The House of the World’s Cultures is an exhibition space for international contemporary art in Berlin and a forum for actual developments and discourses. It presents artistic productions from all over the world especially considering non-European cultures and societies.
The House of the World’s Cultures has its domicile since its foundation in 1989 at the former congress hall at the shore of the river Spree at Tiergarten and the government quarter. the congress hall, as an icon of modernist architecture, had become a prominent symbol for the German-American alliance. Berliners also call it the ‚pregnant oyster‘ because of its unique form.
The House of the World’s Cultures develops and stages a for Europe unique program connecting discourse, exhibitions, concerts and performances, science, mediation offers and publications. Its projects initiate thinking processes and design new reference systems. Hereby, the House of the World’s Cultures understands history as a resource for alternative narratives.
In an extraordinary architectonic surrounding the House of the World’s Cultures makes new forms of encounter possible and opens experience spaces between art and discourse. Together with artists, scientists, experts of daily life and partners worldwide it researches ideas and shares them with the international audience in Berlin and the digital public.