Friday, September 8, 2023

Days of Exile: Opening

Stiftung Exilmuseum Berlin and the Körber-Stiftung bring the Days of Exile to Berlin for the first time. Initiated by the Körber-Stiftung, this series of events and encounters has been held in Hamburg since 2016.

Over forty Berlin organizations and cultural institutions will participate, exploring the subject of exile for four weeks with exhibitions, readings, concerts, performances, film screenings, and many other event formats.
For the complete program:

Opening Event:
The Long Night of Exile
September 8, 2023, start: 6 pm

Location: Akademie der Künste,
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Tiergarten
Free admission, doors open at 5:30 pm, timely attendance is highly recommended.

6 pm – Welcome address by Jeanine Meerapfel, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Thomas Paulsen, Körber-Stiftung; André Schmitz, Stiftung Exilmuseum Berlin

“Speech on Exile,” an opening address held by patron Herta Müller

6:45 – Exile as a Signature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries?
With Parastou Forouhar, Andreas Kossert, and Faisal Hamdo

7:40 – The Days of Exile, Berlin: An Invitation
With Sven Tetzlaff and Cornelia Vossen

7:45 – Intermission

8:10 – Prize Ceremony, Exile Visual Arts Award

8:30 – Poetry and Prose from Contemporary Exile
With Umar Abdel Nasser, Kholoud Charaf, and Zhenia Berezhna, fellows of the Writers-in-Exile-Program, PEN Centre Germany

9:15 – Intermission

9:30 – Work in Progress: The Planned Exilmuseum Berlin
With Cornelia Vossen, artistic director, Exilmuseum

9:45 – News from Exile: Texts on Art and Exile from the Archives of the Akademie der Künste, 1933–1945
With Bibiana Beglau and Peter Jordan

In addition: live music, videos, exhibits, sound installations, talks, and much more

Language: German, Arabic, Russian

Hosted by: Körber Foundation; Foundation Exilmuseum Berlin; Academy of Arts, Berlin; Herbert and Elsbeth Weichmann Foundation

© Khaled Barakeh