Djenné Mosque, 2010, photo: © Bas Princen
Djenné Mosque, 2010, photo: © Bas Princen

The Great Repair
14 Oct 2023 — 14 Jan 2024

Exhibition

The exhibition discusses contradictions between growth and ecology based on architecture’s material culture. It presents more than 40 positions from art, architecture, and spatial practices in which repair becomes a new design paradigm. There are increasing calls for new strategies to reduce resource consumption and preserve and repair what already exists.

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Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, photo: Christian Hiller
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, photo: Christian Hiller

Repairing the University
5 Dec 2023

Film and Panel Discussion

Shortly after Nigeria gained independence, the University of Ife was founded in 1961. Together with Nigerian architects, Arieh Sharon created a unique architectural ensemble of postcolonial tropical modernism. Today, the Conservation Management Plan represents an important step towards the preservation of the campus and its recognition as a World Heritage Site. Panel discussion in English.

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What contributions can artists make to demand a policy that addresses climate change efficiently and expediently? How can art encourage the necessary transformation of society? More than 40 Akademie members call on each and every individual to push for climate protection. Their statements can currently be read on the glass façade of the Akademie der Künste building on Pariser Platz.

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Anna Seghers Museum
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 Bertolt Brecht, actress and theatre director Helene Weigel and the writer Anna Seghers. The Brecht-Weigel Museum in Berlin-Mitte and the Anna Seghers Museum in Berlin-Adlershof are both part of the Akademie der Künste.

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Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. Photo © Jeanette Gonsior
Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz. Photo © Jeanette Gonsior

The Akademie der Künste is an international community of artists that currently totals 413 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts). It 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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Akademie der Künste Autumn General Assembly 2023: Solidarity with Israel – Combating antisemitismmore

Speech by Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Akademie der Künste, at the plenary session of the 61st General Assembly on 10 November 2023 in Berlinmore

The Akademie der Künste condemns Hamas’ war of aggression against Israelmore

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Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof (Dorotheenstadt Cemetery). Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Wednesday, 29 Nov
Tour

2 pm

Brecht-Weigel-Museum
Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Brecht and his people

The Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof (Dorotheenstadt Cemetery) is one of the most famous cemeteries in Berlin – not least because Brecht's last resting place is here. But many of his comrades-in-arms are also laid to rest here; many whom he shaped, promoted and inspired or who supported him. If one were to draw threads between the graves, a densely interwoven web would emerge. The tour aims to trace these lines, references and influences. In German.

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NGÔ Trà My — Đàn Bầu, VŨ Thị Thùy Linh — Ả Đào Song © Farhad Ilaghi Hosseini
Wednesday, 29 Nov
Concert

8 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studiofoyer

sample&hold #6: TRAIECT IV – Vietnam

New music for traditional Vietnamese instruments and electronics: TRAIECT (= Traditional Asian Instruments and Electronics) opens a dialogical space between traditional Asian music and contemporary composing. NGÔ Trà My and Vũ Thị Thùy Linh, two Vietnamese musicians, meet seven international composers. In German and English.

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Brecht Haus, photo: Ingeborg Fries
Friday, 1 Dec
Tour

1 pm

Brecht-Weigel-Museum
Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Discovering Brecht between Chausseestraße and the Berliner Ensemble

A two-hour walk leads from the Brecht House to the Berliner Ensemble in the footsteps of Bertolt Brecht. This is where the writer and director moved in the years after his return from exile, where he achieved his artistic breakthrough in the 1920s. In German.

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Aerial image of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, 1988/89 © BStU, MfS, HA I, Fo, No. 365, Image 32
5 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024
Presentation

Pariser Platz

Max-Liebermann-Saal

Pariser Platz 4. A hotspot of German history

The Akademie der Künste building at Pariser Platz reflects recent German history in a unique way. Traces of the changing uses and structural changes since 1907 are still visible today. A multimedia presentation shows how the ruptures and caesurae of the 20th century were inscribed in the history of the site. In German and English.

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Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, photo: Christian Hiller
Tuesday, 5 Dec
Film and Panel Discussion

7 pm

Repairing the University

Shortly after Nigeria gained independence, the University of Ife was founded in 1961. Bauhaus student Arieh Sharon was commissioned to design the building, and together with Nigerian architects such as A. A. Egbor, he created a unique architectural ensemble of postcolonial tropical modernism. Today, the Conservation Management Plan by Brenne Architects represents an important step towards the preservation of the campus and its recognition as a World Heritage Site. In English.

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Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof (Dorotheenstadt Cemetery). Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Wednesday, 6 Dec
Tour

2 pm

Brecht-Weigel-Museum
Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Brecht and his people

The Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof (Dorotheenstadt Cemetery) is one of the most famous cemeteries in Berlin – not least because Brecht's last resting place is here. But many of his comrades-in-arms are also laid to rest here; many whom he shaped, promoted and inspired or who supported him. If one were to draw threads between the graves, a densely interwoven web would emerge. The tour aims to trace these lines, references and influences. In German.

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