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Philippe Van Snick Dag/Nacht, 1984 – ongoing, Installation view entrance gate, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Photo: Frank Sperling, Courtesy Tatjana Pieters
Foto/Photo: Frank Sperling, Courtesy Tatjana Pieters
atelier le balto Archipel, 2017, Mixed media, Courtesy atelier le balto, Photo: Fran Sperling
© Foto: Frank Sperling
Café Bravo. KW Institute for Contemporary Art. © Foto: Frank Sperling
Hassan Sharif, Installation view I Am The Single Work Artist at KW Center for Contemporary Art, 2020
Foto: Frank Sperling
Courtesy Hassan Sharif Estate; Alexander Gray Associates, New York; gb agency, Paris; Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
Front: Kris Lemsalu Malone, Love Song Sing-Along, 2019/2020; middle: Michèle Pagel, Birch Trunks, 2020; back: Kyp Malone Lemsalu, Love Song Sing-Along Serie 1– 14 / series 1–14 (Detail: 7–14), 2019/2020
Foto: Frank Sperling
Installation view of the exhibition Love Song Sing-Along at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2020, Courtesy the artists.
Jimmy Robert, Joie noire, Performance with Courtney Henry at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2019, Berlin, Courtesy of the artist, photo: Frank Sperling
Foto: Frank Sperling
Judith Hopf, Hand 1, 2016, Courtesy the artist and kaufmann repetto, Mailand, New York, installation view, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Foto: Frank Sperling

KW is one of the most important institutions for contemporary art in Germany. It does not have its own collection, but is a laboratory with exhibitions, artists' studios and events.

KW presents the latest developments in national and international contemporary culture and actively develops itself in collaborations with artists* and institutions as well as through commissions.

In the early 1990s, the institute was founded by Klaus Biesenbach and a group of young art enthusiasts in a then dilapidated former margarine factory in Berlin-Mitte. KW owes its rapid development into an international center for contemporary art to the peculiarity of the building, its artistic program, and its partnerships with international institutions, most notably its close ties to the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.

in 1997 KW founded the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, which will take place for the twelfth time in 2022.


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Opening hours,

  • Monday 11:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Friday-Sunday 11:00 - 19:00

Location,

Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 24 34 59-69

Fax,

+49 (30) 24 34 59-99

Website,

www.kw-berlin.de

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 10,00 €

Berlin Welcome Card holders 6,00 €

The purchase of tickets is only possible on site and by card payment.

Reduced price 6,00 €

Berlin Welcome Card holders 4,50 €

Free admission to visitors up to and including 18, Friends of KW and Berlin Biennale, and KW Lover* cardholders, Thursday evenings from 18:00–21:00, every first Sunday of a month as part of Museum Sunday Berlin (please book a time slot ticket for Museum Sunday in advance via the booking system. Remaining tickets can be purchased on-site), Berechtigungsnachweis holders (former berlinpass), Recipients of ALG II, students of Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and Universität der Künste Berlin, ICOM Members and Museumsbund Members

Exhibitions

Most Dismal Swamp, Scraper, Video still, detail, 2023. Courtesy the artist.
Most Dismal Swamp, Scraper, Video still, detail, 2023. Courtesy the artist.

Poetics of Encryption

Events

Philippe Van Snick Dag/Nacht, 1984 – ongoing, Installation view entrance gate, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Photo: Frank Sperling, Courtesy Tatjana Pieters
Foto/Photo: Frank Sperling, Courtesy Tatjana Pieters

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Thursday Evening

Miscellaneous

Most Dismal Swamp, Scraper, Video still, detail, 2023. Courtesy the artist.
Most Dismal Swamp, Scraper, Video still, detail, 2023. Courtesy the artist.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Poetics of Encryption – Public guided tour

Guided Tour

Useful Art Services

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Poetics of Encryption – Book Launch

The Desert Turned to Glass

Lecture, talk

EARLY LABYRINTH, Photo: Santiago Perez. Courtesy the artists.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Poetics of Encryption – Concert: EARLY LABYRINTH

Concert

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Workshop Heinz-Brandt-Schule 2023 © Frank Sperling

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Poetics of Encryption Open studio for children and adults: Encryption or abstraction after all?

Workshop

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

10,00 €

Berlin Welcome Card holders 6,00 €

The purchase of tickets is only possible on site and by card payment.

Reduced price

6,00 €

Berlin Welcome Card holders 4,50 €

Free admission to visitors up to and including 18, Friends of KW and Berlin Biennale, and KW Lover* cardholders, Thursday evenings from 18:00–21:00, every first Sunday of a month as part of Museum Sunday Berlin (please book a time slot ticket for Museum Sunday in advance via the booking system. Remaining tickets can be purchased on-site), Berechtigungsnachweis holders (former berlinpass), Recipients of ALG II, students of Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and Universität der Künste Berlin, ICOM Members and Museumsbund Members

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Cafe

Accessibility

An accessible restroom and changing table are currently under construction and are expected to be completed in the spring of 2021. The nearest accessible restroom is located next door in the me Collectors Room, which is open daily from 12pm-6pm (except Tuesday). We ask for your understanding (as of March 4, 2020)

KW's courtyard is paved with cobblestones.
There is a bell at the main entrance (on the right below the bell sign) that is connected to the counter. Please use it, a* KW staff member will then assist you in accessing the KW courtyard as well as Café Bravo.

For more information, please visit our website at hwww.kw-berlin.de/barrierefreiheit or call our staff at +49 30 243459-69.

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