KW Institute for Contemporary Art
KW defines itself as "a laboratory for communicating and advancing contemporary cultural developments by means of exhibitions, workshops and resident artists' studios, as well as by collaborating with artists or other institutions and by commissioning works". The front on Auguststraße is occupied by a baroque "Stadtpalais" (city palace), a listed building from the second half of the 18th century. Once passed the gateway, you discover a pleasant courtyard, often used for open air exhibitions and installations. In the corner of the courtyard, the American artist Dan Graham added the Café Bravo pavilion (architecturally realized in collaboration with Johanne Nalbach). The glass and steel construction sets its surroundings in motion, playing a game of refraction, reflection and transparency. At the rear of the courtyard is a late-19th-century margarine factory. On a second courtyard behind the factory, the Berlin architect Hans Düttmann built a classical white cube exhibition hall.