Press Releases

June

15 June 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, damage on an as yet unforeseeable scale has been caused in all areas of art production. Numerous artists now find themselves in precarious situations. As part of the NEUSTART KULTUR programme launched by the … more

10 June 2021

JUNGE AKADEMIE, transmediale and the Goethe-Institut Slovakia award three digital residencies to international artists The JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste, the transmediale festival for arts and digital culture, and the Goethe-Institut … more

8 June 2021

Exhibition halls open at 10 am Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Accreditation by Email at presse@adk.de  Participation in the press conference is only permitted for persons who are tested / vaccinated / recovered and can … more

4 June 2021

The Visual Arts Section of the Akademie der Künste regularly presents the work of one of its members at the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum in Rheinsberg Castle. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to Richard Deacon, a sculptor renowned for his … more

3 June 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, damage on an as yet unforeseeable scale has been caused in all areas of art production. Numerous artists now find themselves in precarious situations. As part of the NEUSTART KULTUR programme launched by the … more

2 June 2021

17 June – 19 September 2021 Opening days with reduced admission: 17 June, from 2 pm, 18 – 20 June, 11 am – 7 pm Press conference 17 June, 11 am With its exhibition “Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives” the Akademie der Künste … more

May

31 May 2021

International competition and accompanying programme with live audio plays, workshop talks, installation and audio walk 12 – 15 August 2021 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg The Berliner Hörspielfestival (Berlin Audio Play Festival, est. 2008), … more

28 May 2021

From September 2021, the JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste will be awarding for the first time a 10-month scholarship to young freelance art coordinators and curators resident in Berlin. Endowed with EUR 1,300 per month, the scholarship will … more

27 May 2021

With the exhibition “Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives” the Akademie der Künste explores the current artistic practice of dealing with memory and memory storage: Artists examine archives, challenge the processes of selection and … more

10 May 2021

The Akademie der Künste is awarding the Werner Düttmann Fellowship of the JUNGEN AKADEMIE to the director and screenwriter Selma Doborac. Born in 1982 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she lives and works in Vienna. The fellowship for international … more

9 May 2021

The European Alliance of Academies is lodging a complaint with the UN Special Rapporteur on Culture, Karima Bennoune, and launching an online petition to the European Parliament. The alliance of 65 art academies and cultural institutions is calling … more

8 May 2021

The author Deniz Utlu is receiving the Alfred Döblin Prize 2021. The prize winner was selected from six authors who took part in a day of public readings and discussions at the Literary Colloquium Berlin this Saturday. The jury comprising Marie … more

7 May 2021

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 7 pm Live stream and recording on YouTube and Facebook In her Academy Dialogue series, Akademie president Jeanine Meerapfel talks with cultural theorists Christina von Braun and Liliana Ruth Feierstein about what gender has to … more

6 May 2021

Solidarity is fine, but action speaks louder than words. The European Alliance of Academies is taking the European Union's Europe Day on 9 May as an opportunity to advocate for the freedom of the arts – in Hungary especially. In cooperation … more

5 May 2021

On the occasion of its 325th anniversary, the Akademie der Künste reflects on the central role of the arts and cultural institutions in the culture of memory with the programme “Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives”. A major … more

4 May 2021

The Akademie der Künste publishes its digital programme for the month of May 2021. All virtual events are presented via video or livestream. 6 – 9 May (Livestream) Memories in Music. Festival of Contemporary Music Concerts, Installations, Audio … more

3 May 2021

The festival Memories in Music is devoted to new thematic approaches in contemporary music. From 6 to 9 May, Memories in Music is offering a broad insight into a varied contemporary musical practice that is questioning canons and aesthetic norms and … more

April

21 April 2021

The festival Memories in Music is devoted to new thematic approaches in contemporary music. In their works, a growing number of composers and musicians are processing memories and experiences, family histories, stories of migration, traumas and … more

15 April 2021

Day of readings and discussions with the finalists on 8 May from 10.45 am, Live streaming at www.lcb.de The Alfred Döblin Prize worth EUR 15,000 will be awarded for the 23rd time this year. The Alfred Döblin Prize, donated by Günter Grass in 1979 … more

14 April 2021

"What Stays – Archiving Care" is a cooperation project by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, the fellowship programme of the Akademie der Künste, transmediale festival and the Goethe-Institut Slovakia. As part of the project, three digital residencies will be … more

March

17 March 2021

Concerts, installations, audio walks, symposium digital & outdoor & indoor 6 – 9 May and 6 – 7 August 2021 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Hanseatenweg In the Memories in Music festival, the Akademie der Künste is presenting forms of … more

16 March 2021

As of next Friday, 19 March, the exhibition “CONTINENT – In search of Europe” by OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen and the Akademie der Künste will be open again, showing at Pariser Platz until 18 April. Time slot tickets can be purchased … more

15 March 2021

25 March: Livestream with video messages from Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel and readings by Matthias Brandt and Jenny Schily 25 March: Launch of Heinrich Mann DIGITAL 27 March: Heinrich Mann … more

February

23 February 2021

The actress Gabriela Maria Schmeide is to be the new wearer of the Tilla Durieux Jewellery at the request of her colleague Judith Hofmann. The necklace containing 34 zircons set in platinum was originally donated by the actress Tilla Durieux … more

16 February 2021

The Akademie der Künste hosts the livestream debate series “School of Resistance” for five days, from 24 to 28 February 2021. Last year, Swiss author, theatre director and filmmaker Milo Rau, in cooperation with the IIPM (International Institute … more

9 February 2021

The JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste, in partnership with VISIT, the artist-in-residence programme of the E.ON foundation, is awarding the second scholarship to support international projects that deal with the theme of "Human-Machine". The … more

2 February 2021

Tuesday 9 February 2021, 7 pm, in English Live stream and recording on YouTube and Facebook With the Covid-19 pandemic, streaming platforms gained millions of new subscribers. Cinemas had to close. Film festivals had to go digital. While cinema … more

January

29 January 2021

The Akademie der Künste is awarding its Heinrich Mann Prize to the non-fiction author, essayist, journalist and translator Kathrin Passig, who lives in Berlin. The decision was made by a jury consisting of Ekkehard Knörer, Gustav Seibt and last … more

27 January 2021

The director Andrea Breth is receiving the 2020 Joana Maria Gorvin Prize. Awarded every five years by the Akademie der Künste on behalf of the Joana Maria Gorvin Foundation, the prize recognises the “outstanding achievement of a female theatre … more

26 January 2021

The Akademie der Künste continues to move its events into the digital space. The digital programme until the end of February 2021 includes exhibition tours, lectures, talks and films. All virtual events will be presented via video or livestream. … more

22 January 2021

The writer and journalist Annett Gröschner is the winner of the Berlin Art Prize – Grand Prize 2021. The Akademie der Künste awards the prize, endowed with 15,000 euros in rotation among its six sections on behalf of the state of Berlin. The … more

21 January 2021

In a letter to Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters and Berlin Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer, the Akademie der Künste calls for prioritising the interests of arts and culture during the next easing of lockdown measures. Cultural … more