(Re-) Openings of Goethe-Instituts in the US
We’ve Come to Stay
At the end of the Year of Germany in the USA, the Goethe-Instituts in the United States have strengthened their network with three completely updated institutes in Boston, Washington and Los Angeles. This is a signal of how important it is to continue the cultural and civil society dialogue between North America and Germany.
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.
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.