Posts Tagged ‘goethe-institut’

Arts Roundup: Feast Your Ears Edition

Plus: Local fuzz-pop trio Teen Mom releases their final album.

At Goethe-Institut, Artistic Attempts to Pierce the Veil of Surveillance

The Goethe-Institut's “Surveillance Blind” explores the intersection of photography and surveillance.

Photos of Bleak Middle-Age and Bodies in Cremation at the Goethe-Institut

The winners of Germany's annual photo competition

Barbara Klemm Finds Color in Black-and-White Photos of German Politicians

See the “socialist fraternal kiss” on the lips between Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany's Erich Honecker.

Two Takes on the Berlin Wall at the Goethe-Institut

Photos of today's population-dividing walls render Berlin's history in the present tense.

Photo: Persephone

The Iconic Photos of Blue Note’s Jazz Albums, by Francis Wolff

It goes without saying that the primary appeal of the classic Blue Note jazz albums (c. 1953-1966) is the music—the vivid trumpeting of the doomed Clifford Brown, the exuberant strains of Jimmy Smith’s Hammond B3 organ, the intensity of the young saxophonist John Coltrane. But the 75th anniversary of the record label offers an opportunity [...]

Reviewed: “Gute Aussichten: New German Photography” at Goethe-Institut Washington

The 2013-2014 edition of the exhibit “Gute Aussichten: New German Photography” includes an impressively broad selection of nine artists. Unfortunately, the gallery space at the Goethe-Institut Washington is too small to give them the full showing they deserve.
Take Anna Domnick, who has created two multipart series that grapple with “intellectual and physical disintegration.” The walls [...]

“Post-Oil City” at the University of the District of Columbia, Reviewed

Hankering for some architectural and urban-planning wonkery? "Post-Oil City" is your ticket.
Presented jointly by the University of the District of Columbia and the Goethe-Institut Washington, the small but dense exhibition surveys a variety of futurist proposals for designing cities after the age of oil and automobiles passes. A few of the ideas are old and [...]

FotoWeek DC: “Linger On” at Goethe-Institut, Reviewed

The six contemporary photographers now showing at Goethe-Institut share little aside from coming from the German region of Saxony-Anhalt. Their work ranges from understated to baroque, though the former, despite its distinctly low-key nature, is more enticing than the latter.
The most baroque works come from Iris Brosch, who photographs models in boldly colored classical-art poses [...]