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Poesie, Poetik, Positionen

25 – 26 Oct 2019

Lecture and Discussions

The poetry boom continues as a plethora of voices. What has changed aesthetically in recent decades? What is or can a poem be? How is the book market really doing? What is or can a poem be? What does the “performative change” mean? Michael Lentz's lecture on the charged relationship between text and voice will open the event. Poets discuss their poems and poetologies in tandem. In German. The Poetry Night on Saturday will provide musical accompaniment.

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Harpsichord by Rebinguet-Sudre. Photo: David Schou, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63221831
Harpsichord by Rebinguet-Sudre. Photo: David Schou, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63221831

Harpsichord and Other Keys
25 – 26 Oct 2019

Concerts

In the 1970s and 80s, György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, Myriam Marbe and Luc Ferrari composed breathtaking works for the harpsichord. In dialogue with selected works for piano or accordion and electronics by Younghi Pagh-Paan, Iris ter Schiphorst, Samir Odeh-Tamimi et al., performed by outstanding musicians such as Christoph Grund and Claudia Pérez Iñesta and Alexandros Giovanos, a polyphonic programme has been designed that spans from the 1970s to the 21st century on two evenings.

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No title, 1983-85. From the series “Häuser und Gesichter. Halle”. Photo © Helga Paris. Source: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
No title, 1983-85. From the series Häuser und Gesichter. Halle. Photo © Helga Paris. Source: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

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 Berlin 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 black-and-white photography. It is the first retrospective of Paris' work in her home city of Berlin in 25 years. Exhibition opening: 7 Nov, 7 pm.

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Thomas Florschuetz, Ohne Titel (Palast) 39, 2006 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Thomas Florschuetz, Ohne Titel (Palast) 39, 2006 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Thomas Florschuetz.
Zwischenzeit

24 Aug – 3 Nov 2019

Exhibition

The photographer Thomas Florschuetz has dedicated himself to the fragmentary image of the snapshot, which oscillates between abstraction and concretion. A selection of large and small-format works at the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum at Rheinsberg Palace demonstrates how deep and multi-layered his photography can be and the limits of abstraction he exceeds.

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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 424 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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Friday, 25 Oct
Lecture and Discussions

6 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

etc is poetry. Poetry, Poetics, Positions

The poetry boom continues as a plethora of voices. What has changed aesthetically in recent decades? What is or can a poem be? How is the book market really doing? Michael Lentz's lecture on the charged relationship between text and voice will open the event. Poets discuss their poems and poetologies in tandem. In German.

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Harpsichord by Rebinguet-Sudre. Photo: David Schou, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63221831
Friday, 25 Oct
Concert

8 pm

Hanseatenweg

Halle 2

Harpsichord and Other Keys

In the 1970s and 80s, György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis and Myriam Marbe composed breathtaking works for the harpsichord. In dialogue with a selection of those works and newly discovered pieces, performed by outstanding musicians such as Claudia Pérez Iñesta, Margherita Berlanda and Alexandros Giovanos, a polyphonic programme has been designed that spans from the 1970s to the 21st century on two evenings.

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Saturday, 26 Oct
Lecture and Discussions

5:30 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

etc is poetry. Poetry, Poetics, Positions

The poetry boom continues as a plethora of voices. What has changed aesthetically in recent decades? What is or can a poem be? How is the book market really doing? Poets' talks with Thomas Rosenlöcher, Nora Bossong. Discussion: Michael Braun, Michael Lentz, Daniela Seel, Insa Wilke. In German. From 8 pm: Poetry Night with musical accompaniment.

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Harpsichord by Rebinguet-Sudre. Photo: David Schou, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63221831
Saturday, 26 Oct
Concert

8 pm

Hanseatenweg

Halle 2

Harpsichord and Other Keys

In recent years, richly-faceted pieces for harpsichord have emerged, many composed for harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, who performs worldwide. These include Intertwined Distances (2018) for harpsichord and electronics by Anahita Abbasi, which Esfahani will perform on the second concert day. Although György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis are part of the known canon, Luc Ferrari's Programme Commun for harpsichord and tape recorder, which will be performed on that night, is a new discovery.

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Peter Lilienthal, 2009. Photo © Inge Zimmermann
Tuesday, 29 Oct
Archive Opening

7 pm

An Evening with Peter Lilienthal

Peter Lilienthal is an important representative of New German Cinema. In 1979, he won the Golden Bear for David, in which he addressed his life as a child in the Third Reich. Lilienthal will talk with Eva Mattes, Jeanine Meerapfel and María Teresa Curzio, followed by a screening of David. Welcoming address: The Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller and Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel. In German.

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View of Micha Ullman's „library“, Bebelplatz, Berlin. Photo: Jeanine Meerapfel
Wednesday, 30 Oct
Discussion

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Clubraum

Academy Dialogue: Disintegration and Empathy

How can we break through social classifications? How can we shape a pluralistic society – a society which doesn't have to rely on “the other” as a counterpoint to feel sure of itself? Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel talks with author Max Czollek and visual artist Anna Schapiro about flexible Jewish identities, hybrid realities and self-empowerment. In German.

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