"Erinnern ist Arbeit" [Remembering is work], exhibition project by Einar Schleef, 1992, in the marstall, Berlin. Photo © Ute Schendel. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
17 Jun – 19 Sep

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives

Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Guided tours including the Picture Cellar with limited numbers of participants: Tue + Thur 5 pm
3 plus exhibition ticket

Werner Düttmann, sketch of the Akademie der Künste, felt pen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Werner-Düttmann-Archive, Nr. 443 Bl. 12/2 © Katharina Merz and Hans Düttmann
17 Apr – 29 Aug



Werner Düttmann on his 100th birthday Werner Düttmann. Building. Berlin.

The Akademie building at Hanseatenweg, designed by Werner Düttmann, becomes a satellite for an exhibition by the Brücke-Museum.

Daily 11 am – 7 pm

Free admission

John Heartfield: Krieg und Leichen – Die letzte Hoffnung der Reichen [War and corpses – The last hope of the rich], 1932 © The Heartfield Community of Heirs / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Akademie der Künste, Berlin
9 Jun – 22 Aug

Museum de Fundatie
Blijmarkt 20
8011 Zwolle (NL)

John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite

Tue – Sun 11 am – 5 pm

€ 14/6

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin



Memory Works On Us

Artist talk with Alexander Kluge, Erdmut Wizisla and Johannes Odenthal

In German

Live stream from 5 June 2021

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin



Going Through the Heart. An Introduction

Artist talk with Jeanine Meerapfel and Cécile Wajsbrot

Introduction: Johannes Odenthal and Werner Heegewaldt

In German

Live stream from 2 June 2021

Paul Hamann: Portrait Relief of an Unknown Man, London, 1930 © Akademie der Künste, Art Collection



Provenance Research Day. Where Do the Works of Art Come From?

On the occasion of International Provenance Research Day, the Art Collection offers digital insights into its collection holdings. The focus is on selected paintings and sculptures whose eventful ownership histories were reconstructed. In German.

Heinrich Mann in Heringsdorf, 1928. Drawing by Erich Büttner. Source: Akademie der Künste, Art Collection



Thinker, Poet, Democrat. Heinrich Mann on his 150th birthday

Reading, Music

With Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jeanine Meerapfel, Matthias Brandt, Jenny Schily, Matan Porat

In German

Recording of the livestream from 25 Mar 2021

Silhouette by Arnold de Florence: Portrait of Heinrich Mann, c. 1910 © Akademie der Künste, Heinrich Mann Collection


Virtual Exhibition

Heinrich Mann DIGITAL: Life, Work, Legacy – A Transnational Reconstruction

Heinrich Mann’s estate is scattered throughout archives worldwide. Starting from the most important places of activity in his life, the virtual exhibition by the Akademie der Künste Archives tells the story of the estate and presents the “Heinrich Mann DIGITAL” international cooperation project. In German.

Tapes of Brecht’s last rehearsals. Photo © Anett Schubotz


Audio Book Presentation

Brecht rehearses Galilei 1955/56

From the recordings of Brecht’s last rehearsal work, Stephan Suschke has created a documentation and, together with Joachim Werner, a feature. The practical Brecht is to be experienced: no theory, but rather the desire to intervene, humour and sensuality. Audio book presentation with Marion Brasch, Thomas Krüger, Luise Meier and Stephan Suschke. Introduction: Werner Heegewaldt. In German. Recording of the live stream on 23 Feb 2021.