Press Releases


16 March 2020

John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite Postponement of the Exhibition and Press Preview Due to the acute risk associated with the corona virus, the Akademie der Künste has closed its exhibitions, archives, collections and library. All public … more

11 March 2020

As a result of the continuing spread of the coronavirus and the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute – reduction of social contacts with the aim of avoiding infections in private, public and work-related environments – the … more

6 March 2020

At a ceremony today, Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Akademie der Künste since 2015, will be awarded the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class. Minister of State Monika Grütters will present her with the award on behalf of Federal President … more

4 March 2020

Invitation to the preview of the exhibition and to the press conference: Thursday, 19 March 2020, 11 am Exhibition space opens at 10:30 am Curators' tours through the exhibition follow the conference Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 … more


28 February 2020

The Junge Akademie of the Akademie der Künste, in partnership with VISIT, the artist-in-residence programme of the innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft foundation, is offering a new international fellowship to fund projects at the interface … more

26 February 2020

Following the opening of the cellar itself in autumn of 2018, a new illustrated book is now being published, entitled Picture Cellar. Murals in the Cellar of the Akademie der Künste. Featuring numerous previously unpublished photographs and archival … more

20 February 2020

John Heartfield's (1891–1968) political photomontages have lost none of their explosive force. They remain a powerful and highly effective means of visual rhetoric. Using strategies meant to enlighten and persuade, Heartfield attempted to mobilise … more

17 February 2020

Bruno Henschel received his publisher's license in 1945, initially in the area of theatre distribution: In the subsequent years he developed the Henschel Publishing House (Henschelverlag) into a leading publisher for the arts in the GDR. The … more

4 February 2020

Akademie der Künste presents Labor Beethoven 2020, a contemporary reading of Beethoven's anniversary year with a focus on experimentation. The festival will condense the musical and interdisciplinary output achieved over four years of artistic … more

4 February 2020

>> Press tickets:, tel. 030 200 57-1514 Too big, too small, too political, too superficial ... The opinions on current film festivals are manifold and controversial. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlinale, Akademie … more


21 January 2020

The Akademie der Künste is awarding its Heinrich Mann Prize to the literary scholar and essayist Eva Horn, who teaches in Vienna. The decision was made by a jury consisting of Julia Encke, Gustav Seibt, and last year's award-winner, Danilo Scholz. … more

14 January 2020

Invitation to press tour Saturday, 1 February 2020, 5 pm With the artists and Clara Herrmann, head of the Junge Akademie Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Registration for the press event is requested: Tel. + 49 (0)30 200 57-1514 … more

10 January 2020

South Korean composer Younghi Pagh-Paan is to receive the Berlin Art Prize – Grand Prize 2020. The prize will be presented on 18 March by Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe, and Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel. The Akademie der … more