Press Releases


27 July 2020

An exhibition by members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste 5 September – 22 November 2020 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin, all halls Press preview Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11 am Please register for the press … more

16 July 2020

Four artists-in-residence have been selected for the 2020 programmes of VISIT, JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste, and innogy Stiftung (iS). A jury awarded one grant on the theme of Human-Machine, part of the artist-in-residence programme at … more

13 July 2020

For the first time, the renowned photography collective OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen has produced a podcast series to accompany its next group exhibition CONTINENT – In Search of Europe. From now on, one of 22 episodes will appear twice a … more


30 June 2020

The Akademie der Künste has been awarding the Käthe Kollwitz Prize every year since 1960. Together with the Heinrich Mann Prize instituted in 1950, this is one of the Akademie’s oldest awards. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of its … more

15 June 2020

2 October 2020 – 10 January 2021, opening on Thursday, 1 October Press preview on Tuesday, 29 September, 11 am, Pariser Platz. From 2 October 2020 to 10 January 2021 the Akademie der Künste will present CONTINENT – In Search of Europe, a … more


27 May 2020

The exhibition John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite is on view at the Akademie der Künste on Pariser Platz from 2 June to 23 August 2020. All precautions have been taken so that visitors may comply with required public health and safety … more

25 May 2020

On 6 June, "Labor Beethoven 2020" will kick off as a virtual festival, including the virtual exhibition "Labor 1802-2020", and will be accessible at The Akademie der Künste hereby presents a complete programme produced … more

18 May 2020

The last entries for the shortest audio plays, produced quick'n'dirty (aka MikroFlitzer), closed on Sunday, with 16 productions nominated, including four 'corona plays' The 11. Berliner Hörspielfestival (BHF, 11th Berlin Audio … more

13 May 2020

Despite the impact of the corona pandemic, the Akademie der Künste remains open and accessible to a wide audience through its various online channels. In the new series "Akademie Mitglieder im Gespräch" (Akademie Members in Dialogue), artists share … more


20 April 2020

Despite the coronavirus crisis, the 11. Berliner Hörspielfestival (BHF, 11th Berlin Audio Play Festival) is taking place as planned from 21‒24 May 2020. It began in 2008 at Strandbad Weißensee, as a gathering and competition of the independent … more


27 March 2020

On the occasion of his 80th birthday on March 30th, 2020, Uwe Timm handed over the first part of his premortem bequest to the Archives of the Akademie der Künste. Manuscripts, document collections, correspondences with personalities including Egon … more

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