of years. This time the encounter will take place between three local authors and two German newcomers to the city who turned from coincidental readers into devoted translators.
German Film Forum | 17. & 18.12.2021
In My Room
Armin, a news cameraman of around 40 living in Berlin, is getting too old for his nightlife habits and the woman he likes. He’s not really happy, but can’t picture living a different life. During a visit to his dying grandmother, he awakes one morning and discovers that seemingly all of humanity has disappeared...
Opening | 10.11.2021
Jewish Life in Germany and Escape Destination Hong Kong
Jewish communities have been present in Germany for over 1,700 years. The Nazi takeover in 1933 then set in motion an unprecedented persecution that ended with the Holocaust and the almost complete destruction of Jewish life in Germany. Hundreds of thousands of Jewish families were forced to flee - and for some of them, Hong Kong became a place of refuge. Using the example of seven places - small and larger towns and regions - the exhibition provides an insight into Jewish life over the centuries.
Exhibition | 11.11. - 11.12.2021
A mixed media installation on Dance, Exile and Memory by Simon Wachsmuth. In his work ‘Qing’, artist Simon Wachsmuth creates an analogy between dance movement and the “body luggage” of exile and migration, inspired by the history of his Jewish family. In two complementary collages, the artist shows images and documents from his family archive that inspired his artwork.