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Digital Archive

In early 2019, with support from the Forschungs- und Kompetenzzentrum Digitalisierung Berlin (Berlin Center for Digital Research and Expertise, digiS) and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program began cataloging and digitizing its extensive archive, which has grown steadily since the program was founded in 1963. The archival materials include correspondence, publications, printed matter, photographs, images, and sound recordings. These items provide insight into the artistic careers of former fellows at the time of their residence in Berlin, as well as the projects they developed in collaboration with the Artists-in-Berlin Program. Other sections of the archive enable users to view all of the publications that have been issued in connection with the program since the late 1960s—many of which are now out of print—as well as key documents and reports related to the program and its history.

From late summer 2021 onward, a first selection of documents from the period 1963–1978 (from the foundation of the program to the opening of the daadgalerie) will be made available here as an online resource for general viewing and professional research.

Endre Tót during the intervention TÓTalJOY close to Kurfürstendamms, Westberlin, 1979.

Die Wunde. An installation by Rafael Canogar in public space as part of ADA 2 – Aktionen der Avantgarde (Actions of the Avant-Garde), in collaboration with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD and Berliner Festspiele, 1974. Photo: Werner Bethsold.

Literarische Gäste. Poster of the reading series of the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) and the Berliner Künstlerprogramm (Artists-in-Berlin Program), 1969.
Participating Fellows: Witold Gombrowicz, Zbigniew Herbert, Benigno Almeida Faria.

Yvonne Rainer, Fellow of the Film department 1976. Photo/Copyright: Ekko von Schwichow.

Ein abenteuerlicher Anreger. John Cage in Berlin zur Gast, newspaper article, Der Tagesspiegel, January 12, 1972.

Maria Lassnig with her paintings in the Grunewald in West Berlin, 1978. photo/copyright: Ingeborg Lommatzsch.

Announcement. Retrospective of István Szabó at the Kino Arsenal, 1977.

Letter from Werner Haftmann (Director of the Nationalgalerie) to Peter Nestler (Director of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm) about Gudmundur Erro, 1970.

Rehearsal for Pianos and Voices by Morton Feldman as part of the Woche der avantgardistischen Musik (Week of Avant-Garde Music), 1972. From right to left: Morton Feldman, Cornelius Cardew, David Tudor, Frederic Rzewski. Photo: Werner Bethsold.

Reading by Ernst Jandl and Friederike Mayröcker at the daadgalerie in 1980. Jandl in 1970, Mayröcker in 1973 was a Fellow of the Literature department. Photo/Copyright: Ingeborg Lommatzsch.

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