: ZKM :: Artikel :: March 31, 2008



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:::::: ZKM EVENTS :::

Opening: Rome - Open Painting. The Material Picture in Italy During the 1950s and 1960s :: n Italy, during the 1950s, an artistic dissolution and destruction of panel painting was initiated. One began separating panel from painting, a development which was to have far-reaching consequences for art history. A number of artists ranging from Alberto Burri to Lucio Fontana abandoned the path of abstraction. They distanced themselves from general tendencies, which predominated in the Abstract Expressionism of the New York scene during the 1950s. One not only rejected the portrayal of the object world but also the materials of painting, namely, of oil and canvas ⁄⁄ more
[An exhibition at the ZKM | Museum for Contemporary Art as part of the 19. Europäischen Kulturtage Karlsruhe 2008 | Exhibition: 04/05/-08/24/2008 | Opening: 04/04/2008, 6pm, ZKM_Foyer]

Festival: e wie estland [e for estonia] - Performance art, contemporary dance, and new media :: In 2008, the Republic of Estonia will celebrate its ninetieth anniversary. As part of the festivities, the government, together with the embassy in Berlin, is organizing an event series called »e wie estland« in Baden-Württemberg from January to June 2008. A dance and new media lab headed by the Estonian choreographer Taavet Jansen will be set up in cooperation with the ZKM | Karlsruhe and will enable a one-week studio collaboration. Public performances will offer a multifaceted insight into the state of the art of choreography and media art in Estonia ⁄⁄ more
[Festival in the ZKM_Cube and ZKM_Media Theater | Single admission EUR 8/5, Festival ticket EUR 20 | Sun 30 March »ZUGA's Children's piece«, free admission]

Giga-Hertz-Award: Call for Entries :: The 2nd Giga-Hertz-Award for electronic music is open for entries until April 19, 2008. The Giga-Hertz-Award addresses composers working in the areas of electronic and acousmatic music. Four Special Prizes are awarded once a year. The members of the jury 2008 besides the heads of the two involved studios Ludger Brümmer (Head of ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics Karlsruhe) and Detlef Heusinger (Head of Experimentalstudio for acoustic art, Freiburg) are: François Bayle (pioneer of electroacoustic and acousmatic music), Jonathan Harvey (first Giga-Hertz-Grand Prize 2007), Armin Köhler (SWR, Donaueschingen Music Festival), and Peter Weibel (CEO of the ZKM Karlsruhe). For further information see ⁄⁄ www.giga-hertz-preis.de


bit international. [Nove] tendencije: Computer and Visual Research, Zagreb 1961-1973 :: In the exhibition bit international, the ZKM turns its attention to one of the most important artistic movements of the 1960s, which was of enormous influence in its day, but has sunk into near oblivion today: New Tendencies. Beginning with an exhibition of concrete and constructive art in Zagreb in 1961, New Tendencies quickly developed to a dynamic movement triggering an international Op-Art boom. Art became »visual research« - The exhibition runs until February 22nd, 2009 ⁄⁄ www.zkm.de/bit

YOU_ser: The Century of the Consumer :: This exhibition invites the visitor to become an integral part of the art works. For the works shown here constitute themselves only in the act of reception by the viewer and include in their conception his active participation in the process of creation. Artists [among others]: Giselle Beiguelman, Michal Bielicky, Norman Klein/ Andreas Kratky, Armin Linke, Catalina Ossa/ Enrique Rivera, PIPS:lab, Jill Scott, Susigames, The Orbitants, The SLatelliterates - The exhibition runs until January 6th, 2009 ⁄⁄ www.zkm.de/you

High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 :: In the late 1960s the New York art world was, famously, an exciting place to be. New mediums such as performance and video art were developing, and sculpture was quickly expanding in many different directions. Recapturing the liveliness and urgency of this important moment, High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 delves into the field of experimental abstract painting at a time when it was beginning to be pressed to its limits - The exhibition runs until June 1st, 2008 ⁄⁄ more

OUR LITERAL SPEED. DER PERFORMATIVE DISKURS :: »OUR LITERAL SPEED« manifests the imperatives that materialize the theoretical and the pedagogical. No longer can we interpret forms of academic and artistic professionalism as neutral, abstract backgrounds to the aesthetic and performative. These activities have produced their own distinctive surfaces and materials: the »aesthetic« has become discursive and »discourse« has become aesthetic - The exhibition runs until May 25th, 2008 ⁄⁄ more

GAO Xingjian: Papier Tusche Film :: The exhibition runs until April 13th, 2008

Clio. A short history of art in Euramerica after 1945 :: On the ground floor and the first floor at ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, there will be an overview of the contemporary art revolution in Asia. On the second floor of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, a selection of works from the ZKM_Collection and the founding collectors of ZKM - The exhibition runs until April 20th, 2008 ⁄⁄ more

World of Games: reloaded :: This Exhibition is an extension of the previous presentation of video and computer game 'classics' of recent years, which from now on is to be updated at regular intervals - Permanent Exhibition ⁄⁄ more

rosalie: Helios :: The artist and set designer rosalie presents a hanging light garden in a new context at the ZKM_Subraum. Sounds from Ludger Brümmer and Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan expand the visuals on an acoustic level ⁄⁄ more

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