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15. Museums' Night Karlsruhe: Culture Networks

Sat, August 03, 2013 6:00 pm CEST

© Karlsruhe, Image: Fidelis Fuchs
In keeping with this year’s KAMUNA motto, the ZKM also presents itself as networked: whether in virtual space, in a geographic connection or in thematic diversity – cultural networking shows itself in numerous and multiple situations.

At the ZKM | Media Museum, the exhibition Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg presents the life and influence of one of the protagonists of the Beat Generation, which distinguished itself around the mid twentieth century by way of a hitherto unprecedented network. In keeping with the theme, the exhibition may be viewed simultaneously in Metz, Tourcoing and Rennes. The possible ways in which a globalized world of contemporary artistic cultures could develop is shown in the exhibitions Move on Asia. Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012 and Du Zhenjun. Babel World. Whereas, with the exhibition The Algorithm of Manfred Mohr. 1963−now a pioneer of the link between art and computer technology is presented. Eran Schaerf. FC Scenario: Reality Race shows an international project, which utilizes the Internet as site of production. At the ZKM_Music Balcony a 3D workshop is shown which includes everything required to print in 3D.
The Internet itself has a number of things to offer for games lovers, and yet also with ZKM_Gameplay, passionate players of the new games platform at the ZKM will get their money’s worth. A Journey into the Brain presented in the ZKM_Medialounge shows the networking of numerous synapses, which determine thought and action, and augmented reality stations reveal the special connection of seeing and hearing in which the sounds of the IDEAMA Archivesare visualized via iPad. The ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics invites visitors to linger a while in the Ambient Zone with concerts and DJ sets located at the ZKM_Cube; in the ZKM_Foyer, an interactive game awaits the visitors, and the Big Wishful Music with The Wishful Matrix (You&Me-isms Part 2), the installation by Boris Petrovsky. In the evening, the ZKM holds retrospective shows at the Media Theater of its international program, among others, under the title Globale Impulses.

The ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art also takes up thematic global networks: Cross-border presents works by contemporary artists from the Mediterranean Region treating the theme of borders. An artists’ discussion will take place as part of the exhibition on the theme of Borders and strategies for overcoming these.
The American artist Matthew Day Jackson’s analysis of the technologized world is presented in Matthew Day Jackson. Total Accomplishment. A fictional approach is taken in The Gernsback Prophecy: The exhibition is dedicated to the work of co-founder of the science fiction genre, Hugo Gernsback. Generosity. Presents and Loans from the ZKM Collection honors the act of giving and donation through which in recent years the ZKM Collection has been enriched with important works of art by internationally known artists. The workshop ZKM_Stories invites visitors of all ages to produce their own photographs, film and sound recordings in the ZKM halls, and to create their own, fascinating stories around these. Inspiration for this is provided by the exhibition Werner Büttner. Gemeine Wahrheiten: the artist himself illustrates ironic, social realities, which also show his creative connection to work and title. With his performance Otso Huopaniemi demonstrates everything that can be done with "Google Translate". Furthermore, in addition to guided tours, guided actions as well as guided tours in the French language will be held in both museums.

And, finally, a range of other things will be offered on the ZKM_Forecourt, among others, the large-scale sound installation The Morning Line which can be viewed for the first time. Although it will only be completely ready by the beginning of the new art season in mid-September, we do not wish to deprive visitors of the really "encompassing" ambience of the KAMUNA evening, which will be accompanied by a DJ.



from 6 p.m.
Find & Discover
Rally for Kids!
until 10.30 p.m., stall in the ZKM_Foyer

GameLab: Beta Test − Computer Games, Game Design, Art
An exhibition about Computer Games, projects and art works wich were developed in the GameLab at the HfG

Journey into the brain:
Presentation of the internet platform (Guided Tours)
until 11.30 p.m., ZKM_Medialounge

SoundArt feat. IDEAMA
iPads visualize the sounds of the IDEAMA Archive
until 11.30 p.m., ZKM_Medialounge

Interactive Game with the artist Boris Petrovsky

Participative action via twitter, Presentation of the facebook story action, poster give away

Photo and Word workshop for everyone
until 10 p.m., ZKM_Media Workshop, 2nd floor

from 6.30 p.m.
3D Workshop
Presentation of a 3D printer
ZKM_Music Balcony

from 7 p.m.
Ambient Zone
bulbs music with Michael Vorfeld, followed by DJ Zipo

from 7.30 p.m.
DJ deepthought
DJ Set
ZKM_Forecourt [The Morning Line]

from 8 p.m.
Love.abz – A theatrical experiment
Performance from Otso Huopaniemi with Google Translate (about 30 min.)
and 10 p.m., ZKM_Media Theater

Ambient Zone

Concert with Svarte Greiner, followed by DJ Wiederanders

from 8.45 p.m.
Grenzen und Strategien, diese zu überwinden [Borders and strategies to overcome them]
Artist talk in English with Randa Mirza
Moderation: Dr. Elisabeth Klotz
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, ground floor (in the exhibition "Cross-border. Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region")

from 9 p.m.
Global Impulses
Presentation of the networked exhibitions and the networked ZKM
ZKM_Media Theater

from 11 p.m.
Krautfass3000 − The great wishful music
Musical interaction with a cyberpunk communication machine
Guided Tours
Registration for guided tours and meeting point at the stall in the ZKM_Foyer, duration about 30 min.

6.15 p.m. every hour until 10.15 p.m. (except 8.15 p.m.)
Journey into the brain

6.30 p.m. every half an hour until 9 p.m.
Media Museum Kids for children (from 6 years and older)

6.30 p.m. every half an hour until 9 p.m.
MNK Kids for children (from 6 years and older)

6.30 p.m. every 45 min. until 11 p.m.
Holography from the ZKM collection

6.30 p.m. every hour until 11.30 p.m. (except 8.30 p.m.)
Werner Büttner. Gemeine Wahrheiten

6.45 p.m. every hour until 10.45 p.m.
Move on Asia. Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012

6.45 p.m. and 9.45 p.m.
The Algorithm of Manfred Mohr. 1963−now

7 p.m. every hour until 11 p.m. Uhr
Cross-border. Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region

7.15 p.m. every hour until 11.15 p.m. (except 10.15 p.m.)
Matthew Day Jackson. Total Accomplishment

7.15 p.m. Guided tour in French: Matthew Day Jackson. Total Accomplishment

7.15 p.m. every hour until 10.15 p.m. 
Action tour: Move on Asia. Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012

7.30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Eran Schaerf. FM-Scenario: Reality Race

7.45 p.m. and 10.45 p.m.
The Gernsback Prophecy
Father of Science Fiction

8.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg

8.30 p.m.
Action tour: Werner Büttner. Gemeine Wahrheiten

8.45 p.m.
Guided tour in French: Move on Asia. Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012

10.15 p.m.
Action tour: Matthew Day Jackson. Total Accomplishment


Museum for Contemporary Art
The Gernsback Prophecy
Father of Science Fiction
Matthew Day Jackson. Total Accomplishment
Cross-border. Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region
Generosity. Donations and Loans to the ZKM Collection
Werner Büttner. Gemeine Wahrheiten

AppArtAward 2013 − Highlights
Holography from the ZKM collection
Eran Schaerf. FM-Scenario: Reality Race
ZKM_Gameplay − Die Game-Plattform im ZKM
Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg
The Algorithm of Manfred Mohr. 1963−now
Move on Asia. Videokunst in Asien 2002 bis 2012
Du Zhenjun. Babel World

Molecules that changed the World; ZKM_Kubus (Subraum)
Boris Petrovsky. Wünschelmatrix (You&Me-isms Part 2); ZKM_Foyer


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