Our network

MEDIENWERK.NRW

The Network
medienwerk.nrw is the network for media art and digital culture in North Rhine-Westphalia. Consisting of 25 institutions, including art associations, museums, exhibition spaces, festivals, production sites for performing arts, archives, and universities, we see ourselves as an alliance of diverse cultural producers of the media art scene in North Rhine-Westphalia. The partners in the network can look back on a history that now spans 20 years. In their projects, they focus on the impact of digital technologies on society from an artistic perspective as well as the cultural significance of technology.

Our joint activities are as diverse as each and every partner in the network: In workshops, conferences, and festivals, we promote exchange within the scene in NRW. We aim to link the knowledge and experiences of the region in order to strengthen and visualize this unique landscape of media art and digital culture in Europe. Together we pursue the goal of representing the interests of media artists, institutional and independent media art organizations in cultural-political debates.

We understand media art as a heterogeneous artistic practice. Using speculative, experimental, exploratory and documentary strategies, media art addresses, comments on and translates current issues relating to art, technology and society. Its spectrum ranges from visual arts to film, music and performing arts to more recent forms of artistic practice such as virtual reality and hybrid spaces.

PARTNERS OF THE NETWORK

BIELEFELD
KUNSTVEREIN BIELEFELDArt associationkunstverein-bielefeld.de
BLOMBERG
WASSERSCHLOSS REELKIRCHEN E.V. (ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION AND CULTURAL USE OF THE WASSERSCHLOSS REELKIRCHEN E.V.)Art associationwasserschloss-reelkirchen.de
BONN
VIDEONALE E.V.Art Association and festivalvideonale.org
COLOGNE
ACADEMY OF MEDIA ARTS COLOGNEAcademykhm.de
MUSEUM LUDWIGMuseummuseum-ludwig.de
SK STIFTUNG KULTUR DER SPARKASSE KÖLN BONNFoundationmedienkunst.sk-kultur.de
TEMPORARY GALLERYCENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTArt associationtemporarygallery.org
ZEITKUNST E.V.Associationzeitkunst.eu
DORTMUND
ACADEMY FOR_THEATER_AND_DIGITALITYAcademytheater.digital
HMKV HARTWARE MEDIENKUNSTVEREINArt associationhmkv.de
MEX – GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG INTERMEDIALER UND EXPERIMENTELLER MUSIKPROJEKTE E.V.Associationmexappeal.de
SCHAUSPIEL DORTMUNDTheatertheaterdo.de
DUISBURG
LEHMBRUCK MUSEUMMuseumlehmbruckmuseum.de
DÜSSELDORF
FFT DÜSSELDORFTheater and production housefft-duesseldorf.de
FILMWERKSTATT DÜSSELDORFAssociationfilmwerkstatt-duesseldorf.de
NRW-FORUM DÜSSELDORFExhibition hall and cultural centernrw-forum.de
STIFTUNG IMAI – INTER MEDIA ART INSTITUTEResearch institute and archivestiftung-imai.de
ESSEN
PACT ZOLLVEREINArt centerpact-zollverein.de
MARL
SKULPTURENMUSEUM GLASKASTEN MARLMuseumskulpturenmuseum-glaskasten-marl.de
OBERHAUSEN
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSENFilmfestivalkurzfilmtage.de
SCHÖPPINGEN
KÜNSTLERDORF SCHÖPPINGEN FOUNDATIONFoundationstiftung-kuenstlerdorf.de
SIEGEN
MUSEUM FÜR GEGENWARTSKUNST SIEGENMuseummgksiegen.de
UNIVERSITY SIEGEN (CHAIR OF MEDIA HISTORY / VISUAL CULTURE)Universitymediengeschichte.uni-siegen.de
WITTEN
SUPER_FILME E.V.Associationsuper-filme.org
UNIVERSITY WITTEN/HERDECKE (CHAIR OF DIGITAL ARTS AND CULTURAL MEDIATION)Universityuni-wh.de