Exhibition “NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence”, 15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021: nothingtoseeness.de

 Emine Sevgi Özdamar © Isolde Ohlbaum
Emine Sevgi Özdamar © Isolde Ohlbaum

The new novel by Emine Sevgi Özdamar Ein von Schatten begrenzter Raum will be published in October. Her texts have been translated into many languages. Theatre work, lectures and friendships take her all over the world. Archive opening and book presentation with Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Katja Lange-Müller, Angela Winkler and Helmut Böttiger. In German. At Pariser Platz and as live stream.

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 Ensemble Omnibus © Ensemble Omnibus
Ensemble Omnibus © Ensemble Omnibus

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Donaueschingen Music Days, Omnibus Ensemble from Uzbekistan presents four new compositions that premiered there shortly before. Works by Onur Dülger (Turkey), Piyawat Louilarpprasert (Thailand), Hasan Hujairi (Bahrain) and Qin Yi (China). Talk with Björn Gottstein, Daniel Ott, Artyom Kim, Piyawat Louilarpprasert. In English.

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Graphic design: Eps51
Graphic design: Eps51

Our language is a defining part of identity and culture in Europe – it is however a changing entity that reflects current developments. How is our language affected when politics move in a populist, nationalist, or other radical direction? Workshops and discussion with Sophie Collins, Luc Devoldere, László Marton, Robert Menasse, Daljit Nagra et al. In English.

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Stephan Huber, Shining, 2001. Photo: Stephan Huber © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence
15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021

Exhibition

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness.

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Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes
Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

Contributions by Aleida Assmann and Max Czollek on memory, art and archives continue the "work on memory" in issue 16. The themes of the European Alliance of Academies founded by Jeanine Meerapfel resonate, among others, in an essay by Radka Denemarková. "Void/White/ Silence" are the keywords in the issue’s focus on the exhibition "NOTHINGTOSEENESS".

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Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin
Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives
May – Nov 2021

Exhibition and Events

The Akademie der Künste and its Archives are a place of artistic memory work. On the occasion of its 325th anniversary, the Akademie is engaging in a new process of reflecting on its own institution as memory storage. The extensive main programme revolves around a number of event series and a central exhibition with 13 commissioned works by contemporary artists.

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Digital Platform

The JUNGE AKADEMIE digital platform is a transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine, a space to exhibit and experiment as well as a digital open studio. It is intended to facilitate networking between artists and exchange with the Akademie members, digital projects and the exchange of knowledge within the international community.

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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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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 400 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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Lovis Corinth: Portrait Alfred Kerr. Berlin, 1907. Oil on canvas © Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin
Monday, 18 Oct
Book Release

7:30 pm

Berlin will be Berlin. Afred Kerr’s letters from Berlin for the Königsberger Allgemeine Zeitung

From 1897 to 1922, Alfred Kerr wrote letters from Berlin to the Königsberger Allgemeine Zeitung, a unique testimony to social and cultural history that was rediscovered. Deborah Vietor-Engländer, who edited the letters, will present the four-volume edition and Ulrich Matthes will read a selection of the texts. In German.

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Emine Sevgi Özdamar © Isolde Ohlbaum
Tuesday, 19 Oct
Archive Opening

7 pm

Ein von Schatten begrenzter Raum Emine Sevgi Özdamar

The new novel by Emine Sevgi Özdamar Ein von Schatten begrenzter Raum will be published in October. Her texts have been translated into many languages. Theatre work, lectures and friendships take her all over the world. Archive opening and book presentation with Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Katja Lange-Müller, Angela Winkler and Helmut Böttiger. In German. At Pariser Platz and as live stream.

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Ensemble Omnibus © Ensemble Omnibus
Wednesday, 20 Oct
Concert and Discussion

7 pm

Donaueschingen Global @ Akademie der Künste Omnibus Ensemble

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Donaueschingen Music Days, Omnibus Ensemble from Tashkent/Uzbekistan presents four new compositions that premiered in Donaueschingen shortly before. The music pieces were created in dialogue with the composers. From Buddhist rituals to Uzbek sounds to Thai compositional methods, they combine a variety of influences. 7 pm: Discussion with Björn Gottstein, Daniel Ott, Artyom Kim and Piyawat Louilarpprasert. 8 pm: Concert. Discussion in English.

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Stephan Huber, Shining, 2001. Photo: Stephan Huber © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 (Ausschnitt)
15 Sep – 12 Dec
Exhibition

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness.

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Charlotte Basté, role portrait Katharina (William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew), [before 1907] Photographer: unknown.
17 Sep – 12 Nov
Presentation

Akademie der Künste
Robert-Koch-Platz 10
10115 Berlin

Fleeting Art. The actress Charlotte Basté (1867–1928)

Charlotte Basté took on her first leading role around the age of three. She joined the ensemble of the Königliches Hoftheater in Dresden in 1885. A showcase presentation with photos, fan mail, newspaper articles, contracts and much more shows the life of an actress in the late 19th century, which is more similar to that of today’s stars than one might think. In German.

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