KADIST Video Library (KVL) is an online platform designed to facilitate public access to video artworks by artists represented in the KADIST collection. The library includes limited edition video titles to preview for the sake of research, education, and enjoyment, as well as prospective loans to art institutions. As an organization, KADIST is committed to improving resources available to curators, scholars, and art enthusiasts. By creating a free account, KVL visitors can stream videos directly from the KADIST website, find information related to the artwork and artist. Thanks to KADIST’s unique search tool, video titles are discoverable not only by artwork titles, descriptions or an artist’s biographical information, but also more abstractly through ideas related to an artwork. Enter a research term into the search field (top right), and discover related artworks. By providing greater access to works in the collection, we hope to act as a public resource while also encouraging more exhibition and screening opportunities for KADIST artists worldwide.

If you’re new to KVL you can request access to browse the library by signing up for a free online account to the right side of this page. Once the account is approved, you’ll be able to preview over 200 artworks via our secure streaming platform. If you are a curator or institution interested in borrowing one or more works for an exhibition or program, you are welcome to submit a loan request. Once approved, a formal loan agreement will be made with KADIST, which includes notifying the artist and complying with the artist’s copyright and exhibition instructions. Like other KADIST artwork loans, only one copy of each video artwork may be exhibited at a time.

KVL is managed by KADIST and advised by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA.

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