Please note the current Health and Safety Regulations in the Academy buildings.

Former runway at Tempelhof Field, Berlin, 2017. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
5 Sep – 22 Nov
Exhibition

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

Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Free admission on the opening weekend (5 + 6 Sept) and for under 19s

Guided tours with limited numbers of participants on Tuesdays at 5 pm

€ 9/6

Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß
12 Sep – 31 Dec
Exhibition

Picture Cellar

Murals by Manfred Böttcher, Harald Metzkes, Ernst Schroeder, Horst Zickelbein

Guided tours with a maximum of five visitors per tour

Wednesdays at 6 pm

In German

€ 6/4

Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ
2 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
Exhibition

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm
Thur 11 am – 10 pm

Closed on 24 and 31 Dec

€ 9/6

Free admission for under 19s and from 1 – 4 Oct

Guided tours with limited numbers of participants, Thur 6 pm (German), Thur 7 pm (English), Sun at 11 am and noon (with participating photographers) – with the exception of 27 Dec 2020, 3 Jan 2021, 10 Jan 2021

Curator’s tours with Ingo Taubhorn: 10 Oct 5 pm
€ 3 plus exhibition ticket

Suitcase by Walter Benjamin – Application for a trip to Portbou. Photo © KUNSTWELTEN
3 Nov – 20 Dec
Exhibition

Metall-Labor Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Zörbiger Str. 21c
06749 Bitterfeld-Wolfen

On My Way – Stories from Europe

Mon – Fri 10 am – 4 pm

Free admission

Registration is requested

Family Days: 8, 22 Nov / 6, 12, 20 Dec, 10 am – 3 pm

Wir sind so frei#1: Fidelio. Photo © Falko Siewert
17 – 20 Dec
Music Theatre Installation

Hanseatenweg

Hall 2

Wir sind so frei #1 Fidelio

Music theatre installation by Novoflot and Ludwig van Beethoven

Premiere on 17 Dec / Further dates: 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 4:30 – 9 pm

With Antonis Anissegos, Damir Bacikin, Maxime Barbasetti, Konstantin Bez, Almut Kühne, Vicente Larrañaga, Renae Shadler

Directed by Sven Holm

In German

€ 13/7

© Arnold Dreyblatt
1 Oct 2019 – 28 Feb 2021
Multimedia Installation

Arnold Dreyblatt: REPERTOIRE

Daily 10 am – 8 pm

Christoph Schlingensief. Photo © Filmgalerie 451
Wednesday, 21 Oct
Film and Talk

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Schlingensief – Shouting into the Silence

Documentary by Bettina Böhler, GER 2020, 124 min., original version with English subtitles

Talk with Bettina Böhler, Jörg van der Horst, Nele Hertling, Frieder Schlaich

Moderation: Katja Nicodemus

In German

€ 6/4

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Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ
Thursday, 22 Oct
Tour

6 pm

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Guided tour with limited numbers of participants

In German

€ 12/9

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Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ
Thursday, 22 Oct
Tour

7 pm

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Guided tour with limited numbers of participants

In English

€ 12/9

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Jossi Wieler. Film still © mindjazz pictures
Saturday, 24 Oct
Film and Talk

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Das Haus der guten Geister

Film (Germany/Switzerland 2019, 103 min.)

Berlin premiere

Barrie Kosky in conversation with Jossi Wieler and the filmmakers Marcus Richardt and Lillian Rosa

In German

In cooperation with mindjazz pictures

€ 6/4

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Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ
Sunday, 25 Oct
Tour

11 am

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Guided tour with participating photographers

In German

With limited numbers of participants

€ 12/9

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Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ
Sunday, 25 Oct
Tour

11 am

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Guided tour with participating photographers

In German

With limited numbers of participants

€ 12/9

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Portrait of a young Tuareg woman during the independence celebration in Niger, Agadez, 2016 © Ferhat Bouda/Agence VU
Sunday, 25 Oct
Award Ceremony

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Ellen Auerbach Fellowship for Photography 2020. Ferhat Bouda

Welcome: Jeanine Meerapfel

Laudatory address: Hubertus von Amelunxen

Artist talk: Ferhat Bouda, Barbara Klemm

Music: Alaa Zouiten (oud), Naoufal Montassere (guitar)

In German

Free admission

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Muoto: Campus building of the University of Paris-Saclay, 2011-2016. Photo: Maxime Delvaux
Wednesday, 28 Oct
Presentation

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

New realism in France

Issue presentation ARCH+

With Stéphanie Bru und Alexandre Theriot / Bruther, Gilles Delalex und Yves Moreau / Muoto, Anne Lacaton / Lacaton & Vassal, Finn Geipel / LIN

Moderation: André Kempe / Atelier Kempe Thill und Anh-Linh Ngo / ARCH+

In English

€ 6/4

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Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ
Thursday, 29 Oct
Tour

6 pm

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Guided tour with limited numbers of participants

In German

€ 12/9

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Alexander Lang. Photo © Alexej Paryla
Thursday, 29 Oct
Award Ceremony

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Konrad Wolf Prize 2020. Alexander Lang

With Alexander Lang, Volker Braun, Elisabeth Gaulhofer, Christian Grashof, Hans-Dieter Schütt, Klaus Völker, Jutta Wachowiak

In German

Free admission

Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ
Thursday, 29 Oct
Tour

7 pm

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Guided tour with limited numbers of participants

In English

€ 12/9

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Toshiki Okada. Photo © Kikuko Usuyama 
Monday, 2 Nov
Lecture

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

How Imagination Works. Valeska-Gert-Gastprofessur Toshiki Okada

With Toshiki Okada, Gabriele Brandstetter, Matthias Lilienthal, Nele Hertling

In cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin and DAAD

In German and English

Free admission

Suitcase by Walter Benjamin – Application for a trip to Portbou. Photo © KUNSTWELTEN
Tuesday, 3 Nov
Exhibition Opening

10 am

Metall-Labor Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Zörbiger Str. 21c
06749 Bitterfeld-Wolfen

ON MY WAY – Stories from Europe

Exhibition Opening with Uwe Schulze, Klaus Staeck et al.

In German

Free admission

Wolfgang Kohlhaase. Photo © Inge Zimmermann
Tuesday, 3 Nov
Rady Play and Talk

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio Lobby

Die Grünstein-Variante
Eine Geschichte in Erinnerung an Geschichten, die Ludwig Turek erzählt hat

Radio play by Wolfgang Kohlhaase

Directed by Günther Rücker, Barbara Plensat

GDR 1976, 51 min.

In German

€ 6/4

Mila Teshaieva: “Our families came to Donetsk escaping hunger and war. Many years after, we also had to abandon our homes and run for safety.” Natalia and Sergey, Mariupol, 2016, from the series Unfamiliar Memory, since 2016 © Mila Teshaieva/OSTKREUZ
Thursday, 12 Nov
Panel Discussion

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Panel discussion with Brigitte Kölle, Esra Küçük, Anne Schönharting, Maurice Weiss

Moderation: Jürgen Reiche

In cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung

In German

€ 6/4

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Roberto Ciulli. Photo © Knut Wolfgang Maron
Sunday, 15 Nov
Book Presentation

11:30 am

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Roberto Ciulli. Der fremde Blick

Book presentation with Roberto Ciulli, Nele Hertling, Navid Kermani, Alexander Wewerka

In cooperation with Alexander Verlag Berlin

In German

€ 6/4

Former runway at Tempelhof Field, Berlin, 2017. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Tuesday, 17 Nov
Discussion

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

urbainable – stadthaltig Sustainability in Construction – Greenwashing or Progress?

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

In German

€ 6/4

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Cécile Wajsbrot. Photo © gezett.de
Tuesday, 17 Nov
Book Release

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Cécile Wajsbrot: Zerstörung

Reading: Cécile Wajsbrot

Introduction and discussion: Anne Weber

In German

€ 6/4

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Ökozid. Film still © zero one film / Julia Terjung
Thursday, 19 Nov
Film and Talk

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Ökozid

Film by Andres Veiel (Germany 2020, 90 min.)

With Edgar Selge, Ulrich Tukur, Nina Kunzendorf

Discussion with Rainer Baake, Jutta Doberstein, Alexandra Kemmerer, Andres Veiel

In German

€ 6/4

Hernán Ronsino. Photo © Bilgerverlag, Ivna Žic. Photo © Katharina Manojlovic
Friday, 20 Nov
Award Ceremony

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Anna Seghers-Preis 2020. Ivna Žic – Hernán Ronsino

Laudatory address: Annette Pehnt, Dagmar Ploetz

Reading: Hernán Ronsino, Ivna Žic

In German

Free admission

Tapes of Brecht’s last rehearsals. Photo © Anett Schubotz
Wednesday, 25 Nov
Presentation

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Brecht probt Galilei 1955/56

Audio book presentation with Marion Brasch, Thomas Krüger, Luise Meier, Stephan Suschke

Introduction: Werner Heegewaldt

In German

€ 6/4

Alfred Döblin House, Wewelsfleth. Photo © Maria Cecilia Barbetta
Thursday, 26 Nov
Reading

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

2019 Alfred Döblin Fellows

Reading with Franz Friedrich, Tomer Gardi, Anja Kümmel, Svenja Leiber, Ilija Matusko, Katerina Poladjan, Henning Fritsch, Katharina Schlender, Lars Werner and Ron Winkler (rescheduled)

Moderation: Jörg Feßmann

In German

Free admission

Eva Horn. Photo: Helmut Grünbichler © Eva Horn
Friday, 4 Dec
Award Ceremony

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Heinrich Mann Prize 2020. Eva Horn

Rescheduled award ceremony

Laudatory address: Anselm Haverkamp

Acceptance speech by Eva Horn and discussion

In German

Free admission

Wolfgang Kieling, film still
Monday, 7 Dec
Film and Talk

6 pm

Hanseatenweg

Clubroom

Standgericht

Rescheduled

Film by Rolf Busch (Germany 1966, 103 min.)

Followed by a discussion with Britta Hartmann, Ralf Oberndörfer, Hans Helmut Prinzler

In German

€ 6/4

Zafraan Ensemble. Photo © Neda Navaee
Friday, 11 Dec
Concert

8 pm

Winter Music – Tragedy

Concert with works by Vinko Globokar, Nicolaus A. Huber, Rolf Riehm, Steffen Schleiermacher, Cornelius Schwehr, Helmut Zapf

With Zafraan Ensemble

€ 13/7

Zafraan Ensemble. Photo © Neda Navaee
Saturday, 12 Dec
Concert

8 pm

Winter Music – Tragedy

Concert with works by Erhard Grosskopf, Isabel Mundry, Rebecca Saunders, Hans Wüthrich

With Zafraan Ensemble

€ 13/7

Georg Katzer, workshop of electroacoustic music, Kontakte I, 1980, Konrad-Wolf-Saal, East German Academy of Arts © Akademie der Künste, Photo: Christian Kraushaar
Wednesday, 16 Dec
Concert

8 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio Lobby

EM4 | Berliner Studios: Georg Katzer

Concert by the Studio for Electroacoustic Music

With Ensemble JungeMusik, Helmut Zapf, Rose Schulze et al.

€ 8/6


The January / February 2021 programme will be released from mid-December 2020.

DIGITAL

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.

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

DIGITAL

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

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

DIGITAL

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.

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

DIGITAL

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

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

DIGITAL

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)

Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes

DIGITAL

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

In German

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

DIGITAL

Virtual Festival & Virtual Exhibition

Labor Beethoven 2020

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

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

DIGITAL

Publication

Journal der Künste 13

Available online and as print copy free of charge

Orders via email to info@adk.de

In German and English

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

DIGITAL

Virtual Exhibition

Kosmos Heartfield

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

Photo © Roman März

DIGITAL

Exhibition

360° Panoramic Tour

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

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

DIGITAL

Online Catalogue

Heartfield Online

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

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

DIGITAL

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

Photo: Gernot Krämer

DIGITAL

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.