Events in Canada
The German diplomatic missions in Canada and their partners offer a large number and variety of cultural events throughout the country. Each mission maintains a comprehensive, up-to-date calendar of events. If you would like to be informed of future events, we invite you to sign up for our electronic newsletters and RSS feeds.
Oct 5, 2017 7:00 PM - Nov 30, 2017 5:00 PM | Toronto
“The Labour of Commemoration” is a collaborative exhibition by artists and Ryerson University professors, Blake Fitzpatrick and Vid Ingelevics. The exhibition will open at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, on October 5, 2017. The exhibition is comprised of several elements including a three-channel video projection, 3-D copies of one Berlin Wall souvenir, video and photographic documentation of the fence that separates the United States and Mexico and a small book documenting the placement and movement of the wall in the small Canadian town of Truro, Nova Scotia. Each aspect explores an example of the commemorative impulse and critically examines the implications of borders, walls and the tension between history and memory.
Labour of Commemoration
Nov 9, 2017 - Apr 9, 2018 | Montreal
The Musée d’art contemporain has organised a multi-disciplinary exhibition inspired by the world of Leonard Cohen and the great themes of his life and work. This major exhibition is the first to be entirely devoted to the imagination and legacy of this great singer/songwriter from Montréal. Over 40 international artists are included, including two internationally well-known German artists, Candice Breitz and Thomas Demand.
Nov 9, 2017 5:00 PM - Nov 23, 2017 9:00 PM | Toronto
14-year-old Maik comes from a wealthy, albeit dysfunctional family. Deemed a bore and outsider at school, he doesn't stand a chance to get noticed by his secret love. His classmate Andrej Tschichatschow, called "Tschick", is also an outsider, but for different reasons: He’s a migrant kid living in dire conditions and often causes trouble. Eventually, the two unlike boys become friends, and Tschick wants to take Maik on a trip.
Nov 11, 2017 7:30 PM - Nov 19, 2017 2:00 PM | ANNEX Theatre, 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
The Alley Theatre presents “The Ridiculous Darkness”, a satirical modern mash-up of the classic novel “Heart of Darkness” and the Oscar-winning film “Apocalypse Now”.
Nov 17, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017 | Ottawa
Founded in 1984, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. Germany's contribution is the number one box office hit in Germany in 2016 Welcome to the Hartmanns, a comedy with a political conscience, telling the story of a well-off Munich family offering room and board to an African refugee.
Welcome to the Hartmanns