Open House 2009
Tue, January 06, 2009 11 am CET, Celebration
This year, too, the ZKM will offer — all day long, free of charge — insight into the numerous exhibitions at the two ZKM | museums and the ZKM | Media Library as well as an overview of the diverse activities during this anniversary year. Twenty years after the founding of the ZKM, one thing remains the same: everything is different. Let yourself be surprised!

Especially the ZKM | Institutes are offering varied views behind the scenes. For example, the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media will give a filmic presentation of examples of its works and research projects, while the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics will allow a look into the “backstage” area of the ZKM_Cube and the music studios. In addition, special "music tours" will be offered through the exhibition “YOU_ser. The Century of the Consumer,” during which several of the musical works produced at the ZKM can be discovered. Also the ZKM | Laboratory for antiquated video systems will present itself with guided tours during which one can see, among other things, the extensive collection of video technologies. Along with the major family workshop “Roboter and Roberta,” Museum Communications will give visitors the opportunity to participate in spontaneous performances and gospel aerobics. Supplementing the brief guided tours, the exhibitions can be rediscovered in an unusual dialogue with our guides, and naturally we invite you to the museum rally, a favorite of young and old alike.
Also possible at the “Open Museum/Gallery Day,” last but not least, is the opportunity to encounter a number of the ZKM staff members quite personally. For one, in action on site, and for another, captured in photos in the exhibition “ZKM1:1.” Also the annual panel discussion will be held, this year on the subject Return of Religion?

Program for the Open Museum/Gallery Day

11 a.m.–5.30 p.m.
Brief guided tours through the exhibitions at the ZKM | Media Museum and ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art

11.30–16.30 Uhr
Brief guided tour "Behind the Scenes" ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and ZKM | Laboratory for Antique Video Systems

11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Museum rally through the ZKM | Media Museum and the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art

11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Film screenings by the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media at the ZKM_Media Theater

11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Workshop "Roboter und Roberta" Robot construction in the HfG Atrium 4

12 noon, 2 and 4 p.m.
"VerRückte" Performances by ZKM visitors in the exhibitions

3 and 4 p.m.
"Gospel Aerobics" Fitness training before the work "Gospel Aerobics" in the exhibition Medium Religion

Panel discussion

Return of Religion?
in the ZKM_Lecture Hall, 5 p.m.
A cooperation between ZKM | Karlsruhe and the Roncalli Forum

Presently, two diagnoses of the era are circulating: the loss of meaning and the return of religion. Do the two necessarily contradict one another? What role does the medial side of religion play in answering this question? And where can we fit the current atheism debate into this context?


Dr. Dr. Markus Enders Professor of the Philosophy of Religions, University of Freiburg
Dr. Ulrich Ruh Editor-in-chief of the "Herder Korrespondenz," Freiburg
Dorna Safaian Art Scholar, Berlin

Moderation: City councilor Dr. Albert Käuflein Roncalli Forum Karlsruhe and Dr. Gregor Jansen Head of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
Organization / Institution
ZKM ; Städtische Galerie

Roncalli Forum