The Kunst-Werke (KW) is one of the most impressive contemporary art institutions around. Their initiative kick-started the Berlin Biennale, which put Berlin on the international art map as an epicenter here to stay. The KW is no museum and has no dusty permanent collection, allowing for more innovation, collaborations, commissions and curatorial creativity, boasting five floors of malleable space and a large courtyard for outdoor projects. The institute’s impressive glass cafe, Cafe Bravo, was designed by artist Dan Graham, and the building houses six artist studios where residencies and other opportunities are available. The KW has worked closely with PS1/MoMA in New York, the Venice Biennale, and Documenta X. Temporary and contemporary, the KW is Berlin’s foremost full-frontal art space.