»Die Aufgabe der Kunst besteht darin, Türen zu öffnen, wo sie keiner sieht.«
The picture shows Peter Weibel in black and white in the half close-up.
In memory of Peter Weibel on his 80th birthday
Tue, March 05, 2024 6 pm CET, Film Screening
Foyer, Media Theater
Language: German

Book presentation & film screening

The visionary artist, theorist and curator Peter Weibel has shaped the art world and the ZKM for decades. Now we invite you to celebrate his life and work with us on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Peter Weibel, who died unexpectedly on March 1, 2023, a few weeks before his departure from the ZKM, was a key figure in media art and theory. He dedicated almost six decades to his vision of expanding the boundaries between art, science and technology in favor of new ways of thinking. As a board member of the ZKM, he was instrumental in realizing an institution whose groundbreaking themes and formats appeal to both local people and a global audience. 

We cordially invite you to join us in remembering a courageous and generous man. With his passion for constantly exploring new areas of research and testing new formats and passing this knowledge on to society, Peter Weibel continues to lead the way today.

»Die Aufgabe der Kunst besteht darin, Türen zu öffnen, wo sie keiner sieht.« (Peter Weibel)
(The task of art is to open doors where no one sees them.)



Alistair Hudson
Idis Hartmann, Ulrike Havemann, Hartmut Jörg, Jens Lutz, Felix Mittelberger, Clara Runge, Margit Rosen, Miriam Stürner, Philipp Ziegler

Participating artist:
Olaf Metzel

Marianne Meister, Dominique Theise, Ingrid Truxa, Almut Werner, Dan Wilcox

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center fr Art an Media Karlsruhe