Independent Space

KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst

Berlin, Germany

Address

  • Am Sudhaus 3
  • Berlin
  • Berlin
  • 12053
  • Germany

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 18:00
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: U8 to Boddinstraße / U7 to Karl-Marx Straße

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The KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art is an extraordinary exhibition venue in Berlin. Since 2016, important positions in international contemporary art have been shown in the building complex of the former Kindl brewery in Neukölln. The exhibition program under the artistic direction of Andreas Fiedler includes several major exhibitions each year, supplemented with events such as artist talks, lectures, and concerts.

The industrial monument in the style of 1920s Brick Expressionism offers more than 1,600 square metres of exhibition space. On the three floors of the former Power House, each of which spans around 400 square meters, monographic retrospectives and thematic group exhibitions are presented in parallel. With a height and length of around twenty metres on each side, the Kesselhaus offers yet another spectacular exhibition space. Important artists each develop a site-specific work specifically for this imposing space, such as Roman Signer, David Claerbout, Haegue Yang, and Thomas Scheibitz.

The transformation of the former industrial complex into a centre for contemporary art was made possible thanks to the vision of Salome Grisard and Burkhard Varnholt. They acquired the listed ensemble of the Maschinenhaus (Power House), Sudhaus (Brew House), tower, and Kesselhaus (Boiler House) in 2011 and carefully renovated it. Thanks to the historically sensitive renovation work—for example, the foyer with an exterior stairway in exposed concrete and glass leading to the exhibition areas—the result is a modern venue that can be used in a variety of ways for presenting and producing art, while preserving the industrial character of the building.

In addition to the exhibition spaces, the Brew House with its six enormous copper kettles, once the largest of their kind in Europe, is particularly impressive. The former Palace of Berlin Beer Culture features a cafe for visitors and neighbours, and in the warmer months a beer garden under plane trees on the square outside the building is also open.

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