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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PROJECTS
A Summary of the Projects of the Department Wissen and its Divisions Collection, Archives, Library and Research

PEOPLE

Alfred Braun
William Wegman
Diana Kessler
Matt Gingold
Victor Burgin
Ferdinand Martin
Damien Cirotteau
Hans Michael Stiebing
Vagn Steen
Ulrich Lang
Ernst Elitz
Stefan Hussong
Frank Leder
Ricardo Villalobos
Jakub Nepraš
Dominique Staendaert
FOKN Bois
Thomas Chapin Trio & Gary Lucas
Kool Savas
Klarenz Barlow
Justus Köhncke
Dieter Scheyhing
Hassouna Mosbahi
Adelina von Fürstenberg
D. Vierge
Dominique Fober
Nikolaj Tarabukin
Howard Besser
Johannes Masing
Jack Schulze
R. Šilinskas
Lucia Tkáčová
Surachock Sangthumchai
Farhad Moshiri
Jihye Kim
Guido Rebstock
Susanna Schoenberg
Betina Kuntzsch
Gonçalo F. Cardoso
Amalia Perjovschi
Romuald Karmakar
Ladislav Kesner
Anna Gollwitzer
Julia Freifrau Hiller von Gaertringen
Universität Darmstadt
Martin Hiendl
Claudius Nießen
Haseeb Ahmed
Mona Sanjakdar Chaarani
Pierre Restany
Andreas Ackermann
Marian Kiss
Álvaro Bermejo
Clara Boj
Friedrich Kirschner
Helen Baker-Alder
Ying Tan
Giant Sparrow
Susanne Kosian
Charly Morr
Harald Jakob
Lena Korhammer
Daniel Hepperle
Caroline von Lowtzow
lmmanuel Wallerstein
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret
Alfonso Hüppi
Marc Guillaume
Jean-Philippe Renoult
Bani Abidi
Mishka Henner
Régis Durand
Ferdinand Sauer
Francesco Dal Bosco
Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Atsuko Tanaka
Viktoria Zavartkay
Franz Cizek
Hannah Wolfe
Philipp Schmid
Herbert Joos
Voina
Marine Hugonnier
Pierre Boulez
Jon Appleton
Beatriz Colomina
Dorijan Milovanovik
Otto Erich Wagner
Edgardo Mannucci
Marnin Jahnke
Gilberto Zorio
Klaus Bußmann
Romy Strassenburg
Natasha Norelli
Friedrich Schirmer
Chatschatur Kanajan
Martin Rumori
Femke Herregraven
Udo Kittelmann
Milan Čanković
Thaddeus Herrmann
Elizabeth Chitty
Opening Performance Orchestra
Peter Robinson
Brooke Williams
Ruth Bonomo-Godfrey
Violet Suk
JODI
Wiebe E. Bijker
Jian Jiang
Pauline Bachmann
Zdeněk Nejedlý
Mounir Fatmi
Giovanni Gabrieli
Éva Kozma
Milumbe Haimbe aka ArtisTrophe
Ilka Becker
Maximilian Maintz
Robert Taub
Bengt Emil Johnson
Ronald Steckel
Gaston Slykerman
Jürgen Bever
Michael Buthe
Martin Ketelhut
Constantin Herzog
Charles Kissing
Barbara Orland
Frederik Esser
Richard Rogers
Andrée Korpys
Robert Heinecken
Beriou
Charles Olson
Elaine Koene
pajowu & marenz & jasle
Andrea Büttner
Friedrich Wolfram Heubach
Benjamin Bartosch
Marek Ruzicka
Stephan Huber
Klaus Fischer
Manuel Espasandin
Marc Borchers
John S. Robertson
Samu Gergely
Christoph Poetsch
Miguel Chevalier
Andrei Zaitsev
Jelena Fjodorowa

ZKM | Karlsruhe
Wissen – Collections, Archives and Research

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe ​
Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-2008
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E-Mail: wissen@zkm.de 

Contacts

ZKM | Collections
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E-Mail: collections-and-archives@zkm.de

ZKM | Archives
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ZKM | Library
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E-Mail: bibliothek@zkm.de
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Image Requests
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