Open University Symposium Art in Motion
The black and white photo shows a woman in a black mini dress on her knees. Her face is covered by an oversized camera.
Fri, January 11, 2019 2 pm – 7 pm CET

As part of the exhibition »Art in Motion«, the ZKM is organizing an Open University Symposium. The symposium takes the theme of the exhibition – the history of the development of media art – as a starting point for discussing the future of media arts in the age of digitization. 

What effects do the current technological developments of digitalization have on media art institutions? How can these challenges be addressed? What new approaches are there to speak of a global media art that undermines a Western dominated art canon? What new developments in digital media art can be observed recently, and what effects do these innovations have on our society?

The symposium will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition by the curators. 

Please note: The symposium will be held in English. 


 2 pm–2.10 pm

Welcoming address, Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski

 2.10 pm–2.50 pm 

Monica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN

 2.50 pm–3.30Li Zhenhua, Curator and Multimedia artist
 3.30 pm– 4.10 pm Marcella Lista, Curator at Centre Pompidou, New Media
 4.10 pm–4.30 pm

Coffee Break

 4.30 pm–5.40 pm Curator's tour through the exhibition »Art in Motion« with Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski
 5.40 pm– 6.20 pm

Ingeborg Reichle, Professor of Media Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna

 6.20 pm–7 pmIrini Mirena Papadimitriou, Creative Director, FutureEverything
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media