Founded in 1984, the biennial Videonale strenghtened its position as one of the most important and renowned festivals of video art and time-based arts in Germany and Europe. Participants include such trend-setting artists as Dara Birnbaum, Keren Cytter, Lynn Hershman, Christian Jankowski, Marcel Odenbach, Bill Viola and others. For most of them Videonale was one of the first platforms to present their work to an international public. To this day Videonale sees itself as a festival of national and international time-based art, both for young emerging artists and for established artists.
With the online video archive, VIDEONALE makes the contents of its archives available to the public and offers a platform for its artists beyond the runtime of the festival. The video archive is intended to provide artists, curators, galleries, academics, students and all those interested in moving image art works with a tool for research and education, and enable them to inform themselves about works and artists exhibited at the Videonale.*
For more information on the Videonale festivals and other activities of Videonale Association:
*The online video archive of Videonale is in constant development. Only those video works from past Videonale editions for which we have received the permission by the artists are being presented in the archive. For legal reasons some works are presented only with a video still or a video excerpt. For legal and technical reasons, video works cannot be delivered in the original quality but must still be requested from the artists, distributors or galleries.