What Matters – Work Presentation JUNGE AKADEMIE

Opening Event

What Matters is both the question and statement of this year’s work presentation by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, the international artist-in-residence programme of the Akademie der Künste.

In an exhibition and a diverse programme, 29 fellows from all of the Akademie’s art sections will present sound and video installations, photographs, sculptures, paintings and performances that they developed during their studio residencies in the Hansaviertel in Berlin and at Villa Serpentara in Olevano, Italy.

The works deal with questions about the transformation of societies and their expression in the relationship between urban space and landscape. Furthermore, the interrelation between the individual and social orders such as state, religion and economy and reflections on images of the body and history, personal archives and the intertwining of nature, technology and culture are thematised. What counts is artistic testimony, poetic resistance and imagining sustainable futures in the face of global tipping points – whether of a climatic or political nature.


6 pm, Welcome, Arnold Dreyblatt (Deputy Director of the Visual Arts Section), Kathrin Röggla (Vice President of the Akademie der Künste), Clara Herrmann (Head of the JUNGE AKADEMIE)

6.20 pm, Transstimme – Eine transhumanistische Oper (Excerpt), Fabià Santcovsky, Performance, Concert

6.40 pm, The Invention of a Prophecy, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Sound-Lecture-Performance, Music: Francisco Alvarado

7.30 pm, How to Sell Yourself to the West, Ada Mukhína, Performance with Anis Hamdoun, Serge Fouha. Followed by a talk with Nele Hertling & creative team (Second performance at 9.30 pm)

8 pm, INDIA IS MY COUNTRY, Meena Kandasamy, Poetry Performance by Meena Kandasamy per Video

8.15 pm, return to ground, Aled Smith, Sound-Performance with Silvia Lucas, Fidan Aghayeva-Edler (Second performance at 9.30 pm)

8.45 pm, SIGHS, Tony Elieh, Music Performance, Composition for electric bass

9 pm, Sillage, Portrait of an Onlooker, Farhad Delaram,Screening. Followed by a talk with Farhad Delaram & Maximilian Brauer, Moderation: Afsun Moshiry

10 pm, AMBIENT HARDCORENazanin Noori, Sound Art, Performance

10.30 pm, Kombé, DJ-Set

Saturday, 12 Mar 2022

Opening programme

In English

Free admission