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Digital Art Museum is an online resource for the history and practice of digital fine art.

Featured Artist

Lynn Hershman Leeson
She utilizes new media since the 1970s as a cutting-edge artist. Award winner of the [ddaa] 2010

Featured Exhibition

Works from the 1960s in the USA and Europe

News for you



March 16−June 22, 2014

With over 50 key works of time based media art the renowned, in Düsseldorf based since 1996, JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is scheduled to be on show at the ZKM.


Edit-Russ-Haus for Media Art - LOOK INTO THE NET | NET.ARTography

07 March 2014, 14:00 - 21 April 2014, 18:00

The works shown in this exhibition of the internationally most relevant net artists belong to the collection of NETescopio, iniciated in 2008 and since then constantly developed by the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art of Extremadura and Latin America – MEIAC, Badajoz.


ZKM - Sasha Waltz: Installations Objects Performances

September 28th 2013 – February 2nd 2014
An exhibition at the ZKM | Media Museum

Concealed behind Sasha Waltz’s fascinating choreography is more than just dance and music. On the occasion of her birthday, the ZKM brings back the internationally celebrated choreographer, Sasha Waltz, to her native city Karlsruhe.


transmediale 2014 afterglow

transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies.


UNPAINTED media art fair 2014

How does the global network affect the creation and reception of art? How do artists react to the digitization of our world?
This coming winter, UNPAINTED media art fair (January 17-20, 2014) will become Munich’s first-ever fair for new media art.
UNPAINTED is a new art fair devoted to a special topic: media art / digital art


ZKM - Tag der offenen Türe / Open Day

For the 25th anniversary the ZKM in Karlsruhe is inviting you for an open house at the 6th of January 2014.

Explore by Artist


Yoshiyuki Abe *1947; Japan


Steve Bell *1955, UK


Paul Brown *1947; UK / Australia


Harold Cohen *1928; UK


Charles Csuri *1922; USA


Ernest Edmonds *1942, UK


David Em *1952; USA


James Faure-Walker *1948; UK


Herbert W. Franke *1927; Austria / Germany


Jeremy Gardiner RCA *1957; UK


Laurence Gartel *1956; USA


Sue Gollifer *1944; UK


Jean-Pierre Hébert *1939; France / USA


Lynn Hershman Leeson *1941, USA


Yoichiro Kawaguchi *1952; Japan


Mike King *1953; UK


Kenneth Knowlton *1931; USA


Ben F. Laposky 1914-2000; USA


William Latham *1961; UK


Ruth Leavitt *1944; USA


Gerhard Mantz *1950; Germany


Manfred Mohr *1938; Germany / USA


Vera Molnar *1924; Hungary / France


Frieder Nake *1938; Germany


Georg Nees *1926; Germany


Barbara Nessim *1939, USA


A. Michael Noll *1939; USA


Casey Reas *1972; USA


Lillian Schwartz *1927; USA


Rejane Spitz *1956; Brazil


Olga Tobreluts *1970; Russia


Joan Truckenbrod *1945, USA


Roman Verostko *1929; USA


Norman White


John Whitney Senior 1918-1996


Mark Wilson *1943; USA


Edward Zajec * 1938; Italy / USA

Timelines by Era and Artist

Featured Essay Herbert W Franke

The New Visual Age: The Influence of Computer Graphics on Art and Society
Only a few years ago it would have seemed ridiculous to discuss the influence of computer graphics on art and society. Although computer-generated graphics had already been applied in important areas of science and technology, its influence was not yet felt in the arts or in society at large. Those few who used the computer as an artistic instrument were regarded as outsiders: with their freelance experiments they deviated from the solid ground of strictly defined tasks, but on the other hand found no approval in artistic circles. One of the causes for this lack of approval may have been that they did not submit to the frequently changing fashions which are prevalent in today's visual arts. Rather, they were, at least in the beginning when searching for motifs, guided by mathematical and geometrical aspects. The fact that they succeeded in opening up a largely unknown realm of graphically attractive forms went unheeded by the critics.

At the beginning of its development it was to be expected that the artistic forms of computer graphics would be integrated into the fine arts, but the latest situation leads one to conclude that computer art will develop into a new

field of aesthetically-oriented activity which can neither be classified as part of the existing classical branches of art, nor must it be recognized as art at all. Thus a new profession could emerge as was the case with photography and cinematography. Some parallel developments may result: the latter are, like computers, technical media which permit the realization of artistic goals with unprecedented perfection, using, however, realistic pictures as objects. Such questions which are now being posed in reference to computer art are concerned with more formal aspects: they decide which channels of communication will be accessible to this new field of creativity, which section of the public it will appeal to, how quickly it will spread, and what institutions will be responsible for educating students in this field...