Open the History of the Future
Poster »Writing the History of the Future«
The ZKM Day
Sat, 23.02.2019, 11 am CET, Duration: 9h

The collection exhibition »Writing the History of the Future« takes up the major themes that the ZKM has dealt with over the past 30 years: artistic and social change against the background of digitisation. We are taking the opening of Part I of our collection as an opportunity to celebrate our 30th anniversary with you on a »ZKM Day«.

Part I of the collection provides an insight into the early history of participation and digitisation, which was not only applied to electronic art, but also to experimental literature and the visual arts of traditional media. From the moving letter to the moving viewer, from kinetics and Op-Art to early computer art from the 1950s onwards – we show the development of the mobilization of art. New references allow us to understand the larger lines of development and the emergence of the latest developments in the field of digital technologies.

The view from the collection exhibition to the ground floor makes it possible to combine this historical perspective with the current education policy experiment »Open Codes«. Visitors can draw a line between the current »world as a data field« and the history of electronic and digital art, as well as between exhibition and collection practice, which have been following common lines for 30 years.

On the occasion of the »ZKM Day«, a comprehensive program is planned. In addition to exclusive guided tours by our curators and restorers, there will also be workshops and presentations that will among others discuss the international cultural landscape and its possible future.

Guidance Program    

 

12 pm                      

Guided tour with the restorers of the exhibition »Writing the History of the Future« (english)

 

1 pm

Guided tour with the curators of the collection exhibition »Writing the History of the Future«

 

2 pm

Guided tour with the curators of the collection exhibition »Writing the History of the Future«

 

2:30 pm 

Guided tour with the curators of the exhibition »Digital Imaginaries«

 

3 pm

Guided tour through atrium 1+2

 

4 pm 

Guided tour with the curators of the exhibition »Dieter Jung«

 

4:30 pm

Guided tour through atrium 8+9

 

5:30 pm

Guided tour with the restorers of the collection exhibition »Writing the History of the Future«

 

6:45 pm 

Guided tour with the curators of the collection exhibition »Writing the History of the Future«

 

Meeting point for guided tours at the information desk, registration directly at the information desk, max. 20 participants

Workshops

 

11–6 pm 

Pimp your Bag

BämLab

 

4–6 pm

Open Workshop and Impulse Journey: »The Museum of the Future«                                

OpenHUB, atrium 8+9

 

6 pm

»Blockchain as a method«

Artist talk with Kevin Abosch (english)

OpenHUB, atrium 8+9

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media

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