From the end of April to the end of August, KW Institute for Contemporary Art will become a space that imagines an art institution’s potential. KW exhibits itself in multiple senses: Presenting itself to the audience, drawing its own image, launching its content and forms, sharing its intentions, wishes, and fears – in short, attempting to think itself anew.
RELAUNCH, Ellen Blumenstein’s first project as chief curator, shows KW as it longs to be, as it could be, and – possibly – as it will become. It glances at what is ahead, and tests all ideas’ viability in situ. Constructed upon the house’s history and its exhibition practice, RELAUNCH sets KW forth as a vital, social place. It situates itself on the verge between an applied past, shaped present, and possible future, a place where the pressing questions of our time are publicly discussed.
Kindly funded by the Capital Cultural Fund of Berlin. Additional support from the Icelandic Art Center and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin.