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An Initiative of the
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
 

28.03.2010

19:00 | Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Voice performance in an exhibition space
Voice: John Giorno, Room: Ugo Rondinone
Performance

Voice performance in an exhibition space

John Giorno, born in 1936 in New York, performed live at the finnissage of the exhibition "Sounds. Radio - Art - New Music" in a setting by the artist Ugo Rondinone. Before a photographic work by Rondinone, Giorno read eight poems which originated during his dazzling career. Already in the 1950s, he became friends with artists such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Robert Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns.

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13.02.–28.03.2010

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Sounds. Radio - Art - New Music
Exhibition

Sounds. Radio - Art - New Music

The exhibition project Sounds. Radio – Art – New Music makes radio accessible as an artistic medium, and makes it possible to experience it in a spatial context. Based on the polyvocality of radio art and a fascination with the disembodied character that shaped the early years of radio, the exhibition opens surprising perspectives on radio art and its potential to create complex experiential spaces.

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16.12.2009

8 pm | Horns Erben, Arndtstr. 33, Leipzig
Exit 89
Reading

Exit 89

A literary reading performance by and with Jaroslav Rudiš and Martin Becker, staged by the Leipzig Art Association.


08.12.2009

6 pm | Theaterdiscounter, Klosterstr. 44, Berlin
TRANSIT 89. Horizons and Limits
A German-Czech-Slovak Theatre and discussion evening
Theater

TRANSIT 89. Horizons and Limits

Under the motto “TRANSIT 89. Horizons and Limits”, the theme night focused on the upheavals of 1989/90 as an intersection point for cultural developments from the 1968 revolt to the present.

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29.11.2009–28.02.2010

Throughout Germany
Breathless – Dominance of the Moment in cinemas
Film

Breathless – Dominance of the Moment in cinemas

Following the successful premieres of the “Breathless” films at the DOK Leipzig and the International Documentary Film Festival at Jihlava 2009, four of the short films were brought to the screen in Germany at the end of 2009 under the title of “Breathless – Dominance of the Moment”.


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22.11.2009–16.02.2010

Žilina , Prag, Hamburg, Berlin, Brno
Svoboda! Svoboda? Freedom! Freedom?
Theatre

Svoboda! Svoboda? Freedom! Freedom?

As part of the project “68/89 – Art.Contemporary.History”, four theatre productions took a look at the upheaval of 1989 and its repercussions under the motto of “Svoboda! Svoboda?”.

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19.11.2009

19h | Czech Centre, Munich
Zlín : A Utopia of Modernity?
Discussion and Photography Exhibition

Zlín : A Utopia of Modernity?




18.11.2009–21.02.2010

Munich, Architekturmuseum der TU München in der Pinakothek der Moderne
Zlín - Modell Town of Modernism
Exhibition

Zlín - Modell Town of Modernism

With models, plans, objects, photographs and film material, the architectural development, the interweaving of cultural and social life in Zlín as well as the global spread of Baťa’s ideas were presented and critically reflected on. Lectures and a film evening accompanied the exhibition.

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16.11.–29.11.2009

Gallery tranzitdisplay, Prague
rádio d-cz in tranzitdisplay
Exhibition

rádio d-cz in tranzitdisplay

In a two-week long exhibition with accompanying lectures and radio plays, tranzitdisplay explored the history and actuality of radio art in the Czech Republic and Germany.

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09.11.2009

6 pm – 10 pm CET | Ekotechnické muzeum, Prague
Lucid Dreams of Mr. William Heerlein Lindley
Ars Acustica

Lucid Dreams of Mr. William Heerlein Lindley

Multimedia performance by Peter Cusack and Miloš Vojtěchovský. The performance of the sound composition in Prague’s purification plant was broadcast live in radio.

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29.10.2009

DOK Leipzig und IDFF Jihlava
Breathless – Dominance of the Moment
Film Premiere and Festivals

Breathless – Dominance of the Moment

As part of the “Breathless” project five Czech-German documentary films were created by Jan Gogola, Rainer Komers, Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Jan Peters and Marie-Catherine Theiler, and Karel Žalud.

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09.10.2009

Premiere | State Theatre Dresden, Kleines Haus 2
Vùng biên giới - A Theatre Project with Experts from Dresden and Prague
By Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Procol)
Theatre

Vùng biên giới - A Theatre Project with Experts from Dresden and Prague

With “Vùng biên giới – A Theatre Project with Experts from Dresden and Prague”, Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protocol) developed at theatre evening possessing relevance for theatregoers in Prague and Dresden alike: the performance offered both a third perspective on their country and the neighbours.

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01.06.–30.09.2009

German National Culture Radio, SWR, WDR, ORF, Czech Broadcasting Corporation
rádio d-cz on air in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria
Radio play, feature and radio art

rádio d-cz on air in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria

From June through to November 2009, the pieces created as part of rádio d-cz were broadcast by the producing stations, German National Culture Radio, SWR, WDR, Český rozhlas (Czech Radio) and ORF.

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19.05.–23.05.2009

Zlín and Prague
A Utopia of Modernity : Zlín
International Symposium

A Utopia of Modernity : Zlín

Featuring internationally renowned scholars and theorists, the symposium opened on May 19 2009 with a lecture program and a tour of the exhibition “The Baťa Phenomenon. Zlín Architecture 1910 – 1960” in the National Gallery in Prague. The symposium then moved to Zlín where discussions continued from May 20 – 23.

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21.11.2008

8 pm | Sophiensaele, Berlin
Nico. Sphinx Made of Ice
Premiere: 21.11.2008, Sophiensaele, Berlin
Theater

Nico. Sphinx Made of Ice

The third production created and premiered as part of the Zipp project “68/89 – Art.Contemporary.History” explored one of the most controversial artists of the 20th century: the legendary singer of Velvet Underground and Warhol’s muse, Nico.

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17.11.–21.11.2008

Stanica, Žilina-Zarečie
Memory Control 19X8
Theme week

Memory Control 19X8

From 17th to 21st November 2008, the Slovak town of Žilina hosted the “19X8” festival, which reflects on the year 1968 and its repercussions in both public as well as private life in a series of film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and theatre performances.

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08.11.–17.11.2008

Theater Husa na provázku / Die Gans an der Schnur (DHNP), Brünn
Velvet Festival or: “An Autumn Dream of Spring”
TRANSFORMING 68/89
Theme week

Velvet Festival or: “An Autumn Dream of Spring”

The fourth theme-oriented event of the project “68/89 – Art.Contemporary.History” was held in the Czech city of Brno, a ten-day festival featuring art happenings, discussions, concerts, dramatic readings and much more.

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01.11.–02.11.2008

6 pm | Kampnagel, Hamburg
PERFORMING 68/89
Theme and theatre night with music and discourse
Theme night

PERFORMING 68\89

In the strange anniversary ceremony marking 1968, the Kampnagel delved into musical developments over the past 40 years, comparing the German and Czech scenes.

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30.10.2008

Hamburg, Brno, Prag, Berlin, Žilina-Zárečie
It’ll all be different. A utopian recollection
Premiere: 30.10.2008, Kampnagel Hamburg
Theater

It’ll all be different. A utopian recollection

For “It’ll all be different” the author and filmmaker Thorsten Trimpop brought a series of biographies to the stage whose common starting point was the year 1968.

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24.10.–25.10.2008

Liblice Castle
Kafka and Power. 1963 1968 2008
International Conference

Kafka and Power. 1963 1968 2008

To illuminate Kafka’s role in times when new intellectual, cultural and political directions are embarked upon, international scholars met on the 24th and 25th of October 2008 for a conference entitled “Kafka and Power”. The location of Liblice Castle near Prague was the historical site of a momentous Kafka conference held in 1963.

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22.10.2008

Archa Theater, Prague
EXIT 89. Horror with a Human Face
Premiere: 22.10.2008, Archa Theatre, Prague
Theater

EXIT 89. Horror with a Human Face

For the librettists Martin Becker and Jaroslav Rudiš and the director Jiří Havelka, “Exit 89” is a play about remembering: six people, six stories between 1968 and 2008 at kilometre point 89 of the motorway D1 between Prague and Brno.

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16.06.2008

8 pm | Theater Archa, Prag
MISUNDERSTANDING 68/89
MISUNDERSTANDING 68/89 Theme night on the 40th anniversary of the revolutionary events of 1968.
Theme night

MISUNDERSTANDING 68\89

The Divadlo (Theatre) Archa in Prague staged a theme night devoted to the events which brought about far-reaching changes still being felt today. Combining music, film and theatrical elements with intellectual debate, the programme concentrated on the events of 1968 as a symbol for the 1960s.

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15.06.–17.06.2008

6 pm | Senate chamber of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague
The “Prague Spring” 1986. Civil Society – Media – Processes of Political and Cultural Transfer
International Conference

The “Prague Spring” 1986. Civil Society – Media – Processes of Political and Cultural Transfer

From the perspective of social and cultural history, the conference focused on the social and cultural dynamic in Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring which was triggered by liberalization and the reform process. Special attention was given to relationships, instances of transfer and the respective perceptions between East and West.


30.05.2008

6 pm - 1 am | Academy of the Arts, Berlin, Pariser Platz 4
CROSSING 68/89
Protest, Reform and New Cultural Directions between Prague and Berlin
Theme night

CROSSING 68\89

Transgressing national borders, the pop and protest culture from the Prague Spring and the student protests of 1968 through to the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989 was the theme of this night held at the Academy of the Arts (Berlin) under the title CROSSING 68/89.

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