Page from John Heartfield's address book with the entry: Ulrike Marie Röhl née Meinhof, Hamburg. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, John Heartfield Archive, No. 666. Photo © Academy of Arts, Berlin. Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes



“It becomes clear what drove the inventor of 'political photomontage’”

Three questions posed to curator Christine Fischer-Defoy and Michael Krejsa on the publication John Heartfield. Das Berliner Adressbuch 1950–1968

Nach der Sintflut – Ein Roman aus dem Jahre 2000, Originalmontage für Gebrauchsgraphik. Monatsschrift zur Förderung künstlerischer Reklame, 1927, © The Heartfield Community of Heirs / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes



“The new lessons on Heartfield unfold in abundance”

Dialogue between contributing author, Prof. Andrés Mario Zervigón, and Dr. Angela Lammert

Strike, 1924, directed by Sergej Eisenstein. Source: Filmmuseum Berlin – Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek. Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes



John Heartfield and Film

Articles by Ulrich Gregor, Gusztáv Hámos, Naum Kleeman, Angela Lammert

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Presentation of a wide-ranging collection of archival material, including previously unpublished texts and images as well as audio recordings relating to all the prize winners from 1960 to 2020

In German

score by Hardi Kurda for PUTIF´s telepathic concert on June 19, 2020



A telepathic concert by PUTIF with Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi and Hardi Kurda

The People’s United Telepathic Improvisation Front join forces with Hardi Kurda to give a telepathic performance inspired by John Heartfield’s work.

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


Virtual Festival & Virtual Exhibition

Labor Beethoven 2020

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

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


Online laboratory

JUNGE AKADEMIE: Laboratory of Contested Space / Art & Truthtelling

Online 27 May – 10 Jun 2020

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

In German and English

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes



Journal der Künste 13

Available online and as print copy free of charge

Orders via email to

In German and English

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

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm; last admission: 6 pm

The exhibition is open from 2 Jun to 23 Aug 2020

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".

Photo © Roman März



360° Panoramic Tour

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

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes


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


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




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 December 2016.