Exhibition “NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence”, 15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021: nothingtoseeness.de

Graphic design: Eps51
Graphic design: Eps51

Our language is a defining part of identity and culture in Europe – it is however a changing entity that reflects current developments. How is our language affected when politics move in a populist, nationalist, or other radical direction? Workshops and discussion with Sophie Collins, Luc Devoldere, László Marton, Robert Menasse, Daljit Nagra et al. In English.

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NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence
15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021

Exhibition

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness.

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Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes
Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

Contributions by Aleida Assmann and Max Czollek on memory, art and archives continue the "work on memory" in issue 16. The themes of the European Alliance of Academies founded by Jeanine Meerapfel resonate, among others, in an essay by Radka Denemarková. "Void/White/ Silence" are the keywords in the issue’s focus on the exhibition "NOTHINGTOSEENESS".

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Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin
Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives
May – Nov 2021

Exhibition and Events

The Akademie der Künste and its Archives are a place of artistic memory work. On the occasion of its 325th anniversary, the Akademie is engaging in a new process of reflecting on its own institution as memory storage. The extensive main programme revolves around a number of event series and a central exhibition with 13 commissioned works by contemporary artists.

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Digital Platform

The JUNGE AKADEMIE digital platform is a transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine, a space to exhibit and experiment as well as a digital open studio. It is intended to facilitate networking between artists and exchange with the Akademie members, digital projects and the exchange of knowledge within the international community.

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Anna Seghers Museum
Anna Seghers Museum. Photo © Andeas Süß

Bertolt Brecht's study, Helene Weigel's conservatory, Anna Seghers' "crow's nest": Regular tours offer visitors a fascinating insight into the homes and studies of the writer Bertolt Brecht, actress and theatre director Helene Weigel and the writer Anna Seghers. The Brecht-Weigel Museum in Berlin-Mitte and the Anna Seghers Museum in Berlin-Adlershof are both part of the Akademie der Künste.

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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 is an international community of artists that currently totals 400 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts). It 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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Above: Klaus Bollinger. Photo © wilfried-dechau.de. Below: Volker Staab. Photo: Inge Zimmermann
Tuesday, 26 Oct
Lecture and Discussion

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Klaus Bollinger and Volker Staab

In the Architecture Section’s lecture series “On the Duty and the Power of Architecture”, Akademie members present their current projects and talk about the responsibility and influence of building culture. Klaus Bollinger, a civil and structural engineer, founded the Bollinger+Grohmann office in Frankfurt/Main in 1983. In conversation with Berlin architect Volker Staab. In German.

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Anna Huber. Photo © Bettina Stoess
Thursday, 28 Oct
Lecture

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

In-Between Spaces – Seismographic Bodies Valeska Gert Visiting Professor Anna Huber

During her third Valeska Gert Visiting Professorship, Swiss dancer and choreographer Anna Huber explores with a focus on in-between spaces and border zones, how the choreographies of everyday life and the scores and traces of paths in public space have shifted in the current pandemic, this crisis of the corporeal. Opening lecture with Anna Huber, Gabriele Brandstetter and Nele Hertling. In German.

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Graphics: Eps51
Friday, 29 Oct
Live Stream

7 pm

European Alliance of Academies Battle with the Empty Sky: Language, nationalism and freedom of art in early 21st-century Europe

How is our language affected when politics moves in a populist, nationalist, or other radical direction? Which linguistic mechanisms and tools do the latest political tendencies use? An open debate with well-known authors from all over Europe will analyze these questions to trace down the same signs in our language. Discussion and workshops with Sophie Collins, Luc Devoldere, Anna Gács, László Marton, Robert Menasse, Daljit Nagra et al. In English.

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Walter Benjamin, Berliner Kindheit um neunzehnhundert. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, WBA 363/12 © Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur
Friday, 5 Nov
Live Stream

7 pm

Online

Architecture – Space – Anthropocene: Rethinking with Walter Benjamin Emanuele Coccia and Daniel Libeskind in conversation

For Walter Benjamin, reduction and transparency determined the physiognomy of architecture in the 20th century. He attached to them the hope for change in society and in the relationship between man and nature. Philosopher Emanuele Coccia and architect Daniel Libeskind will talk about Benjamin’s relevance for contemporary architecture. In English.

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Stephan Huber, Shining, 2001. Photo: Stephan Huber © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 (Ausschnitt)
15 Sep – 12 Dec
Exhibition

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness.

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Charlotte Basté, role portrait Katharina (William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew), [before 1907] Photographer: unknown.
17 Sep – 12 Nov
Presentation

Akademie der Künste
Robert-Koch-Platz 10
10115 Berlin

Fleeting Art. The actress Charlotte Basté (1867–1928)

Charlotte Basté took on her first leading role around the age of three. She joined the ensemble of the Königliches Hoftheater in Dresden in 1885. A showcase presentation with photos, fan mail, newspaper articles, contracts and much more shows the life of an actress in the late 19th century, which is more similar to that of today’s stars than one might think. 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
3 Nov – 29 Dec
Exhibition

Picture Cellar

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.

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