Now in its fourth edition, Moving Image 2014 in New York offers an
exciting presentation of moving image-based artworks from leading and emerging
contemporary artists. This edition of the fair promises a top selection of 32
international galleries and non-profit organizations. Here’s our guide to why
Moving Image is not to be missed.
1. When? Where? Is it really free to attend?
The fair takes place at the Waterfront Tunnel, an event venue
located on 11th avenue between 27th and 28th streets. Unlike concurrent New
York art fairs, Moving Image is free and open to the public!
2. Why visit?
Moving Image was created to address the challenges that the
conventional fair environment poses to properly viewing moving image-based
artworks. The fair states
, “Moving Image was conceived to offer a unique
viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing
moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own
terms.” The fair is planned to cater to the art and the viewer alike. Visitors
to the fair will encounter a variety of single-channel videos, projections,
video sculptures, and large-scale installations.
3. Who decides what will be included in the fair?
For each Moving Image fair, co-founders Murat Orozobekov and
Edward Winkleman appoint an international panel of world-class curators, the
Curatorial Advisory Committee, which approaches galleries and artists they want
to represent in the fair. Instead of giving galleries the option of which
artist they would represent, the Curatorial Committee requests specific
artists, ensuring a diverse presentation.
The Curatorial Advisory Committee for Moving Image New York 2014
Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St.
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, el Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, USA
James Hu, Chief
Curator and Critic, 53 Art Museum, Guanzghou, China
4. How is the fair partnering with Art21?
Moving Image partners with the arts nonprofit known for its Art
in the Twenty-First Century series, to offer the Art21 Lounge, a resting
place where fairgoers can enjoy a selection of films including their newest
series, “Artist to Artist.” Orozobekov and Winkleman say of this partnership,
“The quality of Art21 films and the organization’s success in bringing
contemporary art to a much larger audience via these films is unparalleled. The
Art21 Lounge is a logical extension for the fair, as it physically realizes our
own mission: to show how the world, increasingly, connects via the moving
5. Which unrepresented artist is the fair spotlighting this year?
This year Moving Image and Creative Capital partner to support an
unrepresented artist at the fair, San Francisco-based artist Patty
, who will premiere a new
work at the fair.
6. Tell me more about the off-site exhibition coinciding with the
fair at Eyebeam.
7. What is the Moving Image A\V Bar?
Audio-video experts will be on hand during the fair at the A/V
Bar, to answer questions regarding collecting, presenting, and maintaining
video art. Samples of new video technology and authenticity documents will be
on hand for educational purposes. You can make an appointment in-person at the
fair and visit the A/V Bar each day of the fair from 12-4pm.
8. A residency at La Napoule Art Foundation?
La Napoule Art Foundation partners with Moving Image in New York,
for the second year running, to offer all Moving Image artists past and present
the chance to apply for a one-month residency at Château de La Napoule, located
in the South of France, just west of Cannes. Last year’s winner was
9. Will I see new work at Moving Image?
Five artists will premiere new works at Moving Image New York
2014. They include:
at Creative Capital and Moving Image Presents,
Aaron Garber-Maikovska at Greene Exhibitions, Los