KW, a history

Distanz, 2021

ISBN DE 978-3-95476-371-9, EN 978-3-95476-372-6

Edited by Klaus Biesenbach, Jenny Dirksen, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Gabriele Horn / KW Institute for Contemporary Art


Released on occasion of the anniversary, this first comprehensive publication on KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V. is the fruit of Jenny Dirksen’s extensive research into the organization’s history. It presents selections from the sizable archive and unfurls a polyphonic institutional history, with a timeline running to over 300 pages, photographs, writings by Klaus Biesenbach, Jenny Dirksen, Susanne von Falkenhausen, Eva Scharrer, and Jan Verwoert, and recollections of contemporary observers and friends and associates of the KUNST-WERKE BERLIN from three decades.