Seasons of Media Arts 2020

11. September 2020 — 31. March 2021

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

As part of Seasons of Media Arts, various media-based art projects distributed around Karlsruhe city have been on display since September of last year. The works Obsolete Presence by Aram Bartholl, Light Signs by Betty Rieckmann, Vortext by Michael Bielicky, and the PhonoLuxMaschine by Didi Müller, Marc Teuscher, and Holger Förterer can be seen until March 31. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, not all of the planned artworks and events curated by ZKM | Karlsruhe and the Kulturamt Karlsruhe and supported by the municipal UNESCO project funding program for media arts could be exhibited during the run of Seasons of Media Arts. These include ACCESS by Marie Sester, Saving Water by PONG.Li Studios, The Silent Chaos of Colors by Eva Judkins and Holger Förterer, and Our City by Marco Zampella and Alexander Liebrich. The presentation of these works and events will be rescheduled for a later date.

For more information on all the artworks of Seasons of Media Arts 2020 please click here.

Further information about the media art festival Seasons of Media Arts can be found at:

Participating artists and institutions
Aram Bartholl I Michael Bielicky I Jonas Denzel I Holger Förterer I Walter Giers I Mira Hirtz I Eva Judkins I Ulf Langheinrich I Alexander Liebrich I Christian Lölkes I Didi Müller I PONG. Li Studios I Betty Rieckmann I Sabine Schäfer I Ulrich Singer I Marie Sester I Marc Teuscher I Xenorama I Marco Zampella

Events and activities within the framework of Seasons of Media Arts take place at: Independent Days | Internationale Filmfestspiele Karlsruhe des Filmboard Karlsruhe, Jazzclub Karlsruhe, jubez Stadtjugendausschuss Karlsruhe, Kulturzentrum Tempel und im ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien


Peter Weibel und Susanne Asche

Project Team ZKM
Peter Weibel (Curator) | Philipp Ziegler (Curator) | Jessica Menger (Projektkoordination) | Jan Gerigk (technische Projektleitung) | Teresa Retzer (Projektassistenz) | Hanna Jurisch (Projektassistenz)

Project team Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe
Susanne Asche (Management) | Anastasia Ziegler | Mathias Reich | Ulrike Settelmeyer |
Diana Haddad

Jury of the project support program for media art of the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe
Susanne Asche, Head of Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe (Chairwoman), Michael Bielicky, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (HfG), Anja Casser, Director Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe e. V., Christiane Riedel, Executive Director ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe and Honorary Professor at Karlshochschule International University Karlsruhe, Martin Wacker, Managing Director, Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH (KME)


beambike, 2018-ongoing
7. January 2022

GREEN CODE, 2018-2020
7. January 2022

Korrelation, 2020
7. January 2022

Light Signs, 2020
7. January 2022

Obsolete Presence, 2020
7. January 2022

OSC-K, 2020
7. January 2022

Our City, 2020
7. January 2022

7. January 2022

UrbanExplorAR, 2020-2021
5. January 2022

Vortext, 2020
7. January 2022