Katharina Sieverding, <i>Deutschland wird deutscher XLI-92, 1992</i>, billposting in Berlin from 30 April to 12 May 1993 © Katharina Sieverding, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 © Foto: studio111a
Katharina Sieverding, Deutschland wird deutscher XLI-92, 1992, billposting in Berlin from 30 April to 12 May 1993 © Katharina Sieverding, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 © Foto: studio111a

Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2017. Katharina Sieverding
12 Jul — 27 Aug 2017

Exhibition

Katharina Sieverding receives the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2017. In conjunction with the award ceremony, an exhibition running through 27 Aug shows selected works by Katharina Sieverding that the artist has made since the late 1960s: en face portraits, large-scale colour photographs, photograph series, films and videos.

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Käthe Kollwitz, Handstudien, um 1909, Kohlezeichnung © Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Käthe Kollwitz: Study of Hands, charcoal drawing, c. 1909, Akademie der Künste

The Galerie Parterre is dedicating an exhibition to the exceptional graphic artist and sculptor in close proximity to where she used to live. On display are loans from the estate of the artist, which are preserved in the Akademie der Künste's Archive Collection. A publication accompanies the exhibition and a series of related special events will take place.

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Hanns Schimansky, Ohne Titel (Mikrokanonisches Orchester), 2011, Tusche; photo: Eric Tschernow © Hanns Schimansky
Hanns Schimansky, Untitled (Mikrokanonisches Orchester), 2011, ink; photo: Eric Tschernow © Hanns Schimansky

Hanns Schimansky Linienwärts
17 Jun – 10 Sep 2017

Exhibition

Hanns Schimansky is an exceptional contemporary German draftsmen. He works with graphite, oil pastels, pencil or gouache on paper. This surface not only acts as a support for his drawings, but often incorporates a series of folds that affect the perception of the graphic process. The exhibition at the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum in Rheinsberg shows a cross-section of his work.

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Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub in the Palais de Chaillot gardens, Paris, 1990s © BELVA Film
Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub in the Palais de Chaillot gardens, Paris, 1990s © BELVA Film

In a collaboration that spanned nearly 50 years, the filmmaker duo Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub created one of the most influential and controversial oeuvres in modern cinema. The exhibition, which treats the highly detailed, handcrafted working processes of the filmmakers, and also shows newly created artistic positions by international artists, forms the context and resonating space for an extensive programme. Exhibition opening with Jeanine Meerapfel and Alexander Horwath on 13 Sep at 7 pm.

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Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz: view of the Brandenburg Gate © Manfred Mayer
Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz: view of the Brandenburg Gate © Manfred Mayer

The Akademie der Künste in Berlin is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists that currently totals 420 Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts). The Akademie is an exhibition and event location, a meeting place for artists and people interested in the arts, where public debates on art and cultural policy take place. A key component of the  Akademie are its archives, which collectively form one of the most important interdisciplinary archives on 20th century art.

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Photo: Records from the Prussian Academy of Arts © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk, 2016
Photo: Records from the Prussian Academy of Arts © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk, 2016

The Archives at the Akademie der Künste may be used free of charge for scholarly, private, or press research. Since December 2015, the Archives Database offers a regularly updated online digital research tool. The database contains information on all of the collections in the Archives, which comprise around 1,020,000 archival materials as well as approximately 462,000 analogue and digital copies of archival materials.

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Thomas Lehr, photo © Peter-Andreas Hassiepen
Thursday, 31 Aug
Book Release

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Thomas Lehr: Schlafende Sonne

Following his highly-acclaimed 9/11 novel September. Fata Morgana and a collection of aphorisms Größenwahn passt in die kleinste Hütte. Kurze Prozesse, the much anticipated new novel by Thomas Lehr is now making its debut. Schlafende Sonne takes place on a summer’s day in 2011 – but reflects an entire century at the same time. Reading with Thomas Lehr, introduction and discussion: Sigrid Löffler. In German.

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Frontcover des Kataloges anlässlich des 50-jährigen Jubiläums des Malik-Verlages 1966. Akademie der Künste, Berlin © Deana Wyland-Fries
Saturday, 2 Sep
Exhibition Opening

3 pm

John-Heartfield-Haus
Schwarzer Weg 12
15377 Waldsieversdorf

100 Years Malik-Verlag

The Malik-Verlag was the leading publishing house for progressive literature and a mouthpiece for the leftist art scene during the Weimar Republic. The Malik-Verlag would have been 100 years old on 1 March 2017. The archives of the Akademie and students at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch present texts from the Malik-Verlag’s early publishing programme. A showcase exhibition displays books and archival materials from the Akademie’s collections. In German.

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Peter Ronnefeld, Sketch for the ballet "Peter Schlemihl" (1956). Akademie der Künste, Peter-Ronnefeld-Archiv 470
Sunday, 3 Sep
Film Premiere

7.30 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Ronnefeld.
Entering the Future

Composer, conductor, pianist – Peter Ronnefeld (1935–65) personified one of the greatest hopes for classical and contemporary music in Germany after the Second World War. The stations of his short life pointed  to a phenomenal future, and the names of his companions read like a Who’s Who of music. A documentary by Christian Reichart and Eleni Ampelakiotou. Welcome: Werner Grünzweig. Introduction: Christian Reichart. In German.

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Hazel Rosenstrauch, photo: Erika Babatz
Monday, 4 Sep
Discussion

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Clubraum

Academy Dialogue:
How to Deal with Complexity

It is difficult to accept the complex relationships and interconnections in our society. Politics and the media – but the rest of  us as well – are inclined to simplify things in a world that seems unfathomable. But how can we get our bearings without relying on over-simplifications? Jeanine Meerapfel and Hazel Rosenstrauch will talk about experiences, doubts and possibilities. In German.

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Uwe Timm, photo © Gunter Glücklich
Tuesday, 5 Sep
Book Release

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Uwe Timm: Ikarien

Michael Hansen, an American officer, returns to Germany at the end of April 1945. On behalf of the Secret Service, he is supposed to determine what role the racial hygienist Alfred Ploetz played in National Socialism. And so Hansen gets wind of Ploetz’ Faustian pact with the Nazis. Introduction by Mathias Greffrath. In German.

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