Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß
3 Nov 2021 – 29 Dec 2022
Guided Tours

Picture Cellar

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

Guided tours on Wednesdays at 5 pm for a maximum of five visitors per tour

In German

€ 6/4

Photo: Plattenbaustudio
3 – 4 Jun
Open Studios




Friday, 3 Jun: 6 – 10 pm

The studios are freely accessible. Live performances will be held hourly, starting at 7 pm (access to studio 2 limited).

Saturday, 4 Jun: 2 – 8 pm

Studios visits take place hourly in groups. Please specify a preferred time.

Registration for both days: asbrock@adk.de

In English

Free admission

Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer
11 Jun – 18 Sep

12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Other exhibition venues: project space Dekoloniale – Memory Culture in the City, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy

AdK, JHA, No. 593, John Heartfield, Waldsieversdorf, 1965. Photo: Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Sunday, 19 Jun
Film and Talk

3 pm

Schwarzer Weg 12
15377 Waldsieversdorf

"He who suffers, cuts"

Film, Talk & Music

With Marcel Odenbach, Helmut Oehring, Gavin Hodge, Angela Lammert and Michael Krejsa

Music: Adumá-Saxophonquartett

In German

Free admission

Please find below the Akademie der Künste's digital offers.

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin



Archive Carousel …inspired by John Cage’s Rolywholyover Pictures of an Exhibition – The Installation “Entfernte Verwandte”

Artist talk with Arnold Dreyblatt

Film screening and artist talk with Thomas Heise

In German

Live stream from 15 June 2021

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin


Lecture and Discussion

Images of Remembering and Forgetting

Lectures and discussion with Aleida Assmann, Cristina Baldacci and Sharon Macdonald

In English

Live stream from 8 June 2021

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin



From Memory to Political Imagination

Artist talk with Alice Creischer and Eduardo Molinari

In English

Live stream from 5 June

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin



Memory Works On Us

Artist talk with Alexander Kluge, Erdmut Wizisla and Johannes Odenthal

In German

Live stream from 5 June 2021

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin



Going Through the Heart. An Introduction

Artist talk with Jeanine Meerapfel and Cécile Wajsbrot

Introduction: Johannes Odenthal and Werner Heegewaldt

In German

Live stream from 2 June 2021

Annett Gröschner. Photo: Susanne Schleyer


Award Ceremony

Berlin Art Prize – Jubilee Endowment 1848/1948

Video on demand

Award ceremony for Annett Gröschner, Sajan Mani, HARQUITECTES, Petra Strahovnik, Lea Schneider, Gina Haller and Susann Maria Hempel, presented by Jeanine Meerapfel, Michael Müller

In German and English

Photo © Thomas Meyer/OSTKREUZ


Curator's Tour

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

In the current exhibition of the OSTKREUZ agency of photographers, the collective examines the present of the continent of Europe. Curator Ingo Taubhorn presents the different positions of the OSTKREUZ photographers on a guided tour through the currently closed exhibition. In German.

Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes


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.

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


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 © Roman März



360° Panoramic Tour

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