How do political and economic interests shape the urban environment? Which boundaries and power structures are encoded in it? And which creative media can be used to make them visible and overcome them? In Between Spaces, 15 artists examine questions and contradictions found in urban life. The exhibition places work by Gordon Matta-Clark and perspectives on East Berlin into a dialogue with current artistic positions. The featured artists appropriate unused spaces and lend new forms to the inconspicuous spaces in-between. … read more

Explore our rich program of artist talks, lectures, workshops and performances. On a regular basis  exciting artists and speakers discuss, reflect and experiment on matters of art and public space. From exhibition tour, to sound performance and dinner discourse here you will find all the upcoming dates continue reading...

The ZKR – Centre for Art and Public Space Schloss Biesdorf aims to explore the complex interplay between art, architecture and public space. As a cultural project of the publicly-owned Grün Berlin GmbH, the ZKR displays art in both an urban and an environmental context. Changing exhibitions display international contemporary art alongside art from the former GDR, thus revealing unexpected associations between the artistic positions of the different eras … read more

Almost 150 years ago, Schloss Biesdorf was built by the royal architect Heino Schmieden as a two-storey, classicist villa with an octagonal tower. Later developed by the Siemens family, who expanded the surrounding landscape park, the estate became property of the city of Berlin in the late 1920s. After a fire almost completely destroyed the upper storey, the property was provisionally repaired in the 1950s and used as a local cultural centre.  …read more

Set in the grounds of a picturesque park, the ZKR – Centre for Art and Public Space Schloss Biesdorf aims to become a unique landmark in Berlin’s cultural landscape. Pay us a visit and explore this special venue and its creative potential. … more information