Le Corbusier, Otto Bartning and Hans Scharoun (l. to r.) during the opening of the exhibition “Le Corbusier - Architektur, Malerei, Plastik, Wandteppiche“, 7 September 1957, Berlin © Marie-Agnes Gräfin zu Dohna
Le Corbusier, Otto Bartning and Hans Scharoun (l. to r.) during the opening of the exhibition “Le Corbusier - Architektur, Malerei, Plastik, Wandteppiche“, 7 September 1957, Berlin; Photo © Marie-Agnes Gräfin zu Dohna

The exhibition is the first of its kind to pay tribute to the many diverse aspects of Otto Bartning’s oeuvre. As an architect and theorist of modernism, inspirational figure and critic, writer and advisor, Bartning had a lasting influence on twentieth-century architecture. In the original drawings and sketches, photos, and architectural models on show, this comprehensive retrospective illustrates four eras of German history. The exhibition opening takes place on 30 March at 7 pm.

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Beate Passow, Untitled., 2012, from the series: <i>Picknick in Persien</i>, Photo on acrylic glass, 60 cm x 80 cm © Beate Passow, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017
Beate Passow, Untitled., 2012, from the series: Picknick in Persien, Photo on acrylic glass, 60 cm x 80 cm © Beate Passow, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017

Gabriele Münter Prize 2017
15 Mar – 17 Apr 2017

Exhibition

The Munich artist Beate Passow, who specialises in installations, art photography and collage, is being awarded the Gabriele Münter Prize 2017. Endowed with € 20,000, the prize is the only art prize in Europe that is dedicated to women artists over 40. In the exhibition, works by the prizewinner are shown together with individual works by the prize's 19 finalists.

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SCHAUM, Allegorie 1, 2016 © SCHAUM
SCHAUM, Allegorie 1, 2016 © SCHAUM

SCHAUM – Self-Optimisation
18 Feb — 2 Apr 2017

Exhibition

In the exhibition "Self-Optimisation" in the passageway of the Akademie building on Pariser Platz, the artists' collective SCHAUM takes into account the increasing relevancy of self-optimisation, using visual and aesthetic means to investigate mechanisms of exaggerated individualism in modern times. The works were specifically designed and produced for this exhibition.

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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 414 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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Sonar Quartett, Photo: Toni Petraschk
Saturday, 25 Mar
Concert and Discussion

3 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Sonar Quartett. Utopie Streichquartett V: Retro

The Sonar Quartett’s final two concerts in their quest for Utopia’s social relevance and its possible musical interpretations are performed in cooperation with the MaerzMusik 2017 festival. Retro, concert V, presents works by Wolfgang Rihm and Helmut Lachenmann. The final concert Now showcases recent pieces by Enno Poppe and Malte Giesen, and premieres works by Jörg Mainka and Chiyoko Szlavnics. In the interval between the concerts, Rainer Nonnenmann leads an audience discussion.

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Sonar Quartett, Photo: Toni Petraschk
Saturday, 25 Mar
Concert

5 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Sonar Quartett. Utopie Streichquartett VI: Now

Now showcases recent pieces by Enno Poppe and Malte Giesen, and premieres works by Jörg Mainka and Chiyoko Szlavnics. It is the final concert of the Sonar Quartett’s series "Utopia".

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Gisela von Wysocki © Barry Lynch / Suhrkamp Verlag
Tuesday, 28 Mar
Award Ceremony

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Heinrich Mann Prize 2017:
Gisela von Wysocki

The Heinrich Mann Prize 2017 has been awarded to Gisela von Wysocki, a Berlin novelist, essayist, critic, and theatre and radio playwright. Her writing’s extraordinary breadth and versatility is evident not only in her many works and most recently in her two novels Wir machen Musik. Geschichte einer Suggestion and Wiesengrund. The laudatory address is by Lothar Müller; after the acceptance speech, Hanns Zischler reads texts by Heinrich Mann. In German.

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Allan Kaprow Yard, 1961/1967, Happening presented for “Allan Kaprow”, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (980063) © J. Paul Getty Trust, Courtesy Allan Kaprow Estate and Hauser & Wirth, Photo: Julian Wasser
Wednesday, 29 Mar
Book Presentation

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Clubraum

Art Unlimited?

Editors and authors present Grenzenlos Kunst?, a collection of essays published by the Akademie der Künste together with the Verlag Kettler. In a discussion led by Patrick Bahners, Robert Kudielka, Angela Lammert, Hans Belting, Johannes Odenthal and Philip Ursprung consider the diverse aspects of this subject. During the book release, rarely shown film material is also being screened. In German.

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The Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg © Manfred Mayer
Friday, 31 Mar
Lecture and Discussions

9.30 am

Hanseatenweg

Studio

31st Berlin Heritage Day.
Doubled Berlin 1957–1987–2017

An event to mark the 60th anniversary of Interbau 1957 and the 30th anniversary of the IBA 1987. With lectures, tours and discussions with Jeanine Meerapfel, Jörg Haspel, Michael Bräuer, Günter Nagel, Thomas Flierl et al. In German.

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Photo: courtesy of the Silent University Tensta
Sunday, 2 Apr
Artist Talk

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Clubraum

Ahmet Öğüt on The Silent University and School of Urgency

The Silent University, whose locations include London, Athens and Hamburg, was founded in 2012 by Ahmet Öğüt. It provides an independent knowledge exchange platform by and for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, seeking to reactive the participants’ knowledge and skills that they are unable to use due to their residence status. The artist talk, which is part of the special programme "You Want Kilims, But I Do Films – Art and Culture in Turkey", is presented by the curator Solvej Helweg Ovese. In English.

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Upcoming

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