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We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and Indonesia. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals, always with the goal to facilitate artistic production, reception and reflection involving actors from both countries.


300 Years Immanuel Kant © Illustration by Antje Herzog

300 Years of Immanuel Kant

On the 300th anniversary of his birth, Immanuel Kant will be celebrated in 2024 as a revolutionary thinker and one of the most prominent philosophers of the Enlightenment. But at the same time, his philosophical cosmos and persona will also be under critical scrutiny.

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Library and Literature

ONLEIHE © Goethe-Institut

Onleihe: German Digital Library

The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library. More than 20,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe. You can use the Onleihe media on your PC, laptop and mobile devices (Android and iOS). Free of charge. Free of advertisements. Anytime and anywhere. 

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Berlinale 2024 © Goethe-Institut

Berlinale Bloggers 2024

"We are particularly proud of this year's selection, which brings together long-established filmmakers and strong new voices in independent cinema," enthuses Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director, about the Berlinale-films. Germany's largest film festival will be held in Berlin from 15 to 25 February 2024. Our bloggers from all over the world report on new films and the people behind them, on award ceremonies and more. Read along!

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Media & Technology

Digital Discourses © Goethe-Institut Indonesia

Conference Series
Digital Discourses

Experts from Southeast Asia and Germany discuss the impact of the digital transformation on society, politics and the economy.

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Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories

Aiming to trace stories, counter-histories and absent histories, 'Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories' is an ongoing research and exhibition-based project between the collections of Galeri Nasional Indonesia, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Nationalgalerie Berlin, and Singapore Art Museum. This project is initiated by the Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia.

Movements and Moments © Marishka Soekarna

Movements and Moments

The narratives of feminism are still written from a predominantly white, western perspective. While feminist claims and positions from the Global North are, up to this day, sidelined in a patriarchal mainstream, the same holds true to a much broader extent for feminist movements from the Global South.

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Alur Bunyi © Each Other Company

Alur Bunyi

In the series Alur Bunyi, the Goethe-Institut presents and discusses contemporary positions of experimental (not just) electronic music from Indonesia and Germany.

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