28.5.2024, 14 Uhr

Now available: Journal der Künste 22

Issue 22 of the Journal der Künste says goodbye to the Akademie der Künste’s outgoing president and vice-president ‒ featuring an interview with Jeanine Meerapfel and a literary text by Kathrin Röggla. In a conversation between Matěj Spurný and Eva von Redecker and an essay by Iris ter Schiphorst, the Journal thematises possibilities for utopias in a period of multi-perspectival crises.

Questions concerning how the current political shift to the right and the rise of racism and antisemitism in Germany can effectively be countered and how an open society can be defended are addressed. These issues are discussed, among others, by Thomas Krüger in his contribution about the situation with the AfD from the perspective of political education and by Christina Clemm and Holger Bergmann in conversation with Kathrin Röggla on the strategies of enlightenment and resistance. Akademie member Wolfgang Tillmans designed the Carte blanche for the European elections.

The cover illustration depicts a snapshot of the performance Heilung by Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, award recipient of the 2023 Käthe Kollwitz Prize. Some of her works printed in the Journal are included in the exhibition from June to August at the Hanseatenweg venue. From early May to early August in the Pariser Platz building, the archives present a selection of photographs from Akademie member Michael Ruetz’s long-term Timescapes project, which observes the transformation of natural and urban environments.

The review of the spring programme focuses on the sound art project Oscillations: Capetown – Berlin by the Music Section in April‒May, and excerpts from correspondence between Canadian artist Alex Turgeon and Akademie member Siegfried Zielinski that arose from the JUNGE AKADEMIE group exhibition The Breath of a House is the Sound of Voices Within in March 2024.

From the archives come stories about a photomontage by István Szabó, newly acquired drawings by George Grosz, and insights into Jürgen Flimm’s director’s workshop.

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