Journal der Künste 19
Published three times a year (German/English), available free of charge
ISSN (Print EN) 2627-2490
ISSN (Online EN) 2627-5198
The new issue looks at the crisis of public broadcasting as an instrument of democracy, at how art deals with the societal challenges of artificial intelligence, and at the changing role of (art) criticism. Other focal points: the current archive exhibition “Spurensicherung,” photographs by Nan Goldin and Aleš Šteger on artistic freedom in Europe.
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»SCHREIBE MIR NUR IMMER VIEL.« Der Briefwechsel zwischen Hans und Lea Grundig. Ein Werkstattbericht
Im Auftrag der Akademie der Künste, Berlin, und der Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung herausgegeben von Kathleen Krenzlin
Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin/München 2022
German, 240 pp.,
The letters between painter Hans Grundig (1901–1958) and graphic artist Lea Grundig (1906–1977) deal with a Jewish fate, art and love, but also with imprisonment and flight during the National Socialist era, and finally with the return to a destroyed Dresden. This volume of essays opens up the enormous dimension of the correspondence and forms the prelude to the planned edition of the private correspondence currently in progress.
John Heartfield. Das Berliner Adressbuch 1950–1968
Christine Fischer-Defoy and Michael Krejsa on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Eds.), Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Quintus-Verlag 2020
200 pages, 91 illustrations
ISBN 978-3947215-75-1 (German edition)
John Heartfield – photomonteur, graphic artist and set designer – used this Berlin address book after he returned from exile in London and settled in the GDR. It is now kept in the archives of the Akademie der Künste. Many entries are accompanied by previously unpublished correspondence and photographs, offering profound commentary. Excerpts from the address book, pertaining to about 120 addressees, are enriched with biographical notes, anecdotes and quotes from letters.
Wieland Förster "... weil aus dem Zweifel das Wachstum entsteht"
Aus den Tagebüchern von 1958 bis 1974
Eva Förster on behalf of the Akademie der Künste (ed.)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2018
German, 128 pp.,
Excerpts from the unpublished diaries illuminate the artistic selfunderstanding and personal thoughts of the young Wieland Förster from his time as a master student to membership at the Deutsche Akademie der Künste (GDR). A document on walking with one's head held high in difficult times. The excerpts are supplemented by an interview with the artist, an essay by Hannes Schwenger and a contribution from Michael Krejsa on the Wieland Förster Archive.
Inge Zimmermann on behalf of the Akademie der Künste (ed.)
Akademie der Künste, Archiv, Berlin 2016
German, 168 pp., 100 ill.
Werner Stötzer (1931–2010) was one of the most important sculptors in Germany. At the same time Stötzer was also a concise narrator. The notes, letters and anecdotes published here, mostly for the first time, provide insights into his thinking processes while reflecting a piece of contemporary history. Colleagues, friends and Academy members have written reminiscences and texts for this publication in the akademiefenster series. Drawings, documents and photographs complete the material which the sculptor gave to the Academy archives during his lifetime.