One of the main features of the Collection and possibly its most differential fact is the STUDY COLLECTION. The interest in better acquainting ourselves with the moving image as an artistic medium has materialized into a compilation of more than 1.000 works available for the study and investigation of video and new media. Although a part of the works can be exhibited, their context and purpose are pedagogic.
It contains different subsections. The first, LIMITED EDITIONS, deals with the format chosen by many artists for spreading their works by editing their videos in numbered, short run editions. In many cases, these are original and unique works in themselves, but distributed separated from the gallery circuit.
The second mayor subsection contains works published in the form of COMPILATIONS. These compilations have an historic or thematic character and permit access to a large volume of works which are no longer available on the market, as well as they provide a platform from which they can be viewed. This is indispensable for getting to know the evolution of video art.
Furthermore, a significant set of AUTHOR’S COPIES is included. These videos were provided by artists close to the Collection and their viewing allows the thorough exploration of the artistic trajectory of the creators.
The three subsections are completed by a selection of COMMERCIAL COPIES, constituting a public video library in itself. Here, you can find the most significant artists and works edited in VHS or DVD format.
The abundance in supports and formats makes the Collection more interesting and is considered one of its major assets, since it provides a source of documentation and knowledge, and is not just an aggregation of works. Finally, the STUDY COLLECTION nourishes the Collection and supports its contextualization, adding the values of having a concept as well as pedagogic and investigative potential.