[ISEA2010] Paper: Sabine Himmelsbach – Art and Politics. The Edith Russ Site for Media Art: A Space for Presentation and Production of Media Art


[also Institutional Presentation]

The Edith Russ Site for Media Art is an art institution dedicated to the presentation and discussion of media art. In 1993 school teacher Edith Russ made an endowment to the city of Oldenburg associated with the demand that an institution is going to be established, that focuses on “art on the transition of the 21st century”. With its focus on art and media the Edith Russ Site has an outstanding position in the German museum landscape. It’s a place for presentation and communication, dealing with the use and reflection of media in contemporary art practice as well as the increasing digitisation and virtualization of our society and the influence of media on our lives. In a regularly changing exhibition program innovative and experimental positions in contemporary (media) art are shown.

  • Sabine Himmelsbach (DE) is the director of the Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Oldenburg, DE. From 1999 – 2005 she was Exhibition Director at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. As a writer, she has contributed largely to catalogues and magazines. She has lectured internationally on topics related with media art and contemporary culture.

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