EUNIC Project The Routes we Take

This project aims to collect and map out local creatives, organisations and businesses whose practices center around circularity and symbiotic relationships with people and the planet.

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Kafka 2024
Being Kafka

Why does Franz Kafka’s spell remain unbroken a hundred years after his death? Is it his exquisite letters, our affection for dramatic tales, or the sense that our contemporary world has never been more Kafkaesque? The centenary of Franz Kafka's death presents a chance to delve into innovative approaches to understanding the author and his captivating oeuvre.

The Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka celebrates the Kafka anniversary with a variety of events – from a poster exhibition, and film screenings to virtual spheres.

Kafka today © Goethe-Institut

Colomboscope 2024
Way of the Forest

Way of the Forest manifested from 19 to 28 January 2024 across several venues in Colombo. Colomboscope 2024 was shaped with over 40 Sri Lankan and international artists and collectives. Interwoven with interdisciplinary programmes Mushroomings ranging from conversations, excursions, performances, workshops, open air cinema and listening experiences realised with a host of cultural partners. Colomboscope 2024 was curated by Hit Man Gurung, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Sarker Protick with artistic director Natasha Ginwala. 

Colomboscope 2024 © Goethe-Institut

Art Exhibition (3. - 30.11.2023)
»Otto Dix – Social Criticism & War (1920-1924)«

Otto Dix (1891-1969) is renowned as one of Germany’s most pivotal artists in the time of the Weimar Republic. He depicted its excesses and contradictions with an unflinchingly critical eye. The exhibition focusses on his prints, the lithographs and etchings that he produced during the early 1920s. They demonstrate that Dix was not only an uncompromising chronicler of his time, often portraying those who found themselves on the margins of society, but also provide proof of an impressive technique, excelling in experimentation, that pushed the medium to its limits.

Otto Dix ifa exhibition - square © Goethe-Institut

United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Science Film Festival

In 2023, the Science Film Festival is official supporting partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Please register to receive the link to the films selected in Sri Lanka and the password that enables you to stream the films free of charge during the festival period.

Science Film Festival 2023 © Goethe-Institut /SFF2023



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