It’s about Life
Lettering It's about life on blue background
The spring and summer program at ZKM
Sat, March 26, 2022 - Fri, September 30, 2022
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Cost: All events are free of charge

It's about nothing less than the love of life! At the intersection of art, science, and technology, the project »It's about Life« of ZKM brings together people of different ages and backgrounds and encourages an exchange on biophilia, the love of life. 


Peter Weibel, artistic and scientific director of the ZKM, sees the crises currently threatening us as a starting point to finally focus on life again. And specifically, a life in which the focus is not on human, but on the earth. "Life on earth itself will not perish and neither will the earth. But whether humans will survive self-induced climate change, that's the question. We have to be careful that species extinction doesn't one day also hit Homo Sapiens," says Peter Weibel.

»It's about Life« accompanies the ZKM's current program, which approaches biophilia in different ways. Artists and scientists come together with citizens and local initiatives. Dialogical tours, creative workshops, the digital reading circle »Ecophilia Reading Group«, film screenings on the ZKM's forecourt or the experimental »Kitchen_Ferm_Lab« literally bring the biophilic approach of »It's About Life to life«. 

The program is hybrid, so it can be experienced at the ZKM and at any other place on earth. 


On site tours

Digital Guided Tours

On site workshops

Workshops – Digital

Preschool at the ZKM

Programs – Digital



Art me Anything @ZKM Karlsruhe

So in our new series »Art me Anything« we decided to ask the artists of the ZKM exhibitions random questions about life and technology – like, “How do you define whether something is alive?“ or “Would you upload your mind to a cloud?“.

Artist Talk with AATB | Art me Anything @ZKM Karlsruhe

Artist Talk with Sommerer & Mignonneau | Art me Anything @ZKM Karlsruhe

Artist Talk with Christian Mio Loclair | Art me Anything @ZKM Karlsruhe

Artist Talk mit Bernd Lintermann | Art me Anything @ZKM Karlsruhe

Artist Talk with Špela Petrič | Art me Anything @ZKM Karlsruhe

Artist Talk with Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen | Art me Anything @ZKM Karlsruhe

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Centre of Art and Media
Program funder

Funded within the impulse program »Culture despite Corona« of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg

Program funder