We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and Malaysia. 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.
Which topics and discourses are we dealing with worldwide? The online magazine Zeitgeister invites experts, artists and authors to a joint exchange. It offers local and global perspectives – on postcolonialism, sustainability, post-digital cultures, feminism and current affairs.
Plastic in the oceans, forest fires in the Amazon: on Ecologues the Goethe-Institut presents constructive answers to climate change and brings together regional experts in global debates on sustainability. Above all, the question arises: How do we survive the human age?
Once a month, our new birthday calendar will honour a selected birthday child (filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, camera operators, editors) with an appropriate film recommendation. For one month, one of their films will be available via Goethe-on-Demand.
How can we reconnect with the spaces we live in, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? The artists of Sound of X propose answers as they explored their sonic environment. The resulting video soundscapes offer a unique experience of our cities.
As the third part of the trilogy CONTINUE, which was developed in 2018, TOUCH was planned to be premiered in April 2020 at the theaterimballsaal Bonn and to tour in Malaysia in July 2020. As a response to Covid-19, the dance piece TOUCH has been sliced into 13 short video trailers, which are now available online as a digital format of the work and will be part of future live performances as well.
In response to the global situation, artistic director of Toccata Studio Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia) and the Paranormal String Quartet (Germany) created an experimental travel journey documentary based on a trip from Germany to Malaysia in April 2020 within the Virtual Partner Residency Programme by Goethe-Institut.
The Goethe-Institut gets stuck in your ears and opens your eyes. Goethe-Instituts across the globe produce podcasts on different topics and in different languages. Choose from a range of diverse podcasts from around the world. Dive in and have fun listening.
In 2019 the Freedom Film Network and the Goethe-Institut jointly applied and successfully have been awarded a five-year project grant under the European Union which aimes at strengthening the civil society movements in Malaysia.
SEADSTEM is a project of the Goethe-Institut in South East Asia in cooperation with the South East Asian Ministry of Education Organization. It gives teachers the opportunity to jointly develop and exchange high-quality resources for innovative concepts in STEM teaching.
In collaboration with LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) the Goethe-Institute offers artists from Southeast Asia a three-month residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.