Template for the book cover Postdramatisches Theater (Verlag der Autoren 1999), motif Axel Manthey, stage design Die Dinge in meiner Hand, ballet Gerhard Bohner, Theater Bremen 1979

Postdramatic Theatre Worldwide
22 — 23 Nov 2019

Symposium

In 1999 Hans-Thies Lehmann's ground-breaking essay Postdramatic Theatre was published, which provided an academic contextualisation of the transformations underway in Western theatre since the late 1960s. The two-day symposium with artists and theatre scholars from 18 countries will discuss the international resonance and perspectives of post-dramatic theatre. With Nele Hertling, Hans-Thies Lehmann, René Pollesch, Falk Richter, She She Pop et al. In English and German.

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Helga Paris, Photographer
8 Nov 2019 — 12 Jan 2020

Exhibition

With around 275 photographs, the exhibition of Helga Paris at the Akademie der Künste is the photographer's most comprehensive to date. With a background in modernist painting, theatre and poetry as well as early Soviet, Italian and French cinema, Paris has spent the last four and a half decades developing an extensive oeuvre of delicate, nuanced black-and-white photography. It is the first retrospective of Paris' work in her home city of Berlin in 25 years.

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Video still Western. Photo © Martina Wegener

all animals am I
13 Nov — 20 Dec 2019

Exhibition

The exhibition “all animals am I” currently showing at the Saarländische Galerie presents work by the Junge Akademie's Saarland Scholarship holders Cornelia Fachinger, Paulette Penje and Martina Wegener. All three artists are engaged in part in cooperative ventures with the Junge Akademie scholarship holders cylixe, Mirkan Deniz, Lynn Takeo Musiol and Niklas Seidl. Also on show is a new edition of an earlier work of art by Arnold Dreyblatt.

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© Heimann + Schwantes

Journal der Künste 11, with the following articles: Thoughts on a European alliance of the academies by Jeanine Meerapfel; Carte Blanche for Doris Dörrie; Kathrin Röggla on censorship and persecution in art; Heidi Specker on Helga Paris, as well as articles by Ramy Al-Asheq and Cemile Sahin from the JUNGE AKADEMIE. From the archive: Precision and pathos – On the new edition of Sonate pour piano by Jean Barraqué; a letter from Theodor Fontane to Carl Hauptmann as an artefact; and much more.

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Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

The Akademie der Künste in Berlin is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists that currently totals 422 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts). The Akademie is an exhibition and event location. A key component of the Akademie are its archives, which collectively form one of the most important interdisciplinary archives on 20th century art.

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Photo: Records from the Prussian Academy of Arts © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk, 2016
Photo: Records from the Prussian Academy of Arts © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk, 2016

The Archives at the Akademie der Künste may be used free of charge for scholarly, private, or press research. Since December 2015, the Archives Database offers a regularly updated online digital research tool. The database contains information on all of the collections in the Archives, which comprise around 1,020,000 archival materials as well as approximately 462,000 analogue and digital copies of archival materials.

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Anna Seghers Museum. Photo © Andeas Süß
Anna Seghers Museum. Photo © Andeas Süß

Bertolt Brecht's study, Helene Weigel's conservatory, Anna Seghers' "crow's nest" – regular tours offer visitors a fascinating insight into the homes and studies of the writer Anna Seghers, actress and theatre director Helene Weigel and the writer Bertolt Brecht. The Brecht-Weigel Museum in Berlin-Mitte and the Anna Seghers Museum in Berlin-Adlershof are both part of the Akademie der Künste. No advance booking required.

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Sarah Kirsch and Christa Wolf in Neu Meteln, summer 1975. Photo: Akademie der Künste, Christa-Wolf-Archiv © Helga Paris
Tuesday, 19 Nov
Book Release

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Sarah Kirsch – Christa Wolf.
The Correspondence

Christa Wolf and Sarah Kirsch exchanged letters over a period of nearly thirty years. The letters touch upon writing and the literature industry in the East and West, as well as personal and political matters. Sabine Wolf has edited the correspondence from the literary estates. Readings by Maren Eggert and Anna Thalbach. In German.

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Stockhausen concert in the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon. Photo: Manoug © Archive of the Stockhausen Foundation for Music, Kürten (www.karlheinzstockhausen.org)
Wednesday, 20 Nov
Discussion and Music

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Black Box

Repository of Hearing: Echo, Mountains, Grottos

In the performance Time Tuning, Raed Yassin's research into Karlheinz Stockhausen's 1969 concerts in the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon capture an echo with a 50-year delay. These works speak of the echo's significance in an acoustic, metaphysical and historical sense. Followed by the film Stockhausen et les grottes de Jeïta by Anne-Marie Deshayes. Talk in English.

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Template for the book cover Postdramatisches Theater (Verlag der Autoren 1999), motif Axel Manthey, stage design Die Dinge in meiner Hand, ballet Gerhard Bohner, Theater Bremen 1979
22 – 23 Nov
Symposium

Postdramatic Theatre Worldwide

In 1999 Hans-Thies Lehmann's ground-breaking essay Postdramatic Theatre was published, which provided an academic contextualisation of the transformations underway in Western theatre since the late 1960s. 20 years after this publication, artists and theatre scholars from 18 countries will discuss the international resonance and perspectives of post-dramatic theatre. With Nele Hertling, Hans-Thies Lehmann, René Pollesch, Falk Richter, She She Pop et al. In English and German.

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Videostill lick piece, 2019. Photo © Paulette Penje
Saturday, 23 Nov
Performance

8 pm

Saarländische Galerie – Europäisches Kunstforum
Charlottenstraße 3
10969 Berlin

all animals am I

The exhibition “all animals am I” currently showing at the Saarländische Galerie presents work by the Saarland scholarship holders Cornelia Fachinger, Paulette Penje and Martina Wegener. All three artists are engaged in part in cooperative ventures with the Junge Akademie scholarship holders cylixe, Mirkan Deniz, Lynn Takeo Musiol and Niklas Seidl. Also on show is a new edition of an earlier work of art by Arnold Dreyblatt. Performance by Paulette Penje and Niklas Seidel. In German.

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Helga Paris, Ramona, 1982. Photo © Helga Paris. Source: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Sunday, 24 Nov
Curator's Tour

12 pm

Helga Paris, Photographer

With around 275 photographs from the period of 1968 till 2011 – including numerous single frames and series shown for the first time – the exhibition of Helga Paris at the Akademie der Künste on Pariser Platz is the photographer's most comprehensive to date. It is the first retrospective of Paris' work in her home city of Berlin in 25 years. Curator's tour through the exhibition with Inka Schube. In German.

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György Konrád, c. 2000. Photo: Marianne Fleitmann © Akademie der Künste
Monday, 25 Nov
Archive Presentation

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Autonomy of the Mind. An Evening for György Konrád

Social commitment and artistic production were inextricably linked in the work of the writer György Konrád (1933–2019). As a Holocaust survivor, he opposed despotism and championed a united, democratic Europe. The Akademie der Künste will honour its former president and offer a forum for discussion among contemporary witnesses and companions. Welcome: Jeanine Meerapfel. Welcoming address: Prof. Monika Grütters. In German.

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