Convinced that art is a driving force for social transformation, KADIST supports an engaged and decentralized vision of contemporary art for more than 20 years, an affirmation that some of the world’s most important artistic voices are found beyond its own North American and European localities. With over 2,000 works, the KADIST collection is the starting point and resource for programs, the fruit of collaborations with artists, curators and art institutions on five continents. In its two permanent locations in Paris and San Francisco, as well as online, KADIST develops exhibitions, residencies, events and educational programs, fostering access to rich conversations about art and society.
In 2023, KADIST is evolving to make its collection more visible in its own spaces and through a new cycle of collaborations with international museums. The aim of this collaboration program is to make a large part of the collection available to a leading museum, for exhibitions and educational programs addressing key issues of our time. This initiative is inaugurated with the Centre Pompidou.
Alongside the development of KADIST’s programs, the Paris building is now home to the AFIELD project and team, created by Sandra Terdjman (co-founder and Vice-President of KADIST) in 2014. A network of artist-led social initiatives AFFIELD was created from a grant and a program of meetings and workshops, and brings together artists from all disciplines who carry out concrete, long-term social action with a community. These initiatives take the form of schools and educational programs, places of refuge in conflict zones, social enterprises and festivals.
l’art en plus has been supporting KADIST’s corporate communications and media relations since 2021. After orchestrating the celebration of the philanthropic organization’s 20th anniversary, the agency is managing the media coverage of new collaborative programs with international museums developed with the arrival of a new director in 2023.