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KW Institute for Contemporary Art

From the KW website~

KW Institute for Contemporary Art aims to approach the central questions of our times through the production, display, and dissemination of contemporary art. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, KW has established itself, not only as an institution, but also as a dynamic and lively space for progressive practices within the Berlin art scene, as well as in an international context. By means of exhibitions and various event formats, KW has aligned itself towards the current tendencies of the national and international art and cultural discourse, and has actively developed them on a collaborative level with artists, institutions, and by means of commissioned works. As an institution for contemporary art without a collection of its own, the team at KW maintains a high degree of flexibility in creating its programs and addressing its audience.

Under the responsibility of director Krist Gruijthuijsen, the current program evolves around the central objective of using the participating artists’ perspective as a starting point, entailing their subjects and points of view as ways to reflect on social and political issues. The institution is thereby conceived as a social space that facilitates contemplation and exchange between different protagonists and cultures, consistently challenging its audience. The building complex includes exhibition halls, apartments, offices, and event spaces, as well as the Café Bravo in the courtyard, that was designed by Dan Graham in 1999.

In addition to its internationally renowned exhibition program, KW collaborates on a regular basis with national and international partners, such as MoMA PS1, the Biennale di Venezia and Documenta in Kassel.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art is institutionally supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The program of KW is kindly supported by the KW Freunde e. V.

 

Accessibility 

Due to construction work, KW cannot currently provide barrier-free access to the exhibition on the 1st and 2nd floors. The exhibition in the hall and on the ground floor can still be reached by lift. In addition, the barrier-free restroom is currently not accessible. We ask for your understanding. (as of: October 28, 2019)

 

Please ring the designated door bell at the main entrance gate (underneath the door bell panel), our staff members will assist you while enter the building. All exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair. All floors can be reached by elevator. There is no barrier-free access to the KW Studio in our fronthouse. The courtyard of KW consists of cobblestones.

 

Please contact our staff for further information on your visit at +49 30 243459-41.

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