For “Reading Marx/Marx Lesen”, the Goethe-Institut has asked people in various cities in North America and Germany to select and read short quotations from Marx and to explain why these texts are still relevant today. The result is a kaleidoscope of voices that raise the key issues of our time and seek their solutions. We were surprised ourselves by what Marx has to say!
The oeuvre of films on Karl Marx is fairly accessible and easy to bundle into a series. It encompasses numerous feature films and documentaries that merely reference Marx or that focus solely on him.
The Goethe-Institut San Francisco invites cartoon artists to submit work based on the character of Karl Marx. Cartoon artists are encouraged to design a humorous original cartoon inspired by Marx and his widely known theories. A jury will select three artists from the entries.
All Information on the Marx Now Cartoon Contest
at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco
The Goethe-Institut in North America is not alone in commemorating Marx’s 200th birthday – the anniversary has motivated a discussion of Marx and his theories on many levels among the Goethe-Institut wolrldwide. Here you will find a selection of articles on this topic.
How relevant is Marx for you today? Do you just know him from a school book, or is he a theorist from whom society could still profit? Post with the hashtag #MarxNow and tell us what you think.