Philippe Van Snick, Dag/Nacht, 1984 – fortlaufend, Installationsansicht Eingangstor, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Foto: Frank Sperling, Courtesy Tatjana Pieters.

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. In 1997, KW founded the Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst (berlin biennial for contemporary art), which takes place for the 12th time in 2022.

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