Scene from "The Album", Dresden Hellerau 2016, © Thomas Aurin
Scene from "The Album", Dresden Hellerau 2016, © Thomas Aurin

Constanza Macras | DorkyPark: The Pose
9 – 17 Jul 2017

Performance

"The Pose" deals with memory in relationship to the physical architectural space and the collective memories it carries. During the 4-hour performance the audience moves through Werner Düttmann’s building and experiences the collective memories of the historical architecture of the Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. Performances on 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 July. In English.

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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. Opening on 17 Jun at 11 am. Free admission.

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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 will receive the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2017. In conjunction with the award ceremony, the Akademie shows an exhibition of selected works the artist has made since the late 1960s: en face portraits, large-scale colour photographs, photograph series, films and videos. Award ceremony and exhibition opening with Jeanine Meerapfel and Katharina Sieverding on 11 July at 7 pm. In German.

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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 411 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, 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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Juan Allende-Blin, photo: private/edition gravis GmbH
Thursday, 29 Jun
Concert and Discussion

7.30 pm

Hanseatenweg

Clubraum

An Encounter with the Composer Juan Allende-Blin

The composer, music publicist and expert for music made in exile, Juan Allende-Blin, is giving his archive to the Akademie der Künste. His composition Tortur – Hommage à Jakob van Hoddis for baritone and a small ensemble will premiere. In conversation, Juan Allende-Blin will comment on his approach to music as well as his creative exchange with his life partner Gerd Zacher. In German.

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© Hannes Hubach X Verleih AG
Saturday, 1 Jul
Film and Talk

8 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

In Times of Fading Light

Based on Eugen Ruge’s much discussed social novel, which relies on clearly-defined psychological portraits to recount a vast panorama of 40 years of GDR history, scriptwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase has created a suspenseful distillation by assembling four generations into the tightest of spaces. Building up to the finale, the characters’ moves are revealed to be just as absurd as they are tragic. Followed by a talk with Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Matti Geschonneck and Eugen Ruge. In German.

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2016 © Essence Film GmbH
Tuesday, 4 Jul
Film and Talk

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Dil Leyla

At 26, a Kurdish-German woman is elected the youngest mayor in Turkey. In a record 81% landslide she is elected mayor of Cizre, a Kurdish capital city that lies in the war-torn region at Turkey’s border with Syria and Iraq. Her goal is to heal and beautify the civil war-torn city. The screening is followed by a talk with the director Aslı Özarslan and the journalist Ebru Tasdemir. In German.

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Käthe Kollwitz, Revolution 1918, 1928 © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
Tuesday, 4 Jul
Exhibition Opening

8 pm

Galerie Parterre Berlin
Danziger Straße 101
Haus 103
10405 Berlin

Käthe Kollwitz and Berlin A Search for Traces on the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

The Galerie Parterre is dedicating an exhibition to the exceptional graphic artist and sculptor in close proximity to where she used to live. Speakers at the opening: Sören Benn, Hannelore Fischer, Werner Heegewaldt, Lothar Böhme and the project curator Kathleen Krenzlin. In German.

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Tell it to the stones. The Contemporaneity of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s Oeuvre 14 Sep 2017 – 19 Nov 2017 more

KONTAKTE '17 – International Festival for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art 27 Sep 2017 – 1 Oct 2017 more

Benjamin and Brecht. Thinking in Extremes 26 Oct 2017 – 28 Jan 2018 more