Kino International is a landmark building and cinema
on the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin,
which is now devoting its attention towards visual art. KIK (Kino - International - Kunst)
organises art exhibitions at the venue. The uniqueness of KIK is the world-class quality
of the movie theatre, which is used for each exhibition as a screening point and focus
for an artist's video. So far we have showcased Julian Rosefeldt, Nicolas Provost and
Elmgreen & Dragset. Each video helps create an individual theme, which is reflected
throughout the curated exhibition. KIK director, Christopher Winter also invites guest
curators each year to create shows for the space. KIK was originally founded in January
2014 by Peter Wilde and Christopher Winter. Peter Wilde has consequently left to
pursue his artistic career.
Not only are the movie theatre, foyer and panorama bar used but also spaces in the
building beyond usual public access where there are possibilities to exhibit visual,
installation and performance art. The exhibition openings take place as an event on
Friday nights. We plan to have four exhibitions a year.
After the first exhibition KIK-ONE, opening on 28th February 2014, our first guest
curator was Anna Erickson from Hauser & Wirth, New York. Her exhibition KIK-TWO
“An die Freunde” opened on May 2nd for the Berlin Gallery Weekend. We also had a
very successful opening in September 2014 with “Dizzyland”. Artists that have been
featured in our exhibitions include Daniele Buetti, Andy Hope 1930, Martin Eder,
Jonathan Meese, Jonas Burgert, Despina Stokou,Bjørn Melhusand Assume
Vivid Astro Focus.
Our aim is to showcase a very high quality of work from both emerging and
established artists who are exhibiting and/or living in Berlin.
Director of KIK