On the initiative of the media art agency 235 MEDIA and the City of Düsseldorf the first non-profit foundation imai is dedicated not only to the distribution of media art, but also to conservation and research issues is created.
Starting in the 1980s, the founders of 235 MEDIA, Ulrich Leistner and Axel Wirths have built up an extensive archive of video art as well as an international distribution network. Thanks to the active commitment of “Kunststiftung NRW” and the support of “Kulturstiftung der Länder” and in cooperation with “NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft” and “stiftung museum kunst palast” both the collection and the distribution structure of 235 MEDIA have now been transfered to imai – inter media art institute.
For further informations and concerning all requests for video art works, please contact imai:
imai – inter media art institute
All installations and the special art edition are still available at 235 MEDIA.
Stadt Düsseldorf, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kunststiftung NRW