The Kunstautomat are small vending machines, like the ones you see around Berlin selling cigarettes. But these ones are way better! They have been around Berlin since 2011, and there are quite a few around Berlin, as you can see on this map here.
One curious aspect of the artwork that goes inside the Kunstautomat is that they need to fit in the box from the art vending machine. Because of that, the art pieces cannot be larger than five by two centimeters. Besides that, there are no limits to what the artists want to do, and that is another reason I loved this so much.
Each art packet can be bought for 4€ across all locations. The money is split between the artist, packaging, and maintenance of the machines, and the rest goes for insurance and taxes. So, whenever you see one, help support art and get one small piece of art for the price of a döner.
If you are interested in different vending machines, we wrote something about the one we saw in Vienna, at the Micro Museum for the Design of and with Typography.