What's on in Germany: August 13 – 15

What's on in Germany:  August 13 – 15
George Leslie's Alice. Photo: The Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

This Week's Highlights: Alice in Wonderland in Hamburg, Le Corbusier in Munich, and a summer festival at the Frankfurt Zoo.




Magical History Tour – Sound in Film

When it comes to the movies, sound is the picture's unsung sidekick. We get so wrapped up in the visuals, it's often easy to miss the sweeping soundtrack that's helping to transport us out of reality and into that magical realm of cinema. Jacques Tati's Playtime is one of the best examples of a film where sound is a star player. See the French flick Monday when it screens as part of Arsenal's “Sound in Film” series.

Price: €6.50

Location: Kino Arsenal,
Potsdamer Strasse 2

Times: Various; Playtime screens Monday, August 13 at 7:30pm

Tickets: 030 26955 100

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Frank Höhne – Bockumenta 1

It's hard to ignore the humour in Frank Höhne's illustrations. There's something about his faces, their expressions maybe, that are just funny. But the German artist's really interesting works are the ones that combine text, line drawings, and painted doodles into analytical collages that nod toward surrealism and street art. Shake the artist's hand Thursday when his first solo exhibition opens at Gestalten Space.

Price: Free

Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe
Sophienstrasse 21

Times: Thursday, August 9, 6-9pm (Opening); Sunday – Friday, Noon-8pm ; Saturday, 10am-8pm; through September 16 (Regular Hours)

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Spaces of Remembrance

Memories comprise our histories. A first kiss, summer holidays, that sweater you wore every day in college. The six artists who created works for Kunsthalle Düsseldorf's “Spaces of Remembrance” exhibition, contemplated memory on a grand scale, incorporating elements of history into their dreamy chambers. Take a walk among them this week in Dusseldorf.

Price: €5.50

Location: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-8pm; through September 9

Phone: 0211 89 96 243

More Information: www.kunsthalle-dü



Alice In the Wonderland of Art

Alice. One of the most beloved characters from children's literature takes centre stage at a new exhibition in Hamburg. Beginning with works by Lewis Carroll himself, the show continues with pieces by Max Ernst, René Magritte, and Salvador Dali. Paintings, photographs, and video works by contemporary artists like Stephan Huber and Pipilotti Rist round out the collection of around 200 pieces all inspired by that oh so imaginative little girl. Go take a trip down the rabbit hole.

Price: €12

Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengiesserwall

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; through September 30

Phone: 040 428 131 20

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Le Corbusier – Right Angle Poem

If you're a fan of Le Corbusier you've probably seen one or two of his buildings, and maybe you already know that he based his architecture on his artistic work. But did you know the great man was also a poet? A new exhibition at Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne displays the lithographs and poems Le Corbusier created between 1947 to 1953.

Price: €7

Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, TU Architecture Museum, Barerstrasse 40

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through September 2

Phone: 089 23805 360

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