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Alistair Hudson becomes new Scientific-Artistic Chairman at the ZKM

Portrait of Alistair Hudson, scientific-artistic director of the ZKM

After more than 24 years, the scientific-artistic direction of the ZKM | Karlsruhe changed on April 1, 2023. The media artist and theorist Peter Weibel is succeeded by the Briton Alistair Hudson. With his concept of the »useful museum,« Alistair Hudson understands art and cultural institutions as places for social responsibility and change, and defines artistic and curatorial practice as social practice. 

Together with the artist Tania Bruguera, Hudson heads the »Asociación de Arte Útil«, a growing international network to which other institutions, such as the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and the FRAC Poitou-Charentes, are affiliated. The ZKM is included in this network. 

Under the direction of Peter Weibel, the ZKM has become a globally unique platform for the connection of art, media, technology and society. This connection will always remain a fundamental part of the institution's DNA.

Alistair Hudson picks up here by inviting everyone to understand the ZKM as an open space for interlocal debate and creativity.

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