Functional places and artistic platform.

The KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin is a place for the production and presentation of discourse oriented contemporary art. In 2008 a temporary hotel suite was built with the support of Dornbracht Culture Projects in the front building of the KW that could be used as accommodation by artists from all artistic disciplines: the Hotel Marienbad. The accommodations were paid for not with money but with public events in the hotel. The name "Hotel Marienbad" and the neon sign attached to the facade originated from the Scottish artist Douglas Gordon. The title makes reference to locations in two movies, which have their place in film history: Fassbinder's "Berlin Alexanderplatz" and Alain Resnais' "Letztes Jahr in Marienbad".