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Akademie der Künste Selected as Host Venue of the 10th Berlin Biennale

BERLIN, GERMANY—Akademie der Künste has been selected as one of the host venues of We don’t need another hero, the 10th Berlin Biennale, according to a press release from the organization. The exhibition and public programming at Akademie der Künste will focus on the sites of Sanssouci, Frederick the Great’s summer palace in Potsdam, Germany, and Sans-Souci Palace, the royal residence of King Henri in Milot, Haiti, as well as the Haitian revolutionary Colonel Jean-Baptiste Sans Souci.

Akademie der Künste was found in 1696 as an academic institution and is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. Dedicated to the promotion and exchange of art and culture through exhibitions and events, it hosts more than four hundred members in six divisions: visual art, architecture, music, literature, performing arts, and film and media. Most recently, Akademie der Künste initiated the three-part symposium “Colonial Reprecussions” about postcolonial criticism of the law and the possibility of reparations from European states.

Curated by Gabi Ngcobo, the 10th Berlin Biennale will take place June 9–September 9, 2018. Other venues include KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Volksbühne Pavilion, ZK/U–Center for Art and Urbanistics, and HAU Hebbel am Ufer. The exhibition is organized around concurrent timeframes and the ideological foundations of the historical institutions that define them.

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March 13, 2018