From 2 Nov 2020, all events at the Akademie der Künste have temporarily been suspended due to corona conditions. The exhibitions and museums are closed. You are welcome to discover our digital offers in the meantime. We hope to see you again soon!
The exhibition had to close prematurely due to the coronavirus. A cinematic tour of the exhibition has been produced for all those interested who were unable to see "urbainable – stadthaltig" or would like to experience it again with comments by the curators. In German.
Still, JUNGE AKADEMIE, Studio Visits Winter 2020, film: Elisabeth Börnicke & Julia Milz
For the digital Open Studios by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, artists Ada Mukhina, Nazanin Noori, Mia Sanchez, and Cássio Diniz Santiago present works-in-progress in artist talks and performances as well as silent insights into the studios. They present various research and stories they worked on this autumn/winter 2020. In English.
Sahej Rahal, Bashinda, 2020, AI Simulation. Courtesy: The Artist and Chatterjee & Lal
In his “Citizen Strange” project, Indian artist Sahej Rahal, a fellow of the “Human Machine” programme by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, interweaves artificial intelligence with shamanic creatures and questions the mythological narrative of Hindu nationalism. Short inputs and discussion with Morehshin Allahyari, Nishant Shah and Sahej Rahal. In English. Live stream on 27 Jan 2021 at 6 pm. Registration required until 26 Jan, 6 pm: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalist Anja Maier talks to OSTKREUZ photographers about their work in the “CONTINENT - In Search of Europe” exhibition and their thematic approaches, motivations and references to the social and political present. In German. Online from 29 Jan 2021.
The lecture and discussion series “On the Duty and the Power of Architecture” will continue digitally this year with Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, who is a member of the Architecture Section. Lecture followed by a discussion with Matthias Sauerbruch. In English. Online from 3 Feb 2021.
In an open revision of Toshiki Okada's piece The Vacuum Cleaner, the Dance Studies students present the fruits of their research on the choreographic power of imagination. Filmic Presentation. Online from 5 Feb 2021.
In his texts, Falk Richter deals with the questions of divided societies: How has Europe inscribed itself in our biographies? How do we live the concepts of home, family, religion and community? Theatrical reading with Falk Richter and Ensemble. In German. Online from 8 Feb 2021.
How can cinemas and streaming offers inspire each other? How can the cinema be saved for the future? Akademie president Jeanine Meerapfel will discuss these issues with Christine Berg, Meret Ruggle, Christoph Terhechte and Anna Winger. The discussion will be moderated by film critic Andreas Kilb. In English. Live stream on 9 Feb 2021 at 7 pm via YouTube.
The exhibition about travelling invites young people to engage in cross-border exchange within Europe. The exhibition has had to remain closed to date but can be accessed as a video tour. Pictures, film and radio play excerpts, music pieces, models and objects by school pupils from European and German cities can be experienced. In German. Online from 11 Feb.
According to Stephan Wackwitz in his essay in Sinn und Form, Belarus is still the least known country in Europe despite the current media interest. The West knows nothing of the reinvention of an entire national culture. Reading and discussion with Stephan Wackwitz, Maryna Rakhlei and Yaraslava Ananka. Moderation: Matthias Weichelt. In German. Online from 17 Feb 2021.
Political, social and cultural changes determine life in Europe. How will this continent develop, how will its people live together? Curator Ingo Taubhorn presents the different positions of the OSTKREUZ photographers on a guided tour of the CONTINENT exhibition. In German. Online from 23 Feb 2021.
From the recordings of Brecht’s last rehearsal work, Stephan Suschke has created a documentation and, together with Joachim Werner, a feature. The practical Brecht is to be experienced: no theory, but rather the desire to intervene, humour and sensuality. Audio book presentation with Marion Brasch, Thomas Krüger, Luise Meier and Stephan Suschke. Introduction: Werner Heegewaldt. In German. Live stream on 23 Feb 2021 at 7 pm via YouTube.
The Akademie der Künste remembers composer Georg Katzer (1935–2019) with a series of videos released on its YouTube channel. Katzer was one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music in the GDR and founded the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Academy of the Arts in 1980.
The transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine is a space to exhibit and experiment and a digital open studio, offering fellows the opportunity to network with each other and with Akademie members, to develop digital projects and to make the exchange of knowledge visible within the international network.
A digital showcase affords an insight into the extensive holdings of the archives of the Akademie der Künste, which encompasses all art forms, collects and makes accessible the archives of outstanding artists in the German-speaking world.
Nadim Samman and Matthias Sauerbruch developed a series of roundtable discussions within the framework of EC(centri)CITY – The Eccentric City, in which the city, social aspects, nature and public space as a compressor for artists and architects are discussed with international partners.
In English and German
In cooperation with Berlin Art Week, Innogy Stiftung and MONOPOL
To accompany the exhibition “John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite”, an online symposium addresses topical issues and questions derived from a re-examination of select aspects of John Heartfield’s works and their impact.
Conceived by Angela Lammert in collaboration with Ute Eskildsen, Florian Ebner and Charlotte Klonk