Here and Now. A Celebration

  • Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg
  • anniversary
  • Concert
  • DJ Set
  • Performance
  • Screening
  • Talk

12.10.2023 / 18:30 – 00:00

The event is fully booked.

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.
The focus of this special event is on the here and now: reflecting on the time we live in; enjoying the interplay of words, sounds, and images; and appreciating moments of encounter and the freedom of form.

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


6:30 pm Studiofoyer / Welcome & Performances

Zoncy Heavenly
Nguyễn + Transitory

7:30 pm Studio / Stage Program

MADEYOULOOK: Menagano, video, 2022

Welcoming speeches:
Katja Keul, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office
Oliver Friederici, Permanent Secretary for Social Cohesion, State of Berlin
Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Matana Roberts, solo

Swetlana Alexijewitsch in conversation with Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee
with simultaneous translation into English and German

Merche Blasco, live set

Jay Bernard: On Art, short essay, 2023

Host: Silvia Fehrmann, Director of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program

9:00 pm Studiofoyer / DJ sets

Sam Vernon & Mixtape Ménage
Warm-up: Sebastian Dürer

Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

The welcoming addresses and the conversation with Swetlana Alexijewitsch will be translated simultaneously into German and English. An ID is needed to get the translation device.


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