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

Steffen Wick
Mark Turner
Juliane Götz / Quadrature
Heinz H.R. Decker
Brent Sims
Expedition Medora
Song On Cho
Klaus Heid
Torben Skjødt Jensen
Judy Bryan
Fausto Paravidino
Janneke Schoene
Laure Adler
Skip Arnold
Ingvild Goetz
Jussi Ängeslevä
Dejan Sretenović
Paul Lawrence-Davis
Dina Karadžić
Matthia Löbke
Martin Farkas
Stipendiaten des ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik
Anne Laforet
Mashica
Robert Mapplethorpe
Aexandra von Berckholtz
Philip Tew
Tiemen Cocquyt
John F. Abbick
Dinos Chapman
la Rokoko
Matthew Fuller
Lucas Wecker
Claude Ardouin
Delft Hydraulics
Alexander Deineka
Silvio Lorusso
Andreas Feix
Michael Degen
Bela Bartók
Malcolm Morley
Helmut Schuster
Gülsel Özkan
Paul Éluard
Josef Strau
Georg Karl Pfahler
Axel A. Hoff
Gino Robair
Julius Baruch
Don Alphonso
Aitken Doug
Fria Elfen
Maren Kames
Catherine Bignalet
Helmut Wagner
Kenneth C. Knowlton
Tino Schwanemann
Daniel Geesin
Peter Gather
Tina Kaja Gerken
Christiane Feser
Rudi Frings
Karin Deckner
Robert Watlington
Partick Schumacher
Giulio Paolini
Christophe Boureux
George Stein
Karl-Heinz Pohl
Jarosław Kozłowski
Todd Edelmann
Johannes Paul Raether
Roland Vollmar
AES+F
Gottfried Schlemmer
Bo Wang
Simon Faithfull
Aimé Agnel
Ján Mančuška
Jayce Salloum
Albertas Navickas
Monika Oechsler
Peter Deuflhard
Jörn Jacob Rohwer
Matthias Ries
Merlena Kudlicka
Martin Hiendl
Julie
Sándor Csutoros
Wilhelm Schnarrenberger
Combustion Construction
Esther Lemi
Peter Bömmels
Margarete Jahrmann & Max Moswitzer
Rainer Stiefelhagen
Jean Gagnon
Martin Stefanov
Robert Voda-Ludwig
Capi Corrales Rodrigáñez
Antonietta Mazzette
Elena Burggraf
Lisa Otto
autogena projects
Elizabeth Grosz
Barbara Rettenmaier
Mark Chow
Andrea Raccagni
Marc Chagall
Jeff Nuttall
Brian O‘Doherty
Kioshi Furakawa
Kirsten Geister
Stephen Beck
Brigitte Kramer
Korbinian Strunz
Werner Herzog
Huang Hsin-Chien
Neal Cassady
Ursula Meyer-König
Oval
Pascal Kané
Karl Grammer
A DandyPunk
Werner Ahrens
Erotic Psyche
Harry Rag
Susanna Manrubia
Jenny Almendinger
Max Ackermann
Sjoerd van Acker
Maria Luzia Stadlmayer-Bieber
Elke Mühlleitner
Evelyn Hribersek
Strawalde
Dong Zhou
Christa Näher
Kyle Stephan
Jonghyun Kim
Max Peintner
Friedrich Fiddecke
Friedrich W. J. Schelling
Julian Fischer
Julian Dörr
Karl Steiner
Marlene Angermeyer-Deubner
Christine Heil
Hermann Bartels
Ottmar Hörl/Rainer Römer/Dietmar Wiesner
Ulf Stolterfoht
Paola Ravasio

ZKM | Karlsruhe
Wissen – Collections, Archives and Research

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe ​
Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-2008
Fax:  +49 (0) 721/8100-1309
E-Mail: wissen@zkm.de 

Contacts

ZKM | Collections
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E-Mail: collections-and-archives@zkm.de

ZKM | Archives
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E-Mail: collections-and-archives@zkm.de

ZKM | Library
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E-Mail: bibliothek@zkm.de
E-Mail: schriftentausch@zkm.de

Image Requests
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