Author Reading and Discussion
Theresia Enzensberger: Blueprint
On the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus, we invite you to an Author Talk and Reading with Theresia Enzensberger. Her novel Blueprint is a fictional account of student life at the famous Weimar Bauhaus University. 'Blueprint is clever, incredibly well researched and gripping throughout; a remarkable novel.’ – NDR Kultur. Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm, Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Goethe-Institut Boston
On October 31, the newly renovated Goethe-Institut opened its doors to a special visitor: the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, along with a delegation from Germany joined us for a special pre-opening celebration. The visit was followed by a joint concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Germany’s visiting Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, which wrapped up the yearlong friendship campaign “Wunderbar Together” that boosted German-American cultural ties throughout 2019.
ISM Hexadome @ MASS MoCA
Six video screens + 52 speakers = an immersive, 360°, omni-sensory experience — minds blown. Much more than spectacle, Hexadome is a platform for projects by world-renowned artists. Ten commissioned installations and a 15-minute segment of The NeverEnding Story (in surround) will run on a continuous loop. At MASS MoCA from November 22 - December 1, 2019.
Bernadette is a 'system crasher'. This term is used to describe children who break every single rule; children who refuse to accept any kind of structure and who gradually fall through the cracks in Germany’s child and welfare services. Nora Fingscheidt has created an intense drama about one child’s overwhelming need for love and security and the potential for violence that this engenders. Sunday, November 24, 11:00 am at the Coolidge.
Alicja Kwade at the MIT List Center
Working primarily in sculpture and installation, Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade explores structures of reality such as time and space, as well as systems of value, that determine how we perceive the world and decide what constitutes the real. At the List Center, Kwade will realize a new sculptural commission displayed alongside a focused selection of other recent work. Until January 5, 2020 at MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Studio 170 — Call for Proposals
Looking for a space to realize a creative project in the arts and present it to the public? Apply to be part of Studio 170, the Goethe-Institut’s new Open Space project. Starting in 2020, we are opening up our unique, flexible space in Back Bay to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas, unaffected by rental, institutional or academic restraints. It’s our contribution to helping alleviate the lack of space for creativity in Boston. Application deadline is November 15.
The Bauhaus & The US
The Goethe-Institut is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. Here, you'll find a timeline of events surrounding Bauhaus in the U.S., background articles on Bauhaus members who emigrated to the U.S., a list of events in 2019 and general information on Bauhaus.
A project in the framework of the Year of German-American Friendship.
Renovation Updates — Follow Us
July Recap: Last month we were all about floors! We’ve been prepping them with engineered carpet gripper, then added carpet pad to avoid creaking and make them all in all more sound proof, and finally laid down carpet. Multicolor bronze for the second and third floor as well as the stairs and hallways and a lively orange for the fourth floor. Also, the metal work has been painted, including the banister in the main staircase and the front door. Last but not least, the elevator guys are braving the heat, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s to update the elevator. Check out our Instagram stories @goethe_boston for more behind the scenes snaps and follow us on Facebook. #GI170BReno #GI170B #goetheboston
The most beautiful couple
Two young teachers, Malte and Liv, are spending their summer holidays on the Mediterranean coast, when they are suddenly attacked by three young men and Liv gets raped. Despite the traumatic experience, the two firmly hold on to their relationship. As time passes, things appear to become normal again, but then Malte suddenly encounters Liv‘s attacker. He sees a chance for justice – and revenge. Yet this might also destroy his slowly healing relationship with Liv. Sunday, December 8, 11:00 am at the Coolidge.