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. The 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.
We not only organize exhibitions, but also develop and produce – we cross-question what has become established and develop new contributions. What interests us from the past are personalities, discoveries, and developments that have either been overlooked or ignored, and which we now seek to bring to the surface.
We wish to improve our understanding of the world and thus take up current themes in an endeavor to make the public aware of questions, contexts, and problems.