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Here and Now. A Celebration – 60 Years DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program – Akademie der Künste | 12.10.2023

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To mark the 60th anniversary of its founding, on October 12 from 6:30 pm on, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is inviting its fellows and alumni, along with artists, cultural practitioners, and the Berlin audience to an evening of celebration at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10.

Fig. above: Here and Now. A celebration – 60 years of the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Berlin Program, Courtesy DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program

In 1963, in the middle of the Cold War, the Ford Foundation established an Artists-in-Residence programme in Berlin. It was intended to protect West Berlin from “cultural isolation” and create a “free port of the arts”. In 1965, the DAAD took over the programme under a new name.

60 years later, the focus is to be on the here and now: reflection on our times, the interplay of word, sound and image, moments of encounter, the freedom of form.

A celebration with contributions by Svetlana Alexievich, Jay Bernard, Merche Blasco, Zoncy Heavenly, MADEYOULOOK, Nguyễn + Transitory, Matana Roberts, Sam Vernon & Mixtape Ménage.

Welcoming speeches: Katja Keul, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, President of the German Academic Exchange Service e.V.


Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin


Thursday, 12 October 2023, from 6:30 p.m.

COSTS? Free admission, register here.

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