KW Institute for Contemporary Art

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art is one of the most important institutions for contemporary art in Germany. KW has no collection of its own: instead, it sees itself much more as a laboratory for the presentation of exhibitions, artist ateliers and the latest events in national and international contemporary culture. The KW actively fosters artistic developments in cooperation with artists and institutions as well as via commissioned works.
KW was founded in the early 1990s by Klaus Biesenbach and a group of young art enthusiasts in a rundown former margarine factory in Berlin-Mitte. KW owes its rapid emergence as an international centre for contemporary art to the unique nature of its building, its artistic programme and its partnerships with several other institutions – first and foremost its close relationship to the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.
In 1997, KW founded the Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst (berlin biennial for contemporary art), which took place for the 10th time in 2018.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

+49 (30) 24 34 59-0
+49 (30) 24 34 59-99
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11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
Friday -Sunday
11:00 - 19:00

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24. December
31. December
Admission price
8,00 €

Admission free on Thursday evening from 6–9 pm. Combined Day Ticket KW Institute for Contemporary Art / me Collectors Room Berlin: 10,00 € / reduced 8,00 €

Reduced price
6,00 €
Group ticket

Groups of 10 or more: per person 6,00 €


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