Cemile Sahin, Center Shift #01: I start again, 2019, film still © Cemile Sahin

The Junge Akademie's work presentations show 14 international artists with works created during the artist-in-residence programme 2019 at the Akademie der Künste. New concepts or further developments include ideas that deal with the emergence and expressiveness of narratives and pictorial worlds, artificial intelligence and digitalisation, and which make use of various media and disciplines.

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Timm Ulrichs, “... aus Gedankenfluss und Bewusstseinsstrom ...”, 1977/78. Photo: Rudolf Wakonigg, Münster © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Far from the centres of the art world, Timm Ulrichs works tirelessly as a self-appointed 'total artist' in a wide range of genres. His oeuvre comprises conceptual work, object art, environments, performances, multimedia work and concrete poetry. The exhibition “Weiter im Text”, which takes place on the occasion of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2020, explores his artistic notion of the end of the sayable and unsayable with a selection of expansive works, prints, objects and films.

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Cymatics. Photo: Caspar Johannes Walter

With “Labor Beethoven 2020”, the Akademie der Künste presents a contemporary reading of the Beethoven Anniversary. A festival condenses the musical and interdisciplinary results of the four-year artistic cooperation by a group of young composers, musicians and artists from the three universities of Basel, Tel Aviv and Thessaloniki. With concerts, exhibition, installations, lectures, music theatre and performances.

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Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß

Picture Cellar
3 Oct 2018 – 31 Dez 2020

Exhibition

A series of murals, which were created in 1957 and 1958 for two Faschingsfeste (Carnival events), have been preserved in the former coal cellars of the Akademie building on Pariser Platz. Painted by Manfred Böttcher, Harald Metzkes, Ernst Schroeder and Horst Zickelbein – former master students at the Deutsche Akademie der Künste – they are the only original remnants in the historic building apart from the exhibition halls. Access to the Picture Cellar is only possible on a guided tour.

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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 in Berlin is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists that currently totals 419 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 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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Timm Ulrichs, “... aus Gedankenfluss und Bewusstseinsstrom ...”, 1977/78. Photo: Rudolf Wakonigg, Münster © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Sunday, 23 Feb
Tour

12 pm

Hanseatenweg

Halle 1

Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis 2020.
Timm Ulrichs: "Weiter im Text"

The exhibition “Weiter im Text” (Continue in the Text), which takes place on the occasion of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2020, explores the artistic notion by the “total artist” Timm Ulrichs with a selection of expansive works, prints, objects and films. Guided tour with Timm Ulrichs and Anke Hervol. In German.

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Gisela May with Henschel employees at a publishing exhibition in Warsaw, ca. 1974, Akademie der Künste, Archiv Henschelverlag. Photo © Günter Linke
Wednesday, 26 Feb
Archive Opening

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenarsaal

Art Publishers. The Henschelverlag in the GDR

Henschelverlag, with its range of publications that put the fields music, film, theatre and the visual arts on an equal footing with entertainment art forms such as cabaret and variety, was not just unique in the GDR. The publishing house's archive at the Akademie documents print culture and censorship in the GDR. Archive opening with Jenny Erpenbeck, Franziska Galek, Irina Liebmann, Christoph Links, Konstantin Ulmer et al. In German.

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