Press Releases

December

2 December 2022

Concerts and discussions Saturday and Sunday, 10 + 11 December 2022, Hanseatenweg The third edition of the “Winter Music” festival focuses on the theme “wavering worldview”. Curated by Carola Bauckholt and Iris ter Schiphorst, directors of … more

1 December 2022

An event at the Akademie der Künste Saturday, 3 December 2022, 7:30 pm, Hanseatenweg The current political, cultural, economic and social upheavals – not to mention the climate crisis and the pandemic – reverberate within the Akademie der … more

November

24 November 2022

An event at the Akademie der Künste Saturday, 3 December 2022, 7:30 pm Hanseatenweg The current political, cultural, economic and social upheavals – not to mention the climate crisis and the pandemic – reverberate within the Akademie der … more

18 November 2022

On 15 and 16 December 2022, the 4th Conference of the European Alliance of Academies will be held in the Akademie der Künste on Pariser Platz. In light of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and the ongoing political, economic and social … more

15 November 2022

Panel discussion accompanying the exhibition “PROVENANCE RESEARCH” at the Akademie der Künste With Olena Balun (Ukraine Art Aid), Yuliya Vaganova (Khanenko Museum, Kyiv), Olaf Hamann (Berlin State Library) Moderation: Barbara Welzel (TU … more

9 November 2022

18 – 19 November 2022, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn 24 – 26 November 2022, Akademie der Künste, Berlin The erosion of critique in the arts, caused by far-reaching changes in the use of media, job cuts in publishing houses and programming changes in … more

3 November 2022

Discussions, performances and a book launch with Nele Hertling, Edith Clever, Cesc Gelabert, Matthias Lilienthal, Annemie Vanackere, Hortensia Völckers and others Opening address: Klaus Lederer Friday, 11 November 2022, 6 pm, Hanseatenweg … more

2 November 2022

The Akademie der Künste is announcing 19 international fellows, who have been put forward by members of the Academy and external curators for the year 2022/2023 and selected by juries made up of Academy members. The fellowship provides an … more

October

31 October 2022

Saturday, 5 November 2022, Hanseatenweg Helke Misselwitz presents her new documentary Die Frau des Dichters (The Poet’s Wife) at the Akademie der Künste. The film premieres on Saturday, 5 November 2022, with the director in attendance. The … more

26 October 2022

The O. E. Hasse Foundation is awarding the O. E. Hasse Prize 2022 to Jakob Gühring, a third-year student at Berlin’s “Ernst Busch” Hochschule für Schauspielkunst (Academy for Dramatic Art). The prize has a value of 5,000 euros and … more

18 October 2022

Exhibition, 29 October 2022 – 22 January 2023 Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Invitation to the Press Talk and Press Preview Thursday, 27 October 2022, 11 am Exhibition halls open at 10 am With Werner Heegewaldt, Director of the … more

7 October 2022

Sunday, 16 October 2022, 11 am, Pariser Platz, with Péter Nádas, Lothar Müller, Navid Kermani, Ulrich Matthes, Katharina Raabe and Iris Radisch Hungarian writer and photographer Péter Nádas has transferred his artistic archive to the … more

6 October 2022

Book launch and talk, 13 October 2022, Pariser Platz The correspondence between the Dresden painter Hans Grundig (1901–1958) and his wife, graphic artist Lea Grundig, née Langer (1906–1977), has a particular quality that sets it apart and is … more

September

30 September 2022

Rally, Saturday, 8 October 2022, 4–7 pm, Pariser Platz In conjunction with a wide range of cultural institutions and other musicians, artists and creatives, the Akademie der Künste is calling for a rally to be held on Pariser Platz from 4 to … more

29 September 2022

Kick-off discussion on 13 October with Hito Steyerl and Alex Hanna 13–20 October 2022, Hanseatenweg The JUNGE AKADEMIE focuses on our relationship with artificial intelligence and ethics in the “AI Anarchies” Autumn School. From 13 to 20 … more

27 September 2022

Dance performance by the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich 7 + 8 + 9 October 2022, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg On 30 September 1922, Oskar Schlemmer’s The Triadic Ballet premiered in Stuttgart – 100 years later, the legendary costume ballet … more

26 September 2022

Exhibition: 29 October 2022 – 22 January 2023, Pariser Platz Press Preview: 27 October 2022, 11 am Over the past 20 years, provenance research has been increasingly discussed. Its social, cultural and political agenda is highly valued. One of the … more

15 September 2022

More new electroacoustic musical works and sound installations from 22 to 25 September Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg The KONTAKTE ‘22 Festival begins on Friday, 16 September, with the world premiere of the full-length concert installation ES … more

14 September 2022

Brenne Architekten’s archive of material samples is being transferred to the Akademie der Künste. The archive contains around 12,000 items of material testimony from modernist buildings and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Berlin, Weimar, Dessau and … more

13 September 2022

German-French scholar Nathalie Mälzer is taking over as secretary of the Literature Section at the Akademie der Künste on 1 October 2022. The literary translator, moderator and interpreter studied General and Comparative Literature and Theatre and … more

1 September 2022

Thursday, 8 September 2022, 7 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Tandem readings of Afghan poetry, music, talks and video with Sadeq Osyan & Christoph Hein, Dastgir Farhood & Jenny Erpenbeck, Tamanna Tawangar & Yoko … more

August

25 August 2022

With Johannes Kreidler, Pony Says, the Female Laptop Orchestra, Clemens Gadenstätter, Netta Weiser, Phillip Sollmann and many others 16 & 22 – 25 September 2022, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg The Akademie der Künste’s KONTAKTE … more

19 August 2022

2 – 4 September 2022, Hanseatenweg From 2 to 4 September 2022, the 13th Berliner Hörspielfestival (BHF) will be taking place at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg. The independent audio play scene festival’s programme on Friday, 2 … more

18 August 2022

Final presentation with a film screening, audio play, reading and discussions Thursday, 1 September 2022, start 7 pm, Pariser Platz How do young people – grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the first generation or migrant workers – … more

15 August 2022

Workshops, listenings, discussions, 21 – 25 August 2022, Hanseatenweg In English From 21 to 25 August 2022, musicians, sound artists and thinkers who work at the fringes of Eurocentric sounds will come together. The central … more

9 August 2022

Thursday, 8 September 2022, Pariser Platz Over the last few months, ten Afghan writers and their families, about one hundred people, have been evacuated to Germany – thanks to the collaboration between the PEN Centre Germany and PEN International … more

July

27 July 2022

The Akademie der Künste has acquired the artistic estate of the actress and theatre director Evelyn Fuchs, who died in Vienna in 2011. Born in Weimar in 1957, the artist had her first engagement at the Kleist Theatre in Frankfurt (Oder) at the end … more

25 July 2022

The 2022 fellows for the Akademie der Künste’s Human-Machine Programme have been selected. The jury recieved more than 170 applications and chose the artist and designer Petja Ivanova. She experiments with bioplastics and “wearables” – … more

20 July 2022

The Akademie der Künste has taken in 12 new members. The elections took place at the 58th General Assembly (20 – 21 May 2022) in Berlin. All newly elected members have since accepted their election. Nikolaus Brass, Clara Iannotta and Liza Lim have … more

15 July 2022

The Akademie der Künste is deeply concerned about the recent wave of repression in Iran. It is protesting against the arrest of filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof, Mostafa Al-Ahmad and, most recently, Jafar Panahi. With his film There Is No Evil, Mohammad … more

8 July 2022

Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg The 13th Berliner Hörspielfestival is taking place from 2 to 4 September 2022 and will be hosted once again by the Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. This year, the festival of the independent audio play scene … more

6 July 2022

16 & 22-25 September 2022, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg The Akademie der Künste is presenting KONTAKTE, its international Festival for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art, for the fourth time on 16 and from 22 to 25 September 2022. The … more

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

With Sergei Loznitsa, Svetlana Lavochkina, Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Volker Weichsel and Jeanine Meerapfel. Moderator: Claudia Dathe Tuesday, 5 April, 7 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Press tickets at presse@adk.de, Tel. … 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

29 March 2022

With Sergei Loznitsa, Svetlana Lavochkina, Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Wolfgang Eichwede and Jeanine Meerapfel. Moderator: Claudia Dathe Tuesday, 5 April, 7 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Press tickets at presse@adk.de, Tel. 030 … 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