© ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Grafik: Demian Bern
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Grafik: Demian Bern

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

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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, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The presentation of the works is based on a media-historical model: instead of a history of styles, the development of art since the 1960s is told on the basis of the changes in technical media and the associated aesthetic and social changes. The exhibition brings together around 90 works in six sections that reveal the transformation of the genre of portraiture, the representation of the body, landscape, and architecture, as well as the change in our conception of human and machine creativity: through works of graphic art and photography, film and video, with interactive computer-based installations, to digital works created with the aid of artificial intelligence techniques.

The title of the exhibition Writing the History of the Future reminds us that time and again, artists have anticipated aesthetic, media, and social practices – that artists write the history of the future.

From February 23, 2019, to January 9, 2022, Writing the History of the Future was exhibited for the first time at the ZKM, based on a concept by Peter Weibel and Margit Rosen. The adapted exhibition Writing the History of the Future. Signature Works of the Singular ZKM Media Art Collection in Gwangju is jointly produced by the GMA and the ZKM within the framework of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of media art.

More information: https://zkm.de/en/exhibition/2021/12/writing-the-history-of-the-future

Credits

  • Curated by Peter Weibel, Margit Rosen, Clara Runge, and Philipp Ziegler.
  • Project management: Hyeokjin Lee, Jong-Young Lim, Liwon Lim, Clara Runge
  • Project assistance: Aekyeong Lee, Jenny Starick
  • Technical project management: Andrea Hartinger, Soung Hwan Yoon
  • Technical support: Matthias Gommel
  • Graphic design: Demian Bern

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