Event Calendar

Find out what's on in Germany and the UK! 

With the help of our calendar you can easily browse Germany-related events in the UK, and important events in Germany.

Alicja Kwade's Medium Median at Whitechapel Gallery

28 September 2016 - 25 June 2017 | Whitechapel Gallery, London
Medium Median

Prolific Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade has been invited to exhibit at Whitechapel Gallery, London. Her success is reflected in numbers and accolades. She has already worked with four galleries this year: De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 303 Gallery, New York, 13th Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach and Art Unlimited, Basel.

Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern

15 February - 11 June 2017 | Tate Modern, London
Wolfgang Tillmans, Paper Drop

Berlin and London-based German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ latest works will be on display at Tate Modern from 15 February - 11 June. Tillmans was the first fine-art photographer and non-British winner of the Tate annual Turner Prize in 2000.

Germany-based British sculptor Anthony Cragg's biggest UK-exhibition opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

4 March - 3 September 2017 | various venues in Wakefield
British sculptor Tony Cragg during a press conference in Wuppertal

New and classic works by leading British sculptor Sir Anthony Cragg will be at the centre of his biggest UK exhibition to date at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Opening on 4 March 2017, “A Rare Category of Objects” will present pioneering works by the Wuppertal-based artist drawn from nearly five decades.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – New German Cinema at BFI London

27 March - 31 May 2017 | British Film Institute, London
Rainer Werner Fassbinder filming "Lola" 1981

Nearing the 72nd anniversary of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s birth at the end of May, BFI Southbank is dedicating a major retrospective to the prolific German director running from 27 March to 31 May in order to celebrate his work. The series features most of his productions from gangster movies to melodramas, social satires to queer dramas.

Photography exhibition showcases works by Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Wolfgang Tillmans

30 March - 9 July 2017 | Zabludowicz Collection, London
Andreas Gursky, Chicago, Board of Trade II, 1999

German artists Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Wolfgang Tillmans are on display as part of a group photography exhibition entitled 'You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred' at the Zabludowicz Collection, London from 30 March to 9 July.

Goethe at LUX Resident Artist 2017: Liz Rosenfeld

1 May - 31 July 2017 | LUX + Goethe-Institut London
Liz Rosenfeld

Berlin based artist Liz Rosenfeld is the first artist in residence for the newly established Goethe at LUX Residency. Rosenfeld utilises disciplines of film, video and live performance, to convey a sense of past and future histories. She is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and the ways in which it is lived and remembered.

Büchner's Woyzeck comes to The Old Vic Theatre

6 May - 24 June 2017 | The Old Vic Theatre, London
Woyzeck-John Boyega

Georg Büchner's classic "Woyzeck" comes to The Old Vic in London next May, featuring young talent John Boyega (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens) in the title role, and Jack Thorne as scriptwriter.

A season of films by Werner Herzog

21 May 6.00 pm - 18 July 6.10 pm | Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road
Encounters at the end of the world

Werner Herzog is one of the most distinctive and accomplished filmmakers of recent decades. He is an artist and storyteller of startling originality and range. His masterpieces include both documentary and fiction.

Les Colombes: Multimedia installation by German artist Michael Pendry

31 May - 3 July 2017 | St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Les Colombes by Michael Pendry

German artist Michael Pendry’s Art for Peace project Les Colombes – The White Doves will be on display at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square from 31 May till 3 July. The installation will be accompanied by light and sound.

Open Day for the exhibition "Home is not a Place"

2 June 2017 - 8.30-11am | 22 Belgrave Square, London
Nicole Wermers: Abwaschskulptur (Dishwashing Sculpture) #6

On 2 June, the German Ambassador’s Residence in London will open its doors from 8.30am until 11am to welcome guests to enjoy the new exhibition "Home is not a Place".

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Ceramic facade of the Museum Brandhorst for modern and contemporary art in Munich

Ceramic facade of the Museum Brandhorst for modern and contemporary art in Munich