29 April 2019

AGORA ARTES: An Invitation from the Junge Akademie
Final Presentations of the 2018 Fellows
on Saturday, 4 May 2019, 6:30 – 10 pm

Exhibition from 5‒11 May 2019, Hanseatenweg
Performance of S.C.H.U.U.L.E. on 11 and 12 May 2019, 7 pm, Pariser Platz

The Junge Akademie invites the public to AGORA ARTES, the final presentations of its 2018 fellows. Featuring 15 international artists representing all six sections of the Akademie der Künste, this exhibition includes interactive installations, performances, videos, literature, and music compositions. The works deal with themes such as homeland and identity, deep fakes and truth regimes, what it means to be a historical witness, as well as experiences of war and exile. The exhibition opens on Saturday, 4 May at 6:30 pm, with performances and concerts throughout the evening. AGORA ARTES is on view in the Akademie building on Hanseatenweg until 11 May.

The 2018 Fellows:
Ramy Al-Asheq (Literature), Adisa Bašić (Literature), cylixe (Visual Arts), Mirkan Deniz (Visual Arts), Stefanie Heim (Film and Media Arts), Susann Maria Hempel (Film and Media Arts), Alicia Hernanz (Architecture), Alexander Khubeev (Music), Yorgos Loizos (Architecture), Kleopatra Markou (Performing Arts), Lynn Takeo Musiol (Performing Arts), Mithatcan Öcal (Music), Marina Poleukhina (Werner Düttmann Fellowship), Ambra Viviani (Basel-Berlin- Fellowship), Martina Wegener (Saarland Fellowship).

On Saturday, 11 May and Sunday, 12 May 2019, at 7 pm, viewers can take part in S.C.H.U.U.L.E., Susann Maria Hempel (Junge Akademie fellow) and Cássio Diniz Santiago's performance in the Blackbox on Pariser Platz. Set in a classroom, twelve teachers impart unconventional knowledge, sharing experiences they have gained from living with a “disability”. The audience is invited to take the seats of the students and to participate in a performative lesson that seeks to “give us back an image of ourselves that we do not recognise.” (Maniglier, 2005)

A fundamental role of the Akademie der Künste is to promote the work of young, international artists from all disciplines. The Akademie actively pursues this objective by awarding prizes and fellowships, administered and guided by the Junge Akademie, a department set up specifically for this purpose. An advisory board made up of members from all arts sections accompanies the work and projects of this advancement programme. Five different fellowships are now overseen by the Junge Akademie.

Special Event Information
AGORA ARTES, Opening Programme
Saturday, 4 May 2019 6:30 pm, Welcoming address and introduction by Kathrin Röggla, vice president of the Akademie der Künste and Clara Herrmann, head of the Junge Akademie
6:45 pm, Huis Clos V, Istanbul Composers Collective, performance with synthesizers, electronic equipment and live video
7:10 pm, [Niemand bemerkte deinen Tod / No One Noticed When You Died], interdisciplinary performance by Ramy Al-Asheq, Abeer Farhoud, Maya Omaia Keesh
7:40 pm, Tactile Illusions, music performance by Alexander Khubeev, A&C String Quartet
7:50 pm, Becoming an Expression, interactive musical score and performance by Marina Poleukhina
As of 8 pm, exhibition opening with works by Adisa Bašić, cylixe, Mirkan Deniz, Stefanie Heim, Alicia Hernanz, Yorgos Loizos, Lynn Musiol, Marina Poleukhina, Ambra Viviani and Martina Wegener
Starting at 8 pm, every 15 mins., [hinterland-x] theatrcal installation and performances by Lynn Takeo Musio and Jona Aulepp, Anna Mattes
9:30 pm, Schwarzes Kästchen, monologue / performance by Kleopatra Markou Starting at 10 pm, bar and DJ session by Ella Zwietnig (UMA)

AGORA ARTES Exhibition
5–11 May 2019, Tue – Sun, 11 am – 7 pm
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin, Tel. +49 (0)30 20057-2000
Opening programme and exhibition, free admission

Performance by Susann Maria Hempel and Cássio Diniz Santiago Saturday, 11 May and Sunday, 12 May 2019, 7 pm
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
Admission € 8/5, Tel. +49 (0)30 200 57-2000, ticket@adk.de, www.adk.de/tickets

Further information: www.adk.de/jungeakademie

Press Tickets: Tel. +49 (0)30 200 57-15 14, presse@adk.de