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

Buddy Smith
Anne Mustelier
Strafe FR
Gianni Vattimo
Cesare Caini
Jürgen Busche
Jeff Guess
Quintet of the Americas
Erdem Helvacıoğlu
Gérard Dessales
Mathias Winks
Gavin Hodge
Michael Kidner
Barbara Klemm
Ulf Wallin
Marc Wagnon
Astrid Schindler
Daniel Widrig
Pigpen
Daniele Marques / Bruno Zurkirchen
Sabrina Isaac-Fütterer
Ian Gillan
Velvet Mediendesign
Jochen Wessalowski
Ross Edwards
Pino Pascali
Klaus Buhlert
Julia Hasting
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Weldon Irving
Edo Fouilloux
Amalia Perjovschi
Daniela Schulz
Till Nagel
Wolf Seesemann
Benedikt Bönninger
Francisco Kröpfl
Jérôme Delapierre
Bolles-Wilson
Alton Taylor
Masayuki Honda
Ralph Alessi
Eckhart Marggraf
Felix Treiber
Christine Eyene
Michel Vinaver
Scott Godin
Frank Wörler
Artinate
Miran Mohar
Heinz-Dieter Willke
Matthias Weiß
Johannes Schlebrügge
Composers Inside Electronics (u. a. Bill Viola)
Branka Rubic
Irina Vogelsang
Fabrizio Poltronieri
Steve & Mark
Rami Farah
Christian Lorenz
Peter Arp
Yoshiaki Mima
Micah Silver
Hanna Frenzel
Arthur Barrio
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
Luke Bedford
Sarah Kirsch
Tom Diekmann
Günter Regel
Erich Ratzel
Josep Miquel Aixalà
Óscar Escudero
Toni Hildebrandt
Andreas Löffler
Paula Court
Robert Grawi
Andrei Mogoutov
Ettore Sottsass jr.
Leonhard Müllner
Christian Rickerts
Anna Tuschling
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Edvard Ravnikar
WANGO
Evru
James Conlon
Julia Schiffer
Željko Marović
Rudy Burckhardt
Louise Edvina
textz.com
David Sakula
Kenneth Cragg
Sonja Pregrad
Paper Tiger TV
Alexander Arefiev
Thomas Lehner
László Ropolyi
Jack Kripl
Yasemin Keskintepe
Håkon Austbø
Sabolch Silagi
Westphal-Quartett
Eric Grünberg
Reinhard Wonner
Robert Sazdov
Bill Tomlinson
Rob Prosser
Andrea van der Straeten
Harry-Ed Roland
Plastic Studios
Carolee Schneemann
Karl Hackl
Wolfgang Mally
Alexander Zartl
Steffen Wick
Ken Goldberg
William Chyr Studio
Marie Nøkleby Hanssen
Gerald Marks
Robin Shier
Manfred Koenig
Brynmore Llewelyn Jones
Micheie De Lucchi
Ulrike Lembke
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Leo Robin
Etgar Keret
Günther Sigle
Warsztat Muzyczny
Roman Verostko
The Weather Underground
Clara Rockmore
Bettina Reinisch
Maughan Sterling Mason
Sœur Simone
Wayan Nartha
Poklong Anading
Taavi Kerikmäe
Roberto Cornea da Costa
Michael Brodsky
Katja Schenke-Layland
Thorsten Fleisch
Stefan Hartmaier
Tohru Ueda
Sebastian Meissner
Vittoria D’Augusta
Evan Philpotts
Elia Suleiman

ZKM | Karlsruhe
Wissen – Collections, Archives and Research

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76135 Karlsruhe ​
Germany

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Contacts

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ZKM | Archives
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ZKM | Library
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Image Requests
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