Media art at art KARLSRUHE 2024

From February 22 to 25, art KARLSRUHE once again opened its doors and offered art lovers an impressive display of artistic creations. The art fair, which has established itself as an important platform for contemporary art, presented a diverse selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, and media artworks. It proved to be an expansive new departure that showcased art and culture in a new light.

Media art was presented as a highlight at the centre of the Karlsruhe fair. Under the direction of the UNESCO City of Media Arts office, a fascinating display of works by established artists from the world-renowned ZKM | Center for Art and Media and students from the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design was presented in the center under the title “Hybrid Echoes”. The works of well-known artists such as Dara Birnbaum, Nina Sobell and Pipilotti Rist from the ZKM archive captivated visitors and were juxtaposed with works by Luise Peschko, Miki Feller and Yuliana Moscheeva, who shone with their creative diversity and innovative expressiveness. This exciting dialogue between the generations not only provided an insight into the development of media art, but also encouraged reflection on identity and social change. The seven video works were shown in a scenography created especially for the event.

art KARLSRUHE 2024, © Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe, photo: Oliver-Selim Boualam


Another highlight was the media artwork “Grüße aus’m SchwarzwAId” (Greetings from SchwarzwAId) by the artist collective Francis Karat. The artists used generative AI, film, photography and sound design to create a fascinating link between traditional and modern media.

After visiting the fair, art enthusiasts were able to discover the hidden treasures of the Karlsruhe art scene at “Kunstrauschen“. Around 15 project spaces and offspaces opened their doors, inviting visitors to explore the city’s diverse non-commercial art landscape away from established galleries. Visitors had the opportunity to meet the artists in person and enjoy their works in a relaxed atmosphere.

“Kunstrauschen” 2024, © Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe, photo: Oliver-Selim Boualam


The presentation of the UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts Karlsruhe at the art fair and the event “Kunstrauschen” were therefore not only a cultural enrichment for the city, but also offered an exciting insight into Karlsruhe’s diverse and vibrant art scene. With a broad spectrum of artistic creation, the art fair provided impetus and offered an inspiring experience for visitors and exhibitors alike, which contributed to the overwhelming response and success of art KARLSRUHE, which was visited by a total of around 47,000 visitors.

Further information:

Media Art at art Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe UNESCO city of media arts

art KARLSRUHE | International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art


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