Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Moving Image Partners with ART21

(New York – January 15, 2014) – Moving Image is pleased to announce its exclusive partnership with ART21 ( for the 2014 edition of the fair, scheduled to take place March 6-9, 2014 at the Waterfront Tunnel in Chelsea.  ART21 will host the “ART21 Lounge”–a newly designated space–for all fairgoers to relax and view its latest documentary film series, ART21 Artist to Artist, and a selection of films and trailers from its series ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, ART21 New York Close Up and ART21 Exclusive.
“We are delighted and honored to partner with ART21 for the fourth edition of Moving Image New York,” notes Moving Image co-founders Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman.  “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,” continues Orozobekov and Winkleman.
“Our partnership with Moving Image is an ideal platform, reaching avid collectors, film enthusiasts and those just curious about art in a democratic way. At the “ART21 Lounge” visitors can view first hand the breadth of ART21’s initiatives to educate and inspire creative thinking through contemporary art,” comments ART21 Executive Director, Susan Sollins.
Sponsored by Congruent Creative Workshop, the New York based event design and production company, the “ART21 Lounge” will be situated near the 11th Avenue entrance of the Waterfront Tunnel. Five television monitors will be artfully arranged in an intimate setting so that fairgoers can view ART21’s films at their leisure. The films will run continuously, providing visitors with ample opportunity to watch the most compelling films about contemporary artists working today.
In October 2013, ART21 introduced Artist to Artist, a short form documentary series that focuses on artists from around the world in candid conversation with one another. Each film follows a single artist/host as she engages with other artists in a shared art exhibition setting, exploring cultural events from the artists’ perspectives. The films featured at Moving Image will include artists Shahzia Sikander in Sharjah, UAE and Istanbul, Turkey and Diana Al-Hadid, in Venice, Italy, as guides to three exceptional biennials in those locations.
Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artist Thilo Frank about his installation “Infinite Rock” (2013) at Sharjah Biennial 11. Production still from the series Artist to Artist. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Ian Forster.
Throughout six seasons to date, the Peabody Award-winning series Art in the Twenty-First Century has captured the work and lives of 100 contemporary artists. Each program profiles three to five artists for an intimate view of their creative processes and sources of inspiration. On view at Moving Image will be trailers for all six seasons.
Glenn Ligon in his Brooklyn studio, 2011. Production still from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 episode, "History," 2012. © Art21, Inc. 2012.
Exclusive features new and archival footage and focuses on artists profiled in ART21’s flagship television series Art in the Twenty-First Century. These short films highlight singular aspects of an artist's process, significant individual works and exhibitions, provocative ideas, and biographical anecdotes. At Moving Image, ART21 will present new films made exclusively with recent original footage: “Ursula von Rydingsvard: Ona, featuring the artist’s permanently installed sculpture outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn; James Turrell revisiting his installation Second Meeting (1989) at the home of private collectors in “James Turrell: Second Meeting”; and "Ann Hamilton: The Event of a Thread," where the artist discusses her installation at the Park Avenue Armory in 2012.
Artist James Turrell discussing his installation "Second Meeting" (1989) at the home of private collectors in Los Angeles, California. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Marc Levy.
New York Close Up, also a web-based series, documents artists in the first decade of their professional careers, living and working in New York City. “Daniel Gordon Gets Physical”, “Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self”, and “Liz Magic Laser Talks To the Hand” are among the selected New York Close Up films to be shown at Moving Image.

Production still from the New York Close Up film Liz Magic Laser Talks to the Hand. © Art21, Inc. 2012

About ART21
ART21 ( is the leading not-for-profit dedicated to engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, inspiring creative thinking, and educating a new generation about artists working today. Since 2001, Art21 has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages worldwide to contemporary artists through its Peabody Award-winning PBS broadcast series ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century; two popular ongoing web series – ART21 New York Close Up and ART21 Exclusive; public programs; teacher training; and multimedia online resources. All of Art21’s materials are available for free online at
About Congruent Creative Workshop
Congruent Creative Workshop is a high-end event and design company based in New York whose mission is to provide their clients with the most creative and innovative solutions. 375 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 - Phone: 718.585.1802 Email: For more information, visit
About Moving Image
Moving Image was conceived to offer a 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. Participation is by invitation only. The newly formed Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee for New York 2014 is inviting a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions to present single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations.
Moving Image
March 6-9, 2014

Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001


Anonymous Gam said...

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checkout Adam Magyar's Stainless

if you ever want convincing that "moving Image" is an art form

check out Adam Magyar's
Stainless the vimeo clip

A living pompeii - fascinating

1/17/2014 10:56:00 AM  

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