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Immersion

[16 May 18]

Welt ohne Außen: Invitation to the press conference

From 8th June to 5th August, Gropius Bau will host an exhibition featuring art works spanning from the late 60s to the present day, together with live works and workshops. For the first time, Gropius Bau is issuing passes that will give permanent access to the exhibition and all its activities, inviting visitors to explore all facets of the show and to actively participate in the daily workshop programme. more

Theatertreffen

[11 May 18]

The Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt: Commission of Work awarded to Maya Arad Yasur

The Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt and its cooperation partner, the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb, have awarded this year’s commission of work in a public jury discussion on Friday, 11 May 2018, at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

Theatertreffen

[02 May 18]

Stories that shape us

On Friday, 4 May 2018, the 55th Theatertreffen will open at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele with a performance of Frank Castorf’s monumental production “Faust”. more

Immersion

[27 Apr 18]

Philippe Parreno: Invitation to the press conference

From 25 May to 5 August 2018, Berliner Festspiele/Immersion will present the first extensive solo exhibition in Germany by the French artist Philippe Parreno. Instead of a preview, published here is a review of an exhibition yet to take place by Zoe Stillpass. The author reflects on the different modes of existence the show will have, imagining what Parreno intends to do. more

Immersion

[24 Apr 18]

Immersion 2018: The Exhibition “Welt ohne Außen” at Gropius Bau Berlin

From 8th June to 5th August, Gropius Bau will host an exhibition featuring art works spanning from the late 60s to the present day, together with live works and workshops. For the first time, Gropius Bau is issuing passes that will give permanent access to the exhibition and all its activities, inviting visitors to explore all facets of the show and to actively participate in the daily workshop programme. more

Musikfest Berlin

[17 Apr 18]

Rituals, Ceremonies, Actions and Symphonies

Tickets go on sale today (17 April, 2 p.m.) more

Martin-Gropius-Bau

[04 Apr 18]

Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta

"In 1973 I did my first piece in an Aztec tomb that was covered in weeds and grasses—that growth reminded me of time. I bought flowers at the market, lay on the tomb, and was covered with white flowers. more

Martin-Gropius-Bau

[26 Mar 18]

Introductory Press Conference Stephanie Rosenthal

As new director of Gropius Bau, Stephanie Rosenthal will reimagine the role of this Berlin landmark in light of the building’s history as a place of vital artistic creation at the heart of cultural exchange. more

MaerzMusik

[26 Mar 18]

Over 80 Hours of Music

MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues 2018 ended during the night of the 25th to the 26th March with the 30-hour event “The Long Now” at the Kraftwerk Berlin. more

Immersion

[22 Mar 18]

Immersion 2018: Philippe Parreno Exhibition at Gropius Bau Berlin

From 25 May to 5 August 2018, Berliner Festspiele/Immersion is presenting the first solo exhibition of internationally renowned artist Philippe Parreno at a major cultural institution in Germany. Author Zoe Stillpass looks back on a future exhibition. more

Martin-Gropius-Bau

[22 Mar 18]

Special Invitation: ISM Hexadome Preview and Press Conference with Brian Eno, Thursday, March 29, 2018, 10 am

ISM Hexadome at Gropius Bau premieres next Thursday, March 29, 2018 with the first showing of Brian Eno’s work ‘Empty Formalism’. more

Immersion

[21 Mar 18]

Brigitte & Jonathan Meese: Mother and son = Reality meets art (F.U.T.U.R.E. of infinity) | 360°-Film & Installation

From 21 to 29 April, this commissioned VR-work by Jonathan Meese and his mother will be presented at Gropius Bau as a 360°-film. more

Musikfest Berlin

[19 Mar 18]

Concerts with music by Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Claude Debussy

This year’s Musikfest Berlin (31 August - 18 September, 2018) – organized by the Berliner Festspiele in cooperation with the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker – marks the occasions of the 100th birthday of Bernd Alois Zimmermann (* 20 March, 1918) and the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy († 25 March, 1918) by presenting key works by these composers in the programme. more

MaerzMusik

[13 Mar 18]

Ensemble Apartment House and 27 musicians open the festival with music by Julius Eastman on 16 March at Haus der Berliner Festspiele

On Friday, 16 March the Berliner Festspiele launches MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues (16 to 25 March). more

MaerzMusik

[11 Mar 18]

Line-Up + Timetable of The Long Now

The complete LINE-UP of the 30-hour event “The Long Now” at the Kraftwerk Berlin (24-25 March) is official. In addition to the artists already made public, performances by Colin Stetson, Kate Carr, Huerco S., Christina Vantzou & Francesco Donadello, Melanie Velarde, Second Women and Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson have been confirmed. more

Theatertreffen

[07 Mar 18]

Six new works selected for the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt

In a Europe-wide competition, the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt searched for new plays and projects. Now, the jury has made its selection. more

Theatertreffen

[02 Mar 18]

The Theatertreffen opens with Frank Castorf’s production of “Faust”

The 55th Theatertreffen will begin on Friday, 4 May 2018 with a performance of “Faust” directed by Frank Castorf, a production of Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (under the Artistic Direction of Frank Castorf). The nearly seven-hour-long show will be presented at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele five times, including a preview on 1 May 2018. more

Circus

[28 Feb 18]

Contemporary Circus: “Die Originale”

Between 28 March and 8 April 2018, Berliner Festspiele will launch their first research programme on contemporary circus. The results will be presented in a two-day festival on 7 and 8 April at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Advance ticket sales have begun. more

MaerzMusik

[27 Feb 18]

“Thinking Together” Time Wars

This year’s edition of MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues, which takes place from 16 to 25 March and is organized by the Berliner Festspiele, is dedicated to the topic of “Time Wars”. Within this framework, the discourse format “Thinking Together” offers a space for transdisciplinary exchange, experimentation and collective learning. more

MaerzMusik

[07 Feb 18]

MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues | Terre Thaemlitz | The Long Now

Two special formats with concerts lasting through the night offer an opportunity to experience music and time in unusual ways at MaerzMusik 2018. Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles presents a piano installation at the Martin-Gropius-Bau that lasts for over 30 hours. more

Martin-Gropius-Bau

[05 Feb 18]

Stephanie Rosenthal takes up position of Director of Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin

I am delighted to address you as the new director of the Martin-Gropius-Bau, and it is a great pleasure for me to be taking over as director of the exhibition hall. more

Theatertreffen

[30 Jan 18]

55th Theatertreffen: The jury’s selection

The Theatertreffen of Berliner Festspiele will take place from 4 to 21 May 2018. An independent jury of critics presented their selection for the 55th festival edition at a press conference today, 30 January 2018. more

MaerzMusik

[10 Jan 18]

MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues 2018: Time Wars

With MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues (16 to 25 March), the Berliner Festspiele are reflecting on the “Time Wars” of our present time and invite guests to experience contemporary music in unusual formats. more

Immersion

[15 Dec 17]

Immersion 2018: Conference “INTO WORLDS. The Craft of Blurring Boundaries”

From 19 to 21 January 2018 the Lichthof of the Martin-Gropius-Bau will become the venue for an exchange including artists, leading scholars of immersive arts and the audience. more

Immersion

[11 Dec 17]

Immersion Programme 2018

Berliner Festspiele continues its Immersion programme with a conference, two major exhibitions at Martin-Gropius-Bau and the presentation of artistic fulldome productions in Berlin’s public urban sphere with the aid of mobile dome architecture. The main focus of the 2018 programme is on the production and exploration of immersive spaces. more

Theatertreffen

[10 Nov 17]

Open Calls: Applications for Stückemarkt and International Forum welcome

Every year, the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen supports a new generation of international theatre makers and creative professionals. The formats Stückemarkt, International Forum and Theatertreffen-blog invite artists from various disciplines to attend the festival in Berlin, to present their work and to discuss the art of tomorrow, right here and right now. more

Theatertreffen

[03 Nov 17]

German Chancellor-Fellow Yanyan Qian from China at the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation fosters the leaders of tomorrow.
Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowships grants fellowships to up to 50 researchers from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the US – up to ten fellowships for each country – under the patronage of the German Chancellor and funded by the Federal Foreign Office. more

Jazzfest Berlin

[11 Apr 17]

Jazzfest Berlin: Berliner Festspiele appoint Nadin Deventer as new artistic director starting in 2018

Since its foundation as the “Berliner Jazztage” in 1964, Jazzfest Berlin has been among Europe’s most renowned festivals of its kind, with innovation and political topics always part and parcel of its tradition. Following Richard Williams at the artistic helm for three years, curator Nadin Deventer takes on the artistic direction of Jazzfest Berlin from 2018 onwards. more