Press Releases

June

22 June 2022

Akademie van Kunsten (KNAW) Amsterdam Streamed live at www.allianceofacademies.eu Art and cultural institutions across Europe have begun to re-examine their own history – a process that is also instituting lasting change in cultural and artistic … more

21 June 2022

The Akademie der Künste is shocked to learn that the British Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the order for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the USA last Friday. In a letter to the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture … more

13 June 2022

The 23rd staging of the poesiefestival berlin will take place from 17 to 23 June 2022 at the Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. Under the motto All that poetry, the festival is covering the entire spectrum of contemporary international poetry. In … more

3 June 2022

Fellowship holders now selected; study group of the Autumn School now open for applications The JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste has selected six international artists and pairs of artists for the fellowship programme in the context of the … more

2 June 2022

With its locations at Hanseatenweg and Pariser Platz, the Akademie der Künste is one of the exhibition venues of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. On Friday, 10 June, the Berlin Biennale will open simultaneously at 7 pm at all … more

May

31 May 2022

On 1 October 2022, Johanna Malena Keller will become the new Programme Officer at the Akademie der Künste and, as such, be responsible from now on for developing the programmatic content of the international community of artists. This also extends … more

20 May 2022

Award ceremony and exhibition in 2023 The US photographer and filmmaker Nan Goldin is receiving the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2022. In awarding the prize, the jury comprising Akademie members Hubertus von Amelunxen, Luc Tuymans and Corinne Wasmuht … more

19 May 2022

Concert and conversation in the series Memory of Hearing Saturday, 28 May 2022, Hanseatenweg Continuing the series Memory of Hearing, the composers Du Yun and Olga Neuwirth will perform selected works under the title “Future Traditions and Art … more

9 May 2022

Colloquium 14 – 16 May 2022 Guest performance of the play Die Sorglosschlafenden, die Frischaufgeblühten Directed by Christoph Marthaler, 16 – 17 May 2022 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg With a colloquium and the theatrical performance of … more

6 May 2022

On 11 May 2022, an event on Imre Kertész's working diary Heimweh nach dem Tod (Homesick for Death) will take place at the Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz.' Written from 1958 to 1962, Kertész's first diary was found in the … more

3 May 2022

On 10 May 2022, the Akademie der Künste will open the archive of the journalist, author and Résistance fighter Gerhard Leo with an event at Pariser Platz. In a conversation with the author Lothar Müller, historian Annette Leo and writer Maxim Leo … more

April

28 April 2022

On 20 April 2022, the British judiciary formally approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is accused of espionage. The decision has to be approved by British Home Secretary Priti Patel within two months. If … more

28 April 2022

On 7 and 8 May 2022, the 59th Theatertreffen will open with the Burning Issues conference at the Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. Founded in 2018, the conference campaigns for greater (gender) justice in the performing arts. This year, the … more

27 April 2022

Cooperation between the Akademie der Künste, Bauhaus der Erde and Wood4Bauhaus Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 7 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz On 4 May 2022, Pritzker Prize winner and Akademie member Shigeru Ban will speak at the Akademie der … more

26 April 2022

In light of the shocking verdicts against Osman Kavala and other defendants in the Gezi trial in Istanbul, the Akademie der Künste is again appealing to the German government to advocate for the release of the prisoners and to speak out against … more

25 April 2022

KUNSTWELTEN education programme of the Akademie der Künste continues its cooperation with the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld Under the motto "Art every week", the KUNSTWELTEN education programme of the Akademie der Künste is continuing its … more

25 April 2022

Film screening and discussion with Selma-Lou Hass, Sophie Narr, Uwe Timm, Erdmut Wizisla and Jeanine Meerapfel Monday, 2 May, 7 pm Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Press tickets from presse@adk.de, Tel. 030 200 57–15 14. … more

12 April 2022

With, among others, the New York flautist Claire Chase Concert and conversation, Saturday, 23 April 2022, Hanseatenweg In the series “Memory of Hearing”, the Australian composer Liza Lim and Akademie member Isabel Mundry will be bringing new … more

4 April 2022

Closing event on 9 April, Hanseatenweg Films and sound works by and discussion with Sasha Kurmaz, Valentina Petrova, Mykola Rydnyi and Anna Scherbyna The Akademie der Künste is showing "What Matters", this year's presentation of the work of … more

1 April 2022

The Akademie der Künste is again awarding special grants as part of NEUSTART KULTUR ‒ a programme of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2021, 766 grants were awarded under the INITIAL programme, each endowed with … more

March

31 March 2022

In partnership with VISIT, the artist-in-residence programme of the E.ON Stiftung (foundation), the JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste is awarding fellowships for the third time to promote international projects devoted to the Human-Machine … more

17 March 2022

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 7 pm, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg Admission with requested donation In cooperation with the Allianz Kulturstiftung and Outernational, the Akademie der Künste is organising an evening of solidarity for Ukraine. … more

14 March 2022

Next Friday, 18 March, the French architect, painter and stage designer Richard Peduzzi will receive the 2022 Berlin Art Prize – Grand Prize. The Akademie der Künste awards the prize worth €15,000 annually and in each of its six sections in turn … more

14 March 2022

Friday, 18 March 2022, 6.50 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, Berlin-Mitte, Clubroom Terrace With Franziska Giffey, Governing Mayor of Berlin, Kathrin Röggla, Vice-President of the Akademie der Künste and the prize winners Richard Peduzzi … more

7 March 2022

The unthinkable has happened: War in Europe. This war polarizes. In particular with regard to the question of how to deal with Russian and Belarusian artists who publicly position themselves against the war. Despite this neuralgic point, the … more

3 March 2022

With its locations at Pariser Platz and Hanseatenweg, the Akademie der Künste is one of the five exhibition venues of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. The 12th Berlin Biennale will be on show from 11 June to 18 September 2022. With its … more

3 March 2022

The architect and urban planner Werner Düttmann (1921–1983) would have turned 100 in 2021. One year later, members, musicians, archive users, friends and researchers will meet in the Akademie der Künste building he designed. In talks, readings, … more

2 March 2022

On 4 March 2022, Gabriela Maria Schmeide will receive the Tilla Durieux Jewellery. Judith Hofmann will present her with the necklace containing 34 zircons set in platinum following the performance of Der schwarze Mönch on the stage of the Thalia … more

1 March 2022

The Akademie der Künste is again awarding special grants as part of NEUSTART KULTUR ‒ a programme of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Last year, 766 grants, endowed with 6000 euros each, were awarded under the INITIAL … more

February

25 February 2022

Exhibition and performances, Hanseatenweg 13 March – 10 April 2022 12 March 2022 from 6 pm: opening programme “What Matters” is both the question and the statement of this year’s work presentation by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, the international … more

23 February 2022

The famous boat from the South Seas has found a new harbour. Intended as one of the main attractions of the newly opened Humboldt Forum, the Luf boat is at the heart of the debate on looted colonial property following the almost simultaneous … more

2 February 2022

The Akademie der Künste has admitted 30 new members. The elections took place at the 57th General Assembly (12 – 14 November 2021) in Berlin. All newly elected members have since accepted their election. Rosa Barba, Monica Bonvicini and Hito … more

2 February 2022

Tuesday, 8 February, 7 pm, Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz Press tickets available from presse@adk.de, Tel. 030 200 57-1514 German film is underrepresented abroad and receives little recognition. Is this due to the quality of the films, the … more

January

27 January 2022

The Heinrich Mann Prize of the Akademie der Künste is being awarded in 2022 to the Berlin-based author, critic and feuilleton editor Lothar Müller. This choice was made by the jurors Ingo Schulze, Marie Schmidt and the last prize winner Kathrin … more

26 January 2022

Nine Berlin authors will be living and working at the Alfred Döblin House in Wewelsfleth (Schleswig-Holstein) for three months this year at the invitation of the Akademie der Künste and the cultural department of the Berlin Senate. Alfred Döblin … more

21 January 2022

26 January – 18 February 2022, Hanseatenweg Press preview on 25 January 2022, 11 am, registration: press@transmediale.deOpening day 26 January 2022, 6 – 12 pm, admission free From 26 January 2022, the transmediale Festival is staging the … more

20 January 2022

The French architect, painter and stage designer Richard Peduzzi is the winner of the 2022 Berlin Art Prize – Grand Prize, which will be awarded on 18 March 2022 by Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey and Akademie President Jeanine … more

17 January 2022

The JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste is awarding six one-off scholarships to international artists of all disciplines for a six-month residency in Berlin as part of the new AI Anarchies programme. The programme is being facilitated by … more

13 January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 7 pm, Pariser Platz On 19 January 2022, architect and Akademie member Volker Staab will speak at the Akademie der Künste about current projects and about the responsibility of the built environment and how it impacts our … more

12 January 2022

Tuesday, 18 January, Pariser Platz In our politically polarised times, Franz Fühmann’s work seems more topical than ever. In the middle of this month, the writer whose life maps the disasters and ideological upheavals of the 20th century would … more

12 January 2022

Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel endorses the Berlinale’s decision announced today as an important signal for filmmakers and cinema in this country and beyond: “We need this space of discourse, and I am looking forward to the encounters with … more

5 January 2022

Lectures, talks, artist interventions Saturday, 8 January 2022, 8 am – 3 pm Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Hanseatenweg, Goethe-Institut Tokyo and online At the symposium Re-Edo-Cation, artists and experts from Germany and Japan will examine the … more

4 January 2022

The writer Ursula Krechel has entrusted the first part of her artistic estate to the archives of the Akademie der Künste. It includes manuscripts of her works, collections of documents and extensive correspondence as well as printed copies of her … more