Artist tour | respektive Peter Weibel

A photomontage of three stripes, showing the portrait of Peter Weibel young and old.

Sat, 22.02.2020, 4 pm CET, Duration: 1:30h,

Shortly before the end of »respektive Peter Weibel«, the artist, curator, and artistic-scientific director of the ZKM, Peter Weibel, will once again personally guide through the exhibition. On the occasion of his 75th birthday, the exhibition presents for the first time an overview of the complete works of the internationally important media and conceptual artist.


Taking his twenty years’ work as chairperson of the ZKM as its starting point, the exhibition explores a selection of the vastly diverse themes developed under his aegis, such as the mechanisms of perception and thought, technical apparatus as a world in itself, the crisis of representation and the operating system of art, as well as the relationship between art, politics, and the economy. 

Against the backdrop of his work as a curator and theorist, the exhibition will show how Peter Weibel’s seminal works, which are today icons of media art, anticipated key developments in the art of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and radically questioned conventional notions of art.