The Unknown Political Prisoner

An International Sculpture Competition in the Cold War Era

October 30, 2020 – June 20, 2021

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The competition for the Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner was probably the most important art competition of the post-war period. More than 3,000 artists from all over the world participated, including sculptors and architects such as Max Bill, Alexander Calder, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Bernhard Heiliger and Anne Kahane.

Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin



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Photography competition with prize money of 2,000 and 1,000 euros

The Freundeskreis Kunsthaus Dahlem – Bernhard Heiliger e.V. is organizing a photography competition for the first time. Kunsthaus Dahlem is participating in the anniversary year for the architect Werner Düttmann with an exhibition this summer. Therefore we are looking for young photography students from Berlin and Brandenburg who can show new, unique or unusual perspectives on Düttmann’s buildings and their sculptures. For detailed information please check files below. We look forward to your ideas!

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photo: Berlin, Ernst-Reuter-Platz with »Flame«, 1962/63, by Bernhard Heiliger.