Two views of Change Painting (Love Code), 1961, by Roy Ascott, acquired by the ZKM in Germany.

ZKM acquires ‘Change Painting’ by Roy Ascott

July 2021

The ZKM – the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe –  has acquired Change Painting (Love Code), 1961, by Roy Ascott from England & Co. The work comprises five sliding painted glass panes in a wooden frame; in 2016 it was included in the exhibition Electronic Superhighway at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

The ZKN was founded in 1989 with the mission of continuing the classical arts into the digital age, which is why it is sometimes called the ‘electronic or digital Bauhaus’.