Le Corbusier, Otto Bartning and Hans Scharoun (l. to r.) during the opening of the exhibition “Le Corbusier - Architektur, Malerei, Plastik, Wandteppiche“, 7 September 1957, Berlin © Marie-Agnes Gräfin zu Dohna
Le Corbusier, Otto Bartning and Hans Scharoun (l. to r.) during the opening of the exhibition “Le Corbusier - Architektur, Malerei, Plastik, Wandteppiche“, 7 September 1957, Berlin; Photo © Marie-Agnes Gräfin zu Dohna

The exhibition is the first of its kind to pay tribute to the many diverse aspects of Otto Bartning’s oeuvre. As an architect and theorist of modernism, inspirational figure and critic, writer and advisor, Bartning had a lasting influence on twentieth-century architecture. In the original drawings and sketches, photos, and architectural models on show, this comprehensive retrospective illustrates four eras of German history.

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Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz: view of the Brandenburg Gate © Manfred Mayer
Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz: view of the Brandenburg Gate © Manfred Mayer

The Akademie der Künste in Berlin is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists that currently totals 414 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Arts). The Akademie is an exhibition and event location, a meeting place for artists and people interested in the arts, where public debates on art and cultural policy take place. 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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Photo: Records from the Prussian Academy of Arts © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk, 2016
Photo: Records from the Prussian Academy of Arts © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk, 2016

The Archives at the Akademie der Künste may be used free of charge for scholarly, private, or press research. Since December 2015, the Archives Database offers a regularly updated online digital research tool. The database contains information on all of the collections in the Archives, which comprise around 1,020,000 archival materials as well as approximately 462,000 analogue and digital copies of archival materials.

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Akademie Fellows Open Studio 2016, Rima Pipoyan (front), Photo © Christian Schneegass
Saturday, 29 Apr
Programme Night

6 pm

JUNGE AKADEMIE: AGORA ARTES

The Programme Night marks the start of AGORA ARTES, the presentation of works by last year’s Akademie Fellows. The programme begins with a dance piece in the Studio. The other events range from discussions to performances, readings, transdisciplinary artistic experiments and laboratories. In German and English.

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Rima Pipoyan in the installation "Tensegrity" by Martina Schlusnus, Photo © Martina Schlusnus
30 Apr – 14 May
Exhibition

Hanseatenweg

Halle 3

JUNGE AKADEMIE: AGORA ARTES / Interplay of the Arts

The exhibition shows the final presentations of works by last year’s Akademie Fellows. It is on display in a two-week hall installation at the Akademie building at Hanseatenweg until mid-May. In video, sound and room installations, the young artists present the results of their teamwork. In German and English language.

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Photo: Akademie der Künste
Tuesday, 2 May
Discussion

8 pm

Akademie-Dialog The Future of Museums

Museums are facing new tasks. ­Akademie president and filmmaker Jeanine Meerapfel meets with Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and Stefan Kraus, director of Kolumba, to discuss the future of museums, the Humboldt Forum as a new prototype, the challenges of digitalisation, and provenance research. In German.

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Berlin Fellowship project weeks 2016, photo: Miriam Papastefanou
Thursday, 4 May
Presentation

6 pm

JUNGE AKADEMIE: Plenum

Selected by the six art sections of the Akademie, 12 new Berlin Fellows – from Congo, China, Ger­many, Iraq, Mexico and Hungary – introduce themselves and their art. In German and English.

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Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Saturday, 6 May
Discussions

7 pm

Reports from Elsewhere:
Members’ Talks

In three rounds of talks, artists from the six sections of the Akademie der Künste talk about their works and their experiences “elsewhere”, exchanging views with the other participants. In the context of the spring members’ meeting, the Akademie on Hanseatenweg will host talks between the members Carola Bauckholt, Ulrike Grossarth, Barrie Kosky, Katja Lange-Müller, Ulrich Peltzer, Matthias Sauerbruch, Volker Schlöndorff, Andres Veiel and Angela Winkler. In German and English.

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Upcoming

Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2017. Katharina Sieverding 12 Jul 2017 – 27 Aug 2017 more

"Tell it to the stones“. Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub 14 Sep 2017 – 19 Nov 2017 more

Festival KONTAKTE 27 Sep 2017 – 1 Oct 2017 more

Benjamin and Brecht. Thinking in Extremes 26 Oct 2017 – 28 Jan 2018 more