Solo Exhibition

»Allies in Berlin – The architectural heritage«

Mila Hacke

Currently closed. Reopening in 2021, please find the new exhibition infos here!

The exhibition presents large-format photographs of the Allies’ post-war buildings, highlighting architectural icons and unknown gems. These include cultural institutions, schools, and sports facilities as well as churches in barracks and housing estates. Some of the buildings are threatened with demolition. Also on view are the former headquarters and the Berlin Air Safety Centre of the four-power administration and the Kommandatura (command post) and airports of the Western Allies. The venture is, therefore, to view the Allies’ architectural legacy through today’s eyes.

Mila Hacke has been exploring the architecture and architectural history of post-war modernism and of the Allied presence in Berlin for many years. Her architectural photos were shown in the exhibitions ‘Revisited – Allied Sites in Berlin’ in the Allied Museum (2010–11) and ‘Gifts of the Americans’ in Amerika Haus (2009).

The opening marks the 70th anniversary of the Liberty Bell, which was inaugurated on October 24, 1950, in Rathaus Schöneberg, and heralded German Reunification on October 3, 1990 – on which occasion the ringing was broadcast live to the Reichstag (parliament building).

Additional exhibition by Mila Hacke:
Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung im Amerika Haus
Besucherzentrum Hardenbergstr. 22-24, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Oct 26, 2020 — April 2021
Mon & Wed – Fri 10 am – 6 pm, admission free.
Note: This exhibitition is also open during (the partial Corona-Lockdown in) November 2020!

Project partners of the exhibitions: Projektfonds Zeitgeschichte und Erinnerungskultur Senat Berlin, Dezentrale Kulturarbeit Tempelhof-Schöneberg, BVV Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung, Urania Berlin e.V. // Media partner: Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Also visit the new WEBSITE of the accompanying exhibition “ONLINE KARLSHORST-TOUR”:

Watch the FILM (2:46 min) about Mila Hacke’s exhibition project and her nomination for the Europapreis “Blauer Bär” by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

Framework program

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020, 12 noon – 4:30 pm
Opening Reception
Registration required

Sunday, Nov 1, 2020, 5 pm
Guided Tour by Mila Hacke.

Friday, Nov 6, 2020, 7 – 9 pm > Postponed, will take place in May 2021!
Roundtable Discussion: »Kulturinstitutionen im Gespräch – Russisches Haus, Institut Français, British Council, Amerikahaus München«
The discussion will be held in German.
Venue: Urania Berlin, Humboldt-Saal.
Participation free, registration required.

Die Kulturinstitute der Vier Siegermächte haben das Berliner und generell das deutsche Kulturleben bereichert. Ihre Bedeutung hat sich im Laufe der 30 Jahre deutscher Einheit verändert; die Stadt ist um ein Vielfaches reicher an internationalen Kulturinstitutionen. Begleitend zur Fotoausstellung „Alliierte in Berlin – das Architekturerbe“ diskutieren Vertreter dieser Häuser über ihre Arbeit im Rückblick auf die besondere Rolle in Berlin, die Überwindung des Kalten Kriegs und den politischen Wechsel 1990. Können Sprach-, Wissenschafts- und diplomatischer Austausch eine Grundlage sein, ein gemeinsames Verständnis von kultureller Zukunft zu garantieren?

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krieger, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Pavel Izvolsky, Leiter Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur
Dr. Meike Zwingenberger, Geschäftsführerin Amerikahaus München
Cécile Guarinoni, Stv. Leiterin Institut Français Berlin im Maison de France
Paul Smith, Direktor British Council Berlin

Roundtable discussion with friendly support by: Friede Springer Stiftung, Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung. // Project partner: Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur Berlin, Institut Français Berlin, British Council Berlin, Amerikahaus München // Media partner: Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Guided Tours
Oct 28/30/31, 2020 + Nov 7/11/14, 2020.
Guided tours: Cooperation offer from museums and cultural institutions exclusively for the exhibition. 
Held in German; Guided tour at “Maison de France” held in French & German.
Registration required, details see Leporello below:

Part of EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2020
Oct 1 — 31, 2020
Urania Berlin

Oct 25 — Nov 14, 2020 extended until Jan 21, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 24, 12 noon – 4:30 pm, registration required.
Framework program: please see above

An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin
[District: Schöneberg | Borough: Tempelhof-Schöneberg]

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 4 – 10 pm, Sat & Sun 2 – 7 pm

Admission free

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