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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Art Vending Machine


High quality photo prints, printed textiles, and small sculptures – the art vending machine, at the Jewish Museum Berlin from August 2013 to June 2018, offered a wide range of surprising contemporary art hiding in its 30 compartments. The small-format unicums were created by international Jewish artists living in Berlin. All works of art were made exclusively for the art vending machine and are hand signed limited editions. Once they were sold, they were gone.

  Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus


Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Contemporary Art for 6 Euros

Visitors were able to draw a piece of contemporary art from the machine – a redesigned and rebuilt vending machine from the 1970s – for 6 euros, payable in three two-euro coins. (How did a vending machine start selling art? Find out from a post on our blog.)

Artists and Artworks

The following artists were involved in the project:

A large white vending machine with the word

The art vending machine in the previous permanent exhibition; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe