KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k.
About the location
n.b.k. is an institution focusing on the production of contemporary art and discourse, established in 1969 to present international contemporary visual art to the general public and to facilitate access to works of art, whilst also inviting audiences to play an active role in cultural processes. n.b.k. shows artists from around the world and young Berlin artists in its two exhibition spaces, the main hall on the ground fl oor and the fi rst fl oor showroom. In 1970, n.b.k. launched one of the fi rst lending libraries for art in Germany, the Artothek, and in 1971 it set up the Video-Forum. Both collections—the Artothek and the Video-Forum—are open to the public, offering experimental programs in art and cultural education. Fostering the evolution of more recent artistic developments and spotlighting the social signifi cance of contemporary art are important priorities for n.b.k. Artists granted fellowships as part of n.b.k.’s residency program can use the studio/apartment at the recently renovated residential complex Gartenstadt Atlantic and have opportunities to carry out research in Berlin and to develop their projects. The book series “Exhibitions,” “Discourse,” and “Berlin” number among the publications produced by n.b.k. in conjunction with the Cologne publishing house Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. The DVD series n.b.k. “Concert,” in turn, features contemporary music and performance art. n.b.k. also produces artist editions on a periodic basis.
n.b.k. receives a grant from Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie with the support of the
Lord Mayor of Berlin, Senate Chancellery, Cultural Affairs.
Chausseestraße 128 / 129
Exhibiting artists→Erik Blinderman & Lisa Rave
Tue - Sun 12am - 6pm
Thu 12am - 8pm
How to get there
U6 (Oranienburger Tor)
M1, M6, M 12