The September/October programme of the Akademie der Künste has been published! We are looking forward to your visit. Please book your ticket in advance if possible and note the current access restrictions in the Akademie buildings.

The exhibition examines the role of the European city in the age of global warming, digitisation, demographic change and the dissolution of traditional social networks. urbainable – stadthaltig is a group exhibition, in which members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste introduce themselves and their work in the form of projects, visionary concepts and initiatives. The exhibition provides insights into European architecture and urban planning at the start of the '20s of the new century.

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Espen Eichhöfer, Bil, from the series Papa, Gerd and the Northman, 2017–2020. Photo © Espen Eichhöfer/OSTKREUZ

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe
2 Oct 2020 — 10 Jan 2021

Exhibition

The members of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen explore the European present in their new joint project. In 22 positions, the photographers focus on various aspects of coexistence in Europe – personal, social and political phenomena. The exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the collective takes place as part of the European Month of Photography 2020. Exhibition opening: 1 Oct, 12 pm – 12 am.

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Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk. Graphics: Eps51

European Alliance of Academies
8 – 10 Oct 2020

Conference

The Akademie der Künste initiates an alliance of European academies which stands up for the freedom of artistic expression. At the opening, Robert Menasse, A.L. Kennedy and Basil Kerski will present their perspectives on Europe. During the internal conference days, with inputs from Bénédicte Savoy and Philipp Ther, representatives of the participating institutions will discuss their cooperation. A joint manifesto will outline future possibilities for action.

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The JUNGE AKADEMIE digital platform is now online. The transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine is a space to exhibit and experiment and a digital open studio, offering fellows the opportunity to network with each other and with Akademie members, to develop digital projects and to make the exchange of knowledge visible within the international network.

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Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes
Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes

In addition to its programme of events, the Akademie der Künste also provides a wide range of online services, e.g. publications such as the Journal der Künste, podcast series and virtual exhibitions and festivals, as well as the discussion series "Akademie-Mitglieder im Gespräch" and the "rbb Kulturgespräche" (both in German only). Furthermore, the digital showcase digital.adk.de makes the extensive holdings of the Akademie's archive accessible. So pay us an online visit as well!

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Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes

60 Years Käthe Kollwitz Prize

Online Anniversary

The graphic artist and sculptress Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is considered to be the most famous German female artist, with an œvre that enjoys worldwide renown. The Akademie der Künste is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize online, with a presentation of a wide-ranging collection of archival material, including previously unpublished texts and images and a selection of audio recordings relating to all the prize winners from 1960 to 2020. In German.

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Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß

Picture Cellar
12 Sep – 31 Dec 2020

Exhibition

A series of murals, which were created in 1957 and 1958 for two Faschingsfeste (Carnival events), have been preserved in the former coal cellars of the Akademie building on Pariser Platz. Painted by Manfred Böttcher, Harald Metzkes, Ernst Schroeder and Horst Zickelbein – former master students at the Deutsche Akademie der Künste – they are the only original remnants in the historic building apart from the exhibition halls. Access to the Picture Cellar is only possible on a guided tour.

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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 in Berlin is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists that currently totals 416 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts). The Akademie 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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Solidarity with Students of Budapest University of Theatre and Film Artsmore

60 Years of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize of the Akademie der Künstemore

Now Available: Journal der Künste 13more

Berlin's 11th Independent Audio Play Festival: Video Interview with the Festival Makersmore

Further news are available in German only: News

Valery Tscheplanowa. Photo © Just Loomis
Tuesday, 22 Sep
Book Release

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

backstage Tscheplanowa

In 2007, Valery Tscheplanova captivated her audience with the character “Ophelia” from Heiner Müller’s Hamletmachine. How do you maintain such a high standard of acting, even against the adversities of the theatre business? The actress talks about struggles and joyful moments withDorte Lena Eilers in this new volume in the backstage series, which they present together with actress Hanna Hilsdorf. In German.

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Friday, 25 Sep
Symposium

10:30 am – 8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Curating Diversity in Europe - Decolonizing Contemporary Music

The symposium, taking place on- and offline, offers a platform for keeping the discourse on diversity in contemporary music in Europe alive, developing potentials for transformation during a time of limited international encounters and swelling nationalistic currents. The focus of the symposium is on processes and profiles of curating that critically question power structures and eurological patterns of thought. In English.

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Former runway at Tempelhof Field, Berlin, 2017. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Tuesday, 29 Sep
Discussion

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

urbainable – stadthaltig Where, Please, is the Sustainable City? Ideas and Concepts for an Urban Future

Our cities must become more sustainable, that's no question any longer – but it's certainly a question of how this goal can be achieved: Are individual measures such as the technical improvement of buildings or the promotion of electromobility sufficient, or do we need to take a holistic view of our cities? Tim Rieniets, curator of the exhibition "urbainable - stadthaltig", in discussion with participants. In German.

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Tobias Kruse, Unknown Passerby, 2016, from the series Jaywick, 2016/2020 © Tobias Kruse/OSTKREUZ
Thursday, 1 Oct
Exhibition Opening

12 pm – 12 am

EMOP Opening Days CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

The members of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen explore the European present in their new joint project. In 22 positions, the photographers focus on various aspects of coexistence in Europe – personal, social and political phenomena. With topics such as identity and security, renationalisation, migration and integration, democracy and freedom of opinion, they always find access to complex content through images of people and their surroundings. Opening in German and English.

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Photo: Elfi Mikesch © OH MUVIE FOTO-FILM 2020


1 – 4 Oct
Film Screening

Pariser Platz

Black Box

EMOP Opening Days Photo film series

Photographic film is a genre in its own right, based on photographs, on still images that are perceived as movement and come together to form a narrative that can be as fictional as it is documentary. The photographs come from archives, photo albums or are specially staged. Films that will be shown: La Jetée by Chris Marker, Tue recht und scheue niemand by Jutta Brückner, 35 Fotos by Helke Misselwitz, Wünsdorf by Elfi Mikesch et al. In German and English.

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