Due to the threat posed by the coronavirus and the social responsibility of all public institutions, the Akademie der Künste feels obliged to cancel all public events until further notice.

Photo: Stella Luncke and Josef Maria Schäfers


Online Festival

Berlin’s 11th Independent Audio Play Festival

The 11. Berliner Hörspielfestival (BHF, 11th Berlin Audio Play Festival), a competition of the independent radio play scene, is taking place from 21‒24 May 2020. All of the nominated audio plays will be streamed live over the YouTube channels of the BHF and the Akademie der Künste.

Photo: Cemile Sahin, car, road, mountain (2020), film still


Online laboratory

JUNGE AKADEMIE: Laboratory of Contested Space / Art & Truthtelling

Impulse lectures and artistic contributions in the context of the “John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite” exhibition at the Akademie der Künste

From 27 May 2020

Facebook event

In German and English

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

John Heartfield Krieg und Leichen – Die letzte Hoffnung der Reichen [War and corpses – The last hope of the rich], 1932 © The Heartfield Community of Heirs / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Akademie der Künste, Berlin



John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite

Due to the coronavirus, the exhibition opening has been postponed until June 2020. Instead, the Akademie der Künste is making several digital offerings available as an alternative to the analogue exhibition and the accompanying programme of events.

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" which is currently closed due to the coronavirus.

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes



Journal der Künste 12

Available online and as print copy free of charge

Orders via email to info@adk.de

In German and English

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: Gernot Krämer




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.

There are no entries for this period June 2011.

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