Considering contemporary art as the cultural heritage of tomorrow, Artmap is devoted to explore 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 an online library and open educational resource. It offers a free platform for artists, authors, curators 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 Institute for Cultural Heritage of Attitudes, Occurrences and Sociality in Berlin, Artmap operates with a wide international network of editors. The focus of the library is on artistic work that is on view in online catalogues with images, videos, sounds, texts, books, biography 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 in 2003 as Artnews at Künstlerhaus Bethanien with admirations for 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. Currently Artmap can be edited by listed artists and venues, their representatives or our editorial team. This opens the content for hundreds of authors and keeps it protected from unauthorized changes. Artmap offers thus a reliable publishing platform for artists, authors and institutions with a rich library of online catalogues and a dynamic reader on the moving heritage of contemporary art.