Adrian Piper, Das Ding-an-sich bin ich, 2018. Eight mirrored Plexiglas cubes, each 180 cm high x 60 wide cm x 60 cm deep (70.86” x 23.62” x 23.62”), each housing concealed sound system; eight 8-minute audio files; floor-wide grid of minimum 60 cells each 60 cm x 60 cm (23.62” x 23.62”), room dimensions variable.  Installation view: Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis 2018. Adrian Piper. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Sep-Oct 2018. Photo credit: Andreas FranzXaver Süß. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.
Adrian Piper, Das Ding-an-sich bin ich, 2018. Eight mirrored Plexiglas cubes, each 180 cm high x 60 wide cm x 60 cm deep (70.86” x 23.62” x 23.62”), each housing concealed sound system; eight 8-minute audio files; floor-wide grid of minimum 60 cells each 60 cm x 60 cm (23.62” x 23.62”), room dimensions variable. Installation view: Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis 2018. Adrian Piper. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Sep-Oct 2018. Photo credit: Andreas FranzXaver Süß. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. © APRA Foundation Berlin.

Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2018: Adrian Piper
1 Sep — 14 Oct 2018

Exhibition

Adrian Piper is the recipient of this year's Käthe Kollwitz Prize. With this award, the Akademie der Künste is honouring an international artist and analytical philosopher, who has profoundly influenced American conceptual art since the mid-1960s. Addressing subjects such as gender and race, Piper has expanded the spectrum of conceptual art and first-generation minimalism. The artist has developed site-specific works for the Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz, which will be on view in conjunction with this year's awarding of the Prize.

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Jürgen Gosch, 2006. Photo © Sonja Rothweiler
Jürgen Gosch, 2006. Photo © Sonja Rothweiler

Memories of
Jürgen Gosch

28 — 30 Sep 2018

Theatre, Film, Discussions

Nine years after the death of the theatre director Jürgen Gosch, the Akademie der Künste and Koberstein Film are dedicating a three-day programme to him. A film documents the rehearsals for his last directorial works. Marcel Kohler has designed a theatre evening together with students of the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch according to motifs from Gosch's 1984 production of Oedipus. Artistic comrades, work partners, and observers of his life's journey reminisce and talk about the necessity of the kind of theatre that Jürgen Gosch was willing to dare. In German.

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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
29 — 30 Sep 2018

Guided Tours

"Buried" paintings have long been hidden away in the Akademie's cellar on Pariser Platz. They were painted in 1957 and 1958 by master students of the Deutsche Akademie der Künste (GDR) and are evidence of this younger generation's opposition within East Berlin painting. The murals can now be viewed for the first time during Berlin Art Week. At the opening on 29 Sep at 5 pm, filmed interviews will be screened, the conservation team will provide insights into their work, and audio recordings of the debates at that time can be heard. In German.

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Brecht-Weigel Gedenkstätte. Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Brecht-Weigel Gedenkstätte. Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

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 Anna Seghers, actress and theatre director Helene Weigel and the writer Bertolt Brecht. The Brecht-Weigel Memorial Centre in Berlin-Mitte and the Anna Seghers Memorial Centre in Berlin-Adlershof are both part of the Akademie der Künste. No advance booking required.

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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 417 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 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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Adolf Muschg. Photo © gezett.de
Wednesday, 19 Sep
Book Release

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Adolf Muschg: Heimkehr nach Fukushima

The recently separated architect Paul Neuhaus receives an invitation to Japan from his old friends Ken-Ichi and Mitsuko. The mayor of a village near the site of the Fukushima disaster wants to engage Neuhaus for an artist colony in the contaminated zone to generate new hope among the local population. Is a future possible in the beautiful but contaminated Fukushima landscape as well as in the love between Paul and Mitsuko? Reading: Adolf Muschg. Welcome: Jeanine Meerapfel. Introduction and discussion: Norbert Lammert. In German.

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Peter Voigt, Wiepersdorf 1989. Photo: Christian Lehmann
Tuesday, 25 Sep
Archive Opening

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Peter Voigt

Peter Voigt (1933–2015) is still an insider's tip among documentary filmmakers, even though he created such a unique form of historical narrative. Günter Agde, editor of the book Filmarbeit Peter Voigt, introduces Voigt's work. Anett Schubotz provides insights into the archive. Alexandra Czok and Erdmut Wizisla present an unfinished film: Brechts Wände. Welcome: Werner Heegewaldt. In German.

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Jürgen Gosch, 2006. Photo © Sonja Rothweiler
Friday, 28 Sep
Discussion

6 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studiofoyer

Memories of Jürgen Gosch

The theatre of Jürgen Gosch (1943–2009) is about what happens when people encounter each other. Nine years after he passed away, the Akademie and Koberstein Film are dedicating three days to memories of Jürgen Gosch. Opening discussion with Meike Droste, Jürgen Flimm, Hugo de Greef, Ulrich Matthes, Johannes Schütz and Elisabeth Schwarz. Presentation: Peter Kümmel. In German.

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Jürgen Gosch, 2006. Photo © Sonja Rothweiler
Friday, 28 Sep
Theatre Performance and Discussion

8 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio, kleines Parkett

Memories of Jürgen Gosch Oedipus Variations – adapted from motifs by Sophocles/Hölderlin/Gosch

In 1984, Jürgen Gosch staged Hölderlin's adaptation of Oedipus in Cologne. In 2018, Marcel Kohler, using motifs from the Gosch production, the Hölderlin adaptation, and modernist texts, developed a self-contained evening of theatre together with students of the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch. Ten Oedipus variations were created. The theatre performance is followed by a discussion with Marcel Kohler, Christian Grashof, Elisabeth Schwarz, Klaus Völker, Jutta Wachowiak et al. Presentation: Barbara Burckhardt. In German.

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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
Saturday, 29 Sep
Guided Tours

10 am – 4 pm

Picture Cellar

"Buried" paintings have long been hidden away in the Akademie's cellar on Pariser Platz. They were painted in 1957 and 1958 by master students of the Deutsche Akademie der Künste (GDR) and are evidence of this younger generation's opposition within East Berlin painting. The murals can now be viewed for the first time during Berlin Art Week. At the opening on 29 Sep at 5 pm, filmed interviews will be screened, the conservation team will provide insights into their work, and audio recordings of the debates at that time can be heard. From 10 am to 4 pm hourly guided tours with Angela Lammert and Carolin Schönemann. In German.

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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
Saturday, 29 Sep
Opening Event

5 pm

Picture Cellar

A series of murals, which were created in 1957 and 1958 for two Faschingsfeste (Carnival events), have been preserved in the former coal cellars of the Akademie building on Pariser Platz – painted by former master students at the Deutsche Akademie der Künste. The murals can now be viewed for the first time during Berlin Art Week. At the opening, filmed interviews with Jürgen Böttcher | Strawalde, Matthias Flügge, Dieter Goltzsche, Harald Metzkes and Werner Stötzer will be screened, the conservation team will provide insights into their work, and audio recordings of the debates at that time can be heard. In German.

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