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Goethe on Demand

On Goethe on Demand, the streaming platform of the Goethe-Institut, we present a variety of online film programs, film festivals and film series that can be streamed from home. They are accessible online and free of charge after registration.

News from culture and society

Restitution – The wooden handle of a whip by Nama leader Hendrik Witbooi Photo (detail): Marijan Murat © picture alliance/dpa

The German Lost Art Foundation
Provenance Research on Collections from Colonial Contexts

The German Lost Art Foundation helps to determine the origin and whereabouts of illegally taken artworks. The focus lies on objects stolen during National Socialism from Jewish property, but increasingly collections from the colonial era gain attention, explains the head of the new department, Dr Larissa Förster.


In Focus

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Artist portraits
Art Upside Down

The Goethe-Institut New Zealand and Contemporary HUM present a series of portraits about New Zealand artists who have found a new physical - and artistic - home in Germany. Kunst Kopfüber / Art Upside Down invites writers and curators to look at the practice of six contemporary artists from Aotearoa. 

Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Time to listen

The current situation has forced many people around the world to stay at home and follow the news. In this isolation they hear the news of a global crisis and threat. As in Boccaccio's “Il Decamerone” and many other myths and books of other cultures, the description of the disaster is followed by stories. The project “Time to listen” presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all genres of art, from all over the world.