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 includes:
Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, el Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, USA
Julia Draganovic, Director, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
James Hu, Chief Curator and Critic, 53 Art Museum, Guanzghou, China
Heidi Fichtner, Independent Curator, New Delhi, India
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 image.”
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 Chang, who will premiere a new work at the fair.
6. Tell me more about the off-site exhibition coinciding with the fair at Eyebeam.
Leading New York non-profit art and technology center Eyebeam collaborates with Moving Image to present an exhibition of works by seven artists on March 7th–9th on their premises at 540 W 21st St. The exhibition includes works by Claudia Hart, Julia Christensen, Katie Torn, Anton Marini, Wyatt Niehaus, Elisa Kreisinger, and Jonathan Minard.
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 Janet Biggs.
9. Will I see new work at Moving Image?
Five artists will premiere new works at Moving Image New York 2014. They include:
Patty Chang at Creative Capital and Moving Image Presents, New York
Lisa Gwilliam & Ray Sweeten (DataSpaceTime)at Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn
Jesse Fleming at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
Aaron Garber-Maikovska at Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles
Rollin Leonard at TRANSFER, Brooklyn