Publications

The Akademie der Künste publishes its own publications in connection with exhibitions and special events, as well as new acquisitions in the archives. These include exhibition catalogues, symposia documentation, monographs on individual artists, as well as publications on thematic main focuses and on selected archival collections.

Our publications can be ordered by phone or email, and you can visit our bookstore on Hanseatenweg in Berlin, which has access to all of the Akademie der Künste’s available books and antiquarian rarities.

 

Sinn und Form

Every two months, the Akademie der Künste also issues the “Sinn und Form” (Purpose and Form) journal.

Founded in 1949 by Johannes R. Becher and Paul Wiegler, the cultural magazine Sinn und Form (Purpose and Form), published by the Akademie der Künste, is one of the most influential of its kind in Germany. Originally addressed to a literary audience in particular, the journal today is also a venue for philosophical, aesthetic, and social issues, for the meeting of art and science, poetry and anthropology, and is thus a key publication for many Academy members. The ambitious programme has an international focus and comprises selected letters and conversations, essays, poems, and narratives. Findings from the extensive Academy Archive continue to be presented.

Current Publications

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Journal der Künste 6
offers several artists' contributions: a photo series on Silvia Bovenschen; a carte blanche by Monika Rinck; the continuation of the experimental dialogue between Kathrin Röggla and Manos Tsangaris; a story about someone who fled from Syria by Senthuran Varatharajah; a stay in Berlin by Fiston Mwanza Mujila; acoustic poetry, intuitive culture of listening and a contribution on Heinrich Mann and the Akademie from the archive, and much more.

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An extensively illustrated book is published about the set and costume designer Martin Rupprecht's life's work for the stage, which also includes his freelance artwork for the first time. Essays by scholars and Rupprecht's companions reflect his oeuvre and its developments.
Texts by Martin Rupprecht, Julia Burde, Stephan Dörschel, Michael Hampe, Volker Hassemer, Werner Heegewaldt, Nele Hertling, Gerald Köhler, Peter W. Marx, Sabine Sterken, Christoph Tannert, Matthias Zwarg.

The Reader for this season's main topic at the Akademie compiles text essays by curators and protagonists, who introduce the artistic developments of the West Berlin music label FMP and its unique concert events as a dynamic art and music scene in Eastern Europe after 1968, and as an expression of a multifaceted counterculture in Poland, the GDR, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union and Hungary.

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Journal der Künste 5 will be available in German and English now, providing an overview of the focus of the future programme and information about new acquisitions and finds from the Akademie's archives. With contributions on the Underground and Improvisation and Abfallprodukte der Liebe projects or the Wo kommen wir hin interdisciplinary research project, as well as the lecture My Inner Europe (Cette Europe qui est en moi) by Alain Mabanckou, and the lecture on the Valeska Gert Visiting Professorship by Lia Rodrigues, and much more.

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As a young musicologist, Anneliese Landau (1903–1991) was at the beginning of a promising career. In 1933, she was left with only the activities for the Jewish cultural association. In 1940, she emigrated to the United States and soon found a new home in Los Angeles, where she worked as the Music Director of the Jewish Center Association. Her autobiography, together with extracts from letters from her parents who remained in Berlin as well as Landau’s correspondence with composers, have now been published for the first time.