Opening: Hybrid Layers
White lettering »Hybrid Layers« on a gradient from dark blue to pink
Fri, June 02, 2017 7 pm CEST, Opening

The exhibition »Hybrid Layers« focuses attention on a generation of artists who are engaging with the growing presence of the digital sphere and its effects on society.

New perspectives on digital technologies, the Internet and social networks are shown, probing both virtual and physical manifestations of an artistic practice that is fundamentally influenced by the digital realm.

The mediums of digital, algorithmic imaging and communication systems have now transformed all aspects of our world. Current research in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) already shows us a glimpse of what fundamental changes technological progress will bring to our lives in the future. Through their installations, videos, performances and sculptures, the artists in this exhibition respond to this hybrid interfusing of the real and the digital and scrutinize how this situation influences our globally networked world.

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7 pm at the ZKM_Foyer!

At 21.30 pm, there will be an opening act – »DJ 432 Hz« – by the artist Enrico Boccioletti – we look forward to seeing you! 


Speakers at the opening: 

  • Wolfram Jäger, First Mayor of the city of Karlsruhe
  • Peter Weibel, Managing Director of ZKM | Karlsruhe
  • Giulia Bini, Kuratorin 
  • Sabiha Keyif, Kuratorin 
  • Philipp Ziegler, Kurator