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Geometry of Light

Geometry of Light is a light-based art intervention by Luftwerk in collaboration with Iker Gil, which projects light and patterns both inside and on the grounds surrounding the Farnsworth House, a historic Bauhaus-inspired home located outside of Chicago, Illinois that was designed by renowned Bauhaus thinker Mies van der Rohe.

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MEUTE Plays a Free Concert in Front of the Lincoln Memorial

Last week, MEUTE took things to the next level with a free, open-air performance in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Donning their signature red marching band jackets, the band played for an energetic crowd full of old and new fans alike.

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“Hans Haacke: All Connected” Premieres at the New Museum in New York

German-born artist and sculptor Hans Haacke’s work is being showcased at the New Museum in Manhattan, NY. This museum is exclusively devoted to contemporary art and is now a home for some of Haacke’s kinetic works, environmental sculptures and visitor polls of the late 1960s and early ‘70s.

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Mutek SF Presents a Sound Sculpture by Masary Studio at the PopUp Tour in Atlanta

Combining digital media with technology and electronic music, one of Atlanta’s biggest events during the Wunderbar Together Pop Up Tour was the Studio Sculpture exhibit, held by Masary Studio and presented by Mutek SF.

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Getting into Conversation with Each Other: An Interview with Andreas Dresen

In recent history, many Germans have used media and the arts as a vehicle of expressing the impact the Berlin Wall and its ultimate collapse had on German culture. One prime example of this is Andreas Dresen’s 2018 award winning film, GUNDERMANN.

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MEUTE Kicks off their North American Tour at the Lincoln Memorial!

In a new era of music, MEUTE combines two unlikely elements to make a unique sound: techno music and live instruments. Covering famous EDM songs, this brass marching band of eleven drummers and horn players from Hamburg, Germany brings bass drops and electronic beats to life.

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Luigi Toscano’s “Lest We Forget” Over Kansas City

Photographer Luigi Toscano’s traveling exhibition titled “Lest We Forget” is currently being proudly displayed at the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. This project displays 70 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors – 7 of which are photographs of survivors from the Kansas City area – outdoors in the memorial.

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The PopUp Tour Goes Back to School

 The PopUp Tour in Atlanta started a new day in the tent with the SchoolFest, which invited over 200 students from all over Georgia to participate in a host of different live shows, workshops, science labs, and more that taught students about STEM as well as Germany and the German-American friendship. This interactive experience was full of fun activities that engaged students with design elements, virtual reality, and future study abroad opportunities!

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The PopUp Tour Gets Down to Business in Atlanta

The PopUp Tour continued a week of fun events in the Peach State by turning its attention to business and innovation with a wide array of activities under its trademark tent.

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The PopUp Tour Kicks Off in Atlanta with Music and Art

One of the centerpieces of Wunderbar Together is its official roadshow: the PopUp Tour. This traveling festival combines an impressive culture tent with mobile presentation modules and various flexible pop-up edutainment elements. Programs range from business conferences, science slams, art exhibits, and concerts to interactive student-focused events.

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Goethe PopUp Tour goes Atlanta!

As the official roadshow of Wunderbar Together, the Goethe PopUp Tour combines an impressive culture tent with mobile container exhibits and various pop-up edutainment elements.

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MEUTE Takes the Stage Across the US

MEUTE is not your typical group – the eleven-piece techno marching band from Hamburg, Germany uses percussion and horns to create techno beats that would fit in at any club. They’ve created their own genre that combines driving techno beats with the emotion and flair of brass band music. 

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Techno Marching Band MEUTE Goes US!

German techno marching band MEUTE featuring eleven drummers and horn players, detaches electronic music from the dj desk and evolves the sense of energy be it on stage, in the crowd or directly on the streets. This fall they start their tour across the US!

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Reeperbahn Festival goes NYC!

This year Reeperbahn Festival traveled to A2IM Indie Week in NYC to represent Europe’s first digitization roadshow in US – the Sequencer Tour – on it’s third tour stop.

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Lest We Forget in Kansas City

As a part of Wunderbar Together, the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City is bringing 70 portraits of Holocaust survivors, 7 of which were recently taken of survivors living in the area, to the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City from September 20 to October 6.

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NORMCORE

The term “Normcore,” a portmanteau of “normal” and “hardcore,” refers to a recent trend that challenges the concept of adhering to rules and standards as a way of rebelling and standing out. With NORMCORE, an immersive exhibition, Berlin-based artists Sascha Appelhoff and Lena von Goedeke examine the concept of a “norm.”

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Short Films by Julian Rosefeldt at the Hirshhorn Museum

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a selection of short films by Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt, whose critically acclaimed work, Manifesto (2015), has gained worldwide attention both as a feature-length film and as an installation and is the anchor to the Hirshhorn’s current exhibition under the same title: Manifesto: Art x Agency.

© Jörg Dietrich
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Panorama Streetline in Celle, Germany

Panorama Streetline, headed by photographer Jörg Dietrich, collects selected street views of cities and villages all over the world and puts the uniqueness and traditions of architectural developments of different places into focus. As a part of Wunderbar Together, Dietrich curated a special exhibit entitled “Germany Street Fronts,” which is currently touring the Goethe Pop Up Institutes in Seattle, Kansas City, Houston, and Minneapolis.

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Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” Now Showing in the ISM Hexadome

A special screening of American director Darren Aronofsky’s controversial environmental parable Mother! will be shown in the innovative ISM Hexadome at the 2019 MUTEK festival. The New York-based audiovisual collective Little Cinema adapted the film into a multiscreen narrative experience created especially for this event.

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Guest Blog: Experiencing Pennsylvania Dutch Culture in Kutztown

In this guest blog, Christoph Mücher, Director of Wunderbar Together, writes about his experience getting immersed in Pennsylvania Dutch culture at the 70th annual Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA.

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Contemporary& Releases the Print Issue of “This is Not About You”

The special #Detroit issue of Contemporary&, “This is Not About You,” was created from the results of workshop discussions and is now available in print and online.  The issue contains a variety of written content, including interviews, biographical entries, and prose. Accompanying the articles are striking images, historical photos, and art.  

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Blog: German filmXchange Takes German Filmmakers on Tour to American Universities

As a part of Wunderbar Together, German Films is organizing a tour of five films in partnership with American universities in the Midwest to foster German-American relations. The focus is on films by talented German filmmakers who grew up in multicultural environments.

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Bree Gant’s “Otherlogue”

Detroit-based artist Bree Gant brought her installation, “Otherlogue” to the Skillman Public Library in Detroit, Michigan as a part of the project “Show me Your Shelves!” (on view until August 18th). Gant is one of the four artists behind “Show Me Your Shelves!” an art project conceived  by Contemporary And (C&) art magazine in partnership with Wunderbar Together.

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German Actress Sibel Kikelli and State Secretary Michelle Müntefering Share Their Favorite Wunderbar Together Moments: From Barack Obama to Texan Dance Halls

German Actress Sibel Kekilli recently sat down with State Secretary Michelle Müntefering to discuss Wunderbar Together and her experiences working in film and television on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Show Me Your Shelves! Brings Black Art to Public Libraries

“Show Me Your Shelves!” is a dynamic exhibition designed to foster artistic dialogue between Black artists from Germany and the United States. The exhibit is featured in Detroit, Michigan and Houston, Texas this year as a part of Wunderbar Together.