Isla Santa Maria 3D, Photo © Oliver Husain
Isla Santa Maria 3D, Photo © Oliver Husain

47th Berlinale Forum /
12th Forum Expanded

9 – 20 Feb 2017

Exhibition

The Akademie der Künste building on Hanseatenweg is once again the venue for the “Forum” and “Forum Expanded” sections of the Berlinale. Film screenings, discussions and performances in the Studio at the Akademie and the Forum Expanded group exhibition „The Stars Down to Earth“  with film and video installations in the exhibition halls continue the successful cooperation with the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017.

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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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Christa Wolf in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, 1992/93, AdK/Christa-Wolf-Archiv 271 © Gerhard Wolf
Tuesday, 21 Feb
Reading

6 pm

Anna-Seghers-Gedenkstätte
Anna-Seghers-Straße 81
12489 Berlin

Christa Wolf: Man steht sehr bequem zwischen allen Fronten.
Briefe 1952-2011

Christa Wolf was a tremendously prolific correspondent. Her letters provide fascinating insights into her world of ideas, her writing workshop and her social engagement. Editor Sabine Wolf reads from the texts and talks about working on this edition.

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Turgut Ercetin, Photo © Kai Bienert
Sunday, 26 Feb
Presentation

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studiofoyer

You Want Kilims, But I Do Films –
Art and Culture in Turkey

In the special programme "You Want Kilims, But I Do Films – Art and Culture in Turkey", representatives from various cultural sectors present their practice. On 26 Feb, the composer and scientist Turgut Erçetin will present his work. Welcome and discussion: Arnold Dreyblatt. In English.

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Adolf Muschg, Photo: Inge Zimmermann
Tuesday, 28 Feb
Book Release

8 pm

Adolf Muschg: Der weiße Freitag

Adolf Muschg interprets the 12th November 1779, the “White Friday” on which Goethe took a nine-hour walking tour through the Furka Pass in Switzerland, as a counterpart to Faust’s bet with the devil. He also uses it to comment on his own situation as an old man confronted with a cancer diagnosis. In German.

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Upcoming

Gabriele Münter Prize 2017 15 March – 17 April 2017 more

Otto Bartning (1883-1959). Architect of a Social Modernism 31 March – 18 June 2017 more