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ZKM I Center for Art and Media

The ZKM I Center for Art and Media is a cultural institution that is unique in the world. With its art collection, publications, archives, and artistic, scholarly and scientific research on the electronic arts, the ZKM stands for a program of interdisciplinary projects and international collaborations. In its exhibitions, symposia, concerts, and workshops, the ZKM communicates the theoretical discourses of philosophy, science, technology, politics, and economics from a contemporary artistic perspective.

Calendar

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 in public spaces at the plenary assembly of the World Council of Churches

18. August 2022 — 18. September 2022

The City of Karlsruhe’s Department of Cultural Affairs of and the ZKM | Karlsruhe is presenting six media artworks in the city center.

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, who became one of the most prominent protagonists of the American video art scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

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.

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.

Coding da Vinci Kick-Off

07. May 2022 — 08. May 2022

Germany’s most successful hackathon for open cultural data.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Critical Zones

23. May 2020 — 09. January 2022

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

CIE GILLES JOBIN La Comédie Virtuelle

23. April 2021 — 24. April 2021

Real time performances in a virtual theatre.

Seasons of Media Arts 2020

11. September 2020 — 31. March 2021

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.

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.

Crawlers

06. January 2021 — 27. June 2021

Presentation of the artwork CRAWLERS at ZKM I Karlsruhe.

Computable – Incomputable

30. October 2020 — 30. September 2021

In the ZDF Digital Art Hall visitors move through the virtual ZKM where they can discover computer-generated artworks.

Writing the History of the Future

23. February 2019 — 09. January 2022

KM presents the main works from its globally unique media art collection.

What's on

Press Media Art Is Here: The UNESCO City of Media Arts presents impressive installations during the plenary assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe in public spaces
News Alistair Hudson appointed Chairman of the ZKM | Karlsruhe
Press Dandelions, Advertising Sign, and an X-Ray Imaging Apparatus: The Media Arts City Presents Itself at Art KARLSRUHE 22
News Opening of the “BioMedia” Exhibition at the Centre des Artes
Press The Seasons of Media Arts Festival has been extended

Werke

The Temptation of St. Anthony (or Tony‘s trouble), 2016

Handshake, 2020

One Line Series, 2022

STREAMERS – a COVID Sculpture, 2022

Les Pissenlits, 1990

Klangkanal, 2012 + 2019 + 2021