Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several events in February, including the opening on Friday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m, of the film series, “Socialists in Outer Space”, featuring the uncut version of East Germany’s first sci-fi film, available for the first time in the American market, Der schweigede Stern (“The Silent Star”). All events are free and open to the public, and take place at Deutsches Haus, unless otherwise noted. For further information, call 212.998.8661 or visit www.nyu.edu/deutsches.
A calendar of events follows:
Fri., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. “Lady M”: mulimedia installation/performance: the tragedy of Mary Stuart unfolds via sound and image. Behind a combat of religion is hidden a war about power and justice. The actors will not be seen; we just hear the sounds of their arguments.
Sat., Feb. 4, 6 p.m. Exhibition opens: New York artist Angelika Rinnhofer presents selections from “Menschenkunde” and “Felsenfest”. On display through March 5.
Tues., Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Germanness, Czechness, and a Musical Scream in Gideon Klein’s Theresianstadt Requiem” by Michael Beckerman, NYU.
Tues., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Discussion: “Modernism before the Bauhaus: Cultural Politics and Architecture in Wilhelmine Germany” by John Maciuika, CUNY.
Fri., Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Film: Der schweigende Stern (The Silent Star). Poland/GDR. Kurt Maetzig, 1960, 95 min. The uncut version of East Germany’s first sci-fi film, available for the first time in the North American market, this film depicts an international expedition sent to Venus to decode a message found in the Gobi desert. Introduced by Janelle S. Blankenship, NYU.
Sat., Feb. 18, 11 a.m. Panel discussion: “Berlin-New York: Construction, Planning, and Architecture NOW” with Saskia Sassen, U. of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus. Note: This event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
Sat. Feb. 18, 6 p.m. Exhibition opening: “KNOw Women in German” by Levke Harders, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. On display through Mar. 3. Keynote address at opening: “Disciplining Germanistik: Gender and Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Berlin” by Liliane Weissberg, Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Fri., Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Reading: writer-in-residence Christina Griebel reads from her work.
Tues., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Lecture: “America Still the Soccer Exception? A Comparative Analysis of Sports Cultures in Advanced Industrial Democracies” by Andrei S. Markovits, Univ. of Michigan.