Exhibition “NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence”, 15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021: nothingtoseeness.de

Stephan Huber, Shining, 2001. Photo: Stephan Huber © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence
15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021

Exhibition

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness.

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Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes
Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

Contributions by Aleida Assmann and Max Czollek on memory, art and archives continue the "work on memory" in issue 16. The themes of the European Alliance of Academies founded by Jeanine Meerapfel resonate, among others, in an essay by Radka Denemarková. "Void/White/ Silence" are the keywords in the issue’s focus on the exhibition "NOTHINGTOSEENESS".

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Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin
Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives
May – Nov 2021

Exhibition and Events

The Akademie der Künste and its Archives are a place of artistic memory work. On the occasion of its 325th anniversary, the Akademie is engaging in a new process of reflecting on its own institution as memory storage. The extensive main programme revolves around a number of event series and a central exhibition with 13 commissioned works by contemporary artists.

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Digital Platform

The JUNGE AKADEMIE digital platform is a transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine, a space to exhibit and experiment as well as a digital open studio. It is intended to facilitate networking between artists and exchange with the Akademie members, digital projects and the exchange of knowledge within the international community.

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Anna Seghers Museum
Anna Seghers Museum. Photo © Andeas Süß

Bertolt Brecht's study, Helene Weigel's conservatory, Anna Seghers' "crow's nest": Regular tours offer visitors a fascinating insight into the homes and studies of the writer Bertolt Brecht, actress and theatre director Helene Weigel and the writer Anna Seghers. The Brecht-Weigel Museum in Berlin-Mitte and the Anna Seghers Museum in Berlin-Adlershof are both part of the Akademie der Künste.

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Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

The Akademie der Künste is an international community of artists that currently totals 400 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts). It is an exhibition and event location. 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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Stephan Huber, Shining, 2001. Photo: Stephan Huber © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 (Ausschnitt)
15 Sep – 12 Dec
Exhibition

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness.

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Charlotte Basté, role portrait Katharina (William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew), [before 1907] Photographer: unknown.
17 Sep – 12 Nov
Presentation

Akademie der Künste
Robert-Koch-Platz 10
10115 Berlin

Fleeting Art. The actress Charlotte Basté (1867–1928)

Charlotte Basté took on her first leading role around the age of three. She joined the ensemble of the Königliches Hoftheater in Dresden in 1885. A showcase presentation with photos, fan mail, newspaper articles, contracts and much more shows the life of an actress in the late 19th century, which is more similar to that of today’s stars than one might think. In German.

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Film still from Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz © DEFA-Stiftung/Wolfgang Bangemann, Alexander Kühn
Tuesday, 21 Sep
Presentation

7 pm

Wolfgang Kohlhaase

In the 1950s, Wolfgang Kohlhaase started out as a journalist and explored the streets of Berlin as a source for his stories. Since then, Kohlhaase has written prose and, above all, screenplays. His dialogues are known for their laconicism; historicity always resonates. Reading, talk, DVD- and film presentation. With Bastienne Voss, Ines Burdow, Eberhard Geick and Stefanie Eckert. In German.

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F.C. Delius. Photo: Jürgen Bauer
Wednesday, 22 Sep
Book Release

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Friedrich Christian Delius: Die sieben Sprachen des Schweigens

In the three autobiographical texts by Friedrich Christian Delius silence and the interaction between speaking and not speaking plays an important role. Delius’ new book is very personal, a book of memories, an honest selfportrait, thoughtful and at the same time cheerful. Reading: Friedrich Christian Delius. Introduction: Lothar Müller. In German.

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Photo: Plattenbaustudio
Saturday, 25 Sep
Presentation

12 pm – 10 pm

Hanseatenweg

Ateliers

JUNGE AKADEMIE – Open Studios Sasha Kurmaz, Sahej Rahal, Lucie Sahner, Fabià Santcovsky

The JUNGE AKADEMIE fellows Sasha Kurmaz, Sahej Rahal, Lucie Sahner and Fabià Santcovsky open their artist studios in the Hansaviertel to show existing works as well as works-in-progress and to give insights into the panorama of their ideas and projects. In German and English.

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