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

Ulrike Feser
Lutz Jäncke
Vera Molnàr
Walter Thirring
Helmut Oehring
Wendy McMurdo
Johannes Poethen
Alexander Lehmann
Frieder Egri
Mark Napier
Hans von Sichart
Harald Heinz
Allessandro Carlini
John Onians
Rolf Glasmeier
Viatcheslav Stjopin
Iannis Xenakis
Oren Ambarchi
Caspar Bódy
Laura Maire
Larissa Michelherger
Eric Rohmer
Andry Moch
Geraldino
Simone Reuter
Kas Oosterhuis
Ramy Essam
Mona Sanjakdar Chaarani
Valerio Sannicandro
Andreas Krase
Sybille Weber
David Safier
Gustav Schönleber
Fred Kolman
Yannis Kyriakides
Nelly Schwartz
Ensemble TEMA
Murali Nair
La Cosa Preziosa
Gruppo di ricerca cibernetica
Rick Masters
Wolfgang Klockewitz
Dorothea Strauss
Daniel Mayer
Gunter Wessmann
F. Böhme
Wolfram Eilenberger
Leopoldo Siano
Terem-Quartett
Andreas Tilliander
Emmanuelle Antille
Yin-Yueh Lo
Boris Kelemen
Dirk Schönberger
Seiko Mikami
W. J. T. Mitchell
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Rushaniya Nizamutdinova
Martin Kippenberger
Mohammed Abattouy
Hubertus Duwensee
Tatsuo Miyajima
Krause Zwieback
Anna Kwak
Roi Vaara
Garnet N. Ord
Anthony Elliott
Deniz Üster
Volker Bertelmann
Laura Newton
Virginia Arancio
Robert Langer
mikro e.V.
Al Hansen
Angela Zumpe
Andreas Spuller
Gianfranco Anzini
George E. Lopez
Thomas Lunz
Alexander Trocchi
Sara Hornbacher
Gudrun Stotz
Artemis Fowl
Rich Kim
Jürgen Rieger
Katie Grant
Herbert Vesely
Tato Taborda
Aaron Levy
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Gerhard Schulze
Julia Neupert
Carl Davis
Rochus Kowallek
Trio Accanto
Beth Singler
Hans Steinbichler
Miroslaw Rogala
Elmar Zimmermann
A.-H. Looveeri
Saam Schlamminger
Dan Christensen
M. P. Nastjukow
Erwin Thorn
Marleen Hartjes
Thomas Adès
Josef Hlaváček
John Lutz
Gerhard Wiesenfarth
Ninel Çam
Florian Schröder
Raimund Kummer
Michael Elmgreen
Steidle-Fuksas-Alsop
Mario Mariño
Knut Erik Jensen
Łukasz Skąpski
Jochen Wagner
Moritz Pflüger
Allan Sekula
Valérie Perrin
Jorge Oteiza
László Lengyel
Manuel Barbadillo
Kiko Mistrorigo
Martin Gantenbein
Melina Matyssek
G-Unit
Johanna Kaptein
Richard Ayres
Lutz Reitemeier
Hermann Kretzschmar
CoBrA
Brigitte Lang
Zhu Jianfei
Elisa Minth
Gerald Raunig
Heinz Paetzold
Emilio de la Rosa Paredes
Jeremy Rotsztain
Maximilian Schich
Anette Frisch
Georg R. Kiefer
Nurse With Wound
Kalle Dahlheimer
Eike Petersen
Eugeniusz Rudnik
Chris Ohnemus
Georg Muche
Katja Hachenberg

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