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© Kai Bienert
© Kai Bienert

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25 May 2022

Concert

In the series sample&hold, Adam Krasz and Janine Eisenächer present their works, which were created within the framework of the residency programme of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music (SEM). The programme is complemented by a work by Ujif_notfound from the Studio for Electroacoustic Music in Kyiv and Bevor Ariadne kommt (Rondo), one of the most important electroacoustic works by Georg Katzer.

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Du Yun: A Cockroach’s Tarantella © Ingo Höhn
Du Yun: A Cockroach’s Tarantella © Ingo Höhn

Memory of Hearing:
Future Traditions and Art-in-Between

28 May 2022

Concert and Discussion

On this evening, Chinese composer Du Yun, currently a Fellow of the American Academy, and Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, member of the Akademie der Künste, will meet for the first time. Both negotiate gender roles and traditions in their works, which are often characterised by music-theatrical and narrative components or tape recordings. In English.

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Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer
Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer

12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
11 Jun – 18 Sep 2022

Exhibition

The 12th Berlin Biennale Still Present! unfolds around a set of questions. How can the decolonization of art be conceived—from the restitution of plundered goods to an anticolonial culture of memory? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of history and identity? How are climate crisis and colonialism related?

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Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß
Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß

Picture Cellar
Wednesdays, 5 pm

Guided Tours

In the middle of the political "Tauwetter-Periode” (thaw period), the master students of the German Akademie der Künste celebrate carnival in the coal cellar in 1957 and 1958. The works by the master students Manfred Böttcher, Harald Metzkes, Ernst Schroeder, Werner Stötzer and Horst Zickelbein are unique testimonies to a youthful post-war awakening. In German.

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Photo: Christian Kraushaar
Photo: Christian Kraushaar

325 Years Akademie der Künste

Online-Presentation

16962021. The Akademie der Künste is taking its 325th anniversary as an opportunity to remember and to examine the current situation. In the form of calendar pages, events that have shaped the life of the artistic community are highlighted as caesuras or offer snapshots of its history. In English.

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

The Akademie der Künste is an international community of artists that currently totals 421 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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War in Ukraine: Support for Artists and Cultural Workersmore

Open Call: International Fellowship Human-Machinemore

The European Alliance of Academies condemns the war against Ukrainemore

Further news are available in German only: News

Bookshelf. Photo: Jeanine Meerapfel
Saturday, 21 May
Reading

7:30 pm

Texts On Our Times – Academy Members Read

“Peace is not everything, but everything is nothing without peace.”—Willy Brandt. For this evening Volker Braun, György Dragomán, Kerstin Hensel, Katharina Schultens, Ingo Schulze, Uwe Timm, Cécile Wajsbrot et al. have personally selected short texts that are important to them at this time which they would like to recite. Accordionist Roman Yusipey and violinist Theodor Flindell will play short pieces by contemporary Ukrainian composers Maxim Kolomiiets und Volodymyr Runchak. In German and English.

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Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Wednesday, 25 May
Tour

2 pm

Brecht-Weigel-Museum
Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Famous women

The resting places of famous women in art and culture are the focus of this guided tour of the Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof cemetery. It tells of the writers Christa Wolf and Annemarie Bostroem, the artists Beatrice Zweig and Doris Kahane, the opera director Ruth Berghaus and many others. In German.

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© Kai Bienert
Wednesday, 25 May
Concert

8 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studiofoyer

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In the series sample&hold, scholarship holders Adam Krasz and Janine Eisenächer present their works, which were created within the framework of the residency programme of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music (SEM). The programme is complemented by a work by Ujif_notfound from the Studio for Electroacoustic Music in Kyiv and Bevor Ariadne kommt (Rondo), a work by Georg Katzer.

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Du Yun: A Cockroach’s Tarantella © Ingo Höhn
Saturday, 28 May
Concert and Discussion

8 pm

Memory of Hearing: Future Traditions and Art-in-Between

On this evening, Chinese composer Du Yun, currently a Fellow of the American Academy, and Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, a member of the Akademie der Künste, will meet for the first time. Both negotiate gender roles and traditions in their works, which are often characterised by music-theatrical and narrative components or tape recordings. In English.

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Friedrich Dieckmann © Gerald Zörner (gezett.de)
Monday, 30 May
Reading and Discussion

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Friedrich Dieckmann and Sinn und Form. A History of Time and Life

Friedrich Dieckmann’s writing biography is closely linked to the journal Sinn und Form. His contributions have ranged from Tannhäuser und der geschlossene Raum in 1965 to Schubert’s Schulze songs in March 2022, covering not only music and theatre, but also literature, philosophy, architecture, visual arts and contemporary history. Friedrich Dieckmann will read from his memoirs and talk with Elisa Primavera-Lévy and Matthias Weichelt about the development of the journal. In German.

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12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 11 June – 18 September 2022 more