Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in March, including the U.S. premiere of the documentary film Joseph Beuys: Transformer, which features the avant-garde German artist and his sculpture during a 1979 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, on March 9. Events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.8663, or visit

A schedule of events follows:

  • Fri., Mar. 2, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Mit Tango, da fängt man kleine Mädels ein: The Argentine Tango and its Receptions in Germany” by Tina Fruehauf, CUNY. In English.
  • Tues., Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m. Reading: “Die Fremde kan eine hübsche Wohnugh sein.” Christine Becker reads from Jurek Becker’s letters. In German.
  • Fri., Mar. 9, 6:30 p.m. Documentary film screening: Joseph Beuys, Transformer, (60 min., in English), followed by a talk by director John Halpern. Beuys talks about his unique sculpture as well as his own history - how his life changed when the Russians shot down his plane during World War II.
  • Sat., Mar. 10, 7 p.m. Exhibition opens: “Fernmelder: Young Painting and Sculpture from Düsseldorf, Germany.” On view through April 7.
  • Tues., Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Genealogy of the Present: Which History for the Twenty-First Century?” by Michael Jeismann, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
  • Fri., Mar. 23, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Learning from the Past: German Education after Auschwitz” by Wolfgang Meseth, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main.
  • Tues., Mar. 27, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “No Direction Home: William Raabe and the Archaeology of Identity” by Eric Downing, University of North Carolina/Rutgers University.

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