Archives of Artists and Theorists

Acquired archives

View of the archive of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The ZKM archive manages over 120 acquired holdings of artists and theorists.

The archives of artists and theorists include the following archives: Het Apollohuis, Max Bense and Elisabeth Walther, Reinhard Döhl, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T), Herbert W. Franke, the photogram archive Heyne Neusüss, Herman Heiß, Stephan von Huene, Infermental, Hiroshi Kawano, Heinrich Klotz, Laboratorium, Merve-Verlag, Radical Software, Ed Sommer and Ira Schneider.

The overview display of the archives is currently still under construction. For further information and appointments please write to

Laboratory for antiquated video systems

The Laboratory for Antique Video Systems allows for preserving video and audio archives of artists and theorists and making them available for research, exhibitions and publications in the long term.

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A very old, small TV monitor, an old video camera and a remote control with integrated bottle opener

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