Video still Western. Photo © Martina Wegener

all animals am I
13 Nov — 20 Dec 2019

Exhibition

The exhibition “all animals am I” currently showing at the Saarländische Galerie presents work by the Junge Akademie's Saarland Scholarship holders Cornelia Fachinger, Paulette Penje and Martina Wegener. All three artists are engaged in part in cooperative ventures with the Junge Akademie scholarship holders cylixe, Mirkan Deniz, Lynn Takeo Musiol and Niklas Seidl. Also on show is a new edition of an earlier work of art by Arnold Dreyblatt.

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Helga Paris, Photographer
8 Nov 2019 — 12 Jan 2020

Exhibition

With around 275 photographs, the exhibition of Helga Paris at the Akademie der Künste is the photographer's most comprehensive to date. With a background in modernist painting, theatre and poetry as well as early Soviet, Italian and French cinema, Paris has spent the last four and a half decades developing an extensive oeuvre of delicate, nuanced black-and-white photography. It is the first retrospective of Paris' work in her home city of Berlin in 25 years.

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© Heimann + Schwantes

Journal der Künste 11, with the following articles: Thoughts on a European alliance of the academies by Jeanine Meerapfel; Carte Blanche for Doris Dörrie; Kathrin Röggla on censorship and persecution in art; Heidi Specker on Helga Paris, as well as articles by Ramy Al-Asheq and Cemile Sahin from the JUNGE AKADEMIE. From the archive: Precision and pathos – On the new edition of Sonate pour piano by Jean Barraqué; a letter from Theodor Fontane to Carl Hauptmann as an artefact; and much more.

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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 in Berlin is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists that currently totals 422 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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Anna Seghers Museum. Photo © Andeas Süß
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 Anna Seghers, actress and theatre director Helene Weigel and the writer Bertolt Brecht. The Brecht-Weigel Museum in Berlin-Mitte and the Anna Seghers Museum in Berlin-Adlershof are both part of the Akademie der Künste. No advance booking required.

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Theodor W. Adorno © Theodor W. Adorno Archive
Tuesday, 12 Nov
Book Release

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studiofoyer

Theodor W. Adorno: Vorträge 1949–1968

Suhrkamp Verlag has published the lectures held by Theodor W. Adorno following his re-emigration. Eva Gilmer, Jan Philipp Reemtsma and Michael Schwarz will present the new edition from the Theodor W. Adorno Archive; Alfons Söllner will speak on Adorno as a “political scholar”. Welcome: Kerstin Hensel. In German.

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Film still Western. Photo © Martina Wegener
Tuesday, 12 Nov
Exhibition Opening

7 pm

Saarländische Galerie – Europäisches Kunstforum
Charlottenstraße 3
10969 Berlin

all animals am I

The exhibition “all animals am I” at the Saarländische Galerie Berlin presents work by the Junge Akademie's Saarland Scholarship holders Cornelia Fachinger, Paulette Penje and Martina Wegener. All three artists are engaged in part in cooperative ventures with the Junge Akademie scholarship holders cylixe, Mirkan Deniz, Lynn Takeo Musiol and Niklas Seidl. In German.

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Hanna Eimermacher. Photo: Henning Granitza
Friday, 15 Nov
Award Ceremony and Concert

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

2019 Busoni Composition Prize. Hanna Eimermacher

The 2019 laureate of the Busoni Composition Prizeis is the German composer Hanna Eimermacher. The sponsorship award goes to Hovik Sardaryan. The ensemble mosaik, directed by Enno Poppe, will premiere works by the two laureates as well as music by Ferruccio Busoni. Award ceremony in German.

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Volker Pfüller, design for Georg Büchner's Danton's Death. 1981. Deutsches Theater. Director: Alexander Lang
Monday, 18 Nov
Book Presentation

7:30 pm

Deutsches Theater
Schumannstraße 13A
10117 Berlin

Volker Pfüller. Bilderlust

Volker Pfüller’s visual language is the language of theatre. He has been successful as a graphic designer, poster artist, book designer and author – and not least of all, as stage and costumer designer. The publication Volker Pfüller. Bilderlust marks the 80th birthday of the artist and documents in large-format photos the wide range of his visual creativity. Book presentation with Volker Pfüller, Claus Caesar, Christian Grashof, Stephan Dörschel, Philipp Stölzl et al. In German.

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Sarah Kirsch and Christa Wolf in Neu Meteln, summer 1975. Photo: Akademie der Künste, Christa-Wolf-Archiv © Helga Paris
Tuesday, 19 Nov
Book Release

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Sarah Kirsch – Christa Wolf.
The Correspondence

Christa Wolf and Sarah Kirsch exchanged letters over a period of nearly thirty years. The letters touch upon writing and the literature industry in the East and West, as well as personal and political matters. Sabine Wolf has edited the correspondence from the literary estates. Readings by Maren Eggert and Anna Thalbach. In German.

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