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!

Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

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Exhibition Tour

urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

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

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Online Presentation

Open Studios Grammar, Apology, and the West

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

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Live Stream

The Machinery of Myth

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: junge_akademie@adk.de.

© Thomas Meyer/OSTKREUZ

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Discussions

CONTINENT – Perspectives

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.

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. Photo © Pål Laukli

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Lecture and Discussion

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Snøhetta)

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.

Toshiki Okada. Photo © Kikuko Usuyama

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Filmic Presentation

Portrait of a House. Valeska-Gert-Gastprofessur Toshiki Okada

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.

Falk Richter. Photo © Esra Rotthoff

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Text Staging

ICH BIN EUROPA

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.

Photo: Akademie der Künste

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Live Stream

16th Academy Discussion: About Cinema Landscapes and Streaming Worlds

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.

Suitcase by Walter Benjamin – Application for a trip to Portbou. Photo © KUNSTWELTEN

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Exhibition Tour

ON MY WAY – Stories from Europe

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.

Photo: Gernot Krämer

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Reading and Discussion

Minsk oder Begegnungen mit der Utopie

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.

Photo © Thomas Maier/OSTKREUZ

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Curator's Tour

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

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.

Tapes of Brecht’s last rehearsals. Photo © Anett Schubotz

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Audio Book Presentation

Brecht probt Galilei 1955/56

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.

Georg Katzer, workshop of electroacoustic music, Kontakte I, 1980, Konrad-Wolf-Saal, East German Academy of Arts © Akademie der Künste, Photo: Christian Kraushaar

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Online Presentation

Video presentation in honour of Georg Katzer, founder of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music

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.

Former runway at Tempelhof Field, Berlin, 2017. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

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Online Discussion

urbainable – stadthaltig Sustainability in Construction – Greenwashing or Progress?

Matthias Sauerbruch in conversation with Thomas Auer, Annette Gigon, Christian Kühn, Christine Lemaitre, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber and Werner Sobek

In German

Online discussion on YouTube

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Digital Platform

junge-akademie.adk.de – The JUNGE AKADEMIE is online

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.

Ökozid. Film still © 2020 zero one film / Julia Terjung

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Discussion

Discussion Panel on Ökozid, a Courtroom Drama by Andres Veiel

Discussion with Alexandra Kemmerer, Rainer Baake, Jutta Doberstein, Andres Veiel and Stefan Wolf

Moderation: Ulrike Herrmann

In German

Photo: Ellen Auerbach, Airwalk, 1946 (Renate Schottelius during the dance jump over rocks, La Cumbrecita). Modern Print, Argentina © Akademie der Künste, Berlin

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Online Presentation

digital.adk.de – images, sounds, art objects

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.

Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes

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Online Anniversary

60 Years Käthe Kollwitz Prize

Presentation of a wide-ranging collection of archival material, including previously unpublished texts and images as well as audio recordings relating to all the prize winners from 1960 to 2020

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

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Publication

Journal der Künste 14

Available online and as print copy free of charge

Orders via email to info@adk.de

In German and English

Espen Eichhöfer, Bil, from the series Papa, Gerd and the Northman, 2017–2020. Photo © Espen Eichhöfer/OSTKREUZ

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Podcasts

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Podcast series on the eponymous exhibition of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen and Akademie der Künste (2 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021)

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (52°33’44.1”N 14°03’12.8”E). 2019, installation in public space. Courtesy alexander levy

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Roundtable Talks

urbainable – stadthaltig EC(centri)CITY – The Eccentric City

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

Recording of the non-public concert on 13 May 2020 as part of "Labor Beethoven 2020" at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Black Box, with Ensemble Adapter, Uli Fussenegger, Anda Kryeziu, Chris Moy. Photo: Mutesouvenir-kb © Kai Bienert

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Virtual Festival & Virtual Exhibition

Labor Beethoven 2020

With Ensemble Adapter, Novoflot, Werner Cee, Uli Fussenegger, Alice Belugou, Zoé Pouri, et al.

Photo: Gernot Krämer

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Publication

SINN UND FORM

SINN UND FORM is offering free online access to texts from the journal's extensive archive. New articles, linked by a specific topic, will be added every week.

Passport issued to Walter Benjamin, Berlin-Grunewald, 10 August 1928. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Walter Benjamin Archiv © Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur, photo: Nick Ash

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Archival Materials

Finds from the Archives

Selected text documents, special objects and works of art from the Archives of the Akademie der Künste representing all artistic disciplines

Der Zauberer John Heartfield [The Magician John Heartfield], 1943. Photo © Zoltan Wegner. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, John Heartfield Archive, No. 610

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Virtual Exhibition

Kosmos Heartfield

The online presentation "Kosmos Heartfield" complements the exhibition "John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite".

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

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Online Catalogue

Heartfield Online

The graphic oeuvre of the political artist John Heartfield can be explored in a new online catalogue.

Photo © Roman März

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Exhibition

360° Panoramic Tour

The interactive 360° panoramic tour leads through the exhibition “John Heartfield - Photography plus Dynamite” at Pariser Platz.

John Heartfield, Zum Krisen-Parteitag der SPD (On the SPD Party Crisis), page from the AIZ, 1931 © The Heartfield Community of Heirs / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

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Online Symposium

Goodbye Photomontage?

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