Heidi Trautmann

Oct - Goethe Zentrum - CULTURAL PROGRAMME OCTOBER 2009


Under the auspices of H.E., Pawel Dobrowolski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, and

H.E., Gottfried Zeitz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, two photo exhibitions on

the Peaceful Revolutions and change in Central Europe will be organized in cooperation with

the Goethe-Zentrum Nicosia.

Freedom ’89. Made in Poland.

KARTA Centre and the History Meeting House,Poland. In 1989, Central Europe became the site of a remarkable

experiment. Rarely in human history has a group of nations faced such a tremendous chance to alter their

destinies. Over the course of that year Central European societies entered the global stage. The spring belonged

to the Poles, the summer to the Hungarians, Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians, and the fall to the Germans,

Czechs and Slovaks. These nations were not given freedom or independence overnight: they reached out for it and

changed the face of the world. This exhibition commemorates their struggle.

“Ortszeit Local Time” by Stefan Koppelkamm, Berlin

In the early 90s, shortly after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Stefan Koppelkamm travelled through East Germany and

seized with his camera what he saw: Buildings, streets, and places, which often conveyed an idea of what

Germany may have looked like before the Second World War. Over a decade later, he returned to the same places

and again photographed the old motives in East Berlin, Dresden or Zittau from the same perspective documenting

through black and white photographies the deep changes which had taken place after the Fall.

Opening and Reception:

Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 20.00 hrs at Famagusta Gate Nicosia

by the Ambassadors of the respective countries.

Duration of the exhibitions: 7 – 16 October 2009/Opening hours: 10.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00 hrs

The opening will be followed by a reading from Birgit Ziartidou’s and Valerie Mavratsas’ book

“Memories from both sides of the Wall” ( in German and English)

Lecture by Belu Simion-Fainaru: " Connection to One" - My installation and

art works in relation to Jerusalem.

Monday, 12 October, 18.30 hrs, Goethe-Zentrum Nicosia

Immediately after the lecture the public is invited to visit THEARTSPACE at Pigmalionos 31, Old Nicosia,

to attend Belu-Simion Fainarus’s exhibition “THE SENSE OF VOID”

Monday, 12 October 2009, 20.30 hrs, THEARTSPACE. Duration: 12 – 18 October 2009

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 18.00 – 20.00 hrs / Sat 11.00 – 13.00 hrs

The Goethe-Zentrum Nicosia has the pleasure to inform the public about further cultural events of THEARTSPACE supported by the

German Cultural Centre in the context of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989:

No-Body, No-Border

Nothing exists without border, nothing exists without the body. A video-performance-installation

Project participants: Horst Weierstall, Vicky Pericleous – Concept and Coordination

Dancer (performer) and contributer: Juta Papapetrou

The presentation will take the form of a site specific video-performance-installation with the performer interacting with the various media projections

and installations within the diverse urban architectural surroundings facing the Ledra-crossing nearby.

Performance on the roof top of THEARTSPACE, Pigmalionos Str. 31, Old Nicosia

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 20.00 hrs

Photography and Text “There is always a way around a wall”

An artists’ book presentation commemorating the historic events in 1989 with contributions by 9 artists from Germany, Greece

and Cyprus. 30 0ctober – 14 December 2009

2nd Reading From Birgit Ziartidou’s and Valerie Mavratsas’ book “Memories from both sides of the Wall”

(in English and German by the authors) Introduction into the subject: “Die Mauer” (The Wall), Documentary by Jürgen Böttcher

Friday, 23 October 2009, 20.00 hrs, Goethe-Zentrum Nicosia (next to the old Ledra Palace Hotel)

Goethe - Zentrum Nicosia: 21 Markos Drakos Ave 1102 Nicosia Tel: 22 674608 Fax: 22 669377 www.goethecy.org

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