until 06.05. | The Academy of Arts (Hanseatenweg) is currently showing “Underground and improvisation – alternative music and art after 1968” with exhibitions, concerts and discourses.
From 15 March to 6 May 2018, two exhibitions on the subject of underground and improvisation will focus on alternative music and art movements in East and West in the Academy building on Hanseatenweg, from the year of the student revolt and the Prague Spring to the reunification period in Berlin and Eastern Europe , The extensive accompanying program consists of a concert series, film screenings, panel discussions and an interdisciplinary symposium.
The exhibition “Notes from the Underground – Alternative Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1968 – 1994” is dedicated to a generation of artists who, in contrast to official culture, acted at the interface of visual art, video art and experimental music. Censorship and lack led to imaginative and often ironic ways of working. On display will be a selection of occasionally never-released contemporary witnesses, including musical instruments created by artists themselves, Super 8 films, Samizdat journals, and documentary recordings of performances.
The exhibition “Free Music Production / FMP: The Living Music” presents the history of Free Music Production (1968 – 2010), a Berlin-based platform for the production, presentation and documentation of “free music” initiated by artists. The Academy of Arts hosted legendary FMP concerts and events; they wrote international history as one of West Berlin’s most important cultural and historical achievements. With this exhibition and a concert program, the story is returned to its original location and meet the contemporary music scene. The music program was curated by Louis Rastig, Sergej Nevsky and Markus Müller.
The discursive program for the exhibition will be presented in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education / bpb.
“Notes from the Underground – Alternative Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1968 – 1994” is a program of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, in cooperation with the Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, curated by David Crowley and Daniel Muzyczuk in collaboration with Angela Lammert.
“Free Music Production / FMP: The Living Music” is an exhibition of the Haus der Kunst, Munich, in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, curated by Markus Müller. Funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Goethe-Institut.
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 19 Uhr, Admission free
With Jeanine Meerapfel, Markus Müller, Jarosław Suchan (Director of the Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz) Music Rüdiger Carl, Sven-Åke Johansson. At 10 p.m. conzert by Vladimir Tarasov.
Exhibition period: Thursday, 15th March – Sunday, 6th May 2018
Entrance: EUR 9/6, up to 18 years and on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. admission freeZur Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg
Image caption: Zorka Ságlová, Bällewerfen (Házení míčů) in den Bořín Teich, Happening in Průhonice, April 1969, © Jan Ságl / Sammlung Muzeum Sztuki,
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