Deutsches Haus at NYU will host an evening of talks to accompany the ongoing exhibition of visual artist Regina Baumhauer (Feb. 2); an exhibition opening and artist talk with photographer Stefan Falke on ‘MOKO JUMBIES: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad’, a photo essay about a stilt-walking school in Cocorite, Trinidad (Feb. 12); a screening of ‘Phoenix’ as part of the CALA Spring 2018 Film Series (Feb. 23); and more in February.

Regina Baumhauer: "Open Letter, Liberty under Attack." Acrylics and embroidery on canvas. 48" x 48"

Deutsches Haus at NYU will host an evening of talks to accompany the ongoing exhibition of visual artist Regina Baumhauer (Feb. 2); an exhibition opening and artist talk with photographer Stefan Falke on MOKO JUMBIES: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad, a photo essay about a stilt-walking school in Cocorite, Trinidad (Feb. 12); a screening of Phoenix as part of the CALA Spring 2018 Film Series (Feb. 23); and more in February.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. All events are held at Deutsches Haus’ 42 Washington Mews location (at University Place), unless otherwise noted. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8660 or visit www.as.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus for more information. Subways: R, W (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.)

Thursday, February 1, 6:00 p.m.
“A Full Standstill Ahead? The Prospects for Another Grand Coalition in Germany”
Deutsches Haus at NYU, the American Council on Germany, and NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies present the panel discussion: “A Full Standstill Ahead? The Prospects for Another Grand Coalition in Germany” with Thomas Jahn, Christian Martin, and Steven E. Sokol.

Almost six months after the general election, Germany is still without a new government. While Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats have entered coalition talks, the outcome of these talks is far from certain. And whatever the outcome, the deal would still be subject to approval by the SPD’s party members. This distinguished panel will address some of the questions that abound. Will Angela Merkel finally be able to form a stable government? Will another Grand Coalition further strengthen the extremes? What do these developments mean for German politics? Whoyat do they mean for Europe? And, what are the implications for the strategic challenges that are facing Germany, such as demographic shifts and technological change?

This is a DAAD-sponsored event.

Friday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
The White Rose & Liberty under Attack: Talks by Regina Baumhauer, Jörg Frey, Carol Kahn Strauss”
Deutsches Haus at NYU presents an evening of talks to accompany the ongoing exhibition of visual artist Regina Baumhauer’s Open Letters: The White Rose & Liberty Under Attack at Deutsches Haus. The first talk, Humanness and Freedom, will be held by Dr. Jörg Frey. This will be followed by a talk with the title The White Rose by Carol Kahn Strauss. Lastly, Regina Baumhauer will provide an overview of the paintings included in her current exhibition and an introduction to her newest work Open Letter series: Feuerle im Zauberwald [Feuerle in the Magic Forest], 2017/18.

Regina Baumhauer’s new bilingual publication, Die Weisse Rose, In Memoriam Presente, 1942/43 - 2017/18 which features artwork by her and contributions by well-known authors, including Clare Rothschild, Carol Kahn Strauss, Monika Boosen, Roland Brecht, and Jörg Frey, will also be presented at the event.

Friday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.
Love and Happiness – True Stories of True Love: A Reading and Conversation with Kathrin Werner and Eric Jarosinski”
Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading and discussion of Love and Happiness – True Stories of True Love with the author and New York correspondent of Süddeutsche Zeitung, Kathrin Werner and @neinquarterly's Eric Jarosinski. True love - the one magical great love, which you live and would die for, which signifies and instills a final sense in everything. This love is the greatest power in the universe even when faced with the most adverse conditions. It is the one love every human being dreams of, and which has been at the heart of some of the biggest and most beautiful movies and books. They exist - they really do - the true great love stories in this world. Kathrin Werner traveled to many countries and wrote down twenty of the most beautiful love stories she encountered abroad and at home. She recounts them in a moving and magical way.

Monday, February 12, 6:00 p.m.
“Exhibition Opening: MOKO JUMBIES: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad and Tobago’”
Deutsches Haus at NYU presents the exhibition MOKO JUMBIES: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad, a photo essay by the photographer Stefan Falke about a stilt-walking school in Cocorite, Trinidad. Please join us for the exhibition opening and an artist talk between Stefan Falke and the artist Laura Anderson Barbata.
“Dragon" Glen de Souza founded the Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Art & Culture in Cocorite, a suburb of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago in 1986. The main purpose of the school is to keep children off the streets and away from drugs. Searching for artistic activities to engage them in, he rediscovered the art of stilt-walking, a tradition known in West Africa as the Moko Jumbies, protectors of the villages and participants in religious ceremonies. The art was brought to Trinidad by the slave trade but was forgotten soon after. Dragon Glen De Souza can be credited with bringing this tradition back to Trinidad and Tobago in a large-scale fashion. Today his school has over 100 members from age 4 and up.

Friday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.
“Screening of Phoenix - CALA Spring 2018 Film Series: From the Other Side: Foreign War Films
As part of the CALA Spring 2018 Film Series From the Other Side: Foreign War Films, the NYU Center for Applied Liberal Arts and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a screening of the 2014 German film Phoenix, directed by Christian Petzold, starring Nina Hoss and Ronald Zehrfeld. The screenplay is a loose adaptation of the 1961 novel Le Retour des Cendres (The Return from the Ashes) by Hubert Monteilhet. The film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Frederic Richter, Director of Development at Tradition Pictures and instructor at the NYU School of Professional Studies, will introduce the film.

Traditionally, war films tell only one side of the story—usually that of the victor. In the United States, where films from Hollywood dominate the box office and cultural conversations, the American point of view, both politically and socially, is most likely to be represented. All wars, however, share one commonality: the human experience. In this film series, explore movies about wars, both familiar and not, that provide new and alternate perspectives but are still united by the quest to illuminate the horror and heartbreak universal to the human experience of war.

About Deutsches Haus at NYU

Since 1977, Deutsches Haus at NYU has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children's program. It is one of NYU’s prestigious international houses and is a key American institution fostering the understanding and transatlantic dialogue between the U.S. and the German-speaking world. With a diverse and cutting-edge cultural program, Deutsches Haus particularly seeks to expand its outreach to the next generation of global citizens.