About

Artmap is a nonprofit information platform since 2001.

Considering Contemporary Art as the cultural heritage of tomorrow, Artmap is devoted to exploring the work of cultural producers and their contributions to the poetic and imaginary realm. It aims to pay tribute to their work, to present and preserve their ideas, share knowledge and trigger new productions.

Artmap is a digital library and open educational resource. It offers a dynamic platform for artists, authors and venues to publish and exchange information on Contemporary Art. Collaborative work and free content creation enable Artmap to provide a comprehensive service for professional and educational research.

Run by the Artmap Institute for Cultural Heritage of Attitudes, Occurrences and Sociality in Berlin, Artmap operates with a wide international network of editors. The focus of the platform is on artistic work that is on view in online catalogues with images, videos, sounds, texts, books, vita and events. The registration is free and available on invitation only. The selective process for cultural professionals and venues is due to ongoing discussions with numerous advisers.

The Artmap odyssey started back in 2001 as a research project at University of the Arts in Berlin. It was officially launched later on as Artnews at Künstlerhaus Bethanien with admiration for the work of Wikipedia and UbuWeb. The sensibility of the subject and the vivid collaboration with artists and writers helped us reshape the project times and again upon the needs of the community.

Please take a moment to contribute too: all our services are free and all content is editable. Currently Artmap can be edited by listed artists and venues, their representatives and our editorial team. This opens up the content for hundreds of authors and keeps it protected from unauthorized changes. Artmap offers thus a reliable publishing platform for art professionals and a rich library on the moving heritage of Contemporary Art.