The Tryptich (Film Still), Alina Gorlova, 2023, © Alina Gorlova
The Tryptich (Film Still), Alina Gorlova, 2023, © Alina Gorlova

The Breath of a House is the Sound of Voices Within
1 Mar – 1 Apr

Exhibition & Events

In an exhibition and events, international JUNGE AKADEMIE scholarship holders will present their new works. The title “The Breath of a House is the Sound of Voices Within” (John Hejduk), emphasises the field of tension between body and space, politics and poetry, but also mysticism and nature, introspection and the outer gaze, in which the participating artists move.

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A man’s eyes in a rear-view mirror
Gundula Schulze Eldowy Robert Frank’s eyes in the rear view mirror, New York, 1990 from the series Keep a Stiff Upper Lip! © Gundula Schulze Eldowy

The exhibition reconstructs Schulze Eldowy's career as she moved from East Berlin to New York, from straight photography to a poetic visual vocabulary. In addition to films and documents, around 230 photographs by Gundula Schulze Eldowy and Robert Frank, with whom she had a close friendship among artists, will be presented. In her film installation, director Helke Misselwitz portrays the photographer.

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Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Passageway of Eosanderhof, 2017
Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Passageway of Eosanderhof, 2017, photo: Philipp Oswalt

Architectural reconstructions
26 Feb

Panel Discussion

Building the national house. Architecture as Identity Politics is the title of Philipp Oswalt's book, the publication of which the Architecture Section is using as an opportunity to organise an event on the role of architectural reconstructions as an instrument of identity politics. Participants: Aleida Assmann, Harald Bodenschatz, Max Czollek, Johanna M. Keller, HG Merz, Phillip Oswalt. In German.

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What contributions can artists make to demand a policy that addresses climate change efficiently and expediently? How can art encourage the necessary transformation of society? More than 40 Akademie members call on each and every individual to push for climate protection. Their statements can currently be read on the glass façade of the Akademie der Künste building on Pariser Platz.

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Anna Seghers Museum
Anna Seghers Museum in Berlin Adlershof, photo: © Andreas [FranzXaver] 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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Reading Room Pariser Platz
Reading Room Pariser Platz, photo: © Katja Strauß

The Library of the Arts is one of the largest special libraries on culture and the modernist arts. Its holdings are characterised by media from every artistic genre from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, as well as valuable private libraries, which are accessible to everyone free of charge. The voyage of discovery through its treasures begins in the Reading Room and leads into the hidden stacks. Guided tour in German.

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Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. Photo © Jeanette Gonsior
Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. Photo © Jeanette Gonsior

The Akademie der Künste is an international community of artists that currently totals 413 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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Statement by the Visual Arts Section on the proposal for the Berlin Senate's new anti-discrimination clausemore

Statement by the Senate of the Akademie der Künstemore

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Reading Room Pariser Platz, photo: © Katja Strauß
Friday, 23 Feb
Guided Tour

4 pm

Pariser Platz

Lesesaal

The Library of the Arts

The Library of the Arts is one of the largest special libraries on culture and the modernist arts. Its holdings are characterised by media from every artistic genre from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, as well as valuable private libraries, which are accessible to everyone free of charge. The voyage of discovery through its treasures begins in the Reading Room on Pariser Platz and leads into the hidden stacks. Guided tour in German.

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Humboldt Forum, Berlin, Passageway of Eosanderhof, 2017, photo: Philipp Oswalt
Monday, 26 Feb
Panel Discussion

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Architectural reconstructions

Building the national house. Architecture as Identity Politics is the title of Philipp Oswalt's book, the publication of which the Architecture Section is using as an opportunity to organise an event on the role of architectural reconstructions as an instrument of identity politics. Participants: Aleida Assmann, Harald Bodenschatz, Max Czollek, Johanna M. Keller, HG Merz, Phillip Oswalt. In German.

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Plastik und Perfektion, Moshtari Hilal, 2023-2024, Photo: Alberto Novelli
Thursday, 29 Feb
Opening Event

6 pm

The Breath of a House is the Sound of Voices Within – Opening Programme

In an exhibition and as part of a series of events, 35 JUNGE AKADEMIE scholarship holders present new works that they created at the Akademie in the Hansaviertel and at Villa Serpentara in Olevano Romano. Opening programme with Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, Sol-i So, Moshtari Hilal et al.

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Brecht-Haus (Brecht House), photo: Ingeborg Fries
Friday, 1 Mar
Guided 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-Haus (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. Meeting point ist the courtyard of the Brecht-Haus. In German.

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Gundula Schulze Eldowy Robert Frank, New York, 1990 from the series Keep a Stiff Upper Lip! © Gundula Schulze Eldowy
2 – 3 Mar
Film Screening

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Robert Frank – Filmmaker

Robert Frank's photographic oeuvre has become part of the canon of art history. However, his films and videos, which were the focus of his work from 1959 onwards, are still treated in many circles as a well-kept secret in the fields of film and art history. In conjunction with the exhibition, it will now feature in a packed weekend: six screenings of works by Robert Frank, as well as Laura Israel's wonderful film Don't Blink about the artist. All films in original version.

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Günter Grass, 1962 Photo: Rama, Akademie der Künste, Günter-Grass-Archiv/Slg. Maria Rama, © Akademie der Künste
Saturday, 2 Mar
Guided Tours, Presentations, Talks

10 am – 3 pm

Archives of the Akademie der Künste
Robert-Koch-Platz 10
10115 Berlin

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Brecht-Weigel Museum
Chausseestr. 125
10115 Berlin

Archives Day: Food and Drink

To mark the 12th nationwide “Archives Day”, this year under the motto “Food and Drink”, the Archives of the Akademie der Künste are also offering a glimpse into the kitchen. Selected artefacts from the estates of Anna Seghers, Günter Grass and Christa and Gerhard Wolf as well as historical advertising posters illuminate facets of the social and cultural history of food in the 20th century. In German.

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