From 2 Nov 2020, all events at the Akademie der Künste have temporarily been suspended due to corona conditions. The exhibitions, museums and reading rooms are closed. You are welcome to discover our digital offers in the meantime. We hope to see you again soon!

Ulrich Peltzer. Photo © Gerald Zörner / gezett.de

Whether in his 1987 debut novel Die Sünden der Faulheit or Stefan Martinez from 1995, Ulrich Peltzer has been tracing the attitude to life in West Berlin in the early 1980s for some time. In his new novel Das bist du, he returns to that time from today’s perspective. Video on demand. Introduction and discussion: Maren Jäger. In German.

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Left: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Photo © PIK/Karkow, 2020. Right: Matthias Sauerbruch. Photo © Inge Zimmermann
Left: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Photo © PIK/Karkow, 2020. Right: Matthias Sauerbruch. Photo © Inge Zimmermann

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, demands that construction should be organised as a circular economy and that the goal of all building culture should be the life of people in harmony with nature. Matthias Sauerbruch, Director of the Architecture Section, hosts the “On the Duty and the Power of Architecture” series. In German.

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Tapes of Brecht’s last rehearsals. Photo © Anett Schubotz
Tapes of Brecht’s last rehearsals. Photo © Anett Schubotz

Brecht rehearses Galilei 1955/56

Audio Book Presentation

From the recordings of Brecht’s last rehearsal work, Stephan Suschke has created a documentation and, together with Joachim Werner, a feature. The practical Brecht is to be experienced: no theory, but rather the desire to intervene, humour and sensuality. Audio book presentation with Marion Brasch, Thomas Krüger, Luise Meier and Stephan Suschke. In German.

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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 currently closed exhibition in the Akademie at Pariser Platz. In German.

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Falk Richter. Photo © Esra Rotthoff
Falk Richter. Photo © Esra Rotthoff

ICH BIN EUROPA

Text Performances

Europe at the crossroads: fear or hope, departure or total dissolution, war or peace? In his texts, Falk Richter deals with the questions of divided societies: How has Europe inscribed itself in our biographies? How do we live the concepts of home, family, religion and community? Theatrical reading with Falk Richter and Ensemble. In German.

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Arwid Lagenpusch: Walter Felsenstein during a rehearsal for "The Marriage of Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Komische Oper Berlin, 1975. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Walter Felsenstein Archive, no. 1579 © Arwid Lagenpusch
Arwid Lagenpusch: Walter Felsenstein during a rehearsal for "The Marriage of Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Komische Oper Berlin, 1975. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Walter Felsenstein Archive, no. 1579 © Arwid Lagenpusch

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. Materials related to Walter Felsenstein’s legendary 1975 production of "The Marriage of Figaro" are available in a new collection.

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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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Ulrich Peltzer. Photo © Gerald Zörner / gezett.de

DIGITAL

Book Release

Ulrich Peltzer: Das bist du

Whether in his 1987 debut novel Die Sünden der Faulheit or Stefan Martinez from 1995, Ulrich Peltzer has been tracing the attitude to life in West Berlin in the early 1980s for some time. In his new novel Das bist du, he returns to that time from today’s perspective. Video on demand. Introduction and discussion: Maren Jäger. In German.

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Left: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Photo © PIK/Karkow, 2020. Right: Matthias Sauerbruch. Photo © Inge Zimmermann

DIGITAL

Discussion

On the Duty and the Power of Architecture: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, demands that construction should be organised as a circular economy and that the goal of all building culture should be the life of people in harmony with nature. Matthias Sauerbruch, Director of the Architecture Section, hosts the “On the Duty and the Power of Architecture” series. In German.

 more
Tapes of Brecht’s last rehearsals. Photo © Anett Schubotz

DIGITAL

Audio Book Presentation

Brecht rehearses Galilei 1955/56

From the recordings of Brecht’s last rehearsal work, Stephan Suschke has created a documentation and, together with Joachim Werner, a feature. The practical Brecht is to be experienced: no theory, but rather the desire to intervene, humour and sensuality. Audio book presentation with Marion Brasch, Thomas Krüger, Luise Meier and Stephan Suschke. Introduction: Werner Heegewaldt. In German. Recording of the live stream on 23 Feb 2021.

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Photo © Thomas Meyer/OSTKREUZ

DIGITAL

Curator's Tour

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

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 currently closed exhibition. In German.

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Toshiki Okada. Photo © Kikuko Usuyama

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Filmic Presentation

Portrait of a House. Valeska-Gert-Gastprofessur Toshiki Okada

In an open revision of Toshiki Okada's piece The Vacuum Cleaner, the Dance Studies students of the Freie Universität Berlin present the fruits of their research on the choreographic power of imagination.

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Falk Richter. Photo © Esra Rotthoff

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Text Performances

ICH BIN EUROPA

In his texts, Falk Richter deals with the questions of divided societies: How has Europe inscribed itself in our biographies? How do we live the concepts of home, family, religion and community? Text performance with Falk Richter and Ensemble. In German.

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Photo: Akademie der Künste

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Academy Discussions

16th Academy Discussion: About Cinema Landscapes and Streaming Worlds

How can cinemas and streaming offers inspire each other? How can the cinema be saved for the future? Akademie president Jeanine Meerapfel discussed these issues with Jon Barrenechea, Christine Berg, Meret Ruggle, Christoph Terhechte and Anna Winger. The discussion was  moderated by film critic Andreas Kilb. In English. Recording of the live stream on 9 Feb 2021.

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Photo: Gernot Krämer

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Reading and Discussion

Minsk. Contradictions of Utopia

According to Stephan Wackwitz in his essay in Sinn und Form, Belarus is still the least known country in Europe despite the current media interest. The West knows nothing of the reinvention of an entire national culture. Reading and discussion with Stephan Wackwitz, Maryna Rakhlei and Yaraslava Ananka. Moderation: Matthias Weichelt. In German.

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