<p>Photo: Dirk Herzog</p>

Photo: Dirk Herzog


The project REALTY focuses on the role of contemporary art in recent histories of gentrification. These days, it seems one artist, one venue, one model after another is being unmasked as being part of the problem. But we will not be discussing art’s shortcomings yet again. Instead, REALTY asks how art’s international playing field can be put to better use. It insists on moving beyond critique, and towards an attempt at productive models, however vague or naive. The KW leg of REALTY kicks off in October 2017, with a series of public lectures, workshops, and screenings. The project is conceived by Tirdad Zolghadr, KW’s Associate Curator, and commissioned by KW and Sommerakademie Paul Klee Bern.


REALTY is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin.






Previous Events


Ethics as Authorship – A Preliminary Study of Institutional Power Structures
18 December 18


Perma-usage: the case of ZK/U

8 Dezember 18



14–18 November 18



8–13 November 18


Larissa Fassler

Emotional Blackmail

2–12 November 18


Gentrify GIF/Realty
23 June 18, 12 pm

Resolution 3: Municipalism (Tehran)

22 April 18, 5 pm


Open Heart Surgery

9 April 18, 2 pm


2nd Working meeting: Kunstbloc and beyond

4 April 18, 6 pm


Resolution 2: Triple TV Propaganda

18 March 18, 3 pm


Resolution 1: Don’t Move!

17 March 18, 3 pm



5 October 17, 2 pm


Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras: Flag Wars (2003)

  1. 5 October 17, 8.30 pm


Dellbrügge & de Moll on below papers

4 October 17, 7 pm



3 October 17, 6 pm