ikono is our broader creative production company and broadcaster. ikono produces all of our videos and broadcasts them through its two HDTV channels, ikonoTV in Germany and ikonoMENASA in the Middle East, North Africa, parts of South Asia and Southern Europe.
We do not add sound or narrative elements to our videos to allow our international audience to experience the art without additional distraction or language barriers, unless sound is part of the original artwork.
ikono presents a wide range of cultural heritage that includes work from antiquity through the contemporary period. This provides the audience with broad access to video, film, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic art, and architecture from around the globe.
Due to copyright regulations, some films may only be screened online for a temporary period. Some of our films also rely heavily on high-resolution and cannot be viewed with internet-quality resolution. Many of our productions have been shortened for free online viewing with the option to download the full version for a small fee.
To watch ikonoMENASA in the Middle East and North Africa through ArabSat’s network, tune in with a HD Satellite receiver to ArabSat BADR-6 Satellite. Frequency: 11785 MHz, Polarisation: V, SR: 27500 KS/s, FEC: 3⁄4.
In the United Arab Emirates, tune in to Etisalat’s network on channel 484. In Dubai, ikonoMENASA is available on du, channel 410. In Beirut, it is broadcasted via Solidere IPTV Broadband Network, channel 232.
ikonoMENASA features art from all over the world with respect to the cultural sensitivities of the specific broadcasting region. Furthermore, a portion of its programming focuses on art from the region, ranging from 14th century Persian miniatures to contemporary video artists.
You can receive ikonoTV in Germany through Entertain, an IPTV package offered by Telekom, on channel 458. ikonoTV is offered through Telekom’s IPTV MediaBox, which many households in Germany already own.
Our program was formerly on channel 457 but is now broadcasted on channel 458 as of June 1, 2012.
We have a very active blog, where you can stay updated on news of the art world as well as news from ikono. We are also on Facebook, Vimeo, and Twitter, and would love it if you joined us there.
We encourage submissions of your artwork! Just send us a video or still image of your work or take part in one of our Open Calls.
Yes. We strongly encourage students to submit their work using the method described in the link above. ikono has collaborated with art schools on various projects and workshops in the past and looks forward to future opportunities.
ikono frequently collaborates with art institutions and other partners on workshops, events, production services, broadcasting, distribution through our online shop, and is open to other possibilities. We are supported by brands that share our mission to make art internationally accessible to all while giving viewers the opportunity to encounter works of art on an independent, personal level.