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 9,000 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

Demonstranten 2.0
Tom Weinberg
Dorothee Schabert
Freddie Earlle
Michel Gondry
Robert Adams
Susanne Weirich
Emilia Sawwidis
Jan-Kees van Kampen
Luz Cárdenas
Publio Pérez Prieto
Clemens Bechtel
Cem Özdemir
Inga Seidler
Lukas Stolzer
Shi Yan
Ivan M. Jirous
Pablo Casals
Olaf Bender
Tristan Murail
Helmut Middendorf
Eduard Schleich
Helmut Friedel
Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Mike Nolan
Camille Graeser
Armin Ranner
Jean Torrent
Käthe Kruse
Jens Lill
Thomas Nölle
Ror Wolf
Stefan Strumbel
Tracie Bennett
Eric Alliez
Catherine Tardif
Ernst Stöhr
Ken-ichi Kimura
Atau Tanaka
Christian Scheib
Max Bense
Jan Fuhse
Martina Dobbe
André Colas
Aigerim Seilova
Steffen Wurzbacher
Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon
Akiko Okabe-Dierstein
Valéry Grancher
Michel Foucault
Oliver Grau
Andreas Benz
Sven Erik Bäck
Karolina Glusiec
Trinh Thi Nguyen
André Lützen
Ute Gänssle
TJ McLeish
Werner Durth
Danqing Shi
Ivan Picelj
Adbusters Media Foundation
Amador Vega
Yi-Chun Lai
Andreas Spuller
Klaus Wiegerling
Ángel Ferrant
Cornelia Schleime
Hannes Egger
Motion Trio
August Strindberg
Bosch & Simons
Peter Ablinger
Dirk Pörschmann
Marcus Gheerhaerts der Ältere
Carsten Ahrens
Éva Kozma
Celina Beiler
Studio Thus That
Maurice Blanc
Marc Lehmann
Peter Bell
Zsuzsa Koszegi
Eric Parren
Kathrin Berta Diehl
Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger
Susan Carol Larsen
Yen Tzu Chang
Marijan Susovski
Jonathan Minard
Tibor Gayor
Ricard Solé
Eva Orbanz
Heinz von Foerster
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Wolfgang Stehle
Sabine Mai
Annett Bienhaus
Wilhelm Loth
Feridun Zaimoglu
Hani Rashid
Kristan Horton
Kim Dawn
Constant Dullaart
Volker Adolphs
Matthieu Vlaminck
Reinhold Braig
Aurora Bertoli
Jerzy Jurandot
Ellen Zweig
Federico Geller
Tobias Scherer
Terézia Mora
Hermann J. Roth
Yangah Ham
Léopold Survage
David Heitz
Michael Oblowitz
Pamela Jameson
Alexander Heinz
Fernande Drault
DKIA
Tjoss May
Christina Zück
Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Leila Pazooki
Graham Car
Hildegard Hamm-Brücher
Gonçalo F. Cardoso
Robert Walter
Anja Utler
Dejanov & Heger
Stefan Peter
Julian De Grove
Ulrich Schlotmann
David Crane
Klaus Buchheim
Antonio Ballester
Samson Flexor
MAIIVA
Kathrin von Steinburg
Claudia Wissmann
John Blackmore
Federico Diaz
Georg Süßmann
William Kentridge
Ken Gubler
Julien Claassen
Jochen Wulf
Federico Fellini

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Wissen – Collections, Archives and Research

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Contacts

ZKM | Collections
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ZKM | Archives
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ZKM | Library
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Image Requests
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