KW Institute for Contemporary Art
KW Institute for Contemporary Art aims to approach the central questions of our times through the production, display, and dissemination of contemporary art. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, KW has established itself, not only as an institution, but also as a dynamic and lively space for progressive practices within the Berlin art scene, as well as in an international context. By means of exhibitions and various event formats, KW has aligned itself towards the current tendencies of the national and international art and cultural discourse, and has actively developed them on a collaborative level with artists, institutions, and by means of commissioned works.
Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation is an advocate, catalyst and producer of contemporary art. Established in 2009 to expand programmes beyond the Sharjah Biennial, which launched in 1993, the Foundation encourages a shared understanding of the transformational role of art through the annual March Meeting, year-round exhibitions, film and music programmes, education and community outreach programmes, grants, residencies, commissions and publications. Sharjah Art Foundation is a legally independent public body established by Emiri Decree and supported by government funding, grants from national and international nonprofits and cultural organisations, corporate sponsors and individual patrons.
The Goethe-Institut Marokko is the Moroccan branch of the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, which is active worldwide and promotes the study of German language abroad as well as encourages international cultural exchange.
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany’s intermediary organization for international cultural relations. It promotes peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue, and conference programs, and acts as a center of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg and its capital Stuttgart.
ThinkArt was founded by Salma Lahlou in 2015 and sets up a dynamic range of meetings, reflections, and exhibitions around contemporary creation and curatorial practices.
The School of Casablanca is initiated by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah in collaboration with ThinkArt, Casablanca, and Goethe-Institut Marokko.
The conference The School of Casablanca: Pioneering innovative strategies for the production and transmission of forms of knowledge—Learning from the legacies of the School of Casablanca today is realized with additional support of ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Berlin/Stuttgart.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art is institutionally supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.