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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

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  • poorly managed and just not that interesting I visited when it was free entry, I would have been hugely disappointed had I paid EUR 8  more »
  • The space was wide and clean allowing each piece/pieces of work to make a statement in the room. The short films were quite interesting, especially those that provided audio headsets. I found it to be...  more »
  • Relatively inconspicuous, the four-storey museum is located in a courtyard. Very nice spaces enlivened with contemporary art. Diverse and well documented. Also offers to the café in the courtyard, also without Museum admission, for a little break. Very recommended for art lovers.
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  • Only after paying the 8 euro's did they tell me that only 1 floor was open. Nice space though. Although I found it a bit weird how they waited for me to walk into the remaining display area before talking about the art work in English.
  • Amazing place! 3 amazing expositions and a lot of information about them. People who work there are really gentle and attentive
  • How much you like this place depends entirely on what they're showing. I'm not a huge fan of political activist art or video art which seem to be specialities. I also don't like art that needs to be explained so was a bit shocked when I -- a long-time art aficionado -- had absolutely no clue about at least half of the pieces. (An uninspiring sculpture reminiscent of Brancusi was maybe about the DNA of HIV or held ashes of Buddha or something? And that square on the floor was the same size as Nelson Mandela's cell? Hold my coat because I'm about to pass out.) Otherwise, with four floors this is a nice-sized place, though the architecture isn't interesting enough to warrant a visit.
  • Wonderful three-floor conceptual art exhibition space. Never been to any institution like this. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.
  • This was so disappointing. The space available is vast and contemporary, but the installations were absolutely abysmal and extremely sparse. It was laughable. Seriously over priced as well. I would sincerely reconsider coming here unless there is something specific you wish to see.

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