Eames featured in ZKM’s “Art in Motion”

Posted July 2, 2018

July 14, 2018 – February 24, 2019: Join ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, for an exhibition of pioneering technological works by Charles and Ray Eames and others.

Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media. An Operative Canon features 100 masterpieces that portray the development of media arts. On view at Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (the Center for Art and Media), the exhibition showcases pivotal works in photography, cinematography, sound art, radiophonic and televisual art, media-based action, and much, much more.

Charles and Ray’s Think will be on display in the show, as curated by the Barbican for the international-traveling exhibition, The World of Charles and Ray EamesThis film originally served as the main attraction of IBM’s Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

The Eameses put on the presentation in a large, egg-shaped structure called the “Ovoid Theater,” that stood high above the canopy and central structure of the pavilion. To reach the Theater, visitors were lifted into the structure by means of the “People Wall,” which was configured like a grandstand and could carry up to 400 guests.



Friday, July 13, 2018
7:00 pm
Located in the foyer of ZKM
Free and open to the public

Speakers at the Opening include:

–  Siegfried Zielinski, curator
–  Peter Weibel, Artistic-Scientific Chairman of the ZKM and curator
–  Christiane Riedel, Chief Operating Officer of the ZKM



Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media. An Operative Canon
July 14, 2018 – February 24, 2019

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Lorenzstraße 19
D-76135, Karlsruhe

+49 (0) 721 – 8100-0