18 November 2022

The Freedom of Art in Times of War and Crisis   
4th Conference of the European Alliance of Academies

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 crises, Alliance members will discuss the impact of this war on artistic freedom in Europe. How are the working conditions of artists changing? What contributions can artists make to peace? What possibilities for cooperation exist in the digital realm?

Hanna Bilobrova, Agnieszka Holland (tbc), Wolfgang Kaleck, A.L. Kennedy, Leszek Koczanowicz, Sergei Loznitsa, Jeanine Meerapfel, Robert Menasse, Iris ter Schiphorst, Andres Veiel and others discuss the role of artists and cultural actors within the current political situation. Musical accompaniment by the AoA Impro Group with Floros Floridis and others.

Since its founding in October 2020 in Berlin on the initiative of Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel, the European Alliance of Academies has been committed to freedom of the arts in Europe. With declarations, petitions, events and in discussion with political stakeholders, the European Alliance raises awareness about cultural policy shortcomings in a shared commitment to strengthening an open, solidary-based and democratic Europe.

As a means of furthering the artistic collaboration in the network, the European Alliance of Academies has developed the digital platform “LOOM – Interweaving the Arts in Europe”.

An event by the European Alliance of Academies, organised by the Akademie der Künste. Sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Society of Friends of the Akademie der Künste.

Event information
4th Conference of the European Alliance of AcademiesEuropäischen Allianz der Akademien
The Freedom of Art in Times of War and Crisis
Thursday + Friday, 15 + 16 December 2022, 7 pm
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
In English and German
Free admission; press tickets can be reserved by telephone at 030 200 57-1514 or by email at presse@adk.de.
allianceofacademies.eu, loom.allianceofacademies.eu

Press contact
Akademie der Künste, Dorothea Walther, Tel. 030-20057-1531, walther@adk.de