Exhibition “Erich Wonder – Sets of Wonder for Heiner Müller”, 16 Jan – 13 Mar 2022. More: www.adk.de/erichwonder

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Erich Wonder – Sets of Wonder for Heiner Müller
16 Jan – 13 Mar 2022

Exhibition

Heiner Müller and Erich Wonder met for the first time in the mid-1970s. Their encounter led to theatre works that set standards because they reflected the political developments in Germany in an aesthetically breathtaking way. The exhibition presents paintings, large-format watercolours, drawings, overpaintings and photographs by Erich Wonder along with costumes, and much more.

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© Heimann + Schwantes
© Heimann + Schwantes

The new Journal der Künste has arrived. Just in time for the opening of the exhibition "Erich Wonder – Sets of Wonder for Heiner Müller", curator Stephan Suschke presents a portrait of the extraordinary working friendship between the stage designer and the playwright. The 17th issue is available free of charge and can be found in the Academy buildings.

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Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß
Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß

Picture Cellar
Wednesdays, 5 pm

Guided Tours

In the middle of the political "Tauwetter-Periode” (thaw period), the master students of the German Akademie der Künste celebrate carnival in the coal cellar in 1957 and 1958. The works by the master students Manfred Böttcher, Harald Metzkes, Ernst Schroeder, Werner Stötzer and Horst Zickelbein are unique testimonies to a youthful post-war awakening. In German.

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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 396 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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Now available: Journal der Künste 17more

Residency Program “AI Anarchies”: Open Call for Artistsmore

Jeanine Meerapfel and Kathrin Röggla to continue their work as President and Vice-President of the Akademie der Künste for a further three yearsmore

Further news are available in German only: News

Heiner Müller: The Scab, Berlin, Deutsches Theater, 1988. Directing team and technical staff with Heiner Müller and Erich Wonder in the middle, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Erich Wonder Archive Photo © Sibylle Bergemann – Ostkreuz

 

16 Jan – 13 Mar
Exhibition

Erich Wonder – Sets of Wonder for Heiner Müller

Heiner Müller and Erich Wonder met for the first time in the mid-1970s. Their encounter led to theatre works that set standards because they reflected the political developments in Germany in an aesthetically breathtaking way. The exhibition presents paintings, large-format watercolours, drawings, overpaintings and photographs by Erich Wonder along with costumes, and much more.

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Thomas Brasch, 1996. Foto © Roger Melis
22 – 23 Jan
Films and Discussions

Thomas Brasch

Thomas Brasch has become what he never wanted to become: a legend, a projection surface. We will show Brasch’s last film The Passenger – Welcome to Germany, which ploughs up unresolved German history, as well as the recently published biographical tour de force Lieber Thomas by Andreas Kleinert. Films and talks in German.

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Portrait of Leonhard Frank, profile, around 1929 – Preußische Akademie der Künste, Photo-PrAdK 676
Tuesday, 25 Jan
Book Presentation

8 pm

Literaturforum im Brechthaus
Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Rebel in a Tailored Suit. Leonhard Frank

Leonhard Frank was one of the most important authors of the Weimar Republic. The author of the sensational volume Man is Good had to go into exile twice, during the First World War and during the Nazi era. Katharina Rudolph vividly portrays the life of the great man of letters with the help of previously unexplored material, including from the estate held at the Akademie der Künste. Book presentation in German.

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Cihad Caner, Film Still, Wie Kan Zijn Noodlot Dwingen?
26 Jan – 18 Feb
Exhibition

transmediale 2021–22: abandon all hope ye who enter here

Referencing Dante’s Inferno, “abandon all hope ye who enter here” investigates the technological hellscapes and damage created by computational logics and extractive processes. The exhibition traces the material, ecological, and ideological limits of refusal. From misanthropic narratives to the false promises of techno-solutionism, the exhibition confronts the realities constructed and mediated by technological and algorithmic forces. 

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Above: Cécile Wajsbrot © gezett.de; Below: Anne Weber © Thorsten Greve
Friday, 28 Jan
Discussion

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Nevermore and the Art of Translation

Cécile Wajsbrot’s new novel Nevermore is a book about translation – both on a narrative level and on questions of translation itself. A French translator flees from Paris to Dresden after the death of an author friend to translate Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse. Cécile Wajsbrot uses a chapter of Woolf to demonstrate the translation work in an impressive and reflective way. Talk with Cécile Wajsbrot and translator Anne Weber. In German. 

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