Collections & Research

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 8,000 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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PEOPLE

Lisa Limber
Michael Grudziecki
Werner Kraus
Wilko Thiele
Jack Smith
Gunter Demnig
Florian Rötzer
Jean-Baptiste Barrière
Christina Zartmann
Pietro Sanguineti
Peter J. Chelkowski
Peter Gerwin Hoffmann
Matthias Engler
Daniel Botz
Actipedia
Florian Clauß
HA Schult
Robert Gerard Pietrusko
Can Togay
Stephan Balkenhol
Matteo Pasquinelli
Meri Uhlig
Stewart Smith
Bob Cobbing
Gruppo N
Klaus Treuheit
Johann Baptist Scholl
Björn Dahlem
John Steinbeck
UBERMORGEN.COM
Gruppo T
Simone van gen Hassend
Groupe Espace
Denis Laborde
The Echoing Sky
Marc Fège
François Truffaut
Roque Rivas
Gustav Troger
Kevin McCoy
Holger Lund
Wojciech Zamecznik
André Colas
Markus Prachensky
James Wood
François Roche
Barbara Lattanzi
EteRNA Development Team
Hanne Loreck
Tim Welker
José Luis Alexanco
Jonathan De Pas
Michela Guberti
Wolfgang Wagner
Friedrich Kunath
Oliver Elser
Jan Herman
Heinrich Heidersberger
Mary Huberman
George (György) Kampis
Mark Post
Joonho Jeon
Daniel M. Fabry
Chris Sturminger
Don Eigler
Y Sa Lo
René Clair
Ivanhoe Trivulzio
Carsten Ahrens
Friedrich A. Kittler
Robert Ryman
Ensemble Aisthesis
Samuel Szczekacz
Kathy Rusch
José Luis Gómez Perales
Kurt Kren
Bernd Fiedler
Greg Bordowitz
Frank Vetter
Erika López
robotlab
Katie Stoltzfus
Erika Rödiger-Diruf
Stefan Hofmann
Armin Schroth
Chris Ferrantello
Frank Reinshagen
Zhao Yao
Henrik Spohler
Wolfgang Strauss
Siegfried Maser
Johann Rudolf Füssli
Tim Blechmann
Romana Scheffknecht
Barbara Ebersol
Sabine Faller
András Baranyai
Dietrich Heißenbüttel
Christian Kracht
Raimund Kohler
Kaðlín Ólafsdóttir
Jonnie Wilkes
BL!NDMAN [strings]
The Picassos
Rainer Wössner
Andre Bartetzki
Robert Häusser
Andrzej Wróblewski
Hans Matthias Kepplinger
Barbara Honrath
Mark Lewis
Luise Wiesenmüller
Eva Dranaz
A. H. Prismatic Ltd.
Grégory Lasserre
Giuseppe Alemani
Scooter
Martin Potthoff
Sung Hwan Kim and a Lady from the Sea
Thierry Fournier
Alban Berg
Kristina Hille
Paulo Herkenhoff
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Volker Böhm
Josef Attmann
Aleksandr Svjatogor
Uwe Wiesemann
Karola Obermueller
Max Mörtl
John Scarlett-Davis
Paula Fairfield
Kerim Karaoglu
Hauschka
Sonia Andrade
Pieter Bruegel der Ältere
Robbie Coltrane
Heidi Specker
Noemi Smolik
Leonard Isaacson
Duro Seder
Pelin Tan
Graham Car
Philipp Sack
Christian Scheidemann
Jan Gerigk
Mohammed al-Ajami
Labelstore
Shuichi Fukazawa
Timo Reger

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Image Requests
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