Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer
11 Jun – 18 Sep
Exhibition

12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Wed – Mon 11 am – 7 pm

Guided Tours
Hanseatenweg: Saturdays 2 pm (German) and Sundays 4 pm (English)
Pariser Platz: Fridays 5 pm (alternating German and English)

Admission, all exhibition venues: € 18
Groups of 10 or more, per person: € 16

Reduced admission: € 9 / Groups, reduced: € 7

Free admission for those 18 and under, berlinpass holders, Freunde of KW and Berlin Biennale (KW Freunde e. V.) members, and on the first Sunday of every month

Graphic: Eps51
28 – 29 Jun
Live Stream

European Alliances of Academies: Contested Histories, Shared Futures

Conference with Bruno Alves de Almeida, Vasyl Cherepanyn, RAAAF, Joanna Rajkowska, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Paul Spies et al.

Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam + Livestream auf allianceofacademies.eu

Cooperation with the Akademie van Kunsten (KNAW), Amsterdam
Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)

In English

Free admission


Please find below the Akademie der Künste's digital offers.

Syowia Kyambi, Kaspale/The Lecture Room Intervention, Video Still. Photo: Carl Kühl, MARKK Museum, 2019

DIGITAL

Symposium

UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge

Talks, Lectures, Films, Artistic Interventions

In English

Video recordings from 11 and 12 June 2021 on www.talkingobjectslab.org

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin

DIGITAL

Lecture and Discussion

Images of Remembering and Forgetting

Lectures and discussion with Aleida Assmann, Cristina Baldacci and Sharon Macdonald

In English

Live stream from 8 June 2021

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin

DIGITAL

Discussion

Memory Works On Us

Artist talk with Alexander Kluge, Erdmut Wizisla and Johannes Odenthal

In German

Live stream from 5 June 2021

Graphic design © Ta-Trung, Berlin

DIGITAL

Discussion

Going Through the Heart. An Introduction

Artist talk with Jeanine Meerapfel and Cécile Wajsbrot

Introduction: Johannes Odenthal and Werner Heegewaldt

In German

Live stream from 2 June 2021

Paul and Eslanda Robeson with their son Paul Jr. in front of their house in Enfield, Connecticut, beginning 1940th. Photo: Frank Bauman, FrankBauman.com © Akademie der Künste, Paul-Robeson-Archiv

DIGITAL

Discussion

Resonating Struggles: Paul and Eslanda Robeson in East Berlin

Discussion with Matana Roberts, George Lewis, Doreen Mende and Kira Thurman

In English

Live stream from 1 June 2021

Jeanine Meerapfel, Photo: Marcus Lieberenz; Christina von Braun, Poto: Milena Schloesser; Liliana Ruth Feierstein, Photo: Daniel Grad (f.l.t.r.)

DIGITAL

Discussion

Academy Dialogue: Gender / Film / Political Narratives

Discussion with Christina von Braun, Liliana Ruth Feierstein and Jeanine Meerapfel

In German

 

Graphic design: Eps51

DIGITAL

Discussion

European Alliance of Academies
 Artistic Freedom in Europe – Mission (in)complete!?

Discussion with Liesbeth Bik, Ferenc Czinki, Marion Döring, Gyözö Ferencz, Wolfgang Kaleck, Dominika Kasprowicz, Christoph Markschies, Jeanine Meerapfel, Norbert Palz, Aleš Šteger, Marina Warner et al.

Music: Floros Floridis (Clarinets), Elena Kakaliagou (French Horn), AoA Impro Group

In English

Yvan Sagnet performing as Jesus during the movie shoot of "The New Gospel" by Milo Rau in Matera (Italy), 2019. © 2019 Fruitmarket/Langfilm/IIPM. Photo: Armin Smailovic

DIGITAL

Films and Discussions

School of Resistance

In search of strategies of resistance, Milo Rau, the IIPM and the NTGent founded a globally networked "School of Resistance". As a symbolic institution of the future, it has now come to the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Discussions with activists and artists as well as film screenings. In German and English. Livestreams from 24 to 28 Feb 2021.

Photo: Gernot Krämer

DIGITAL

Reading and Discussion

Minsk. Contradictions of Utopia

According to Stephan Wackwitz in his essay in Sinn und Form, Belarus is still the least known country in Europe despite the current media interest. The West knows nothing of the reinvention of an entire national culture. Reading and discussion with Stephan Wackwitz, Maryna Rakhlei and Yaraslava Ananka. Moderation: Matthias Weichelt. In German.

Photo: Akademie der Künste

DIGITAL

Academy Discussions

16th Academy Discussion: About Cinema Landscapes and Streaming Worlds

How can cinemas and streaming offers inspire each other? How can the cinema be saved for the future? Akademie president Jeanine Meerapfel will discuss these issues with Jon Barrenechea, Christine Berg, Meret Ruggle, Christoph Terhechte and Anna Winger. The discussion will be moderated by film critic Andreas Kilb. In English. Recording of the live stream on 9 Feb 2021.