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

Paul and Eslanda Robeson with their son Paul Jr. in front of their house in Enfield, Connecticut, beginning 1940th. Photo: Frank Bauman, © Akademie der Künste, Paul-Robeson-Archiv



Resonating Struggles: Paul and Eslanda Robeson in East Berlin

Discussion with Matana Roberts, George Lewis, Doreen Mende and Kira Thurman

In English

Livestream on 1 June, 7 pm

"Erinnern ist Arbeit" [Remembering is work], exhibition project by Einar Schleef, 1992, in the marstall, Berlin. Photo © Ute Schendel. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021



Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives

Artist talk with Jeanine Meerapfel, Cécile Wajsbrot

Introduction: Johannes Odenthala and Werner Heegewaldt

In German

Live stream: 2 June 2021, 7 pm

Paul Hamann: Portrait Relief of an Unknown Man, London, 1930 © Akademie der Künste, Art Collection



Provenance Research Day. Where Do the Works of Art Come From?

On the occasion of International Provenance Research Day, the Art Collection offers digital insights into its collection holdings. The focus is on selected paintings and sculptures whose eventful ownership histories were reconstructed. In German.

Heinrich Mann in Heringsdorf, 1928. Drawing by Erich Büttner. Source: Akademie der Künste, Art Collection



Thinker, Poet, Democrat. Heinrich Mann on his 150th birthday

Reading, Music

With Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jeanine Meerapfel, Matthias Brandt, Jenny Schily, Matan Porat

In German

Recording of the livestream from 25 Mar 2021

Silhouette by Arnold de Florence: Portrait of Heinrich Mann, c. 1910 © Akademie der Künste, Heinrich Mann Collection


Virtual Exhibition

Heinrich Mann DIGITAL: Life, Work, Legacy – A Transnational Reconstruction

Heinrich Mann’s estate is scattered throughout archives worldwide. Starting from the most important places of activity in his life, the virtual exhibition by the Akademie der Künste Archives tells the story of the estate and presents the “Heinrich Mann DIGITAL” international cooperation project. In German.

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


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


Online Presentation – 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.

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


Virtual Exhibition

Kosmos Heartfield

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

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes


Online Catalogue

Heartfield Online

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

Photo © Roman März



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


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.