The Kramlich Collection is recognized as one of the most significant and pioneering collections of media art in the world. With over 150 film, video, and media installation works from the mid-1960s to the present, the Collection offers a unique survey of the importance of the moving image and audiovisual media in contemporary art over the last fifty years.
The use of audiovisual technology and performance by contemporary artists working since the 1960s has been a key focus of the Kramlich Collection, with particular emphasis on artists and artworks that create experiences prompting questions and reflection on meaningful aesthetic, ethical, and social issues in our times.
kramlich residence and collection - book
Forthcoming from Hatje Cantz in Spring 2019, the Kramlich Residence and Collection book explores the history of the Kramlich Residence, a home for American art collectors Richard and Pamela Kramlich and dedicated space for their pioneering collection of media art, located in the beautiful landscape of the Napa Valley, California.
Designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the Kramlich Residence evolved from a laboratory of ideas to design a home for the Kramlichs and their unique art collection. Since completion, the Residence offers artists and artworks a rare creative opportunity to respond to this dedicated home for media art.