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Du Yun: A Cockroach’s Tarantella © Ingo Höhn
Du Yun: A Cockroach’s Tarantella © Ingo Höhn

Memory of Hearing:
Future Traditions and Art-in-Between

28 May 2022

Concert and Discussion

On this evening, Chinese composer Du Yun, currently a Fellow of the American Academy, and Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, member of the Akademie der Künste, will meet for the first time. Both negotiate gender roles and traditions in their works, which are often characterised by music-theatrical and narrative components or tape recordings. In English.

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© Heimann + Schwantes
© Heimann + Schwantes

Pictures from Ukraine by Mila Teshaieva and Johanna-Maria Fritz open the latest issue of the Journal of the Arts. The focus of the issue is the global ecological crisis: with contributions on the Japanese Edo period as a model of an art of sustainability, on the problematic role of copper and on dealing with climate protection issues through musical interventions, and more.

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Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer
Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer

12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
11 Jun – 18 Sep 2022

Exhibition

The 12th Berlin Biennale Still Present! unfolds around a set of questions. How can the decolonization of art be conceived—from the restitution of plundered goods to an anticolonial culture of memory? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of history and identity? How are climate crisis and colonialism related?

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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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Photo: Christian Kraushaar
Photo: Christian Kraushaar

325 Years Akademie der Künste

Online-Presentation

16962021. The Akademie der Künste is taking its 325th anniversary as an opportunity to remember and to examine the current situation. In the form of calendar pages, events that have shaped the life of the artistic community are highlighted as caesuras or offer snapshots of its history. In English.

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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 421 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 18more

War in Ukraine: Support for Artists and Cultural Workersmore

The European Alliance of Academies condemns the war against Ukrainemore

Further news are available in German only: News

Friedrich Dieckmann © Gerald Zörner (gezett.de)
Monday, 30 May
Reading and Discussion

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Friedrich Dieckmann and Sinn und Form. A History of Time and Life

Friedrich Dieckmann’s writing biography is closely linked to the journal Sinn und Form. His contributions have ranged from Tannhäuser und der geschlossene Raum to Schubert’s Schulze songs, covering not only music and theatre, but literature, philosophy, architecture, visual arts and contemporary history. Dieckmann will read from his memoirs and talk with Elisa Primavera-Lévy and Matthias Weichelt about the development of the journal. In German.

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Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Wednesday, 1 Jun
Tour

2 pm

Brecht-Weigel-Museum
Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Brecht and his people

The Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof is one of the most famous cemeteries in Berlin – not least because Brecht's last resting place is here. But many of his comrades-in-arms are also laid to rest here; many whom he shaped, promoted and inspired or who supported him. If one were to draw threads between the graves, a densely interwoven web would emerge. The tour aims to trace these lines, references and influences. In German.

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Brecht House. Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Friday, 3 Jun
Tour

1 pm

Brecht-Weigel-Museum
Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Discovering Brecht between Chausseestraße and the Berliner Ensemble

A two-hour walk leads from the Brecht House to the Berliner Ensemble in the footsteps of Bertolt Brecht. This is where the writer and director moved in the years after his return from exile, where he achieved his artistic breakthrough in the 1920s. In German.

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Photo: Plattenbaustudio
3 – 4 Jun
Open Studios

Hanseatenweg

Ateliers

JUNGE AKADEMIE – Open Studios

The JUNGE AKADEMIE (Young Academy) of the Akademie der Künste is opening its studios in Berlin’s Hansaviertel for a collective presentation by five fellows working in the visual arts, performing arts and literature as well as guest artists. Video works, research, paintings, sculptures and live performance are featured. In English.

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Upcoming

13th Berliner Hörspielfestival 2 – 4 September 2022 more

KONTAKTE '22 – Festival of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art 16 September & 22 – 25 September 2022 more

TRACING THE CLUES. The stories behind the works 29 October 2022 – 22 January 2023 more