Friday, July 11, 2014

Announcing “The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize” for Moving Image Istanbul

Moving Image art fair is very pleased to announce the creation of The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize. Funding the acquisition of an artwork exhibited at Moving Image Istanbul for The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, the prize grants $10,000 to purchase new work for their esteemed collection.

Moving Image co-founders Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman noted, “The international reputation of the Borusan Contemporary Art collection was one of the major considerations in our choosing Istanbul for the third location of the Moving Image art fair. Few collections anywhere have the depth, adventurous spirit, or energy of this carefully considered anthology of important contemporary new media artwork, and we are so honored and delighted that they are sponsoring this prize. We are extremely grateful to The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection for their very generous support of our first edition of Moving Image Istanbul.”

Kathleen Forde added, "As the Artistic Director of Borusan Contemporary, the exhibiting institution grounded in shows presenting, relating to or inspired by the collection, and having a long standing enthusiasm for the unique and important mission of the Moving Image Art Fair . . . I'm delighted and proud that the collection will be supporting this venture."

Founded in 2010, Borusan Contemporary is the leading platform for media arts in Turkey. Housed in the historic Perili Köşk mansion on the European shore of the upper Bosphorous, it consists of two gallery spaces for temporary exhibitions and new commissions as well as an extensive ‘Office Museum’ for the display of curated selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection. The Borusan Contemporary art collection includes nearly 600 artworks encompassing such diverse media as oil paintings, sculpture, video art, installations, new media, print editions, light art and photography. It contains print editions by Jim Dine, Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt; light art installations by Brigitte Kowanz, Keith Sonnier, François Morellet and Doug Aitken; paintings by Peter Zimmermann, Gerwald Rockenschaub and Markus Linnenbrink; as well as sculptures by Liam Gillick, Manfred Wakolbinger and Ernest Trova. Artists such as Zimoun, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, U-Ram Choe, Daniel Rozin and Daniel Canogar are featured in the Collection's new media segment, and Monika Bravo, Marina Zurkow, Kutluğ Ataman and Manfred Mohr are standout names in the video art section.

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 by the Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee, who invite 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 was founded by Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman of New York's Winkleman Gallery.

For more information, contact Murat Orozobekov at (1) 212.643.3152 (USA) or email us at

Moving Image Istanbul
September 25-28, 2014

Kuleli Building Haliç Congress Centre
Sütlüce Mah. Karaagaç Cad. No.19 34445
Beyoglu, Istanbul / TURKEY

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