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The Goethe-Institut Hongkong fosters cultural exchange through the presentation of artwork from Germany and Hong Kong that are topically relevant and of interest to the communities of both places. As a foreign cultural institution we look for opportunities to promote intercultural exchange between Hong Kong and Germany/ Europe. For example, in presenting the exhibition ‘History Will Repeat Itself - Strategies of re-enactment in contemporary (media) art and performance’ (20.6. - 27.7.2008), we, from the very beginning, identified video art as a topic of interest in both Germany and Hong Kong and for that we even looked for institutionally collaboration: we co-presented with Videotage and Hong Kong Film Archive. Likewise, in the exhibition ‘Heritage’ by Michael Wolf, we have taken up a topic that is relevant and significant to the general public here in Hong Kong.                                                                                     

Collaboration is essential in cultural exchange. The Goethe-Institut Hongkong collaborated with the LCSD and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in the production ‘Fantasy of the Red Queen’ by Liu Sola and Ensemble Modern at the New Vision Arts Festival 2008 (7. & 8.11.2008).

At the Goethe-Institut Hongkong we teach the German language that Hongkongers can use instantly. Stage 1 provides a general introduction to German. Stage 2 offers two streams: “Conversation” focuses on language for everyday life and travel, “Workplace”-courses focus on language for use in an office and workplace environment. After each stage, an internationally standardised examination (“Start Deutsch”) certifies students’ level of German. We run a total of six courses, including courses for companies.

Furthermore, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong runs a library to keep the Hong Kong public updated with information about Germany. Enjoy reading the current issues of German periodicals and publications, or get connected to the Institut and its activities via our homepage www.goethe.de/hongkong.

 

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