Book Launch:
KW, a history


16 September 21, 6 pm

In English


The launch of the publication will take place in the spaces of the publishing house DISTANZ (Hallesches Ufer 78, 10963 Berlin). Due to the limited capacity, we kindly ask you to register until September 14 at



Released on occasion of the anniversary, the first comprehensive publication about the KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V. is the fruit of KW fellow Jenny Dirksen’s extensive research into the organization’s history. It presents selections from the sizable archive of KW and the Berlin Biennale and unfurls a polyphonic institutional history on 496 pages, with essays by Klaus Biesenbach, Jenny Dirksen, Susanne von Falkenhausen, and Jan Verwoert, and a detailed timeline with short texts by Eva Scharrer, an exhibition list, photographs, posters, invitation cards, press responses, and recollections of contemporary observers, friends and associates from three decades.


The publication KW, a history, edited by Klaus Biesenbach, Jenny Dirksen, Krist Gruijthuijsen and Gabriele Horn and published by DISTANZ, was made possible as part of the anniversary program of Kunst-Werke e. V. by the support of Volkswagen AG, Ólafur Elíasson, Julia Stoschek, Marina Kellen French Foundation, wissensART, and KW Freunde.


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

Price: 44,00 €