Exhibition “NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence”, 15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021: nothingtoseeness.de

Stephan Huber, Shining, 2001. Photo: Stephan Huber © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence
15 Sep – 12 Dec 2021

Exhibition

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness.

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Foyer view, 2021, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Pariser Platz. Photo: Stephanie Steinkopf/OSTKREUZ
Foyer view, 2021, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Pariser Platz. Photo: Stephanie Steinkopf/OSTKREUZ

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives
17 Jun — 19 Sep 2021

Exhibition

Cultural memory is the basis of humanity’s future, and the arts and cultural institutions have a decisive role to play in this. The exhibition illuminates different aspects of the culture of memory with featuring 13 commissioned works by contemporary artists and 15 exemplary selected exhibits from the Akademe der Künste’s archives.

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Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes
Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

Contributions by Aleida Assmann and Max Czollek on memory, art and archives continue the "work on memory" in issue 16. The themes of the European Alliance of Academies founded by Jeanine Meerapfel resonate, among others, in an essay by Radka Denemarková. "Void/White/ Silence" are the keywords in the issue’s focus on the exhibition "NOTHINGTOSEENESS".

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Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin
Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives
May – Nov 2021

Exhibition and Events

The Akademie der Künste and its Archives are a place of artistic memory work. On the occasion of its 325th anniversary, the Akademie is engaging in a new process of reflecting on its own institution as memory storage. The extensive main programme revolves around a number of event series and a central exhibition with 13 commissioned works by contemporary artists.

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Digital Platform

The JUNGE AKADEMIE digital platform is a transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine, a space to exhibit and experiment as well as a digital open studio. It is intended to facilitate networking between artists and exchange with the Akademie members, digital projects and the exchange of knowledge within the international community.

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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 400 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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Foyer view, 2021, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Pariser Platz. Photo: Stephanie Steinkopf/OSTKREUZ
17 Jun – 19 Sep
Exhibition

Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives

Cultural memory is the basis of humanity’s future, and the arts and cultural institutions have a decisive role to play in this. The exhibition illuminates different aspects of the culture of memory with featuring 13 commissioned works by contemporary artists and 15 exemplary selected exhibits from the Akademe der Künste’s archives.

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Stephan Huber, Shining, 2001. Photo: Stephan Huber © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 (Ausschnitt)
15 Sep – 12 Dec
Exhibition

NOTHINGTOSEENESS – Void/White/Silence

The exhibition is dedicated to the experience of nothingness and to the broad spectrum of meanings of the colour white, emptiness and silence. Works by 75 international artists adress the relationship between material composition and surface and context, tone and silence, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness. Free admission on the opening day, 15 Sep 2021. Please book a time slot ticket.

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Charlotte Basté, role portrait Katharina (William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew), [before 1907] Photographer: unknown.
17 Sep – 12 Nov
Presentation

Akademie der Künste
Robert-Koch-Platz 10
10115 Berlin

Fleeting Art. The actress Charlotte Basté (1867–1928)

Charlotte Basté took on her first leading role around the age of three. She joined the ensemble of the Königliches Hoftheater in Dresden in 1885. A showcase presentation with photos, fan mail, newspaper articles, contracts and much more shows the life of an actress in the late 19th century, which is more similar to that of today’s stars than one might think. In German.

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Tamara Trampe © Zvetelina Belutova/Private archive
Sunday, 19 Sep
Award Ceremony

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

Honorary Award of the Germ­an Film Critics Association for Tamara Trampe

The German Film Critics Association presents documentary filmmaker Tamara Trampe with the Honorary Award. Her films tell of people in extreme situations whose scope for action she explores in intense conversations. She finds a counterbalance in the poetry of everyday life and chance, which lends her films a certain poise. In German.

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Helmut Böttiger. Photo: Cordula Giese
Monday, 20 Sep
Book Release

8 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Helmut Böttiger: Die Jahre der wahren Empfindung. Die 70er – Eine wilde Blütezeit der deutschen Literatur

The slogan “death of literature” in Kursbuch 15, 1968 was precisely what triggered a heyday of literature. A new generation began to seek out free spaces for its own subjectivity. The period is associated with major books by Uwe Johnson, Peter Handke, Peter Weiss, Ingeborg Bachmann and Arno Schmidt, with Christa Wolf, Franz Fühmann and others. Helmut Böttiger in conversation with Ulrich Peltzer. In German.

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Film still from Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz © DEFA-Stiftung/Wolfgang Bangemann, Alexander Kühn
Tuesday, 21 Sep
Presentation

7 pm

Wolfgang Kohlhaase

In the 1950s, Wolfgang Kohlhaase started out as a journalist and explored the streets of Berlin as a source for his stories. Since then, Kohlhaase has written prose and, above all, screenplays. His dialogues are known for their laconicism; historicity always resonates. Reading, talk, DVD- and film presentation. With Bastienne Voss, Ines Burdow, Eberhard Geick and Stefanie Eckert. In German.

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