16. Oct 2021, 7.30 pm | Faculty of Philosophy, Knowledge, Spaces, and Media

Vernissage with film screening

Haus Dacheröden
Cooperation between the University of Erfurt and the Verein Weimarer Republik

The silent film classic "Von morgens bis mitternachts", based on a stage play by Georg Kaiser, opens the exhibition "Moderne in der Provinz" at Haus Dacheröden. However, the performance of the expressionist film from 1920 is not entirely without sound - pianist Emanuel Winter sets the moving images acoustically on the grand piano.

picture of the UFA palace
(c) Erfurt City Archive

The exhibition reflects the results of an educational and research project at Erfurt University that has been running since 2018 and is being realised with the support of the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thüringen and in cooperation with the Verein Weimarer Republik.

The social and cultural modernity associated with the first German democracy is often regarded as a rather metropolitan phenomenon, with which the metropolis of Berlin is primarily associated. The exhibition shows the social development associated with modernity in the cities of the Free State of Thuringia, which was founded in 1920. Without local dissemination, without an advocacy of social values even in the provinces, new currents, ideas, practices and values would not have been able to establish themselves at all, in the view of those involved in the exhibition. At the same time, they point to the regional specificities. In addition, contemporary original film posters from the collection of the University of Erfurt will be shown.

Admission is free. Due to the pandemic, visitors are requested to wear a mask on the way to their seats and to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between people who are not from the same family.

The exhibition will then be on display from 20 October to 27 November 2021 and can be visited during the following times:

  • Wednesday to Friday: 12 to 17 h
  • Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm