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Schlemmer/Bohner/Hespos Das Triadische Ballett, big skirt, new production 2014 © Wilfried Hösl

Das Triadische Ballett (Triadic Ballet)
7 — 9 Oct 2022

Ballet play

Gerhard Bohner’s new version of Oskar Schlemmer’s legendary costume ballet was celebrated worldwide from 1977 to 1989. It was only in 2014 that the masterpiece reentered the repertoire, newly rehearsed by Bohner’s soloists Ivan Liška and Colleen Scott with the Bavarian State Ballet II, now the Junior Ballet – a glorious reminder of dance’s 20th century awakenings.

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Graphic design: Basics09
Graphic design: Basics09

JUNGE AKADEMIE:
AI Anarchies

13 — 20 Oct 2022

Autumn School

The Autumn School AI Anarchies focuses on the current debate on artificial intelligence and ethics. In lectures, workshops and performances, international artists, scientists and activists will discuss AI technologies and the social, cultural, and political realities they emerge from and shape. The School aims to seed new forms of shared thinking, learning and unlearning.

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Photo © Akademie der Künste

Nanne Meyer.
Versteckte Texte

3 Sep – 20 Nov 2022

Exhibition

Every year, the Visual Arts Section of the Akademie der Künste presents the work of one of its members at the Kurt Tucholsky Literature Museum. In 2022, the focus is on drawings and objects by Nanne Meyer. The exploration of time and space as well as the relationship between language and text are part of her drawing art. The exhibition presents around 70 selected works.

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Fritz Erler's Schwarzer Pierrot (Black Pierrot), 1908, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Art Collection, and his Fechter (swordsman) hidden underneath, title page of the magazine Jugend, Oct 1905, issue 18 (montage)
Fritz Erler's Schwarzer Pierrot (Black Pierrot), 1908, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Art Collection, and his Fechter (swordsman) hidden underneath, title page of the magazine Jugend, Oct 1905, issue 18 (montage)

Provenance Research
29 Oct 2022 — 22 Jan 2023

Exhibition

What impact did the National Socialist dictatorship, the Second World War and the division of Germany have on the history of ownership of artworks, books and cultural assets? The exhibition provides insights into the detective work and methods of provenance research, identifies Nazi-looted art that is now part of the Akademie’s holdings and other surprising research findings from the collection.

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© Vsevolod Kazarin and Sebastian Wells / OSTKREUZ
© Vsevolod Kazarin and Sebastian Wells / OSTKREUZ

In cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, the first issue of Solomiya, established in April 2022 in response to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, was published in early July 2022. It was the result of collaboration between the Kyiv-based photographer Vsevolod Kazarin and Sebastian Wells, photographer from Berlin and member of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen.

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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 428 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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New independent magazine Solomiya presents works by Ukrainian JUNGE AKADEMIE fellows Sasha Kurmaz and Mykola Ridnymore

JUNGE AKADEMIE, E-WERK Luckenwalde and E.ON Stiftung award Human Machine and Energy Fellowshipsmore

War in Ukraine: Support for Artists and Cultural Workersmore

“By now, the European Alliance of Academies is proving to be an important transnational platform.”more

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Brecht Haus. Photo: Ingeborg Fries
Friday, 7 Oct
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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Grafik: NODE Berlin Oslo
7 – 8 Oct
Symposium

Sustainability in Contemporary Music

Actors from contemporary music and sustainability research discuss our relationships to each other and to our environment in a transdisciplinary and transcultural exchange, complemented by expert impulses and listening moments. In English and German.

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Schlemmer/Bohner/Hespos Das Triadische Ballett, big skirt, new production 2014 © Wilfried Hösl
7 – 9 Oct
Dance Performance

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Das Triadische Ballett (Triadic Ballet) Schlemmer / Bohner / Hespos

Gerhard Bohner’s new version of Oskar Schlemmer’s legendary costume ballet was celebrated worldwide from 1977 to 1989. Newly rehearsed by Bohner’s soloists Ivan Liška and Colleen Scott with the Bavarian Junior Ballet, it is a glorious reminder of dance’s 20th century awakenings 100 years after Schlemmer’s 1922 premiere.

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Anna Seghers Museum in Berlin-Adlershof © Andreas [FranzXaver] Süß
Tuesday, 11 Oct
Tour

2 pm

Anna-Seghers-Museum
Anna-Seghers-Str. 81
12489 Berlin

Anna Seghers in the circle of her friends

Anna Seghers, who often appeared rather shy and cautious, found support among her friends, whom she trusted unreservedly, with whom she exchanged ideas and laughed unselfconsciously. The writer remained close to the actresses Steffie Spira and Helene Weigel, the author Berta Waterstradt and the politician Lore Wolf until the end of her life. In German.

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Robert Menasse © Rafaela Proell/Suhrkamp Verlag
Tuesday, 11 Oct
Book Release

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Robert Menasse Die Erweiterung

Robert Menasse’s great European novel Die Hauptstadt, which won the German Book Prize, is being continued. In Die Erweiterung, his gaze is directed beyond the smooth Brussels parquet to the Western Balkans. Book release with Robert Menasse, Ulrich Peltzer, Meike Feßmann. In German.

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Provenance Research 29 October 2022 – 22 January 2023 more

The Future of Critique Congress, 18 – 19 Nov 2022, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn + 24 – 26 Nov 2022, Akademie der Künste more