Press Releases


15 October 2019

With Nico Bleutge, Nora Bossong, Michael Braun, Volker Braun, Ann Cotten, Ulrike Draesner, Harald Hartung, Kerstin Hensel, Julia Kadel, Ursula Krechel, Michael Lentz, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Angelika Niescier, Steffen Popp, Monika Rinck, Thomas … more

10 October 2019

Exhibition halls open at 10:30 am Followed by a press tour with the curator Inka Schube Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Please register at: tel. 030 200 57-1514 or With Jeanine Meerapfel, filmmaker and President of … more

8 October 2019

The Akademie der Künste has received the archive of its former president, the writer György Konrád (1933-2019). Wishing to make his extensive work in Berlin accessible to researchers and the public, Konrád donated it to the society of artists a … more


9 September 2019

Kristoffer Gansing in discussion with Jake Elwes, Maya Indira Ganesh, Jeanine Meerapfel and Thomas Wiegand Wednesday, 18 September, 8 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin >> Press tickets at, T +49 (0)30 200 57-1514 … more


21 August 2019

The Akademie der Künste is hosting the third edition of its International Biennal for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art with KONTAKTE '19. The event will take place from 25 to 29 September at the Hanseatenweg location. Over five days, around … more

21 August 2019

Exhibition halls open at 12:30 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Please register for the press date at: Tel. 030 200 57-1514 or With Wulf Herzogenrath, curator and director of the Fine Arts Section, Akademie der … more

19 August 2019

Swiss documentary filmmaker and director Heidi Specogna receives the Akademie der Künste's Konrad Wolf Prize in 2019. The award ceremony for the prize, endowed with €5000, takes place in Berlin on 20 October 2019. Akademie members Alexander … more

13 August 2019

The Busoni Composition Prize 2019 has been awarded to Frankfurt-based composer Hanna Eimermacher. The prize is endowed with 6,000 euros. The 2,500-euro advancement prize has been awarded to Hovik Sardaryan from Armenia. The jury consisted of members … more

12 August 2019

Every year, the Visual Arts Section of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin presents the work of one of its members at the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum at Rheinsberg Palace. This year's exhibition is dedicated to Thomas Florschuetz and includes a … more

7 August 2019

From 8 November 2019 to 12 January 2020 at its exhibition halls at Pariser Platz, the Akademie der Künste will present the photographic work of Helga Paris from 1968 to 2011. Featuring 275 works, including many individual images and series that are … more

6 August 2019

In a joint exhibition, dance archives in Cologne, Leipzig, Bremen and Berlin are showing unique centrepieces from their collections for the first time. Some of the highlights of these original exhibits include Mary Wigman's Hexentanz (Witch … more


30 July 2019

Exhibition halls open from10 am Followed by a press tour through the exhibition with the curators Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Registration for the press event is requested: Tel. + 49 (0)30 200 57-1514 or With: … more

12 July 2019

This year, the Akademie der Künste elected 17 new members, ten of which are women, to its society of artists. The elections took place at the 53rd Members' Assembly of the Akademie der Künste (10 - 11/05) in Berlin. All newly elected members … more

10 July 2019

As a curator, Wulf Herzogenrath has made a crucial contribution to the establishment of video art in Germany. In his archive, which is held by the Archives of the Akademie der Künste and is privately owned, highlights of video art and sculpture … more

4 July 2019

The Akademie der Künste's month-long special event series includes an exhibition on 20th-century dance history showing archival collections, iconic photographs and film clips, accompanied by performances of more than 20 current dance … more


21 June 2019

Amnesty International, the Akademie der Künste, the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Book Trade Association), the Deutsche Journalistinnen- und Journalisten-Union (dju, German Journalists' Union) in ver.di, the KulturForum … more

20 June 2019

Timm Ulrichs is to receive the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2020, endowed with 12,000 euros. In the year of his 80th birthday, the artist born in Berlin is to be honoured for his life's work, which has proven to be a treasure trove and source of … more

18 June 2019

Akademie der Künste to become a five-day venue and experimental laboratory for electro-acoustic music / the performative arts, communication and participation From 25 – 29 September, the Akademie der Künste will present the third edition of its … more

17 June 2019

Under the motto "Friendship! For 20 years already”, the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Akademie der Künste (Society of the Friends of the Akademie der Künste) is celebrating its anniversary. On 19 June, an evening event with invited guests will be … more


11 May 2019

The 53‏rd General Assembly of the Akademie der Künste took place on 10 and 11 May 2019 in Berlin. On the agenda were the meetings of the Art Sections, the election of new members and two plenary sessions. A total of seventeen new members were … more

10 May 2019

This year, the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus is being celebrated as if it invented modernity by itself. The energy which the members of the Bauhaus expended to work on their own myth ranks among their astounding achievements. What the Bauhaus was … more

8 May 2019

On five evenings, Manos Tsangaris, composer and director of the Music Section at the Akademie der Künste, is transforming the Akademie building on Hanseatenweg into a dense web of music theatre miniatures. winzig und der Elefant is the title of his … more

7 May 2019

An Exhibition Project with Performances as Part of “Wo kommen wir hin” Opening, 17 May 2019, 18 May – 2 June, with Schnappschuss, a performance by Eran Schaerf and Der Elefant aus dem Raum, a performance by Kathrin Röggla in conversation with … more

6 May 2019

Artificial intelligence has a radical effect on nearly all areas of human life. The audiovisual essay Moving Sand / Topos ‒ by composer and musician Floros Floridis and filmmaker and Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel ‒ is inspired by these … more


30 April 2019

At the conclusion of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes' (German Federal Cultural Foundation) eight-year programme Tanzfonds Erbe, which has realised 60 individual projects, the Akademie der Künste is hosting a series of special events including an … more

29 April 2019

Exhibition from 5‒11 May 2019, Hanseatenweg Performance of S.C.H.U.U.L.E. on 11 and 12 May 2019, 7 pm, Pariser Platz The Junge Akademie invites the public to AGORA ARTES, the final presentations of its 2018 fellows. Featuring 15 international … more

17 April 2019

More than 50 members of the Akademie take part in a projection on the façade at Pariser Platz 4. As of today, pro-Europe statements can be seen on the glass façade of the Akademie building on Pariser Platz. They were voiced by more than 50 members … more

17 April 2019

30 April – 12 May, Tue – Sun 11 am to 7 pm and 18 May – 2 June, daily 3 pm to 10 pm Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg. Concept artist Karin Sander places the utopian at the centre of the event and exhibition project “Telling Art and … more

14 April 2019

In order to make better use of the specific potential art and culture have to create encounters between people and to thus become more effective for the European project, cultural actors need to forge alliances. Like any alliance, cultural alliances … more

11 April 2019

Press Conference Invitation Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 11 am Walter Benjamin Archive, Luisenstraße 60, 10117 Berlin With Jan Philipp Reemtsma, chairman of the executive board of the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture, Nadine … more

11 April 2019

Forty years after the release of Andrei Tarkovsky's film Stalker (1979), the Akademie der Künste is addressing its significance and current interpretations in a two-day symposium and accompanying film programme on 26 and 27 April. This film – … more


27 March 2019

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Registration for the press event is requested: Tel. + 49 (0)30 200 57-1514 or At the same time that the Bauhaus building was being established in Dessau in 1926, the Anglo-Irish … more

26 March 2019

The newly released publication Baba, wie lange fahren wir noch? Erzählungen (Baba, how much longer 'til we get there? Stories) is the culmination of an unusual Akademie der Künste project: Teenagers and young adults, who have fled their homes … more

12 March 2019

Talks and music on 21 and 24 March, and on 12 April 2019, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg As part of the artistic research laboratory “Wo kommen wir hin” (Where are We Headed?), the Music Section at the Akademie der Künste is inviting the … more

11 March 2019

Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg becomes a stage for artistic research Concept: Kathrin Röggla, Karin Sander and Manos Tsangaris 21 March – 2 June 2019, Hanseatenweg venue. Strategies of artistic action continually evolve and redefine … more


27 February 2019

This year, the Architecture Section of the Akademie is continuing its lecture series, giving its international members and award winners the opportunity to present their current work to the Berlin public. Under the title "On the Duty and the Power of … more

19 February 2019

The Akademie der Künste is awarding the Heinrich Mann Prize 2019 to historian of ideas, author and translator Danilo Scholz. This decision was made by the jurors Steffen Martus, Gustav Seibt and last year's winner, Christian Bommarius. The prize for … more

13 February 2019

Book and archive presentation, 26 February, 7 pm, Pariser Platz Karl Fruchtmann. Ein jüdischer Erzähler – The first monograph about the auteur has now been released as the third volume in the series entitled "Fernsehen. Geschichte. Ästhetik", a … more

7 February 2019

The book Baukunst im Archiv has been honoured with this year's German Design Award. The award ceremony will take place tomorrow, Friday, 8 February, in Frankfurt/Main. With this 2016 publication released by DOM publishers, the Akademie der Künste … more


31 January 2019

The Akademie der Künste has established a dedicated position to research and index the estate of the Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész held by Katalin Madácsi-Laube. She is also responsible for user support, continuing Maren Horn's work to date on … more

30 January 2019

each 7 pm, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg The Film and Media Art Section of the Akademie der Künste invites this year with a series of events on the topic of audio art under the title „Anhörung!", to listen to some exemplary pieces, to … more

29 January 2019

Invitation to the Exhibition Opening and Award Ceremony: Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 7 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin Press preview of the exhibition from 11 am to 1 pm Press briefing with the artist: 6 pm to 6.30 pm Due … more

24 January 2019

Rüdiger Suchsland in conversation with Feo Aladag, Claas Danielsen, Titus Kreyenberg, Jeanine Meerapfel, Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Andres Veiel Tuesday, 5 February, 8 pm Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin >> Press tickets at … more

23 January 2019

French architect and urban planner Renée Gailhoustet is to receive the Großer Kunstpreis Berlin (Berlin Grand Art Prize) 2019. The Akademie der Künste awards the prize, endowed with 15,000 euros, on an annual basis and in rotation among its six … more

14 January 2019

Friday, 1 February 2019, 7 pm, Hanseatenweg Further events until June 2019 The Akademie der Künste presents the symphonic-spatial recomposition of the radio opera RUNDFUNK AETERNA X by Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag. The artist, composer and theorist … more

11 January 2019

Concept: Kathrin Röggla, Karin Sander and Manos Tsangaris 12 January 2019: Free International Drumming II, Pariser Platz 21 March – 2 June 2019, Hanseatenweg What about the potential for resistance from the arts in the political arena? Where are … more

10 January 2019

Press conference: Monday, 14 January 2019, 11 am Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Registration and press contact: Yvonne von Duehren, Tel. (030) 163 55 23 221 The Akademie der Künste is hosting the … more