Berlin oder ein Traum mit Sahne? Life in West Berlin as a divided city in the 1970s

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023, 5 pm

Panel discussion, Screening
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10

Screening, discussion and archive presentation of works by Daniel Buren, Marcel Broodthaers, Safi Faye, Edward Kienholz. With contributions by Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Sebastian Egelhofer, Raf Wollaert

Berlin oder ein Traum mit Sahne is the title of a film by the Belgian conceptual artist Marcel Broodthaers (*1924 †1976) made during his stay in Berlin as a fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme (BKP), which was shown at the Akademie der Künste in 1976. The Akademie der Künste Berlin in the western part of the city, founded in 1954 in competition with the Deutsche Akademie der Künste in the GDR, and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme, funded since 1965 by the German Foreign Office and the Berlin Senate, were already linked by a close collaboration in the 1970s. Joint exhibitions and events aimed at the meaningful integration of international guests from the visual arts, music and literature into the West Berlin context took place in the academy building in the Hansaviertel and led to institutional cooperation and an intensive exchange with the art scene in West Berlin. Rent-free exhibition spaces, organisational support and conceptual cooperation were among the possibilities offered by the academy for this collaboration.

The event will focus on films and other artistic works created in the 1970s that reflect on West Berlin as a place to live and a divided city from the perspective of the former fellows Marcel Broodthaers, Safi Faye, Daniel Buren and Edward Kienholz.

Tickets 6 € (regular) / 4€ (reduced), available at www.adk.de


5–6:30 pm, Studio

Safi Faye, Man sa yay. I, Your Mother, 1980, 59 min

Introduction: Nomaduma Rosa Masilela (Video)

7–8:30 pm, Studio

Marcel Broodthaers, Berlin oder ein Traum mit Sahne, 1974, 16 mm film, 18 min

Statement by Raf Wollaert (University of Antwerp)

Statement by Sebastian Egelhofer (Universität Wien)

Statement by Dorothee von Hantelmann (Bard College, Berlin)

Discussion moderated by Angela Lammert (Head of Interdisciplinary Projects, Akademie der Künste, Berlin)

From 8:30 pm, Studiofoyer

Archive Display and Screening

Concept: Angela Lammert, Nóra Lukács, Melanie Roumiguière

A cooperation of the Visual Arts Section of the Akademie der Künste and the Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste in collaboration with the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme, the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and Galerie im Körnerpark as part of the cooperation project If the Berlin Wind Blows My Flag. Art and Internationalisation before the Fall of the Wall