The LIMA Collection: New Work

On the 4th of April, LIMA proudly presents brand new works by Yu Araki & Daniel Jacoby, Foundland Collective (Lauren Alexander & Ghalia Elsrakbi), Michiel van Bakel, PolakVanBekkum (Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum) and Zeno van den Broek.
26/03/2018 to 30/03/2018

Workshop Preservation of Media Art


This workshop invites conservators and registrars working with media artworks in museums to gain an understanding of the different components involved in documenting and preserving media artworks for the sake of preservation and future presentations.

Museums see themselves increasingly confronted with the questions and challenges related to displaying and preserving media art and digital art. These...
22/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

Transformation Digital Art 2018 | International Symposium on Digital Art Preservation


The constant development and flux of technologies creates a unique opportunity for artists to experiment, play and create, but also presents a challenge for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring future presentations of these works. The preservation of and future access to born-digital art is as challenging as it is important. How to act on change? How to take control of future presentations?


Cultural Matter: Filippo Lorenzin on Nicholas O’Brien (Pt.ll)

Filippo Lorenzin is curator and critic specialised in the relation of art, society and technology. Lorenzin lives and works in London and writes for, among others, Furtherfield, Artribune and Digicult. He is invited to analyse the technical and material implications of a game as a work of art.

LIMA at Transmediale/festival

During Transmediale festival 2018, LIMA invites artists and professionals to discuss the development of a digital art canon. The goal is to bring the rich history of such art to the fore in an increasingly digitally minded contemporary art context, and to open it to the public.


Cultural Matter: Nicholas O’Brien in Conversation with Isabelle Arvers (Pt.I)

The third solo exhibition in the context of Cultural Matter is the work The Trolley (2017) by artist Nicholas O’Brien. The Trolley is, in the artist's own words, an essay game artwork. It revolves around the progressive disappearance of a mode of public transport in the urban landscape. The game is made into an installation and the story is a metaphor for the changes in public space and infrastructure in the US. A both medium specific and politically relevant work - that pushes...

Cultural Matter: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer on Olia Lialina (Pt. ll)

Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut), will take the work of Olia Lialina as a starting point for a talk and screening programme. The influence of technological developments on our culture as well as society will be his main focus. What does the internet mean to the arts and visa versa? Is the internet ephemeral, or is it matter, actual material you can work with?

On the speaker
Kuitenbrouwer is an expert in the field of interactive media. He teaches, writes and...

Symposium Entfalten

Symposium Entfalten at IMA

On December 18, IMA (Institut für Medienarchäologie) organises the symposium Entfalten—Entfaltet.
A cooperation with LIMA and Medienwerkstatt Wien, where the event will take place.
Initiating the research programme UNFOLD, LIMA director Gaby Wijers will be one of the speakers, talking about...

International Digital Preservation Day (IDPD17)

30 november: aandacht voor ons digitale geheugen
Op 30 november is het International Digital Preservation Day. Op deze dag staan wereldwijd vele archieven, bibliotheken, culturele en wetenschappelijke instellingen stil bij de belangrijke taak die zij samen hebben: het toegankelijk houden van ons digitale geheugen, voor nu en voor komende generaties. Ook LIMA neemt deel aan dit initiatief. Houd deze dag de LIMA website en Facebook pagina in de gaten!...

Cultural Matter: Olia Lialina in conversation with Karen Archey + opening exhibition

Olia Lialina’s online browser-based artwork Summer (2013) is the work in focus for the second exhibition of LIMA’s Cultural Matter programme. In this animated piece by Lialina, we see the artist swinging back and forth, infinitely looped, basking in bright sunlight. Cut out against a gradient background of blue and white, the swing is hung from the location bar of the browser. The animation’s 18 still images are located on 26 different websites, with each site redirecting