Secure your tickets now for your favourite concerts from the wide-ranging programme of this year’s festival edition. Watch international soloists perform, such as Martha Argerich, Renée Fleming or Pierre-Laurent Aimard and discover new works by sought-after composers such as Olga Neuwirth, Wolfgang Rihm and Heiner Goebbels. We are looking forward to your visit!
As part of Berlin Art Week, the fourth edition of “The New Infinity” will take place at Zeiss-Großplanetarium from 17 to 19 September 2021 and turn it into a gallery of the future. With works by Actress, Actual Objects, Sun Araw, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Bridget Ferrill, Bendik Giske, Lucas Gutierrez, Bill Ham, Robert Lippok, Emeka Ogboh, David OReilly, Florence To, Theo Triantafyllidis, John Whitney, Thomas Wilfred and others.
In view of the pandemic situation, this year’s Tanztreffen der Jugend will take place from 17 to 24 September 2021 as a closed meeting of the award winners in the Schiffbauergasse art and culture quarter in Potsdam, including at the fabrik Potsdam. In the digital festival centre, the audience can experience the selected dance productions in a live stream, take part in the supporting programme and get in touch with the dancers on site.
The programme for “The Sun Machine Is Coming Down” is out! In the extraordinary architecture of the International Congress Centre Berlin (ICC), works by Ed Atkins, Ayaka Nakama, Rosaceae & Natascha P., Tino Sehgal, Joulia Strauss, Alexander Vantournhout / not standing and many more can be seen from 7 to 17 October. Advance ticket sales have begun.
Everything Is Just for a While – 70 years of Berliner Festspiele revisited
Previously little-known video footage from our own, public and private collections are boldly edited together in “Everything Is Just for a While” to mark the Berliner Festspiele’s 70th birthday and offer a new perspective on artistic positions from around the world that continue to amaze us today. The exhibition will be on view in the Gropius Bau from 28 May to 17 October 2021.
The Singing Project is an ever-changing singing sculpture that will begin to unfold at the Gropius Bau from August 2021. The artist-violinist, Ayumi Paul, will host workshops every month at the Gropius Bau and in Gropius Wood.
To mark their 70th anniversary, the Berliner Festspiele will take over the International Congress Centre Berlin (ICC) and open up the long-disused building for Live art, installations and films. Many younger people and a significant number of Berliners have never seen this architectural icon designed by Ursulina Schüler-Witte and Ralf Schüler from the inside. In a time dominated by coronavirus the project that takes its title from a line in David Bowie’s song “Memory Of A Free Festival” (1969) will offer light, space and transformation.
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.
Statement by the “Initiative GG 5.3 Weltoffenheit”
As representatives of public cultural and research institutions in Germany, we share a mandate from the state to promote arts and culture, historical research and democratic education and to make these accessible to the general public. Toward this end, we rely on a public sphere that welcomes controversial debates in accordance with the norms of the German constitution. At the center of our initiative lies a common struggle against antisemitism, racism, right-wing extremism and any form of violent religious fundamentalism.