Collections & Archives

The collection and the archives contain works and documents from the 20th and 21st centuries. The special feature of the ZKM's collection activities is its focus on the electronic arts.

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The collection and the archives contain works and documents from the 20th and 21st centuries. The special feature of the ZKM's collection activities is its focus on the electronic arts. 

The video art collection is one of the largest in Europe and the computer art collection is the largest of its kind in the world. In addition, there is an extensive collection of works of electronic music.

By combining all artistic genres in one collection - from painting, sculpture, video art, performance and computer-based works to music - and the availability of numerous documents that provide a deeper insight into historical events, it becomes possible to gain a diverse perspective on 20th and 21st century art and history.

Art of the 20th and 21st century

Collection
Discover about 9,000 works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the ZKM collection, which was founded in 1989.

ARCHIVES

Under archives you will find the acquired archives of artists and scientists and the ZKM archive of past exhibitions, events and projects.

LIBRARY

The library contains about 60,000 books and digital data carriers. To this end, around 120 magazines and five newspapers are subscribed to.

Medien Kunst Netz

»Media Art Net« is a digital publication that invites you to discover the history of media art. »Media Art Net« is used worldwide by students and teachers for study and further education.

www.medienkunstnetz.de

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PROJECTS
A Summary of the Projects of the Department Wissen and its Divisions Collection, Archives, Library and Research

 

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DIGITAL PROGRAM
A summary of the digital programs of the Department Wissen and its Collection, Archives, Library, and Research sections.

PEOPLE

Aku Raski
Michell & Jean-Pierre Hartmann
Katodic Boum Boum
Jean-Noël Crocq
Rolf Simmen
Takehisa Kosugi
Marc Brandenburg
José María Isidro
Dietrich Oertel
Bernhard Radetzki
Claire Hurpeau
Paul Kuhn
Leigh Bowery
Marion Saxer
Dana Schutz
Thomas Tode
Joe Gold
Instant-Replay Production
Dolette McDonald
OOIOO
Margarete Koch
Enzo Minarelli
Jane Coop
Alessandro Cipriani
Bolesław Bierut
Fripp Robert
Francesc Abad
Luise Voigt
Dirk Pörschmann
Stefan Palitov
Franco Nanni
Teatr & Teatr
The Percussion Group of Cincinnati
Judith Barry
Bettina Römer
Mariá Ignacia Edwards Leyton
Marc Lehmann
David Joselit
Sigrun Kiesewetter
Arthur Siegel
Tom Mole
Radoslav Putar
Hannatilda
Simone Prinz
Edgar Winter
Román Gubern
John Blackmore
Klara Hobza
Arkona
George Davis
Marie-Luise Angerer
Michael Gregor Scholl
Monique Rollin
Chor des Österreichischen Rundfunks
Martin Koerber
Tobias Leibetseder
Time's Up
Ernst Benkard
Suzanne Lacy und Leslie Labowitz
Jean-Pascal Flavien
Matthias Zipp
Kenji Iwamoto
Minatci Nathan Pillai
Toby Twining Music
Tom Weinberg
Constantin Herzog
Silke-Thora Matthies
Maria Stange
Gerald Golka
Caatje Cusse
Ueli Wiget
Monica Solem
Keithe Copeland
Aldebaran Robotics
Matthew Allen
Kristjan Järvi
Nat Johnson
Susann Wach Rózsa
Michael Kellner
Michael Zwack
Diana Cardoso
Abdenbi Binizi
Odense' 'Ensemble SurPlus
Alex Buess
Sven Harguth
Zygmunt Mycielski
Alex Preda
Alexei W. Schtschussew
Uwe Kammann
Lee Nam Lee
Abu Ali
Richard Fleischer
Raimondi Marcantonio
Heinrich Klotz
John Chantler
John Dupré
Ely Bielutin
Ivar Veermäe
Wang Jianwei
Jakob Gille
Oliver Berlin
Leng Lin
Tyler Adams
Nektarios Vlachopoulos
Tom Ensom
Terje Thiwång
Jeanne Gordon
Wislawa Szymborska
C. Eckenrath
Vanessa Porter
George Cacciopo
Baba Sissoko
Relache
Luc Bériot
Bernhard Neubauer
Nicolaj Zimmermann
Stefan Steiger
Jerome Braun
Eugen Wendel
Charles Zacharie Bornstein
Phnom Penh Musicians from the Royal University of Fine Arts
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Frederic Bartscherer
Darko Borovic
Erwin Gross
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Georg Süßmann
Pablo Freire
Erich Hauser
Kilian Schwoon
Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra
DJ Subsonic
Tony Conrad
Tsuyoshi Ozawa
Elżbieta Sikora
Ivo Van Emmerik
Michael Grudziecki
Ned Washington
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Nadine Siegert
Sascha Armbruster
André Boucourechliev
Beverley Johnston
Fischer Jens
Kenneth Karlsson
Volker W. Feierabend
Yolanda de los Bueis
Judith Kappel
Bob Katz
Guillemette Legrand

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Contacts

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Image Requests
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