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

Ellen El Malki
Sidsel Meineche Hansen
Causa Creations / Tilmann Hars
Clive Williamson
Matti Turtiainen
Panos Pandis
Hans Konrad Koch
Cryptoburners
Hannelore Loskill
SeungBum Kim
Lawrence Stafford
Regina Podlewski
Florian Wüst
Igor Tillmann
Andrew Perchuk
Daniel Bulatov
Bruno Paul
Echo YinSin Ho
Paul Plamper
Tianshu SHEN
Usman Pullan
Shmuel Azmon
Jorge Pensi
Reimar Stielow
Michael Oesterle
Hellmut Wagner
Markus Brock
Georgia Spiropoulos
Ann Wilson
Ralf Keser
Antonio Pellegrini
Fools Garden
Karl Notburga
Alexandre St-Onge
Anna Leippe
Clara Saleiro
Kwan Sheung Chi
Myriam Gourfink & Kasper T. Toeplitz
Renaud Desbazeille
André Bloc
Marianne Drews
Daniele Buetti
Pippa Murphy
John Wynne
Ernst Stöhr
Klaus Heider
Tim Kienecker
Hermann Kleinknecht
Michaela Schweiger
Antoni Tàpies
György Darvas
Dragana Žarevac
Paul Austerlitz
iAS interActive Systems GmbH
Wolfgang Hildesheimer
Bruno Canino
Raphaèle Preisinger
Marcella Faustini
Cornelia Epping-Jäger
Alain Després
Jumana Manna
Hans Mittendorf
Frank Zappa
Jurij Pavlica
Jacqueline Nsiah
Roman Cieślewicz
Cathrin Langanke
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Erika López
Isidoro Gutiérrez
Gilbert Helmberg
Fichot
Nothando Bhebhe
Michael A. Principe
Wilhelm Schmid
Stefanie Haarkamp
Gudrun Pirzer
Sjoerd van Acker
Diego M. Lascano
Séverine Ballon
Wolfgang Pfaffe
Sebstian Fischer
Rytis Mažulis
Mike Nolan
Jenny Lay-Kumar
Tomma Abts
Pi Li
Björn Engelberg
Britta Lerch
La Fura dels Baus
I Nyoman Wenten
Claude Helffer
Calin Dan
Christoph Lindenmeyer
Jan Skorupski
Vedran Gligo
Christopher Maas
Michael McNabb
Paul Kaiser
Anne-Marie Oliver
Elizabeth Appling
Serge Spitzer
Gerd-Peter Zaake
Electronic Ensemble of Strasbourg
Robert Mallary
Markus Neppl
Gerald L. Eberlein
Pablo Casals
Mihály Vig
Bogumil Jewsiewicki
Niklaus Helbling
Marcie McGaughey
Achim Christian Bornhöft
Otto Dietl
Anuradha Mathur
Georg Vrachliotis
Peter von Brandenburg
Alexey Chistyakov
Walter Lewin
Jürgen Zimmermann
Alain Deprés
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Adrian Heathfield
Gabrielle Baumann
Kye Goodwin
Karl Blossfeldt
Wjatscheslaw Kuprijanow
Vincent Castella
Yasuhiro Suzuki
Tohru Moriyama
Christian Dell
Włodzimierz Kotoński
Hubert Bognermayr
Tommy Dorsey
Julius Smith
Nicolaus Cusanus
Stefania Woytowitz
Reinhold Kesler
Lutz Bacher
J.M. Marie
Thomson & Craighead
Gary Rice
Bernhard Lang
Erik Charlston
Constanze Ruhm
Martin Nachbar
Pierre Mercure
Anthony de Mare
Matthias Osterwold
Takatsuji Takatsuji

ZKM | Karlsruhe
Wissen – Collections, Archives and Research

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe ​
Germany

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

Contacts

ZKM | Collections
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ZKM | Archives
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ZKM | Library
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Image Requests
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