Guided tour with the curator through the exhibition »Writing the History of the Future« 
A woman stands in front of a glass box in which she can select and read books with her fingers.
Sat, 20.07.2019, 2 pm CEST


Discover together with curator Margit Rosen and the present artists the fascinating media art collection of the ZKM »Writing the History of the Future«.

The 20th century witnessed a radical transformation of the image through the use of media. Since the scandal of photography, which consisted of images producing themselves, the media have changed the »entire character of art « (Walter Benjamin). Photography, film, television, video, computers and the Internet have redefined the relationship between artist, work and viewer as well as our notion of the creative.

The exhibition »Writing the History of the Future« exemplifies the transformation of art in the face of changing technologies of production, reception and distribution. It also shows how artists anticipate media and social practices that will become taken for granted by society years later: They write the history of the future.

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe

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