From Monday, 2 Nov, initially until 30 Nov 2020, all events at the Akademie der Künste must be suspended due to corona conditions. You are welcome to discover our digital offers in the meantime. We hope to see you again soon!

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What does it mean to be “on-site” in times of the pandemic? This is a unifying question that runs through the 14th issue of the Journal der Künste. In this edition: a focus on the JUNGE AKADEMIE; a carte blanche for Péter Nádas; Mark Lammert on the consequences of the coronavirus; Hubertus von Amelunxen in conversation with Ferhat Bouda; Annesley Black, Kerstin Hensel, Elena Zieser and Gesine Bey on ON MY WAY – STORIES FROM EUROPE; and Stephan Suschke on Brecht probt Galilei, among other things.

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Staircase at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Berlin. Photo © Andreas [FranzXaver] Süß
Staircase at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Berlin. Photo © Andreas [FranzXaver] Süß

From Monday, 2 Nov, initially until 30 Nov 2020, all events at the Akademie der Künste must be suspended due to corona conditions. The reading rooms will also be closed with the exception of the main reading room at Robert-Koch-Platz as well as the reading rooms in Luisenstraße and the Bertolt-Brecht-Archive in Chausseestrasse. You are welcome to discover our digital offers in the meantime. We hope to see you again soon!

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Espen Eichhöfer, Bil, from the series Papa, Gerd and the Northman, 2017–2020. Photo © Espen Eichhöfer/OSTKREUZ

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe
2 Oct 2020 — 10 Jan 2021

Exhibition

The members of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen explore the European present in their new joint project. In 22 positions, the photographers focus on various aspects of coexistence in Europe – personal, social and political phenomena. The exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the collective takes place as part of the European Month of Photography 2020. ++ Closed from 2 to 30 Nov 2020. ++

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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. ++ Closed from 2 to 30 Nov 2020. ++

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The JUNGE AKADEMIE digital platform is now online. The transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine is a space to exhibit and experiment and a digital open studio, offering fellows the opportunity to network with each other and with Akademie members, to develop digital projects and to make the exchange of knowledge visible within the international network.

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Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes

In addition to its programme of events, the Akademie der Künste also provides a wide range of online services, e.g. publications such as the Journal der Künste, podcast series and virtual exhibitions and festivals, as well as the discussion series "Akademie-Mitglieder im Gespräch" and the "rbb Kulturgespräche" (both in German only). Furthermore, the digital showcase digital.adk.de makes the extensive holdings of the Akademie's archive accessible. So pay us an online visit as well!

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60 Years Käthe Kollwitz Prize

Online Anniversary

The graphic artist and sculptress Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is considered to be the most famous German female artist, with an œvre that enjoys worldwide renown. The Akademie der Künste is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize online, with a presentation of a wide-ranging collection of archival material, including previously unpublished texts and images and a selection of audio recordings relating to all the prize winners from 1960 to 2020.

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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 414 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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Online now: Video presentation in honour of Georg Katzer, founder of the Studio for Electroacoustic Musicmore

Now Available: Journal der Künste 14more

European Alliance of Academies: Berlin Manifesto released todaymore

Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel opens conference on the foundation of an alliance of European academiesmore

Solidarity with Students of Budapest University of Theatre and Film Artsmore

60 Years of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize of the Akademie der Künstemore

Further news are available in German only: News

Ökozid. Film still © 2020 zero one film / Julia Terjung

DIGITAL

Discussion

Discussion Panel on Ökozid, a Courtroom Drama by Andres Veiel

As the screening of Andres Veiel's film Ökozid ‒ scheduled on 19 Nov ‒ had to be cancelled, the discussion was recorded at the Akademie der Künste. Among other issues, the controversial discussion touches on what impact the failures of German climate protection policy have had and why it is important to deal with them. Discussion with Rainer Baake, Jutta Doberstein, Alexandra Kemmerer, Andres Veiel and Stefan Wolf. In German.

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Georg Katzer, workshop of electroacoustic music, Kontakte I, 1980, Konrad-Wolf-Saal, East German Academy of Arts © Akademie der Künste, Photo: Christian Kraushaar

DIGITAL

Online Presentation

Video presentation in honour of Georg Katzer, founder of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music

The Akademie der Künste remembers composer Georg Katzer (1935–2019) with a series of videos released on its YouTube channel. Katzer was one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music in the GDR and founded the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Academy of the Arts in 1980.

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Former runway at Tempelhof Field, Berlin, 2017. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

DIGITAL

Online Discussion

urbainable – stadthaltig Sustainability in Construction – Greenwashing or Progress?

At the end of the exhibition "urbainable – stadthaltig", politicians and participants in the show discussed the wide-ranging topic of “Sustainability in Construction – Greenwashing or Progress?” with Matthias Sauerbruch, curator and director of the Architecture Section. Online discussion on YouTube.

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Digital Platform

junge-akademie.adk.de – The JUNGE AKADEMIE is online

The transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine is a space to exhibit and experiment and a digital open studio, offering fellows the opportunity to network with each other and with Akademie members, to develop digital projects and to make the exchange of knowledge visible within the international network.

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

DIGITAL

Online Presentation

digital.adk.de – 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.

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DIGITAL

Online Anniversary

60 Years Käthe Kollwitz Prize

The Akademie is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize online, with a presentation of a wide-ranging collection of archival material, including previously unpublished texts, images and audio recordings relating to all the prize winners from 1960 to 2020.

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Upcoming

Winter Music – Tragedy 11 + 12 December 2020 more