Collections & Research

The collection and the archives contain works and documents from the 20th and 21st centuries. The special feature of the ZKM's collection activities is its focus on the electronic arts.

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The collection and the archives contain works and documents from the 20th and 21st centuries. The special feature of the ZKM's collection activities is its focus on the electronic arts. 

The video art collection is one of the largest in Europe and the computer art collection is the largest of its kind in the world. In addition, there is an extensive collection of works of electronic music.

By combining all artistic genres in one collection - from painting, sculpture, video art, performance and computer-based works to music - and the availability of numerous documents that provide a deeper insight into historical events, it becomes possible to gain a diverse perspective on 20th and 21st century art and history.

Art of the 20th and 21st century

Collection
Discover about 8,000 works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the ZKM collection, which was founded in 1989.

ARCHIVES

Under archives you will find the acquired archives of artists and scientists and the ZKM archive of past exhibitions, events and projects.

LIBRARY

The library contains about 60,000 books and digital data carriers. To this end, around 120 magazines and five newspapers are subscribed to.

Medien Kunst Netz

»Media Art Net« is a digital publication that invites you to discover the history of media art. »Media Art Net« is used worldwide by students and teachers for study and further education.

www.medienkunstnetz.de

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PEOPLE

Rudolf Haller
Thomas Wedekind
Barbara Brown
Philip Scheffner
Daniel Richter
Knut Sostevold
Magnus Lindgren Band
Club Morale
James Fenimore Cooper
Sharon A. Billings
Johannes Kalitzke
Kohei Matsunaga (aka NHK yx Koyxen)
Giacinto Scelsi
Frank Böckelmann
Tibor Takács
Lili Fischer
ASTA der HfG | Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe
Tetsuya Ozaki
Adriana M. Gurgel Santos
Natasha Barrett
Barbara Bloom
Eugenia Stamboliev
Jonathan Wehrle
Toni Serra
Res. Rocket
Schorsch Kamerun
Phantombüro
Horst Janssen
Rosie Pedlow
László Rajk
Christian Gottlieb
Agnès Vesterman
Grazyna Roguski
Jef Verheyen
Carolee Schneemann
Tamás Tuza
Jussi Kangasoja
Katrin Ströbel
Maria Grazia Mattei
Gerd Leipold
Zbigniew Czeczot-Gawrak
Jirka Pfahl
Linda Christanell
Miltiadis Oulios
Setsuko Ishii
Gabriel Vormstein
Ellen Auerbach
Ron Burrage
Nancy A. Stephens
Herbert Wentscher
John Giorno
Klaus Treuheit
Franz Liszt
Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, L’Africaine d’architecture
Manuel Seeger
Caterina Bonavita
Hatsune Ohtsu
Eric Lanz
Kiss my Ba
Ulrich Kistner
G. Muschegian
Karl Hofer
Kurt Seywald
Manfred Schütt
Dieter Zimmermann
Sterling Crispin
Piano Possibile
Figarino
Kurt Kreiler
Sonja Füsti
Stefano Scheda
Horacio Vaggione
Ryo Ikeshiro
Jan van Toorn
Gerhard Naschberger
Leo Lencsés
Aku Raski
Alena Pfanz
Haroldo de Campos
Peter P. Schweger
Urs Stadelmann
Justin van Hoff
Brigitte Marquart
Peter Cusack
Heinke Haberland
Stefanie Strigl
Paul Klee
Pete Brown
Yannis Kyriakides
René Freund
Renee Manning
Martin Wegener
Heinke Salisch
Deniz Kandiyoti
Tra
Arthur P. Schmidt
Rosemarie Trockel
Peter Gerlach
Michael Wenyon
Berlin Society for Nontrivial Pursuits (S4NTP)
Tom Natt
Vera Susanne Rotter
Gabriele Werner
Veronika Hofer
Leonid Kharlamov
Erik Molberg Hansen
Roy Ascott
Clärenore Stinnes
Anna Bickler
Gene Youngblood
Mario Santamaria
Raoul de Lombaerde
Tomitaro Nachi
David Tomas
Sergej Prokofiev
Mathieu Kassovitz
Pablo Sanz Almoguera
Fader und Mandy Mozart
Timo Rouget
Ninel Çam
Mihók Barna
Zhikun CHAI
Antonio Ballester
Katarzyna Kobro
Róbert Swierkiewicz
Gudrun Kemsa
Norbert Käthler
Johann Oswald Harms
Georg Burger
Bernward Vesper
Nis Petersen
To the Woods Tochka
Helen Chadwick
Vollrad Kutscher
Hiroshi Tanabu
Diego Ramos Rodriguez
Misung
Krzysztof Knittel
Rogelio Polesello
Ulf Poschardt
George Gruntz
Petra Schmitt
Volker Möllenhoff
Udo Kultermann
Jürgen Schweinebraden
Max Ackermann
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
John Barnett
Karl-Heinz Ladeur
Gaetano La Rosa

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Image Requests
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