Videostill from: Graf + ZYX, Museum of Private Arts,
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The imai archive includes approx. 3,000 valuable artistic and documentary works which provide a wide overview of the development of video art: from the pioneering era of the 1960s until the present day. On request the archive is accessible for research and scientific projects. Curators, lecturers, students and all interested parties are welcome to use the extensive collection of video art for scientific purposes.
The online catalogue is a video platform with free access provided by imai. It includes almost 1,300 videos which can be played in their full length. The catalogue is an instrument to collect information and carry out research on the development of video art from the 1960s until today and offers researchers, students and all interested parties a remarkable pool of audio visual art works of art historical significance. more >>
The distribution program is a core task of imai to promote video artists and their audio-visual works and to make these works known to the public. The imai distribution therefore lends or sells around 1,500 audio visual works of more than 120 international artists. more >>
The preservation of media art today and in future represents a challenge to all institutions which collect this art form. imai participates with own studies, workshops, symposia and publications in the discussion and further development of approaches to finding solutions for the conservation and restoration of media art. more >>
imai promotes the communication of media art through regular screenings and exhibitions.