Biermann in Context. Series of talks on the exhibition at the Deutschen Historischen Museum. With Volker Braun, Eva Geulen, Durs Grünbein and Lothar Müller | until 14.01.2024
To accompany the exhibition “Wolf Biermann. A Lyricist and Songwriter in Germany” (until 14 January 2024), the German Historical Museum in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Berlin State Library invites you to the discussion series “Biermann in Context” in the Pei-Bau. On five evenings, journalist and literary critic Lothar Müller and alternating guests will look back on the period from the 1960s to the end of the GDR and the establishment of “German Unity” from the perspective of the year 2023. Authors and sociologists, cultural scholars and humanities scholars, contemporary witnesses and historians of different generations have their say; short film clips introduce each round of talks.
Fig. above: Wolf Biermann und Rudi Dutschke in der Chausseestraße 131, Ost-Berlin 1968, © thomas hoepker / Magnum Photos / Agentur Focus (Ablauf der Frist zur honorarfreien Nutzung: 4.1.2024)
All events of the discussion series “Biermann in Context”:
Wednesday, 6.9.2023, 6.30 pm
Biermann and cultural politics
“To the old comrades” (1962) in context
With Volker Braun, Eva Geulen and Durs Grünbein
Wednesday, 20.9.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the Stasi
“Stasi Ballad” (1967) in context
With Marianne Birthler, Julia Franck and Philip Oltermann
Wednesday, 4.10.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the expatriation
“Ballad of the Prussian Icarus” (1976) in context
With Bettina Leder, Doris Liebermann and Steffen Mau
Wednesday, 18.10.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the West
“German Miserere” (1978) in context
With Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Kai Sina and Willi Winkler
Wednesday, 1.11.2023, 6.30 p.m.
Biermann and the Jews
“Great Song of the Exterminated Jewish People” (1994) in context
With Dmitrij Kapitelman and Annette Leo
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2
daily 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm
24 December closed
Admission is free. Registration is required at: www.dhm.de/anmeldung-biermann The entire accompanying programme can be listened to on the DHM Soundcloud channel. Further information and tickets at: www.zeughauskino.de