“Zemlinsky & Exile Composers”

February 25, 2024 | 3:00 PM (PST) | Villa Aurora Los Angeles


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Call for applications: Villa Aurora Residencies 2025

December 18, 2023: Villa Aurora has opened its application process for the 2025 residencies. Filmmakers, writers, and composers are invited to apply for a three-month residency with a project.

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Opera & Democracy: Media coverage by DLF Kultur and FAZ

Berlin, February 14, 2024: Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the FAZ report on the new transatlantic concert and discussion series by musicologist and 2023 Thomas Mann Fellow Kai Hinrich Müller in collaboration with the Thomas Mann House.

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Program Highlights 2023

December 22, 2023: Read the 2023 program highlights of the Villa Aurora, Thomas Mann House, and VATMH Berlin.

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In Response to Current Events

November 7, 2023: Deep Distress over Hamas' Attack on Israel – A United Stand for Peace and Humanity

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Thomas Mann House Annual Conference

November 17-19, 2023: Two-Day Conference on the Role of Artists in Weakened Democracies

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VATMH Night 2023

October 12, 2023: VATMH Night 2023: Musical Performances and Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin

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“Between Los Angeles and Europe: New Approaches to Transatlantic European Studies“: Results from Seminar at UCLA

April through May 2022 students at UCLA's Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies met with Fellows of the Thomas Mann House in the context of a hybrid seminar organized jointly by the two institutions. The outcome of their individual and collaborative work is a set of public-facing projects shared with communities near and far and during a presentation at the Thomas Mann House in June 2022. The project results that included video interviews, XXXX are also presented below.


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"all the lonely people" at LAXART in Los Angeles

Saâdane Afif, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Louisa Clement, Lauren Halsey, Annika Kahrs, Susan Philipsz, Anri Sala, April Street, Thomas Struth, Andrea Zittel


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"all the lonely people" - Opening Night Impressions

Exhibtion with Saâdane Afif, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Louisa Clement, Lauren Halsey, Johnston Marklee, Annika Kahrs, Susan Philipsz, Anri Sala, April Street, Thomas Struth, Kaari Upson, Andrea Zittel

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"all the lonely people" (Sept. 25. - Oct. 10)

Exhibition with Saâdane Afif, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Louisa Clement, Lauren Halsey, Johnston Marklee, Annika Kahrs, Susan Philipsz, Anri Sala, April Street, Thomas Struth, Kaari Upson, Andrea Zittel

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Save the date: all the lonely people

Exhibition with Saâdane Afif, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Louisa Clement, Lauren Halsey, Johnston Marklee, Annika Kahrs, Susan Philipsz, Anri Sala, April Street, Thomas Struth, Kaari Upson, Andrea Zittel

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Half a century in exile - Marta Feuchtwanger talks about her life

"Ein halbes Jahrhundert im Exil - Marta Feuchtwanger erzählt aus ihrem Leben" - Radio-Feature - First broadcast 18.07.1985 - Source: NDR - Author: Marianne Heuwagen

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New Series: Freedom From Fear

FREEDOM FROM FEAR – A transatlantic dialogue on the human right to live without fear. A video series presented by Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House, hosted by Maxim Gorki Theater.

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Call for applications: Thomas Mann Fellowships 2022

Apply now for a fellowship at the Thomas Mann House of 3 to a maximum of 10 months in 2022.

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#MutuallyMann – A Virtual Reading Initiative

#MutuallyMann was an interactive reading experience and a space for transatlantic conversation in times of social distancing and quarantine.

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25 Years of Villa Aurora

November 24, 2020

Mit einem Festakt und einem vielseitigen digitalen Kulturprogramm feiert die Künstlerresidenz der Villa Aurora am 1. Dezember ihr 25-jähriges Bestehen.

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Villa Aurora Fellows for 2021 and 2022 selected

November 4, 2020

The juries of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. selected the scholarship recipients for the years 2021 and 2022 for the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 residencies were partially postponed to the following year.

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Feuchtwanger Fellow arrested

October 16, 2020

Journalist and Blogger Pham Doan Trang arrested in Vietnam on a charge of alleged “anti-state propaganda.”

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2021 Thomas Mann Fellowship Recipients

July 30, 2020

The Thomas Mann House Advisory Board selected the following six fellowship recipients for a 2021 residency at the former home of Thomas Mann in Los Angeles:

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Medienboard Fellowship for Anna Sofie Hartmann

July 1, 2020

Berlin/Potsdam/Los Angeles – Berlin-based director Anna Sofie Hartmann is awarded the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg sponsored Villa Aurora Fellowship, for a three-month stay in 2021 at the artists' residence in Los Angeles.

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#MutuallyMann – A Virtual Reading Initiative

#MutuallyMann was an interactive reading experience and a space for transatlantic conversation in times of social distancing and quarantine.

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Musicboard Fellowship for Ilgen-Nur

Berlin-based musician Ilgen-Nur receives 2021 fellowship at the Villa Aurora. This is the eighth fellowship awarded by Musicboard Berlin in cooperation with VATMH.

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Obituary for Freimut Duve

Freimut Duve, former Member of the German Bundestag, died on March 3, 2020 in Hamburg after a long illness.

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The Sound of San Remo Drive

Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer and conductor laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Designate of the San Francisco Symphony, and The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross hosted an evening of music at the Thomas Mann House.

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55 Voices for Democracy—Jan Philipp Reemtsma "Democracy and Emphasis"

On January 9, Jan Philipp Reemtsma came to the Thomas Mann House to talk about democracy and emphatic language.

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Thomas Mann Fellow Ilse Helbrecht and Geographer Jennifer Hyndman on the topic of refugees

Ilse Helbrecht, a Thomas Mann Fellow and social geographer, recently met with the Canadian political geographer, Jennifer Hyndman, at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles. In their conversation, the two acclaimed scholars are looking deeper into the meaning and transformation of the terms ‘exile’ and ‘refugee'.

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VATMH-Night 2019

Around 450 guests from culture, politics and the media came to the Komische Oper Berlin in mid-November to celebrate the VATMH Night 2019.

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On Climate Strike

Author and Villa Aurora fellow Stefanie de Velasco went on strike for the climate and refuses to continue writing her next novel.

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Goethe's Homecoming

Goethe’s Weimar Edition crossed the Atlantic together with Thomas Mann and followed him all the way to Los Angeles. In 1952, the luxury editions left the Pacific Palisades and are now returning home.

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Digital Activism

How can we use digital solutions to protect ourselves from fake news and discrimination? “Pocket Democracy”, a conference organized by the Thomas Mann House and Goethe Pop Up Seattle, interrogated that topic in a two-day format.

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2020 Thomas Mann Fellows Chosen

Out of 77 applications, the advisory board of the Thomas Mann House selected twelve fellows for a fellowship for the year 2020 in the former L.A. residence of Thomas Mann.

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Thomas Mann Fellow Lisa Riedner and LA CAN director Pete White on houselessness

Thomas Mann House sat down with Fellow Lisa Riedner and Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) founder and director Pete White to discuss the global housing crisis through the lens of Los Angeles and Germany.
We found that similar structures and dynamics exist in both places and that houselessness should be regarded as a global crisis.

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State Minister Monika Grütters calls for defense of artistic freedom

How is fear currently shaping our society? And can art play a role in addressing those fears? These questions were at the core of “Raising Fear: Film, Literature, and Political Responsibility” on Friday, July 5, at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles.  Moderated by Steven Lavine, chairman of the Thomas Mann House advisory board, the evening drew deep insights from the event’s esteemed guests: German state minister Monika Grütters, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and cultural scientist Ulrich Raulff. From art’s relationship with democracy, to misguided demonization, to fighting for an open culture, the relevancy of the night’s conversation was emphasized and punctuated by the rumblings of a distant 7.1 earthquake.

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Lecture Tour Frido Mann: "Democracy Will Win"

Following in his grandfather's tracks, Frido Mann is going to give lectures in more than a dozen cities in the United States and Canada. He will address the current crises in the American and European democracies and the need for their restoration, on the basis of transatlantic dialogue.

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Conference—"Moral Code: Ethics in the Digital Age"

On May 27 and May 28, Thomas Mann House and UCLA Digital Humanities hosted "Moral Code: Ethics in the Digital Age". The conference with over 150 attendees and participants in total discussed the ethical implications of artificial intelligence.

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Michael Ballhaus Fellowship

Starting in 2020, Villa Aurora &Thomas Mann House will award the Michael Ballhaus Fellowship under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas. The annual fellowship is given to outstanding directors of photography in cooperation with the German Film Academy. The first laureate is the Berlin based D.P. Judith Kaufmann. The prize, in honor of the late director of photography Michael Ballhaus, consists of a three-month residence at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles and is financed by the German Foreign Office.

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Feuchtwanger Fellowship for Hadeer El-Mahdawy

The Egyptian journalist Hadeer El-Mahdawy is awarded the 2019 Feuchtwanger Fellowship by Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House and the University of Southern California. The fellowship was named after the Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger who had to leave Nazi-Germany in 1933 and lived at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles starting in 1943 until his death in 1958.

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Blog Series: Andreas Platthaus “Fragments of a Sunny Season”

During his time as Thomas Mann Fellow from April to July, Andreas Platthaus is writing a blog sharing his impressions, life and research at the Thomas Mann House, Los Angeles. The blog is accompanied by artworks of illustrator Burkhard Neie.

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Oscars 2019: The German Oscar nominees at Villa Aurora

Last Saturday, the day before the Oscars, the traditional reception in honor of the German Oscar nominees took place at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. This event was organized by Villa Aurora together with the German Consulate General L.A. and German Films. Partners of the reception are the German sponsors of the Oscar contributions, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and the Federal Foreign Office. The event was sponsored by Volkswagen, Dr. Hauschka and Crosby Doe Associates.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Feuchtwanger Society Conference 2019, Munich

The ninth biennial meeting of the International Feuchtwanger Society (IFS) will take place on October 17-20, 2019 in Munich. What role did the “Munich milieu” play for the young intellectual? Which of the impressions and influences of the Munich art, theater and literary scene can be demonstrated? Which networks and connections motivated the ambitious young author? Proposals that are closely related to the conference topic are welcome along with papers that explore Munich’s cultural scene between 1900 and 1925. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes.

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Video: Ein möglichst intensives Leben - Die Feuchtwanger Tagebücher

During his lifetime, German-Jewish novelist Lion Feuchtwanger claimed not to keep a diary. Yet, in the 1990s, a treasure trove of his diaries from the years 1906-1940 was found in the apartment of Feuchtwanger’s long-time secretary Hilde Waldo. Now, for the first time ever, these diaries have been published by Aufbau publishing house in Berlin, allowing us to get to know Feuchtwanger as a chronicler of his life and of a central part of German history. Last December we presented the book at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. You can rewatch the event in this video:

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Call for applications: Thomas Mann Fellowships 2020

For a stay at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles in 2020 Thomas Mann Fellowships are tendered. The fellowships will be awarded for the year 2020 and for a period of 3 to 10 months. The former home of Thomas Mann in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, is a residence house of the Federal Republic of Germany with the aim of stimulating debates on the political, social or cultural situation on both sides of the Atlantic.[Text in German]

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Videoblog: On Skid Row with Jutta Allmendinger

As a Thomas Mann Fellow in 2018, Jutta Allmendinger has been conducting her research on housing and homelessness in Los Angeles. We accompanied her during the “Skid Row Festival” in Downtown. Skid Row is an area of 0.4 square miles containing one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States. Together with her colleague, Jürgen Robert von Mahs (New School, NY), Allmendinger made use of the opportunity to speak to some of Skid Row’s residents.

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Meeting of the Network Thomas Mann International in ETH's Villa Hatt in Zurich

On November 29th and 30th, representatives of "Thomas Mann Houses International", a network that curates the heritage of the famous autor, came together in Zürich. The institutions (Lübeck: Buddenbrookhaus, Munich: Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus, Nidden / Lithuania: Thomas Mann Cultural Center, Pacific Palisades / USA: Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V, Zurich / Switzerland: Thomas Mann Archive of ETH Zurich) first gathered in Lübeck in 2017. The network was doudned in order to enrich and strengthen each other.

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Max Göran receives Villa Aurora scholarship from the Studienstiftung 2019

In cooperation with Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V., the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes grants another scholarship in 2019 for a stay at the artist's residence called Villa Aurora. Out of a variety of applications, the choice fell on the video and performance artist Max Göran. He will live and work in Los Angeles from early January to mid-February.

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Videoblog: The Library with Jennifer und Brad Johnson

In our video blog, Jennifer and Brad Johnson from Johnson Rare Books & Archives give insights on the reconstruction of Thomas Mann's library at his home on San Remo Drive.

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Natascha Süder Happelmann represents Germany at the Biennale di Venezia 2019

Sculptor and Villa Aurora Fellow Natascha Sadr Haghighian will represent Germany at the 58th Venice Biennale under the pseudonym Natascha Süder Happelmann. Franciska Zólyom, curator of the German Pavilion 2019, announced the collaboration with the artist on Thursday.

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The passing of Berthold Leibinger

Entrepreneur and patron Berthold Leibinger died on October 16, 2018 in Stuttgart/Germany. He was 87 years old. The team and the Board of Directors of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. mourn this great loss and wish his family, friends and colleagues much strength.

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Villa Aurora announces 2019 Fellows

The Villa Aurora juries have selected the 2019 Fellows for the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.

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Original editions for the Thomas Mann House

Wolf von Lojewski, longtime US correspondent and presenter of the ZDF heute-journal, gives his valuable collection of Thomas Mann original editions to the Thomas Mann House.

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Videoblog: Thomas Mann & the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles with Heinrich Detering

In our video blog, Heinrich Detering, a fellow at Thomas Mann House, tells the story of Thomas Mann's relationship with the Unitarian Church in Los Angeles.

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Daniela Dröscher: Zeige deine Klasse

On September 15th, "Zeige deine Klasse" by Villa Fellow Daniela Dröscher will be available in Bookstore. The book is a clairvoyant portrait of social background. From a radically subjective perspective, Dröscher examines how class affiliation shapes one's own self-image and social interaction to this day, but also how much shame the term is still occupied with.

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Theatrical Release: Styx

"Styx", the first collaboration between Villa Fellows Ika Küntzel and Wolfgang Fischer, comes into cinemas on thursday.

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Carolina Hellsgård's new movie at Tiff

Villa Fellow Carolina Hellsgård's new film “Endzeit” (Ever After) celebrates its world premiere in the Discovery Program of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff).

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Heike Mertens appointed as new Executive Director of VATMH

The Board of Directors of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V., in agreement with the Board of Trustees, has appointed Ms. Heike Catherina Mertens new Executive Director of the association, based in Berlin and effective October 1, 2018. Ms. Mertens succeeds Ms.Annette Rupp, who at her own request will leave the association end of September.

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Thomas Mann House announces 2019 Fellows

The Advisory Council of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V., which includes representatives from culture, science, civil society and business, has selected the 2019 Thomas Mann House Fellows.

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Film Screening: Aimée & Jaguar

At the beginning of June, Laemmle's presents the film classic "Aimée & Jaguar" starring Villa Aurora Fellow Maria Schrader. The actress will be present.

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Morals & Machines

At the end of June, the VATMH-supported conference of Wirtschaftswoche "Morals & Machines" took place in Berlin.

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Steinmeier opens Thomas Mann House

On Monday night, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier inaugurated the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles. More than 250 guests from the fields of culture, science, politics, and the media gathered in the house on San Remo Drive in Pacific Palisades, where the Mann Family lived during their US exile in the 1940s.

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Anatol Stefanowitsch: The limits of language

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. [Nbsp] V. and Literaturhaus Berlin took the annual event in remembrance of the book burning on May 10, 1933 as an opportunity to explore the limits of the sayable together with Linguistics-Professor Anatol Stefanowitsch.

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Interview with Villa Fellow Jana Schulz

Jana Schulz has been a fellow of the German Studienstiftung at the Villa Aurora in the spring of 2018. In an interview with the Studienstiftung she talks about boxing and her experiences in L.A.

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Villa Fellow Ulrich Köhler at Cannes Film Festival

Director, author and Villa Fellow Ulrich Köhler receives his first invitation to the International Film Festival Cannes (May 8th through 19th) with his new film "In My Room". Main producer is Pandora Film Produktion from Cologne. The film is invited to section Un Certain Regard.

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f(t) festival

Villa Fellow Stefan Goldmann curates f(t) festival. The two day festival will highlight alternative concepts of time in music: Irregular metres, miniatures, works of gargantuan duration, idiosyncratic patterns, new practices for historic instruments and obsolete media, humanised machine time, mechanised improvisation, space-time relations in close proximity and at vast distance... and much more.

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Reception in honors of German Oscar nominees at the Villa Aurora

Around 300 representatives of the German and international film and cultural scene came together last Saturday at the annual reception at the Villa Aurora, German Films and the German Consulate General in Los Angeles to celebrate the German Oscar hopes.

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Traces in Space

Bundeskunsthalle presents works by five recipients of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's Künstlerförderung, who were Villa Aurora Fellows as well.

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A Thought of Ecstasy | Interview with RP Kahl

Director RP Kahl was a Fellow of Villa Aurora in 2013. During this time he began his work on the feature film A THOUGHT OF ECSTACY, which is coming to German cinemas these days. We met him in Berlin for a chat.

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Salon Sophie Charlotte 2018: Is language a weapon?

Last Saturday night the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin gave room to the question borrowed by Kurt Tucholsky “Is language a weapon”. “One could be afraid of language and its effects”, stated Martin Grötschel, President of the Academy, in his welcoming address.

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Silke Scheuermann takes over the Frankfurt Poetikdozentur

Villa Fellow Silke Scheuermann takes over the renowned Frankfurt Poetikdozentur. As of January 23, 2018, she will speak about her poetology on three consecutive Tuesdays under the title JUST STILL DARK ENOUGH.

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"Off to Moscow!" Travel reports from exile | International Symposion

On December 8 and 9 the Berlin Congress on Exile during 1933-1945 titled "Off to Moscow! Travel Reports from the Exile" took place at Literaturhaus Berlin under the direction of Hermann Haarmann (Berlin) and Anne Hartmann (Bochum) with the support of the Prussian Seehandlung Foundation, the Institute for Communication History and Applied Cultural Studies of the Free University Berlin and Villa Aurora   & Thomas Mann House e. V.

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Circuit Training Festival

Berlin, November 22 and 23, 2017: Circuit Training is a workshop ensemble initiated & founded by Ignaz Schick 2013 in Berlin with the aim of bringing together musicians from different styles and scenes once or twice a year for working on new pieces of its core members.

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Staahaadler Aff – Composition for percussion and sample pad by Oxana Omelchuk

At the annual get-together of this and next year's Villa Fellows, we presented "Staahaadler Aff", a composition for percussion and sample pad by Oxana Omelchuk.

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Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House Night in Berlin

Around 300 invited guests from culture, politics and the media came to the Komische Oper Berlin at the end of October to celebrate the VILLA AURORA & THOMAS MANN HOUSE NIGHT.

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Verse als kreative Reibung - Jan Wagner's Büchnerpreis acceptance speech (in German)

Villa Aurora Fellow Jan Wagner was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize on Saturday at the autumn conference of the German Academy of Language and Literature. The 50,000 Euro prize is deemed the highest German literary honor. In his acceptance speech Wagner spoke of Georg Büchner's political and literary writings in which language is no longer "a means to an end".

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Justin Times new documentary feature "Chasing Houses"

Filmmaker Justin B Rathke, also known as Justin Time, was a Fellow at Villa Aurora in spring 2013. Now he presents his film "Chasing houses", which was created during his stay in LA, this November in Berlin. We met him there.

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Villa Fellow Senthuran Varatarajah on Instagram

The author Senthuran Varatharajah from Berlin has been a Fellow at Villa Aurora since the beginning of October. Over the next couple of weeks he will take our Instagram channel for a spin. To start, he answered a few questions.

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Cyrill Lachauer: What Do You Want Here

Berlinische Galerie presents What Do You Want Here, an exhibition by Villa Fellow Cyrill Lachauer

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The passing of Sylke Tempel

The journalist Sylke Tempel died on Thursday in an accident caused by the storm "Xavier". In September she was selected to be one of the first Thomas Mann Fellows. Sylke Temple died at the age 54 years.

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MFG Star 2017 – The Nominees

The MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg and FernsehfilmFestival Baden-Baden have announced the four nominees for the MFG-Star star award. The juror Dorothee Schön will award the prize-winner on December 1, 2017.

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Alwin Lay: Tilt & Shift

In 2016, Alwin Lay spent three months at Villa Aurora as a fellow of KunstSalon Cologne. The exhibition TILT & SHIFT at will be Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum closely related to his stay.

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Kirsten Reese: Atmende Kugel

Kirsten Reeses's composition "Atmende Kugel" will premiered at Kontakte'17.

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Thomas Mann Fellows 2018 nominated

The Board of Trustees of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V., whose members include representatives of the Federal Foreign Office and the office of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, has nominated the first group of fellows for the Thomas Mann House Los Angeles

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Sebastian Stumpf presents works from L.A.

Sebastian Stumpf stayed at Villa Aurora in 2016. Some works that were created during this period are now being presented at Galerie Thomas Fischer in Berlin.

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LA-Artist Sandeep Mukherjee is VA's Berlin Fellow 2017

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V., this year together with the project space 68projects of Galerie Kornfeld Berlin, will once again award the Berlin Fellowship to an outstanding artist from Los Angeles. The choice fell on Sandeep Mukherjee.

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Villa Aurora Fellows in 2018

We congratulate the following artists, who have been selected for a fellowship at the artists' residence Villa Aurora in Los Angeles in 2018 by the jury from numerous applications. We look forward to welcome them in California.

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Villa Aurora to run Thomas Mann House

The Federal Republic of Germany has acquired the former residence of exiled author and Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann in Los Angeles. The artist residence Villa Aurora will be entrusted with the administration of the house. Villa Aurora Chair Markus Klimmer, and Executive Director Annette Rupp, together with Doris Barnett, Member of the German Bundestag, were officially presented the keys.

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Creative Commons Credits for "Counter-Memories: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Drew Faust | Washington, D.C."

Video Credits:

Video Editor: Nicolai Hildebrandt

Filming in Washington, D.C.: Emmett Ferra

Graphic Design: Studio Aorta


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Vietnam War Veterans Memorial perspective by Wladia drummond: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vietnam_War_Veterans_Memorial_perspective.jpg


Panoramic view of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, National Mall, Washington, D.C. by Mariordo (Mario Roverto Durán Ortiz): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vietnam_Veterans_Memorial_DC_12_2011_000127.JPG


Photograph 111-SC-651408; Soldiers Carry a Wounded Comrade Through a Swampy Area; 1969; Photographs of American Military Activities, ca. 1918 - ca. 1981; Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Record Group 111; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/soldiers-carry-wounded, March 24, 2021]


Rubbing of the Names by Mpotocnjak: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rubbing_of_the_names.jpg


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial (DC) by Aerial America (DC)/Smithsonian Channel:



General Lee Taken Down by Infrogmation of New Orleans:



Robert E Lee Statue Being Secured for Removal New Orleans 19 May 2017 by Infrogmation of New Orleans:



The Confederate Monument to Robert E. Lee is removed from its perch on May 17, 2017 by Abdazizar:



The Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- The National Mall Washington (DC) by Ron Cogswell,  Aerial America (DC)/Smithsonian Channel:



ATC Lecture with Maya Lin by Berkeley Center for New Media:



Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1982, granite, National Mall, Washington, D.C. by Steven Zucker:



Names of Vietnam veterans at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. by Hu Totya:



Vietnam Veterans Women's Memorial, Taken 5-21-2017 - NRHP reference #01000285 - Vietnam Memorial collection - Artist Glenna Goodacre - Washington D.C., Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the United States by Darcyjeh5:



The Vietnam Veterans Memoral with the Washington Monument in the background on Valentine's Day Night. Credit: Andrew Selman:



March on Washington, The Granger Collection:



Photograph 111-C-CC39781; Operation "Oregon" Search and Destroy Mission; 4/24/1967; Color Photographs of Signal Corps Activity, 1944 - 1981; Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Record Group 111; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/operation-oregon-mission, March 24, 2021]


Battle of An Loc 1972 - American Airborne advisor Sgt. Ronald MacCauley with Vietnamese soldiers, American Airborne advisor Sgt. Ronald MacCauley (L) with soldier of the Vietnamese 5th Airborne Brigade on Highway 13 during attempt to block NVA drive southward from An Loc. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/Time & Life Pictures/Getty



A map of the battlefield of the First Battle of Ấp Bắc, Department of the Army - from Mounted Combat in Vietnam, by General Donn A. Starry, published in 1978 by the Department of the Army:



November 1965, Hiep Duc, South Vietnam, A helicopter waits to pick up a wounded South Vietnamese soldier wounded by communist fire, by manhai:



Richard Nixon shakes the hand of a Vietnamese soldier in Chu Lai, South Vietnam. Commander Nguyen Chang Thi stands behind Nixon by The U.S. National Archives:



Vietnam War - North Vietnamese soldiers, by manhai:



Vietnam War Press Photo-Loc Ninh-Vietnames Soldiers wounded in heavy fighting by manhai:



Sanders Theater, Source:


Sanders Theater viewed from the stage, Memorial Hall, Harvard.jpg by Bestbudbrian:



Sanders Hall Interior, Source:



Sanders Hall Interior by Alina Chan:



Lin’s concept of the memorial in the landscape, Source:



Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum (沖縄県平和祈念資料館), Itoman C, Okinawa P. by Syohei Arai:



The Cornerstone of Peace / 平和の礎 & Okinawa Prefectual Peace Memorial Museum.

by Hajime NAKANO:



Photograph 127-N-A371493; Vietnam....Marines riding atop an M-48 tank cover their ears as te 90mm gun fires during a road sweep southwest of Phu Bai; 4/3/1968; General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 - 1981; Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, Record Group 127; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/vietnam-marines-m48, March 24, 2021]


Photograph 428-K-42782; Republic of Vietnam...Members of U.S. Navy Seal Team One move down the Bassac River in a Seal team Assault Boat (STAB) during operations along the river south of Saigon; 11/1967; General Color Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1958 - 1981; General Records of the Department of the Navy, Record Group 80; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/seal-team-one-bassac, March 24, 2021]


South Vietnamese marines rushed to the American Army helicopter after a sweep east of the Cambodian town of Prey-Veng during the Vietnam War.Credit...Nick Ut/Associated Press


Nghĩa Dũng Đài Source: http://wikimapia.org/22074722/vi/Nghĩa-Dũng-Đài


In a salvage operation, a U.S. Army UH-1 Iroquois helicopter retrieves another UH-1 downed during the battle of Ap Bac, southwest of Saigon, January 1963. (National Archives)



Chopper wreck at Ap Bac. From the Vietnam Aviation section of the US Army Transportation Museum website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chopper_wreck_at_Ap_Bac.jpg


Image of a downed helicopter from the Battle of Ap Bac during the Vietnam War. Source:


Bình An Cemetery central monument by Mztourist:




Other Credits:


Book cover “The Committed” © Viet Thanh Nguyen

Book cover “The Symphathizer” © Viet Thanh Nguyen


French Colonization - The Vietnam War by Discovery UK, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR8fMlJgkME


Film poster “Full Metal Jacket” © Warner Bros.



Film poster “Apocalypse Now”


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