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  • Professional Development: 19.10.2017, Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi
    Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi Musician, artist and teacher of German, Tobias Stürmer, is coming to Australia to offer workshops for primary school teachers. As trainer for the Goethe-Institut London he supervised many up-skilling courses and workshops. Tobias composed and recorded most of the songs for ?Learning German with Felix und Franzi?, working closely together with Roma Schultz in London. His focus is on building teachers? confidence through interactive and creative engagement.

    In this workshop, Tobias will introduce teachers to the pedagogy of ?Learning German with Felix und Franzi?. 

    For an introductory video and free downloads of all the materials please visit
    https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/spr/unt/kum/dfk/dff.html

    Places are lmited so please register now.

  • Exhibition: 14.10. - 04.02.2018, Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images
    Seascape (377) / Germany b.1932 / Froehlich Collection, Stuttgart / © Gerhard Richter 2016Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images is the German artist?s first major Australian exhibition, with loans from public and private collections in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, including the artist?s own collection.

    Exploring Richter?s endless capacity to shift form, this unprecedented exhibition is a testament to his technical virtuosity, rigorous work practices and unparalleled influence on contemporary art. It includes more than 90 artworks and is exclusive to Brisbane?s QAGOMA. It is accompanied by a diverse public program including a symposium, talks, lectures and performances.

    Some interesting dates include:

    14-15 Oct 2017 in Brisbane:
    Exhibition opening weekend at QAGOMA with a full symposium featuring:

    Dietmar Elger, art historian, curator, and Director of the Gerhard Richter Archive, Dresden, Germany
    Stefan Gronert, Curator of Photography and Media, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
    Rosemary Hawker, exhibition curator and Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Andrew McNamara, art historian and Professor, Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Luke Smythe, Auckland-based art historian and teaching fellow at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

    17 Oct 2017 in Melbourne:
    6pm public lecture "The European Eye: the Düsseldorf School of Photography and Beyond" by Stefan Gronert 
    at Heide MOMA, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105

    19 Oct 2017 in Sydney:
    6pm public lecture on Gerhard Richter by Stefan Gronert 
    at Dominik Mersch Gallery, 1/75 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011

    The exhibition will also be accompanied by a regular documentary film program.

     

  • Film Screenings: 14.10. - 04.02.2018, Gerhard Richter: Film Program
    Gerhard Richter Film Program In conjunction with the comprehensive exhibition Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images, QAGOMA will show two documentaries: Gerhard Richter ? Painting and Gerhard Richter: Four Decades. These films will be screened regularly throughout the exhibition period. They will provide greater insight into the artist?s creative process.

    Gerhard Richter ? Painting
    Filmed in 2009, Gerhard Richter ? Painting offers a rare glimpse into the practice of one of the world's most significant contemporary artists. It observes Richter in his studio amidst the development of several large abstract paintings. Credits: 2011 | 97 Mins | Germany | Language: German with English Subtitles | Director/Script: Corinna Belz | Producer: Thomas Kufus | Rights: Goethe-Institut.

    Gerhard Richter: Four Decades 
    Filmed in 2002, Gerhard Richter: Four Decades documents the artist in conversation with MoMA curator Robert Storr on the eve of opening his first major US retrospective of 188 paintings at the museum. Credits: 2002 | 58 Mins | USA | Language: English | Director/Producer: Michael Blackwood | Rights: Michael Blackwood Productions.

    For more details about dates and screening times please visit the QAGOMA website.


  • Workshop: 24.11.2017, Science in German
    Wissenschaftsworkshop in Deutsch The Goethe-Institut Australien is delighted to offer science workshops in German for secondary school students (Year 7-10) in Melbourne and Sydney. 
     
    Students will engage in hands-on workshops, learn German and get to know recent research projects conducted by German scientists. The workshops showcase future prospects for students who speak English and German and focus on the topic of studying in Germany.

    Register now!
    Clickhere for more information.

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  • Artist Talk: 26.08.2017, Dirk Kurbjuweit at Canberra Writers Festival
    Portrait Dirk Kurbjuweit Dirk Kurbjuweit is deputy editor-in-chief at Der Spiegel and divides his time between Berlin and Hamburg. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize for journalism, and is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels, many of which have been adapted for film, television and radio in Germany. We are delighted to announce that Dirk Kurbjuweit will come to Australia for Canberra Writers Festival ? along with his critically acclaimed novel Fear (2013), the first of his works to be translated into English.

    About "Fear": It tells the story of Randolph Tiefenthaler, a hard-working architect who lives a sheltered life in Berlin-Lichtenfelde, together with his wife and his kids. A picture-perfect family ? until their neighbour mutates into an intrusive stalker and begins to scare the Tiefenthalers. Although his attacks get worse and worse, police and authorities stand on the sidelines and force Randolph to take action in order to protect his loved ones against the intruder.
    Kurbjuweit reveals with oppressive tension how fast our confidence in the state of law can be shaken and brings up the question whether it is justifiable to take the law into our own hands in order to protect the people we love.

    Please book your tickets via Canberra Writers Festival.

  • Artist Talk: 09.09.2017, In Conversation with Maziar Moradi
    Maziar Moradi Without Title As a guest of the Goethe-Institut, Berlin-based photographer Maziar Moradi from Berlin will appear at Ballarat International Foto Biennale as part of its Artists in Residence program. Maziar will display his powerful exhibition "Ich werde Deutsch (I Become German)" and will speak about his work in a public artist talk.
    Since seats are limited for this event, please register via Ballarat Biennale.

    The exhibition explores the fates and losses of young immigrants in Germany and gives a voice to those who were born in Germany but have grown up under the influence of their families? experiences. Moradi invites them to re-enact key scenes of their personal biography, turning them into actors performing their own stories.
    The photos are at once personal and political, focusing on the individual circumstances of each life but also painting an overall picture of the face of immigration and change.

    Iranian-born Maziar studied in Hamburg, Germany. He has received several awards for his photographic works so far, including the Otto-Steinert-Preis, awarded by the German Photographic Association (DGPh). Maziar's works are also well-known outside Germany, with exhibitions in Arles, Amsterdam and Washington.

  • Exhibition: 19.08. - 17.09.2017, ?Ich werde Deutsch (I Become German)?
    Maziar Moradi Without Title Iranian-born photographer Maziar Moradi studied in Hamburg, Germany. He has received several awards for his photographic works so far, including the Otto-Steinert-Preis, awarded by the German Photographic Association (DGPh). Maziar's works are also well-known outside Germany, with exhibitions in Arles, Amsterdam and Washington. 

    As a guest of the Goethe-Institut, the artist will appear at Ballarat International Foto Biennale as part of its Artists in Residence program.

    Maziar's powerful exhibition explores the personal experiences of young people who were forced to leave their countries and start anew as immigrants in Germany. In addition, it captures those who were born in Germany but have grown up under the influence of their families? experiences, fates and losses of young immigrants.

    The work is at once personal and political, focusing on the individual circumstances of each life but also painting an overall picture of the face of immigration and change.

    Moradi invites immigrants in Germany to re-enact key scenes of their personal biography, turning them into actors performing their own stories.

    Saturday, 9th September, 2-4pm
    Meet artist Maziar Moradi in a public Q&A session at Post Office Gallery Ballarat


  • Exhibition and performance series: 07.06. - 30.06.2017, Jasmine Guffond & Jessica Ekomane: "Untold Stories"
    Installation view Untold Stories Three site-specific sound installations by Jessica Ekoname and Jasmine Guffond cast a glance at the ephemeral and invisible infrastructures behind our day-to-day perception.

    As humans try to grasp the underlying systems determining our environment, we are faced with the limitations of our perceptual apparatus.

    In collaboration with Silje Nes, ?Untold Stories? investigates these limits, and thereby information that is usually inaccessible to us. Exploring the act of perceiving, the works engage with phenomena that lie outside of the human sensory range such as global wireless networks or the kinetic and vibrational properties of sub sonic sounds.

     Untold Stories ? Jessica Ekomane, Jasmine Guffond, Silje Nes from Noko Ana on Vimeo.

    Jasmine Guffond is a sound artist and composer living and working in Berlin, Germany. Her music draws upon influences from experimental electronic, song, techno and avant-garde, working with abstract sound as much as traditional musical forms.

    Jessica Ekomane graduated from a Masters of Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK) in 2015. In her practice, she explores the cathartic effect between noise and melody, transforming spaces and audiences through rhythmic structures.


    Firstdraft Opening Hours:

    Wednesday - Sunday
    12 - 6 pm

    Opening night with performance:
    June 7th, 6 - 8 pm


    Event series: Jasmine Guffond, Jessica Ekomane, Silje Nes in Australia



  • Student Event : 14.06. - 16.06.2017, German Zoo Days QLD
    Zoo Days What is a Ring-tailed Possum in German? Or a Short-beaked Echidna? What about a Blue Tongued Lizard? Where does the python live? What animal cannot get enough of eating Praying Mantids and how does a crocodile get its babies? If that sounds interesting for your students, the German Zoo Days Goethe Goes Wild offered by the Goethe Institute Australien are just the right idea for you and your German classes!

    The German Zoo Days that are especially created for Year 7 and 8 students of German are a fun way to experience cute animals in the target language German.

    We are looking forward to seeing many enthusiastic animal lovers.



  • Conference: 20.05. - 21.05.2016, Goethe-Institut/ SAGTA Conference for Teachers of German in South Australia
    Whiteboard mit Logos The Goethe-Institut/ SAGTA conference is a great source of information and ideas for teachers of German in South Australia. Don?t miss out on this professional learning opportunity. The Goethe-Institut Australien will also be present with the latest updates and materials. For conference program and registrations visit the SAGTA website.