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Accompanying Programme (in German only)


Finissage | Café Liberté | Film Series | Workshop



FINISSAGE - The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945


Sunday 10 February 2013, start 2 p.m.
German Historical Museum, Foyer of the Exhibition Hall

+ + + PUBLIC DEBATE "Café Liberté": Bring up a question - the Berlin team, curator Monika Flacke, Irene Weidmann (Project Manager Art Exhibitions, Council of Europe) and Barbara Gessler (European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) will answer! + + + Just do it yourself – print a t-shirt with Dan Perjovschi's work "CAPiTAL– iSM": silk screen printing in limited edition + + + ART IN FOCUS The Ukrainian artists NIKITA KADAN and BORIS MIKHAILOV will be present + + + The Berlin HANS-BEIMLER choir will perform Georg Kreislers "Meine Freiheit, deine Freiheit". + + + The English version of the printed exhibition catalogue is out now and will be presented! + + +


Download: Einladung zur Finissage 10. Februar 14 Uhr .(pdf)



Public Debates: ‘Café Liberté’
A collaboration with the Einstein Forum, Potsdam and the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin
Sundays 2 p.m. Admission free, in the foyer of the Exhibition Hall.


The organisers of the exhibition will hold a series of public debates. Invited guests will make short introductory statements and follow these up by discussing themes in the exhibition with the general public.


21. October 2012, 2 p.m.
The Court of Reason

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Heinz Bude, Professor of Sociology, University of Kassel and  Course Leader for „Society in the Federal Republic“, at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, and Prof. Susan Neiman, Director of the Einstein Forum, Potsdam


4 November 2012, 2 p.m.
We are the Revolution

Discussion with Christoph Dieckmann, author and journalist, Berlin, and György Dalos, writer, Berlin


11 November 2012, 2 p.m.
Journey into Wonderland

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Monika Flacke, curator, „The Desire for Freedom“, German Historical Museum, and Prof. Dr. Etienne François, Professor Emeritus for Historiography. Free University, Berlin


18 November 2012, 2 p.m.
Darkness at Noon

Discussion with Dr. Marie Luise Knott, journalist, author and translator, Berlin, and Dr. Manfred Sapper, political scientist, chief editor of the magazine "Osteuropa", Berlin
Nikita Kadan, Ukrainian artist will be present. His work „Procedure Room“ (2010) is on display in chapter 'Darkness at Noon'. +++ Nikita Kadan is unfortunately not able to attend +++


25 November 2012, 2 p.m.
The Realities of Politics

Discussion with Kolja Reichert, author and journalist, Berlin and und Thomas Wulffen, art critic, journalist and curator, President of the AICA, Germany chapter (International Art Critics Association), Berlin


2 Dezember 2012, 2 p.m.
The Precariousness of Freedom
Discussion with Prof. Dr. Thomas Y. Levin, Associate Professor of East European History, Humboldt University, Berlin


9 Dezember 2012, 2 p.m.
99 Cent

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Professor of Art History and Media Theory at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, und Prof. Dr. Christian Demand, art historian, editor of „Merkur. Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken“ (German Journal for European Thought)


6 January 2013, 2 p.m.
A Hundred Years

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Christoph Markschies, Professor of Theology, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lucht, Joint Leader of Research in Area 1, „Earth Systems Analysis“, Potsdam Institute for Climate Change


3 February 2013, 2 p.m.
The World in our Heads

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Hermann Pfütze, Professor of Sociology and  former President of the German Society for Aesthetics, and Dr. Rüdiger Zill, Einstein Forum, Potsdam



The following events will take place in the at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 12:

13 January 2013, 2 p.m.
Worlds for Living in


20 January 2013, 2 p.m.
The Other Space


27 January 2013, 2 p.m.
Self-Experience– Testing the Limits

Further Information: www.hungaricum.de




The Desire for Freedom - Film Series in the Cinema Zeughauskino
The Zeughauskino will present its film series, ‘The Desire for Freedom’ in three blocks. The programme of works from different countries in Europe has been selected, in relation to the themes in the exhibition and represents a slice of European film history since 1945.


17 October 8 p.m. Hiroshima, mon amour, F/, 1959, Alain Resnais, 89‘, OmeU
20 October 9 p.m. Iluminacja / Illumination, PL, 1973, Krzysztof Zanussi, 91‘, OmU
30 October 8 p.m. A Clockwork Orange / Uhrwerk Orange, GB/US, 1971, Stanley Kubrick, 137‘, OF
31 October 7.30 p.m. Stalker, UdSSR, 1979, Andrej Tarkowski, 163‘, OmeU
1 November 8 p.m. Die Patriotin, BRD, 1979, Alexander Kluge, 123‘
2 November 7.30 p.m. Sedmikrásky /Tausendschönchen - kein Märchen, CSSR, 1966, Věra Chytilová, 74‘, OmU
3 November 7 p.m. Alle meine Mädchen, DDR, 1979, Iris Gusner, 86‘
3 November 9 p.m. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö / Das Mädchen aus der Streichholzfabrik, FIN, 1989, Aki Kaurismäki, 69‘, OmU
4 November 7 p.m. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö / Das Mädchen aus der Streichholzfabrik, FIN, 1989, Aki Kaurismäki, 69‘, OmU
4 November 8.30 p.m. Sedmikrásky /Tausendschönchen - kein Märchen, CSSR, 1966, Věra Chytilová, 74‘, OmU
6 November 8 p.m. Alle meine Mädchen, DDR, 1979, Iris Gusner, 86‘
7 November 8 p.m. Balanţa / Le Chêne – Baum der Hoffnung, F/RO, 1992, Lucian Pintilie, 105‘, OmU
8 November 8 p.m. Die Patriotin, BRD, 1979, Alexander Kluge
1 January 8 p.m. Alphaville / Lemmy Caution gegen Alpha 60, F/I, 1965, Jean-Luc Godard, 93’, OmU
2 January 8 p.m. 2001: A Space Odyssey / 2001: Odyssee im Weltraum, GB/ USA, 1968, Stanley Kubrick, 141’, OF
6 January 7 p.m. Soljaris / Solaris, UdSSR, 1972, Andrej Tarkowski, 167’
8 January 8 p.m. Jonas, der im Jahr 2000 25 Jahre alt sein wird, CH, 1976, Alain Tanner, 116‘, OmU


Full Information: www.zeughauskino.de




Public Closing Event for the Körber Foundation’s Workshop on ‘The Desire for Freedom’
The Körber Foundation will organise a closed Workshop in parallel to the exhibition. Award holders and alumni of the Körber Foundation will visit Berlin, to spend several days getting to grips with various aspects of the exhibition. The results will be presented in public at a special closing event.
Thursday, 31 January 2013, 7 p.m.
Admission free, Zeughauskino
The exhibition will be open until 7 pm.