ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe is a unique cultural institution worldwide, because it is a place that expands the original tasks of the museum.

It is a house of all media and genres, a house of both spatial arts such as painting, photography and sculpture and time-based arts such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater and performance. ZKM was founded in 1989 with the mission of continuing the classical arts into the digital age. This is why it is sometimes called the “electronic or digital Bauhaus” – an expression that is traced back to the founding director Heinrich Klotz.


Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

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Hallenbau Open House 2024

04. February 2024

New date – new insights: this is the motto of the “Hallenbau Open House” 2024

Jardin Artificiel

30. November 2023 — 21. April 2024

The artwork by Heinz Mack in the EnBW Group headquarters.

Giga-Hertz-Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art 2023

06. December 2023 — 10. December 2023

As part of the annual festival, the main prize is awarded at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. This year’s winner is the US-American Laurie Spiegel.

InnovationFestival @karlsruhe.digital

13. October 2023

Renowned speakers and representatives from the business world will present the latest developments in the field of AI and its application.

Opening: Mack at ZKM

16. September 2023 — 07. April 2024

As part of the new exhibition, the atria 8+9 of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media will be turned into showcases for radiant light installations.