Studio 170 is a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization cultivating a vibrant hub for cultural exchange and learning AT THE Goethe-Institut Boston.

Studio 170 is a mission-driven 501(c) (3) organization cultivating a vibrant hub for cultural exchange and learning AT THE Goethe-Institut Boston.

Studio 170

@ Goethe-Institut Boston

Dear friends of Studio 170, dear friends of the Goethe-Institut Boston!

We have been delighted to see the development and launch of Studio 170 in 2023. It was a whirlwind year, and it would not have been possible to get Studio 170 off the ground without the fabulous and dedicated board, the support of the Goethe-Institut, and YOUR support! In this fraught world, we know that creative and intellectual projects that foster and promote international exchange and dialogue are needed more than ever. We are very excited to have a new hub to cultivate community through the power of artistic creativity and exchange, language learning, and cultural dialogue.

In 2023, Studio 170 | Residency hosted Aaron Powers and Stratton Coffman at the Goethe-Institut Boston with an interactive installation inspired by new street uses during the pandemic. It featured conceptual artist and musician Shaka Dendy asking "What does it mean to be 'Black'?" in his thoughtful sound and found images project. Studio 170 | Germany made it possible for Allston artist Heather Kapplow to do an artist residency in Berlin and collaborate with performing artist, cultural worker, and researcher Danja Burchard in Hamburg. It also allowed musician Kaia Berman Peters aka Chaia from Cambridge to create and premiere her installation Hofn Stantsye, reflecting on Jewish nationalism and homeland of past, present, and future, at the Shtetl Berlin Festival in Berlin. Their innovative work invites us to reflect on our world and to be in dialogue about different ideas and viewpoints.

We are excited for the future of Studio 170 and all it can contribute to the cultural landscape of Greater Boston. We hope that you will continue your support or consider a gift for the first time by contributing with a year-end donation at this link https://studio170.org/support-us or by sending a check to Studio 170 at Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02116.

Annegret Klaua, President
Board of Directors, Studio 170 at Goethe-Institut Boston

Dear friends of Studio 170, dear friends of the Goethe-Institut Boston!

We have been delighted to see the development and launch of Studio 170 in 2023. It was a whirlwind year, and it would not have been possible to get Studio 170 off the ground without the fabulous and dedicated board, the support of the Goethe-Institut, and YOUR support! In this fraught world, we know that creative and intellectual projects that foster and promote international exchange and dialogue are needed more than ever. We are very excited to have a new hub to cultivate community through the power of artistic creativity and exchange, language learning, and cultural dialogue.

In 2023, Studio 170 | Residency hosted Aaron Powers and Stratton Coffman at the Goethe-Institut Boston with an interactive installation inspired by new street uses during the pandemic. It featured conceptual artist and musician Shaka Dendy asking "What does it mean to be 'Black'?" in his thoughtful sound and found images project. Studio 170 | Germany made it possible for Allston artist Heather Kapplow to do an artist residency in Berlin and collaborate with performing artist, cultural worker, and researcher Danja Burchard in Hamburg. It also allowed musician Kaia Berman Peters aka Chaia from Cambridge to create and premiere her installation Hofn Stantsye, reflecting on Jewish nationalism and homeland of past, present, and future, at the Shtetl Berlin Festival in Berlin. Their innovative work invites us to reflect on our world and to be in dialogue about different ideas and viewpoints.

We are excited for the future of Studio 170 and all it can contribute to the cultural landscape of Greater Boston. We hope that you will continue your support or consider a gift for the first time by contributing with a year-end donation at this link https://studio170.org/support-us or by sending a check to Studio 170 at Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02116.

Annegret Klaua, President
Board of Directors, Studio 170 at Goethe-Institut Boston

UPCOMING

Installation with plants, sculptures made from bio-based materials and found objects, containers and structures commonly found in gardens

Inspired by ancient gardening materials and methods and a contemporary movement to re-think materials and cycles of waste and consumption, the installation, Gardeners for a Geologic Afterlife (Spring) will incorporate living and dried plants, soil, sculptures made from bio-based materials, and found objects, containers, and structures common to the garden. The installation itself will formally present as a spatial and three-dimensional facsimile of a garden, creating an immersive space that recontextualizes histories of gardening and explores essential life forms and processes in the garden. Using found and repurposed materials, the installation will read as the relic of a past garden, baring witness to time, place, and ecologies, while also presenting as site for a garden of the future.

ERIN WOODBREY: GARDENERS FOR A GEOLOGIC AFTERLIFE (SPRING)

APRIL 22 - MAY 4

at the Goethe-Institut

170 Beacon St Boston

OPENING

APRIL 25 at 6-8 PM

OPEN STUDIO / PLANT EXCHANGE

APRIL 27 at 12-4 PM

FINNISAGE

APRIL 27 at 12-4 PM

© ERIN WOODBREY

UPCOMING

Installation with plants, sculptures made from bio-based materials and found objects, containers and structures commonly found in gardens

Inspired by ancient gardening materials and methods and a contemporary movement to re-think materials and cycles of waste and consumption, the installation, Gardeners for a Geologic Afterlife (Spring) will incorporate living and dried plants, soil, sculptures made from bio-based materials, and found objects, containers, and structures common to the garden. The installation itself will formally present as a spatial and three-dimensional facsimile of a garden, creating an immersive space that recontextualizes histories of gardening and explores essential life forms and processes in the garden. Using found and repurposed materials, the installation will read as the relic of a past garden, baring witness to time, place, and ecologies, while also presenting as site for a garden of the future.

ERIN WOODBREY: GARDENERS FOR A GEOLOGIC AFTERLIFE (SPRING)

APRIL 22 - MAY 4

at the Goethe-Institut

170 Beacon St Boston

OPENING

APRIL 25 at 6-8 PM

OPEN STUDIO / PLANT EXCHANGE

APRIL 27 at 12-4 PM

FINNISAGE

APRIL 27 at 12-4 PM

© ERIN WOODBREY

Past events

a number of oscar statues on a table
a number of oscar statues on a table

Watch the Oscars with us at the Goethe-Institut and see how all the German nominees are doing!

The social drama THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE by İlker Çatak has been nominated for an Oscar® in the Best International Feature Film category.

The film PERFECT DAYS by German director Wim Wenders was also nominated in the Best International Feature Film category, and the German co-production FOUR DAUGHTERS by Kaouther Ben Hania was nominated in the Best Documentary Feature Film category.

German actress Sandra Hüller received a nomination in the Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for ANATOMY OF A FALL.

Before we join the live broadcast at 7 PM, we’ll screen Oscar® nominee Ilker Çatak’s graduation film SADAKAT (FIDELITY) which won the Student Academy Award in Gold for "Best Foreign Film" in 2015.

6:00 PM Sadakat (Fidelity)

Istanbul 2014: Asli, a young modern woman, gives shelter to a political activist, who got into a fight with the cops. The police investigates the case and ends up questioning Asli and her family.

Directed by Ilker Çatak

Germany, Turkey 2014

Turkish with English subtitles

Short fiction, 24 min.

7:00 PM Live Broadcast of the Oscars® ceremony

Refreshments will be served.

Live Broadcast

OSCAR® 2024 WATCH PARTY

Sunday, March 10

6 PM

at the Goethe-Institut

170 Beacon St Boston

Past events

a number of oscar statues on a table
a number of oscar statues on a table

Watch the Oscars with us at the Goethe-Institut and see how all the German nominees are doing!

The social drama THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE by İlker Çatak has been nominated for an Oscar® in the Best International Feature Film category.

The film PERFECT DAYS by German director Wim Wenders was also nominated in the Best International Feature Film category, and the German co-production FOUR DAUGHTERS by Kaouther Ben Hania was nominated in the Best Documentary Feature Film category.

German actress Sandra Hüller received a nomination in the Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for ANATOMY OF A FALL.

Before we join the live broadcast at 7 PM, we’ll screen Oscar® nominee Ilker Çatak’s graduation film SADAKAT (FIDELITY) which won the Student Academy Award in Gold for "Best Foreign Film" in 2015.

6:00 PM Sadakat (Fidelity)

Istanbul 2014: Asli, a young modern woman, gives shelter to a political activist, who got into a fight with the cops. The police investigates the case and ends up questioning Asli and her family.

Directed by Ilker Çatak

Germany, Turkey 2014

Turkish with English subtitles

Short fiction, 24 min.

7:00 PM Live Broadcast of the Oscars® ceremony

Refreshments will be served.

Live Broadcast

OSCAR® 2024 WATCH PARTY

Sunday, March 10

6 PM

at the Goethe-Institut

170 Beacon St Boston

Learn more about our Studio 170 ǀ Artist Residency program here!

In his Studio 170 residency, Shaka Dendy explores the question "What does it mean to be “Black?” Composed of found and original images, his project Black Meridian employs the techniques of assemblage and appropriation to reframe perceptions of the world around us.

Come interact with Shaka and his installation on Monday, December 4, 6-8 PM and Saturday, December 9, 4-6 PM at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

Exhibition Opening:

Monday, December 4, 6-8 PM

Finissage:

Saturday, December 9, 4-6 PM

Learn more about our Studio 170 ǀ Artist Residency program here!

In his Studio 170 residency, Shaka Dendy explores the question "What does it mean to be “Black?” Composed of found and original images, his project Black Meridian employs the techniques of assemblage and appropriation to reframe perceptions of the world around us.

Come interact with Shaka and his installation on Monday, December 4, 6-8 PM and Saturday, December 9, 4-6 PM at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

Exhibition Opening:

Monday, December 4, 6-8 PM

Finissage:

Saturday, December 9, 4-6 PM

Planning an artist residency or cooperation in Germany in 2024? Studio 170 can help with travel costs...

APPLY BY APRIL 30, 2024

Planning an artist residency or cooperation in Germany in 2024? Studio 170 can help with travel costs...

APPLY BY APRIL 30, 2024

The Goethe-Institut Boston invites New England creatives from all fields of artistic practice to submit proposals for a Studio 170│Residency annually. Successful applicants can realize their proposed projects in our newly-renovated space in Back Bay. Studio 170│Residency provides an open, lively place for inspiration, experimentation and open discourse with the community.

The Goethe-Institut Boston invites New England creatives from all fields of artistic practice to submit proposals for a Studio 170│Residency annually. Successful applicants can realize their proposed projects in our newly-renovated space in Back Bay. Studio 170│Residency provides an open, lively place for inspiration, experimentation and open discourse with the community.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO 170 FOR ARTISTS PROGRAMS