Exhibitions and Loans
Through its programme of regular exhibitions at its venues in Berlin and in cooperation with other museums, the Archives of the Akademie der Künste provides an insight into the wealth of its holdings. Individual archives are presented in monographic shows such as, for example, Kempowskis Lebensläufe (2007), George Grosz (2010), John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite (2020) or internationally through the Walter Benjamin: Exilic Archive (2015/2016) in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
In addition, the holdings offer a basis for developing themed exhibitions such as ARTE POSTALE. Bilderbriefe, Künstlerpostkarten, Mail Art (2013), Uncertain States. Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency (2016/2017), Benjamin und Brecht – Thinking in Extremes (2017/2018) and Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives (2021).
The Archives also participates in the Exile Network project responsible for designing the virtual exhibition Arts in Exile. Other virtual exhibitions are also in preparation.
Several temporary exhibitions developed by the Academy Archives are also offered on loan.