Photo © Thomas Meyer/OSTKREUZ

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Curator's Tour

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

In the current exhibition of the OSTKREUZ agency of photographers, the collective examines the present of the continent of Europe. Curator Ingo Taubhorn presents the different positions of the OSTKREUZ photographers on a guided tour through the currently closed exhibition. In German. Online from 22 Feb 2021.

Tapes of Brecht’s last rehearsals. Photo © Anett Schubotz

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Audio Book Presentation

Brecht rehearses Galilei 1955/56

From the recordings of Brecht’s last rehearsal work, Stephan Suschke has created a documentation and, together with Joachim Werner, a feature. The practical Brecht is to be experienced: no theory, but rather the desire to intervene, humour and sensuality. Audio book presentation with Marion Brasch, Thomas Krüger, Luise Meier and Stephan Suschke. Introduction: Werner Heegewaldt. In German. Recording of the live stream on 23 Feb 2021.

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

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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.

Left side: Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. Photo © Pål Laukli. Right side: Matthias Sauerbruch. Photo © Inge Zimmermann

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Lecture and Discussion

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Snøhetta)

The lecture and discussion series “On the Duty and the Power of Architecture” will continue digitally this year with Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, who is a member of the Architecture Section. Lecture followed by a discussion with Matthias Sauerbruch. In English.

Toshiki Okada. Photo © Kikuko Usuyama

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Filmic Presentation

Portrait of a House. Valeska-Gert-Gastprofessur Toshiki Okada

In an open revision of Toshiki Okada's piece The Vacuum Cleaner, the Dance Studies students of the Freie Universität Berlin present the fruits of their research on the choreographic power of imagination. Online from 19 Feb 2021.

Falk Richter. Photo © Esra Rotthoff

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Text Performances

ICH BIN EUROPA

In his texts, Falk Richter deals with the questions of divided societies: How has Europe inscribed itself in our biographies? How do we live the concepts of home, family, religion and community? Text performance with Falk Richter and Ensemble. In German.

Sahej Rahal, Bashinda, 2020, AI Simulation. Courtesy: The Artist and Chatterjee & Lal

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Online Panel

The Machinery of Myth

In his “Citizen Strange” project, Indian artist Sahej Rahal, a fellow of the “Human Machine” programme by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, interweaves artificial intelligence with shamanic creatures and questions the mythological narrative of Hindu nationalism. Short inputs and discussion with Morehshin Allahyari, Nishant Shah and Sahej Rahal. In English.

© Thomas Meyer/OSTKREUZ

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Discussions

CONTINENT – Perspectives

Journalist Anja Maier talks to OSTKREUZ photographers about their work in the “CONTINENT - In Search of Europe” exhibition and their thematic approaches, motivations and references to the social and political present. In German.

Photo: Akademie der Künste

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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.

Photo: Gernot Krämer

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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.

Still, JUNGE AKADEMIE, Studio Visits Winter 2020, film: Elisabeth Börnicke & Julia Milz

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Online Presentation

Open Studios Grammar, Apology, and the West

For the digital Open Studios by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, artists Ada Mukhina, Nazanin Noori, Mia Sanchez, and Cássio Diniz Santiago present works-in-progress in artist talks and performances as well as silent insights into the studios. They present various research and stories they worked on this autumn/winter 2020. In English.

Suitcase by Walter Benjamin – Application for a trip to Portbou. Photo © KUNSTWELTEN

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Exhibition Tour

ON MY WAY – Stories from Europe

The exhibition about travelling invites young people to engage in cross-border exchange within Europe. The exhibition has had to remain closed to date but can be accessed as a video tour. Pictures, film and radio play excerpts, music pieces, models and objects by school pupils from European and German cities can be experienced. In German.

Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

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Exhibition Tour

urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

The exhibition at Hanseatenweg has already been dismantled, but our halls can still be accessed digitally. A cinematic tour of the exhibition has been produced for all those interested who were unable to see "urbainable – stadthaltig" or would like to experience it again with comments by the curators. In German.

Former runway at Tempelhof Field, Berlin, 2017. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

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Online Discussion

urbainable – stadthaltig Sustainability in Construction – Greenwashing or Progress?

Matthias Sauerbruch in conversation with Thomas Auer, Annette Gigon, Christian Kühn, Christine Lemaitre, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber and Werner Sobek. In German. Online discussion on YouTube.

Georg Katzer, workshop of electroacoustic music, Kontakte I, 1980, Konrad-Wolf-Saal, East German Academy of Arts © Akademie der Künste, Photo: Christian Kraushaar

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Online Presentation

Video presentation in honour of Georg Katzer, founder of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music

The Akademie der Künste remembers composer Georg Katzer (1935–2019) with a series of videos released on its YouTube channel. Katzer was one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music in the GDR and founded the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Academy of the Arts in 1980.

Photo: Ellen Auerbach, Airwalk, 1946 (Renate Schottelius during the dance jump over rocks, La Cumbrecita). Modern Print, Argentina © Akademie der Künste, Berlin

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Online Presentation

digital.adk.de – images, sounds, art objects

A digital showcase affords an insight into the extensive holdings of the archives of the Akademie der Künste, which encompasses all art forms, collects and makes accessible the archives of outstanding artists in the German-speaking world.

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Digital Platform

junge-akademie.adk.de – The JUNGE AKADEMIE is online

The transdisciplinary and transcultural online magazine is a space to exhibit and experiment and a digital open studio, offering fellows the opportunity to network with each other and with Akademie members, to develop digital projects and to make the exchange of knowledge visible within the international network.

Ökozid. Film still © 2020 zero one film / Julia Terjung

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Discussion

Discussion Panel on Ökozid, a Courtroom Drama by Andres Veiel

Discussion with Alexandra Kemmerer, Rainer Baake, Jutta Doberstein, Andres Veiel and Stefan Wolf. Moderation: Ulrike Herrmann. In German.

Graphics © Heimann + Schwantes

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Online Anniversary

60 Years Käthe Kollwitz Prize

Presentation of a wide-ranging collection of archival material, including previously unpublished texts and images as well as audio recordings relating to all the prize winners from 1960 to 2020.

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

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Publication

Journal der Künste 14

Available online and as print copy free of charge. In German and English. Orders via email to info@adk.de.

Espen Eichhöfer, Bil, from the series Papa, Gerd and the Northman, 2017–2020. Photo © Espen Eichhöfer/OSTKREUZ

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Podcasts

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe

Podcast series on the eponymous exhibition of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen and Akademie der Künste (2 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021).

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (52°33’44.1”N 14°03’12.8”E). 2019, installation in public space. Courtesy alexander levy

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Roundtable Talks

urbainable – stadthaltig EC(centri)CITY – The Eccentric City

Nadim Samman and Matthias Sauerbruch developed a series of roundtable discussions within the framework of EC(centri)CITY – The Eccentric City, in which the city, social aspects, nature and public space as a compressor for artists and architects are discussed with international partners. In English and German. In cooperation with Berlin Art Week, Innogy Stiftung and MONOPOL.

Recording of the non-public concert on 13 May 2020 as part of "Labor Beethoven 2020" at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Black Box, with Ensemble Adapter, Uli Fussenegger, Anda Kryeziu, Chris Moy. Photo: Mutesouvenir-kb © Kai Bienert

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Virtual Festival & Virtual Exhibition

Labor Beethoven 2020

With Ensemble Adapter, Novoflot, Werner Cee, Uli Fussenegger, Alice Belugou, Zoé Pouri, et al.

Passport issued to Walter Benjamin, Berlin-Grunewald, 10 August 1928. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Walter Benjamin Archiv © Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur, photo: Nick Ash

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Archival Materials

Finds from the Archives

Selected text documents, special objects and works of art from the Archives of the Akademie der Künste representing all artistic disciplines.

Photo: Gernot Krämer

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Publication

SINN UND FORM

SINN UND FORM is offering free online access to texts from the journal's extensive archive. New articles, linked by a specific topic, will be added every week.

Der Zauberer John Heartfield [The Magician John Heartfield], 1943. Photo © Zoltan Wegner. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, John Heartfield Archive, No. 610

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Virtual Exhibition

Kosmos Heartfield

The online presentation "Kosmos Heartfield" complements the exhibition "John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite".

Graphics: Heimann + Schwantes

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Online Catalogue

Heartfield Online

The graphic oeuvre of the political artist John Heartfield can be explored in a new online catalogue.

Photo © Roman März

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Exhibition

360° Panoramic Tour

The interactive 360° panoramic tour leads through the exhibition “John Heartfield - Photography plus Dynamite” at Pariser Platz.

John Heartfield, Zum Krisen-Parteitag der SPD (On the SPD Party Crisis), page from the AIZ, 1931 © The Heartfield Community of Heirs / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

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Online Symposium

Goodbye Photomontage?

To accompany the exhibition “John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite”, an online symposium addresses topical issues and questions derived from a re-examination of select aspects of John Heartfield’s works and their impact. Conceived by Angela Lammert in collaboration with Ute Eskildsen, Florian Ebner and Charlotte Klonk.