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

Anand Patwardhan
Karel Malich
Yoshito Onishi
Gerhard Kabierske
David Chittick
O. Garsia
Sarkis
Stéphane Audeguy
Yuri Mironov
Martin Rowson
Andrea Flamini
David Hermanns
Simon von Wolkenstein
Jörg Dieterich
Helmuth Grün
Julio Zúñiga
Paul Kaiser
Marica Pendjer
Fani Aeschbach
Andrzej Stasiuk
Christian Ernst
Helen Baker-Alder
Liao Yiwu
Karolin Meunier
Anja Utler
Alan Sondheim
Mélodie Mousset & Näem Baron
Rudolf Haller
Radian
Gio Ponti
Henning Schmidgen
Nikita Milukovs
Berthold Reiß
Christóbal Saavedra
Anna Boghiguian
J. K. Lapp
Silvia Holzinger
Michael Malindretos
Benedikt Mendzigal
Tom Cora
Alexander Stengel
Valentin Gallé
Max Hollein
Ben Wargin
Buster Keaton
Thomas Stanko
Charles-Michel de L'Epèe
Michael Urbaniak
Dirk-Michael Hennrich
Bass Breche
Lin Ke
Peter Piller
Stefanie Rau
Volkhard Stürzbecher
Davide La Rocca
Marita Makkonen
Hans Jörg Mettler
Jerzy Bereś
Mark Wigley
Deimantas Narkevičius
Roger Christiansen
Roland Krockenberger
Rory Minnis
Raquel Paricio
Howard Shubert
Werner Schweer
Skart
Adrian Schiess
Andree Kaiser
Keith Clay
Yan Vega
David McKenzie
A. Šilinskiené
Peter-Klaus Schuster
Thomas Crequillon
Emmanuel Nunes
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
Nicola de Maria
Antonis Vradis
Matthias Kroß
Cosima von Bonin
Robert Chong
Frank Westermeyer
Sarah Sze
Stelarc
Ludger Tekampe
Helena Hauff
Kerstin Honeit
Studio SP1
Martin Testar
Simone Keller
Alfred Lenz
André Rottmann
Led Bib
Anita Herle
Liang Huan
Oliver Laric
Eric J. Heller
Volker Claus
Allen Donald
Diego Ramos Rodriguez
Kreplin und Duwensee Architekten
Theirry Kuntzel
Werner Büttner
Jill Kroesen
Michael Strohmann
Michael Fehr
Tata Amaral
Dani Jakob
Tal Beery
Carlo Mollino
Christoph Köhler
Martin Kaltwasser
Jen Mitas
Pierre Wayser
Amando
Sypro Karr
Karen Mirza
Jisuk Jung
Peter Cusack
Benjamin Staude
Nina Kremser
Man Ray
Matthias Richter
Peter Dargel
Alwyn Westbrooke
Eva Kimminich
Hans Rombach
Daniel Irrgang
Anonymous News Germany
Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen
Frank Halbig
Marcello Landi
Mihály Vig
Simone Manthey
Stefan Rothert
Jan Verbeek
Georg Elben
Dieter Zimmermann
Natalia LL
Nabil Z. Nasr
Józef Robakowski
Pip Laurenson
Kai Schirmer
»King« Theilmann
Reactable Systems
Marc Bloch
Roger L. Conover
Suan Milne
Peter O. Chotjewitz

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