Within the festival the Philharmonie becomes a place where the music of Ludwig van Beethoven encounters works by composers of our own time.
Musikfest Berlin on Demand This year’s festival edition will not only take place on-site at the Philharmonie but also online. In a joint initiative of Musikfest Berlin / Berliner Festspiele and the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall, we will present recordings of selected concerts, exclusive conversations with featured artists and essays on the 2020 Musikfest Berlin. Further information
Eight young ensembles and solo artists from Berlin, Hamburg, Hildesheim, Munich and Saarbrücken have been invited to the 7th Tanztreffen der Jugend in Berlin which, due to the current situation, will take place as a one-time closed meeting. In the Uferstudios in Wedding, this year’s venue, they can expect a platform for discourse and presentation, inviting them to introduce and enter into dialogue about their projects, as well as taking part in a workshop programme that should provide momentum for further work. To the festival
Refurbishing of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele
The building will be refurbished until February 2022. During the construction work, some of our festivals and events will take place at alternative venues and/or online.
Otobong Nkanga: There’s No Such Thing as Solid Ground
Until 13 December 2020
Otobong Nkanga’s interest lies in the complex relationship between humans and land. In her works, she explores this relationship within the tension between exploitative extraction processes and structures of care and repair. Following her one-year stay as In House: Artist in Residence 2019 at the Gropius Bau, a solo exhibition will offer insights into the central issues of her work.
11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art: The Crack Begins Within
Until 1 November 2020
Since September 2019, the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art has been unfolding as a process with “exp. 1”, “exp. 2”, and “exp. 3”. From 5 September to 1 November 2020, the upcoming exhibition, the epilogue, will bring together these experiences and the issues they raise in four locations, including the Gropius Bau.
Featuring works by Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Annette Messager, a comprehensive group exhibition at the Gropius Bau titled Masculinities: Liberation through Photography explores the ways in which masculinity is experienced, performed and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.
We have been following EMAS guidelines for sustainable environmental performance since 2013. Find out more about our goals and the measures that we have already taken on the website of our umbrella organisation.