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Art Center in Former Munitions Factory

Posted On: Oct 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Global Traveler Usa

Art Center in Former Munitions Factory

Nestled on the Rhine Plain about an hour from Frankfurt, the historic town of Karlsruhe was established nearly 300 years ago by Margrave Charles William, who designed a city layout like Paris, with streets radiating outward from the central point of his palace. The design so impressed 18 th -century French-American military engineer and city planner Pierre L'Enfant, it factored into L'Enfant's city design for Washington, D.C.
Karlsruhe is the location of the ZKM Center for Art and Media , regarded as one of the world's foremost art institutions. Exhibits are housed in ZKM, once a munitions factory. The enormous space includes interactive computer-based exhibitions, video works and music installations, along with paintings and sculptures. Next year marks the institution's 30 th anniversary, celebrated with a special “Writing the History of the Future” exhibition, focusing on socially relevant developments from an artistic, international point of reference.
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