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The mad square symposium

Art and culture in Weimar Germany

Image: Max Beckmann The trapeze 1923 (detail), Toledo Museum of Art, purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey © Max Beckmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney. Photo: Photography Incorporated, Toledo

Saturday 6 August 2011, 10am–3.30pm

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Exhibiting German art today

Forum and brunch

Image: Felix Nussbaum The mad square 1931 (detail) Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur © Felix Nussbaum/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 7 August 2011, 10am–12pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Pierrot Lunaire and Berlin cabaret songs

An evening of Weimar-style music

Image: Christian Schad Self-portrait 1927 (detail) Private collection, courtesy Tate London © Christian Schad Stiftung Aschaffenburg. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Friday 12 August 2011, 6.00pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

ArtBar: Robert Bertram

Songs inspired by the cabaret tradition

Wednesday 10 & 17 August 2011, 5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

The mad square lectures

Two free lectures in association with the exhibition

Image: Herbert Bayer Theatre group on the Bauhaus roof c1920 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1985 © Herbert Bayer/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 10 August 2011, 7.30pm
Friday 19 August 2011, 1.00pm


Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

ArtBar: Andrew Conaghan

Cabaret-inspired songs, accompanied by Robert Bertram

Wednesday 24 & 31 August 2011, 5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Berlin: symphony of a great city

Special film screenings

Friday 2 September & Saturday 3 September 2011, 6.30–8.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

ArtBar: Eddie Bronson Trio

Jazz with an eastern European gypsy vibe

Image: Eddie Bronson

Wednesday 7, 14 September 2011, 5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

German experimental films of the 1920s

Eight short films

Image: László Maholy-Nagy Lightplay: black, white, grey 1930

Saturday 17 September 2011, 2pm

Duration 50 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Saturday 17 September 2011, 10.15am

Duration 6 hours
Charges apply

The mad square concert

Music of the Weimar Republic

Sydney Youth Orchestra

Thursday 25 August 2011, 7.00pm
Sunday 18 September 2011, 7.00pm


Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Greg Poppleton & Bakelite Jazz

Combining the great tunes of the 1920s & 1930s

Image: Greg Poppleton

Friday 23 September 2011, 7.00pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

The mad square (de)tours

Expert insights into the exhibition

Image: Max Beckmann The trapeze 1923 (detail), Toledo Museum of Art, purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey © Max Beckmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney. Photo: Photography Incorporated, Toledo

Friday 23 September 2011, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm


Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

My Sauce Good: Art & About 2011

A tempting array of slow-cooked soulful folk, jazz and swing from nostalgic bygone eras

Friday 23 September 2011, 5–6pm & 7.30–8.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Bauhaus: The face of the 20th century

A documentary on the Bauhaus design school

Friday, 23 September 2011, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm

Duration 50 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Eddie Bronson Trio: Art & About 2011

An eclectic mix of tunes from around the globe

Image: Eddie Bronson

Friday 23 September 2011, 6pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free

What if? creativity & collage workshop

Free drop-in creativity workshop

Friday 23 September 2011, 5.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Anything Goes Cabaret

A scintillating mix of burlesque, boy-lesque, cabaret and drag steeped in the smoky trails of Weimar Berlin

Friday 23 September 2011, 6.15pm & 8.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Apocalyptic visions lectures

Creativity to catastrophe in the Weimar Republic

Image: Ludwig Meidner Apocalyptic landscape 1913. Private collection, courtesy Richard Nagy, London. Photo © Sotheby’s Picture Library © Ludwig Meidner-Archiv. Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Various Sundays as listed, 10.30am – 1pm
3 July – 25 September 2011


Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The mad square exhibition talks

Expert perspectives

Image: George Grosz Suicide 1916 oil on canvas. Tate London (detail)

Wednesdays 10 August – 28 September 2011, 5.30pm


Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

ArtBar: Lisa Schouw

Cabaret performer

Wednesday 21 & 28 September 2011, 5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

26–29 September 2011, times as indicated


Location: Information desk
Charges apply

Out of the Box cabaret

Dick & Christa Hughes

Image: Christa & Dick Hughes

Sunday 9 October 2011, 1.00pm

Duration 1 hour
Free

ArtBar: Stephanie Morrison, with Robert Bertram

Show tunes

Image: Stephanie Morrison

Wednesday 5 & 12 October 2011, 5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

The mad square coffee tour

For members and guests

Art Gallery Society members’ lounge

Tuesday 16 August 2011, 10.00am
Thursday 1 September 2011, 2.00pm
Thursday 29 September 2011, 2.00pm
Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10.00am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

The mad square celebrity events

Wednesday night talks and performances on themes in the exhibition

Image: Flacco (21 September)

Wednesdays 10 August – 2 November 2011, 6.30pm


Location: Entrance court
Free

ArtBar: My Sauce Good

Folk, jazz and swing

Wednesdays 19 October – 2 November 2011, 5.15pm and 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Cafe
Free

The mad square guided tour

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Hannah Höch Made for a party 1936 (detail) Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart © Hannah Höch / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Photo: © Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart

Daily, 11am
Wednesdays, 7.15pm
6 August – 6 November 2011

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Weimar to Hollywood film series

In conjunction with The mad square

Image: Fritz Lang M 1931 (12 & 16 October) Courtesy Praesens Film

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm
Sundays 2pm
17 August – 6 November 2011


Location: Domain Theatre
Free