From 19 Mar 2021, the exhibition "CONTINENT – In Search of Europe" is open again. We look forward to your visit!

Espen Eichhöfer, Bil, from the series Papa, Gerd and the Northman, 2017–2020. Foto © Espen Eichhöfer/OSTKREUZ
Espen Eichhöfer, Bil, from the series Papa, Gerd and the Northman, 2017–2020. Foto © Espen Eichhöfer/OSTKREUZ

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe
19 Mar — 18 Apr 2021

Exhibition

The members of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen explore the European present in their new joint project on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the collective. In 22 positions, the photographers focus on various aspects of coexistence in Europe – personal, social and political phenomena. The exhibition is curated by Ingo Taubhorn.

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Journal der Künste 15
Graphic design: Heimann + Schwantes

The 15th issue of the Journal der Künste has just been published. Photo series by Sebastian Wells and Maurice Weiss, contributions by Jeanine Meerapfel, Kathrin Röggla and Christine Hentschel, a conversation with Andres Veiel and workshop reports from a shelter for refugees look at the topicality of "Pandemic and Society".

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Heinrich Mann in Heringsdorf, 1928. Drawing by Erich Büttner. Source: Akademie der Künste, Art Collection
Heinrich Mann in Heringsdorf, 1928. Drawing by Erich Büttner. Source: Akademie der Künste, Art Collection

Heinrich Mann (1871–1950) was one of the outstanding authors of his time. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel opened the anniversary celebrations with video messages, and Matthias Brandt and Jenny Schily read from letters and unpublished texts. Pianist Matan Porat played works by Debussy. In German. Recording of the livestream from 25 Mar 2021.

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Left: Kathrin Passig. Photo © Norman Posselt. Right: Eva Horn. Photo: Helmut Grünbichler © Eva Horn
Left: Kathrin Passig. Photo © Norman Posselt. Right: Eva Horn. Photo: Helmut Grünbichler © Eva Horn

The digital award ceremony for the Heinrich Mann Prizes 2020 and 2021 took place on Heinrich Mann’s 150th birthday after a tribute to Heinrich Mann by the Federal President and a reading by actors (25 March). Due to the pandemic, last year’s prize has not been presented yet. Laudations: Anselm Haverkamp, Hanna Engelmeier. Conversation with the laureats.

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Paul Strecker, Tagebuch 3 (1928-1939), entry of November 24, 1933, with a drawing of the placement of his paintings in the Bonjean Gallery in Paris. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Paul Strecker Archive, no. 3, pp. 76/77.
Paul Strecker, Tagebuch 3 (1928-1939), entry of November 24, 1933, with a drawing of the placement of his paintings in the Bonjean Gallery in Paris. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Paul Strecker Archive, no. 3, pp. 76/77.

Paul Strecker. Diaries 1917-1950

Online Presentation

A digital showcase affords an insight into the extensive holdings of the Archives of the Akademie der Künste. digital.adk.de encompasses all art forms and archives of outstanding artists in the German-speaking world and makes them accessible. The diaries of Paul Strecker from 1917 to 1950 can be viewed in a new collection.

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Photo © Thomas Meyer/OSTKREUZ
Photo © Thomas Meyer/OSTKREUZ

In the current exhibition of the OSTKREUZ agency of photographers, the collective examines the present of the continent of Europe. Curator Ingo Taubhorn presents the different positions of the OSTKREUZ photographers on a guided tour through the exhibition, which has been re-opened since 19 Mar 2021 in the Akademie at Pariser Platz. In German.

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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 410 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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Paul Hamann: Portrait Relief of an Unknown Man, London, 1930 © Akademie der Künste, Art Collection

DIGITAL

Presentation

Provenance Research Day. Where Do the Works of Art Come From?

On the occasion of International Provenance Research Day, the Art Collection offers digital insights into its collection holdings. The focus is on selected paintings and sculptures whose eventful ownership histories were reconstructed. In German. Online from 14 April 2021.

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Photo © Oskar Neubauer

 

DIGITAL

Award Ceremony

German Urban Design Prize

On the occasion of the 40th award ceremony for the German Urban Design Prize, the German Academy for Urban Design and Regional Planning (DASL) is organising the "Städtebau revisted: Prizes - Practice - Perspectives" symposium as a livestream from the Akademie der Künste. Livestream on 23 Apr 2021, 4 pm.

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Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

DIGITAL

Publication

Journal der Künste 15

The Journal der Künste is available in German and English. Both the digital and the print version are free of charge.

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Left: Kathrin Passig. Photo © Norman Posselt. Right: Eva Horn. Photo: Helmut Grünbichler © Eva Horn

DIGITAL

Award Ceremony

Heinrich Mann Prizes 2020 and 2021. Awarded to Eva Horn and Kathrin Passig

Video on demand

Laudations: Anselm Haverkamp, Hanna Engelmeier

Conversation with the laureats

In German

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Heinrich Mann in Heringsdorf, 1928. Drawing by Erich Büttner. Source: Akademie der Künste, Art Collection

DIGITAL

Reading

Thinker, Poet, Democrat. Heinrich Mann on his 150th birthday

Reading, Music

With Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jeanine Meerapfel, Matthias Brandt, Jenny Schily, Matan Porat

In German

Recording of the livestream from 25 Mar 2021

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Silhouette by Arnold de Florence: Portrait of Heinrich Mann, c. 1910 © Akademie der Künste, Heinrich Mann Collection

DIGITAL

Virtual Exhibition

Heinrich Mann DIGITAL: Life, Work, Legacy – A Transnational Reconstruction

Heinrich Mann’s estate is scattered throughout archives worldwide. Starting from the most important places of activity in his life, the virtual exhibition by the Akademie der Künste Archives tells the story of the estate and presents the “Heinrich Mann DIGITAL” international cooperation project. In German.

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Please click here for the programme overview.

Upcoming

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives 3 Jun – 15 Aug 2021 more

NOTHINGTOSEENESS void/white/silence 16 Sept – 12 Dec 2021 more