Since its founding in 1989, the ZKM | Karlsruhe has published more than 550 works. A special department was established in 2000 with the specific task of professionally supervising the continually growing number of publications (books, CDs and DVDs), produced at the ZKM.
The publications cover topics in the fields of contemporary art and architecture, media art and technology, music, photography and film, computer and net art, performance and dance.
Great Art Published Well
Numerous ZKM works are published by internationally renowned art and science publishers, such as The MIT Press (Cambridge/USA), the Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König (Cologne), Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern), Prestel (Munich), and Kehrer-Verlag (Heidelberg).
The label »a zkm book«, under which a large amount of the ZKM publications have been and will be published, stands, as a rule, for encyclopedic heavy weights that bring together the perspectives of art, society, politics, and science. As the result of theories, they are produced in both cross-media and thematic exhibitions as well as symposia, in which established authors, artists, and scholars from diverse disciplines have their say. A number of these books are meanwhile considered standard reference works in their fields, and are used worldwide as teaching material at universities.