“Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives”: Main programme with exhibition and events, May – November 2021. More: www.adk.de/gedaechtnis.

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The European Alliance of Academies is using the occasion of Europe Day to advocate for the freedom of art. What legal and political opportunities are there to defend it? How can artistic collaboration take place in the digital space? What role does Europe play for artists? With Alliance stakeholders from all over Europe. Welcoming adress by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. In English. Online from 9 May 2021, 2 pm.

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Jeanine Meerapfel, Photo: Marcus Lieberenz; Christina von Braun, Poto: Milena Schloesser; Liliana Ruth Feierstein, Photo: Daniel Grad (f.l.t.r.)

Akademie president Jeanine Meerapfel talks with cultural theorists Christina von Braun and Liliana Ruth Feierstein about what gender has to do with art, politics and religion. The occasion is Christina von Braun’s book Geschlecht (Gender) recently published by Propyläen Verlag. What artistic and personal languages do they find and how do they influence the current gender debate? Live stream: 11 May 2021, 7 pm on YouTube and Facebook

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Berlin Palace, photographer unknown, Wikimedia Commons / Palace of the Republic, Berlin, April 1986, Photo: Heinz Junge, Bundesarchiv image 183-1986-0424-304 / Humboldt Forum, Berlin, 2020, Photo: wikimedia, Ernstol, CC BY-SA 4.0

The city as memory of society: The symposium explores different forms of dealing with this legacy. Under the keywords “New building”, “Reconstruction” and “Recyclate”, three approaches of the post-war period and their suitability for the future are examined, in particular with regard to the urgent need for a digital-ecological transition. In German. Live stream: 28 + 29 May 2021

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Still listening II © Annesley Black, http://www.oldcrow.ca/
Still listening II © Annesley Black, http://www.oldcrow.ca/

Memories in Music – Festival of Contemporary Music

Concerts, Installations, Audio Walks, Symposium

In the Memories in Music festival, the Akademie der Künste is presenting forms of commemorative culture in contemporary music. Music and sound store and release memories of experiences, realities, history and culture. They migrate with people and intertwine with other musics. How composers process and re-locate, weight and politicise these strands of memory is the theme of this festival.

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

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives
May – November 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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Milein Cosman, portrait of Hans Keller [the artist's husband] at his desk. © The Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust
Milein Cosman, portrait of Hans Keller [the artist's husband] at his desk. © The Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust

Digital Showcase: Milein Cosman

Online Presentation

A digital showcase affords an insight into the extensive holdings of the Archives of the Akademie der Künste. digital.adk.de encompasses all art forms and archives of outstanding artists in the German-speaking world and makes them accessible. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her birth, Milein Cosman's works can be viewed in a new collection.

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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 408 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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Jeanine Meerapfel, Photo: Marcus Lieberenz; Christina von Braun, Poto: Milena Schloesser; Liliana Ruth Feierstein, Photo: Daniel Grad (f.l.t.r.)

DIGITAL

Discussion

Gender / Film / Political Narratives

In her Academy Dialogue series, Akademie president Jeanine Meerapfel talks with cultural theorists Christina von Braun and Liliana Ruth Feierstein about what gender has to do with art, politics and religion. How does personal background influence gender constructions? How does gender affect artistic languages, themes and attitudes? In German. Live stream: 11 May 2021, 7 pm on YouTube and Facebook

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Graphic design: Eps51

DIGITAL

Discussion

European Alliance of Academies
 Artistic Freedom in Europe – Mission (in)complete!?

The European Alliance of Academies is using the occasion of Europe Day to advocate for the freedom of art. What legal and political opportunities are there to defend it? How can artistic collaboration take place in the digital space? What role does Europe play for artists? With Alliance stakeholders from all over Europe. Welcoming address by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. In English. Online from 9 May 2021, 2 pm.

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Anne Collod. Photo: Pauline Magdeleinat

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Opening Event

Disruptive Constellations – Practices of Reinterpretation Valeska Gert Guest Professorship

French dancer and choreographer Anne Collod focuses on questions of utopias of the collective and of being together in different dance contexts. Together with students from the Freie Universität Berlin, she will examine processes of choreographic recreation and explore new methods of practice. Opening panel with Anne Collod, Gabriele Brandstetter, Virve Sutinen and Nele Hertling. In English. Online from 18 May.

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Bernhard Sallmann. Photo: Judica Albrecht

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Film Discussion

Bernhard Sallmann: Über Deutschland

Sebastian Markt talks with director Bernhard Sallmann about his work and the recently completed documentary Über Deutschland: 17-year-old Russian, Marina Tsvetaeva, spent the summer of 1910 at the Loschwitz health resort near Dresden. Her encounter with German culture is reflected in her diary-like text, written after the October Revolution. The result is a dazzling, disconcerting digression by the still young observer, in which flashes of the poet she would later become can already be seen. In German. Online from 25 May 2021.

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