Photo Exhibition: The Power of Emotions

Opening: Thursday 17th October 2019, 5:30 pm
On view Until: 31st October 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
At Salar Jung Museum, Salar Jung Rd, Hyderabad-500 002.

An exhibition by Ute and Bettina Frevert, organised by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” and the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Germany, under the patronage of Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.


GERMANY 19 | 19
It would appear that our politics are increasingly dictated by emotions. This provides the context for the  exhibition The Power of Emotions. Germany 19 | 19 which historians Ute and Bettina Frevert composed together with the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” and the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Germany. It takes 20 emotions and their contemporary forms of expression as a starting point to portray continuities and discontinuities in the emotions that have dominated the past 100 years and whose intensity today present challenges for politics and society.

The exhibition is under the patronage of Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and is being shown all over the world in various languages in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Offi ce and the Goethe-Institut.

Digital Concert Hall: “Guardians of Unity”: Conductors in conversation

Digital Concert Hall

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 6:30 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH

“Guardians of Unity”: Conductors in conversation

A film by Benedikt von Bernstorff, Jakob von Bernstorff (2016)

Iván Fischer, Paavo Järvi, Louis Langrée, Zubin Mehta, Andris Nelsons, Sir Simon Rattle, John Carewe

41 min.

The art of conducting is something that is no easier to explain than the concept of charisma or aura. It reveals itself in the most subtle of feedback processes with the orchestra’s musicians. In contrast to instrumentalists, questions about technique and craft are also difficult to answer. So it is no surprise that the image of the “maestro” continues to be one of the most intriguing phenomena in the world of classical music. Since the orchestra was founded, the Berliner Philharmoniker have worked together with the most important conductors, and they continue today to convey a colourful image of the most diverse interpretation and conducting styles with their musical director Sir Simon Rattle and renowned guest conductors from around the world.

Simon Halsey has worked closely together with Sir Simon for many years and witnessed at first hand many of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s rehearsal processes when he was chief conductor of the Berlin Rundfunkchor between 2001–2015. In a series of interviews, he has spoken to the conducting magicians of our time about their careers, their significant teachers, and the methods they employ for their analytical and emotional understanding of a score. There are also questions about the best baton technique and the balance of authority and collegiality when working with orchestral musicians. Among those interviewed are: Sir Simon Rattle and his teacher and mentor John Carewe; Zubin Mehta and Iván Fischer, who have been giving concerts with the Philharmoniker for decades; Paavo Järvi, whose Beethoven recordings are regarded as revolutionary; Andris Nelsons, a conductor of the younger generation who, in just a few years, has performed a broad repertoire with the orchestra, and Louis Langrée, who Halsey interviewed at the time of his debut with the Philharmoniker. The result of these conversations can be seen in our film Guardians of Unity. Music examples from the extensive archive the Digital Concert Hall complete this glimpse behind the scenes.



Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is proud to present the following two events at India Week Hamburg


Social, Sustainable AND Stunning

An event at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg about sustainable and fair fashion with panel talk and fashion show. Experts from Hamburg and Hyderabad will discuss current developments and solutions in an open panel talk on sustainable fashion. This will be followed by an interactive fashion show by the innovative and sustainable fashion label Creative Bee by designer Bina Rao from Hyderabad, India. In complete contrast to fast fashion, traditional and sustainable dyeing and weaving techniques are used. The event offers the last opportunity to visit the much discussed exhibition “Social Design” at the MKG, which also presents international and local approaches to the topic.

Language: English

This event is brought to you by: Behörde für Kultur und Medien der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) und Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad

Venue: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) Steintorpl.,

20099 Hamburg 27. 10. / 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr

Frei / Free / Anmeldung / Registration bis 22.10.

Steampunkt from India

New Perspectives on Genre Fiction Science fi ction (sf) deals with our use of technology and the power relations that follow. But the mode has a problematic relation with colonial practices of domination and erasure. Subaltern voices have now claimed technoscientifi c practices and the sf imaginary to negotiate a new future and create new practices. Steampunk, a nostalgic rememberance of Victorian sensibilities, is used to stand against the history of colonialism and the technological world order that follows. The talk gives an overview of the practices of steampunk and a focus on how they find a creative practice.

Artists: Jai Undurti, Fabian Stoltz

Indisches Generalkonsulat in Hamburg, Kohlhöfen 21

20355 Hamburg 1. 11. / 16:00 Uhr

Frei / Free


German Movie Night: Dancing Dreams

DATE: 30th October 2019, 6:30 PM

Venue: Hamburg Hall, GZH

Dancing Dreams (Tanztraeume)

Director: Anne Linsel, colour, 89 min., 2010


“Kontakthof” is one of the most famous dance-theatre pieces by the late German choreographer Pina Bausch, who passed away in 2009. Two groups were chosen to rehearse and perform the work, which premiered in 1978; the first group consisted of senior citizens and, in 2008, for the first time ever, a troupe of teenagers began rehearsing the show. The film Tanzträume documents these rehearsals at the Wuppertal Dance Theatre one year before Pina Bausch’s death. It is an impressive tribute to the choreographer’s love of people and, not least, to the trials of coming of age.