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Open Call: Video Mapping Contest

23. November 2022 — 24. December 2022

Karlsruhe artists and creatives watch out! The Video Mapping Contest offers the opportunity to participate in a video mapping competition in Lille, France.

Rainer Kehres. Globenbogen

29. September 2022 — 15. January 2023

An arch of illuminated globes over the Via Triumphalis as a gateway and bridge to the world.

Walter Giers. Electronic Art

14. October 2022 — 16. April 2023

The ZKM exhibition presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of all the phases in the oeuvre of this pioneer of electronic art.

Soun-Gui Kim. Lazy Clouds

09. September 2022 — 05. February 2023

The ZKM exhibition is the first solo exhibition in Germany of Korean-French artist Soun-Gui Kim.


2022

ole scheeren : spaces of life

10. December 2022 — 04. June 2023

The exhibition showcases the work of architect Ole Scheeren, born in Karlsruhe in 1971, and explores the question of how today’s architecture creates prototypes for living tomorrow.

Open Call: Video Mapping Contest

23. November 2022 — 24. December 2022

Karlsruhe artists and creatives watch out! The Video Mapping Contest offers the opportunity to participate in a video mapping competition in Lille, France.

Pop-Up-Store 2022

17. November 2022 — 19. November 2022

The showcase of the cultural and creative industries.

IdiomReplaceX

28. October 2022

The literary-performative art project by Nils Menrad, Ann Cotten and Andreas Kohlbecker will be presented as a preview at the Ursula Blickle Lab.

Hallenbau-Festival 2022

28. October 2022 — 30. October 2022

Three institutions – one building: under the title The Anniversaries! the Hallenbau Festival celebrates 25 years of the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe and the ZKM | Karlsruhe in the Hallenbau as well as 30 years of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.

Pride Pictures Queer Film Festival

22. October 2022 — 30. October 2022

Diversity, acceptance and respect for queer lifestyles. Unique festival starts with pre-opening party and panel discussion.

Minimal Carbon Internet

20. October 2022

A project by Michael Saup in cooperation with karlsruhe.digital, the ZKM | Karlsruhe and UNESCO City of Media Arts.

Walter Giers. Electronic Art

14. October 2022 — 16. April 2023

The ZKM exhibition presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of all the phases in the oeuvre of this pioneer of electronic art.

Open Call: BBBank Projection Mapping Award 2023

05. October 2022 — 04. November 2022

The BBBank-Award Projection Mapping is again inviting international artists to bring in their ideas and be a part of it in 2023.

Rainer Kehres. Globenbogen

29. September 2022 — 15. January 2023

An arch of illuminated globes over the Via Triumphalis as a gateway and bridge to the world.

Antiwarcoalition.art as a guest at ZKM

28. September 2022

When Language Is Lost: Possibilities of Art in the Face of War.

The Sound is the Message

23. September 2022 — 02. October 2022

The sound installation by Hendrik Vogel will be presented during the art weekend Karlsruhe at the Luis Leu art space.

Soun-Gui Kim. Lazy Clouds

09. September 2022 — 05. February 2023

The ZKM exhibition is the first solo exhibition in Germany of Korean-French artist Soun-Gui Kim.

Join the Street Design Challenge 2022!

09. September 2022 — 18. September 2022

A joint project of the UNESCO Creative Cities Curitiba, Querétaro und Wuhan.

Visual Groove

05. September 2022 — 06. September 2022

Jazz, Groove and Hiphop live at the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE.

Color The World

01. September 2022 — 28. October 2022

Participatory light installation transforms the Karlstraße with a fascinating play of colours.

Media art is here,Vol.2

01. September 2022 — 07. November 2022

Only here: Media and light art to discover in the city, free of charge and accessible to all.

SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE 2022 “music4life”

18. August 2022 — 18. September 2022

The facade of Karlsruhe’s palace becomes a canvas for impressive projection mappings by international media artists.

Media Art is here

18. August 2022 — 18. September 2022

Karlsruhe as UNESCO City of Media Arts presents six media artworks in the city center at the plenary assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe.

A Place in the Woods

06. August 2022 — 31. October 2022

An exhibition and event platform online and in the Hardtwald, Karlsruhe.

Anniversary edition with media art at the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe

23. July 2022 — 25. September 2022

The fair, which takes place every two years, gives artists from Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Alsace the opportunity to present their work to the public.

John Sanborn. Between Order and Entropy

08. July 2022 — 30. October 2022

The ZKM exhibition Between Order and Entropy presents the work of the artist John Sanborn, one of the most prominent protagonists of the American video art scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

Media art @ art KARLSRUHE 2022

07. July 2022 — 10. July 2022

Karlsruhe as UNESCO City of Media Arts is the emphasis at this year’s international Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art.

Come by and see us in Hall 3!

07. July 2022 — 10. July 2022

art KARLSRUHE starts soon. Come by and see us in Hall 3!

 

Time is now

24. June 2022 — 15. July 2022

In the exhibition Time is now the artists Nygel Panasco and Célin Jiang show their work at the intersection of performance, digital media arts and transcultural aesthetics.

Embrace Platform: Panel discussion

02. June 2022

Feminst, trans and non-binay alliances: How to build a future together?

Media arts goes public

02. June 2022 — 30. June 2022

Presentation of media art within the Reallabor Passagehof.

“Space for More”: Living Labs with Media Art

23. May 2022 — 31. October 2022

Starting on 23 May, the Passagehof and Nördliche Karlstraße Living Labs will be used to test new mobility practices, use scenarios and the redistribution of street space. The city invites you to participate.

Algorave

21. May 2022

Festival with Live-Coding and audiovisual performances.

Media Art in focus

20. May 2022 — 25. September 2022

With a view to its exhibition program and the further development of its collection, the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe is strengthening its media art section.

20. Gulaschprogrammiernacht

19. May 2022 — 22. May 2022

Hacking, programming, lectures, workshops – and of course goulash.

“BioMedia” at the Centre des Arts in Enghien-les-Bains

13. May 2022 — 10. July 2022

The current exhibition showing at the ZKM Karlsruhe BioMedia: The Age of Media with Life-like Behavior will be presented at the Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France.

KreativStart 2022

12. May 2022 — 13. May 2022

Congress for creative companies at the Tollhaus Karlsruhe.

Coding da Vinci Kick-Off

07. May 2022 — 08. May 2022

Germany’s most successful hackathon for open cultural data.

The Artwork as a Living System

07. May 2022 — 31. July 2022

The exhibition at ZKM provides an overview of the work of the Austrian-French artist duo Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau.

Ballet of the City

28. April 2022 — 26. May 2022

Dance projections in urban space.

Seriosität_03

22. April 2022 — 29. May 2022

Under the title Seriosität – INFO, the third part of the sequential work can be seen from 22 April 2022 in the shop window Karlsruhe (Schaufenster Karlsruhe).

Earth We Are and Shall Return

12. April 2022 — 15. July 2022

An interview with artist Ingrid Cuestas, winner of the Open Call Visions of transformations to sustainability.

The Beauty of Early Life

26. March 2022 — 24. July 2022

A ZKM exhibition in cooperation with the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe about the origins of life.

Call for Submissions

24. March 2022 — 30. November 2022

Filmmakers can submit their films until 30 November.

Trinity Twins

19. March 2022 — 22. May 2022

Trinity Twins, Michael Saup’s interactive art work for the PhonoLuxMachine, explores the cultural quality of radioactivity.

UNESCO City of Media Arts: Time for new projects!

19. March 2022 — 15. July 2022

With spring we start a new season of showing current media art in Karlsruhe.

Hacking Identity – Dancing Diversity

27. February 2022 — 15. May 2022

The ZKM collaborates with Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture.

Institutions and Resistance – Alliances for Art at Risk

11. February 2022 — 12. February 2022

Online Symposium – a collaboration between Artists at Risk (AR) and the ZKM Karlsruhe.

Embrace Platform

10. February 2022 — 06. June 2022

The exhibition at the Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe shows artistic positions by invited Polish artists and local artists with a biographical connection to Karlsruhe.

“City to City” presents digital media artworks by international artists

09. February 2022 — 30. June 2022

Under the motto “PLAY!”, five artworks that were created as part of the award-winning City to City project will be presented to the public at a digital vernissage starting on February 9, 2022.

Open Call: Funding Program for Media Arts

04. February 2022 — 20. April 2022

Artists, initiatives, and institutions from Karlsruhe can apply for funding for media art and international networking projects until April 20.

Go Public!

28. January 2022

On Friday, January 28, 2022, students of the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) will realize a pilot project on the market square in Karlsruhe. From about 18:00 experimental light and media art works will be shown.

on-the-fly: Live-Coding Hacklab

28. January 2022 — 30. January 2022

From January 28-30, 2022, all coding enthusiasts can program collaboratively with international experts at the ZKM Karlsruhe. The weekend will be opened by a variety of exciting live coding performances.

Seriosität – 24/7

10. January 2022 — 23. January 2022

Under the title Seriosität – 24/7, the second part of the sequential work can be seen from 10 January 2022 in the shop window of cc99.


2021

Seriosität – und der hohle Zahn der Zeit

18. December 2021 — 09. January 2022

The project by Kilian Kretschmer and Benjamin Breitkopf will start on the 18 December 2021 in the shop window of the ßpace project space. Further venues are planned in the urban space of Karlsruhe up to May 2022.

BioMedia

18. December 2021 — 28. August 2022

Who or what defines on what is alive and what is intelligent? The exhibition BioMedia invites visitors to learn about and discuss possible forms of cohabitation between organic and artificial forms of life.

The collection of the ZKM as a guest of the Gwangju Museum of Art

17. December 2021 — 03. April 2022

In the exhibition Writing the History of the Future. Signature Works of the Singular ZKM Media Art Collection at the Gwangju Museum of Art in Gwangju, Korea, the ZKM presents key works from its media art collection.

International Conference on Art and AI

02. December 2021 — 03. December 2021

The tenth edition of the international conference of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) ArtsIT will take place from 2 to 3 December in 2021 in Karlsruhe as an online conference. The main topic is the use of artificial intelligence in the field of art and culture.

Sounds of Life

19. November 2021 — 31. May 2022

With SOUNDS OF LIFE there is a fascinating and unique series of events going to enrich Karlsruhes cultural scene for the next years.

Funkelnder Kubus

10. November 2021 — 30. January 2022

Stroboscopic lights suddenly flash on the glass facade of the ZKM building, transforming it into a sparkling light sculpture visible from far way.

Open Call for Embrace Platform

30. October 2021 — 26. November 2021

The regional Open Call will take place in the context of the first edition of Embrace, an exhibition that will be on show at the Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe from February to April 2022.

Gamification Congress bizplay #10

14. October 2021

bizplay #10 – the 10th edition of the Gamification Congress will take place on 14.10.2021 with the motto KEEP ON PLAYING as Online Congress from Karlsruhe. This year UNESCO City of Media Arts is partner.

Seasons of Media Arts – Connected Future

17. September 2021 — 17. October 2021

The media art festival Seasons of Media Arts – Connected Future presents digital, interactive and virtual art at various locations in the city’s public spaces.

PhonoLuxMaschine

11. September 2021 — 30. November 2021

As a presentation platform for media art works, the PhonoLuxMaschine enables a variety of uses. In addition to sound and video installations, the “machine” can also broadcast lectures, films or concerts.

SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE 2021

18. August 2021 — 03. October 2021

The SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE Karlsruhe return from August 18 and let the Karlsruhe Palace illuminate with breathtaking projections.

BBBank Newcomer Projection Mapping Prize 2021

01. August 2021 — 31. August 2021

UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts will present the international BBBank Newcomer Projection Mapping Prize.

Jury decision Underground Film Award 2021

13. July 2021

Filmmaker Patience Mitumwesiga wins 2021 Underground Film Award.

KreativStart

10. June 2021

Congress for Creative Companies.

Interactivity, Virtualization & Artificial Intelligence

01. June 2021 — 17. June 2021

10th EAI International Conference ArtsIT takes place in the Media Arts City

Summer of Culture in Karlsruhe

01. June 2021 — 17. October 2021

Unter dem Motto „Dezentral. Divers. Draußen“ bringt die UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts Karlsruhe kulturelles Leben „zurück“ in die Stadt. Die Besucher*innen erwartet ein einzigartiges, sparten- und genreübergreifendes Kulturprogramm.

UNDERGROUND FILM AWARD

31. May 2021

International short film competition.

BarabásiLab. Hidden Patterns

01. May 2021 — 03. April 2022

Visitors to the exhibition are offered a comprehensive overview of the highly topical fields of application of network science.

CIE GILLES JOBIN I La Comédie Virtuelle

23. April 2021 — 24. April 2021

Real time performances in a virtual theatre.

Blank Canvas

13. March 2021

A room, two performers, three perspectives. How can interaction be created if the public only looks through the digital lense and is not in the performing space?

UNESCO City of Media Arts – Call for Submissions: Funding Program for Media Arts

01. March 2021 — 31. May 2021

The City of Karlsruhe supports local and public media art projects that take place in Karlsruhe, as well as projects that enhance international networking, exchanges, and collaboration within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Crawlers

06. January 2021 — 27. June 2021

Presentation of the artwork Crawlers at the ZKM I Karlsruhe.


2020

Opening virtual exhibition – City to City: Human Responsibility

10. December 2020

On Thursday December 10th, 2020 at 3:00 PM CET the opening of the virtual exhibition City to City: Human Responsibility will take place as a zoom event and livestream via Facebook.

jubezmediale 2020

17. November 2020 — 19. November 2020

Three days full of artistic and playful workshops in which nearly 1000 students, pedagogues and workshop instructors try out and practice themselves on different media levels.

Computable – Incomputable

30. October 2020 — 30. September 2021

ZKM in the Digital Art Hall of ZDF.

7×7 – Seven Creatives in Seven Minutes

05. October 2020

Seven creative people from Karlsruhe have seven minutes to present themselves and their company. Slide presentation, speech, unplugged concert or small show – everything is allowed.

Artificial Empathy – International Conference

25. September 2020 — 27. September 2020

In the context of the international conference on Artificial Empathy and Affective Computing, the ZKM invites to discuss the field of emotion in the machine from the perspective of the arts, the sciences, and computer history in an interdisciplinary way.

Seasons of Media Arts 2020

11. September 2020 — 31. March 2021

Monumental light installations, media projections on facades, artistic interventions, and experimental events will transform Karlsruhe during the Seasons of Media Arts into a stage for innovative, cooperative, and networked media art.

International Online Collaboration Project – City to City: Human Responsibility

02. September 2020 — 31. December 2020

Together with 9 international cities of the Media Arts Cluster of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, the cultural office of the city of Karlsruhe had invited to apply with project proposals. Media artists from all over the world responded to the call.

Schloss­lichtspiele Karlsruhe

05. August 2020 — 13. September 2020

The Karlsruhe SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE will take place again this year

BEYOND Filmfestival – Climate Change

23. July 2020 — 26. July 2020

Humanities biggest challenge of the 21st century is nearing: With this years BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL CLIMATE CHANGE we shed the limelight on the current climate crisis and the impending ecological collapse.

BEYOND Symposium – Future Design

23. July 2020 — 25. July 2020

BEYOND Symposium takes place online from July 23–26.

hallo.digital

26. May 2020 — 27. May 2020

Am 26. Mai 2020 findet die erste virtuelle hallo.digital statt: die Konferenz mit spannenden Sessions zu brandaktuellen Marketing-Themen mit Hands-on Charakter.

Critical Zones

23. May 2020 — 09. January 2022

The ZKM exhibition CRITICAL ZONES invites us to deal with the cirtical situation of the Earth in various ways and to explore new modes of coexistence between all forms of life.

INDEPENDENT DAYS – International Film Festival (postponed)

01. April 2020 — 05. April 2020

The international film festival INDEPENDENT DAYS celebrates its anniversary.

Open Data Day

07. March 2020

The »Open Data Day« is a day of activities where local groups organise their own events. Last year (2019) there were more than 400 events worldwide. 

art KARLSRUHE – Art from over the last 120 years

13. February 2020 — 16. February 2020

The art KARLSRUHE trade fair offers its approximately 150,000 visitors a wide collection of exhibits, from the classic modern era of art to contemporary artworks.

Symposium Opera and Media Arts

24. January 2020 — 25. January 2020

The STAATSTHEATER together with the ZKM Karlsruhe invites media artists and theatre producers to attend this symposium in the Opera and Media Arts series.


2019

Light Art Installation Kaskade

10. December 2019 — 16. February 2020

The light art installation Kaskade was designed by the light artist Rainer Kehres specifically for the façade of the Town Hall to mark Karlsruhe becoming a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts.

Giga Hertz Award 2019

23. November 2019 — 24. November 2019

This year’s Giga Hertz Award Festival will take place at the ZKM from 23 to 24 November 2019.

ZKM hosting TANZ Karlsruhe 2019

13. November 2019 — 17. November 2019

Welcome to Dance! In November 2019, Karlsruhe is transformed into a venue for contemporary dance.

ARD Radio Play Days 2019

06. November 2019 — 10. November 2019

Listen up! In 2019, the ZKM will once again be the venue for the ARD Radio Play Days – the most important festival for radio plays and sound art in Germany. 

ZeitGenuss-Festival

24. October 2019 — 27. October 2019

The seventh ZeitGenuss-Festival is all about musical media art.

Open Codes. We are Data in Bilbao

23. October 2019 — 26. January 2020

The exhibition and educational project Open Codes reflects on the world we live in today: a world that is created and ruled by codes.

The Rule of Algorithms

17. October 2019

The conference of the Karlsruher Forum deals with artificial intelligence.

Ausgeschlachtet 2019

Ausgeschlachtet 2019 – Open day at the Creative park Alter Schlachthof

16. October 2019

Since 2006, the former slaughterhouse in the east of Karlsruhe has been transformed into an area of cultural and creative industries.

Michael Bielicky Perpetuum mobile

13. October 2019 — 08. March 2020

In einem Zeitraum von fast vierzig Jahren schafft der Medienkünstler Michael Bielicky innovative Arbeiten in den Bereichen Fotografie, Video sowie netzbasierter Installation.

Colorful night of digitization

11. October 2019 — 12. October 2019

Making digitization in Karlsruhe visible and experienceable for everyone – that is the aim of the »Bunte Nacht der Digitalisierung« [Colorful Night of Digitization].

Open Codes in Berlin

02. October 2019 — 17. October 2019

We live in a world that is generated, controlled and regulated by data. Digital codes are the access to this world, they determine how we perceive our environment.

respektive Peter Weibel

28. September 2019 — 08. March 2020

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, the exhibition »respektive Peter Weibel« is showing for the first time an overview of the entire oeuvre of this internationally important media and concept artist.

Di bin ezmanekî de | Under the Same Sky

06. September 2019 — 08. September 2019

The exhibition Di bin ezmanekî de | Under the Same Sky brings media artists from Turkey, Europe and Canada to Karlsruhe.

Schloss­lichtspiele Karlsruhe

08. August 2019 — 15. September 2019

Under the motto »A summer of love and life. Hate comes late – Love comes first«, the façade of Karlsruhe Palace will again be used as a canvas for projection mappings by international light artists.

© Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Foto: Andreas Sieß.

La Remise – guest appearance at Badisches Staatstheate

21. July 2019

Media art meets classical ballet

Beethoven Pastoral Project

Beethoven Pastoral Project

19. July 2019 — 21. July 2019

The BEETHOVEN PASTORAL PROJECT will offer events on five main themes as part of DAS FEST

Writing the History of the Future

23. February 2019 — 09. January 2022

In an extraordinary compilation, ZKM presents the main works from its globally unique media art collection.


2021

Images of hope: International drawing competition for children affected by Covid 19

21. January 2021 — 11. March 2021

The UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts Viborg invites the world to sharpen its pencils and draw for children affected by Covid-19 across the world.