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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 a decolonial ecology be shaped? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of history? How can the debate on restitution be reinvented beyond the return of plundered goods? Can the field of emotion be reclaimed through art?

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SOUNDINGS © Sandipan Nath
SOUNDINGS © Sandipan Nath

SOUNDINGS – Assemblies of Listenings and Voices Across the Souths
21 – 25 Aug 2022

Workshop and Discussion

What do sounds and the concept of music mean to those musicians, sound artists and thinkers who do not recognise their cultures or worldviews in the globally dominant Eurocentric sound and music practices? Their ways of listening, aesthetic conditions, knowledges, goals and aspirations will be voiced and heard in open conversations and discourses as well as musical forms.

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© Vsevolod Kazarin and Sebastian Wells / OSTKREUZ
© Vsevolod Kazarin and Sebastian Wells / OSTKREUZ

In cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, the first issue of the independent magazine Solomiya, established in April 2022 in response to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, was published in early July 2022. It was the result of collaboration between the Kyiv-based photographer Vsevolod Kazarin and Sebastian Wells, photographer from Berlin and member of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen.

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13th Berliner Hörspielfestival
2 — 4 Sep 2022

Festival

The Berliner Hörspielfestival is taking place for the third time at the Akademie der Künste and presents independently produced radio plays that experiment with narrative, documentary or sound art elements. Over three days, radio plays from 60 seconds to 60 minutes compete for jury and audience prizes in five competitions. There will also be workshops and discussions on media policy.

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The Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste is staging the KONTAKTE festival for the fourth time. With first and repeat performances, the festival covers a multi-faceted spectrum of current art trends and developments in the field of electroacoustic music and sound art. With concerts, performances, sound installations, lectures and workshops. 

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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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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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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 418 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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New independent magazine Solomiya presents works by Ukrainian JUNGE AKADEMIE fellows Sasha Kurmaz and Mykola Ridnymore

JUNGE AKADEMIE, E-WERK Luckenwalde and E.ON Stiftung award Human Machine and Energy Fellowshipsmore

War in Ukraine: Support for Artists and Cultural Workersmore

“By now, the European Alliance of Academies is proving to be an important transnational platform.”more

Further news are available in German only: News

Brecht Haus. Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Friday, 19 Aug
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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SOUNDINGS © Sandipan Nath 
21 – 25 Aug
Workshops and Discussions

Hanseatenweg

Halle 3

SOUNDINGS – Assemblies of Listenings and Voices Across the Souths

What do sounds and the concept of music mean to those musicians, sound artists and thinkers who do not recognise their cultures or worldviews in the globally dominant Eurocentric sound and music practices? Forfive days, their listening haits, their aesthetic conditions, their forms of knowledge as well as their goals and hopes will be expressed and listened to in conversations, musical forms and discourses. In English.

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Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Wednesday, 24 Aug
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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Splitter Orchester © Uta Neumann
26 – 27 Aug
Concerts and Discussions

Hanseatenweg

Studio

(Musical) Ethics Lab 2: Splitter Orchester and Christopher A. Williams

The composer-performers of the Splitter Orchester meet composer and researcher Christopher A. Williams in a great musical and intellectual experiment. For one week, they will explore the ethical aspects of playing together. Two concerts offer an insight into their work process and a radical perspective on how great improvisation ensembles can sound. In German and English.

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Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer
11 Jun – 18 Sep
Exhibition

12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

The 12th Berlin Biennale Still Present! unfolds around a set of questions. How can a decolonial ecology be shaped? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of history? How can the debate on restitution be reinvented beyond the return of plundered goods? Can the field of emotion be reclaimed through art?

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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

Provenance Research 29 October 2022 – 22 January 2023 more