Moving Image Acquisition Award 2018

Announcing Details on the 2018 Moving Image Acquisition Award

Acquisition Funds to select a work from Moving Image
for the Permanent Collection of 21c Museum Hotels

Moving Image is very pleased to announce details of the 2018 Moving Image Acquisition Award to be presented at a special reception. 21c Museum Hotels will select and present the Moving Image Acquisition Award to a participating artist whose work will be acquired by 21c as part of its renowned collection. 21c Museum Hotels is partnering with Moving Image for the third year, underscoring 21c’s continued commitment to supporting the work and careers of living artists.

The Moving Image Acquisition Award was developed through a shared vision between the Moving Image Art fair Founders, Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov, dedicated private art collectors, and collecting institutions who all understood the importance of including critical video and film artworks in public collections. Moving Image is driven to diversifying opportunities for the artists and galleries who present this visual genre, and is proud to be able to connect the international voices represented at the 2018 installment with 21c Museum Hotels. Previous awards have gone to artists Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Jessica Faiss, Rollin Leonard, Chris Doyle, Kalliopi Lemos, and Alexandre Mazza.

21c Museum Hotels is an innovative venture founded more than a decade ago by preservationists and contemporary art collectors Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson in Louisville, Kentucky. With the passion to make contemporary art a part of more people’s daily lives, the couple embarked on a journey to create both an economic driver for the community and an oasis where art challenges and amuses, stimulates conversation and provokes new ideas.

Moving Image co-founders Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman explained, “The concept of the 21c Collection, in which contemporary art becomes a part of more people’s daily lives, is entirely in line with the drive behind Moving Image Art Fair, and in particular with how this year’s fair will be presented in a residential context. We are so delighted to have 21c Museum Hotels sponsor the 2018 Moving Image Acquisition Award, and cannot thank Laura Lee, Steve, and Alice enough for their ongoing support.”

“A shared commitment to supporting visionary artists working in film video, VR and AR media makes 21c’s ongoing partnership with Moving Image rewarding and inspiring,” said 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites. “We look forward to experiencing how today’s moving-image artists are addressing compelling issues and ideas.”

About 21c Collection

The 21c Collection includes works in media ranging from painting, sculpture, and photography, to film, video, and digital-based art. It reflects the global nature of contemporary culture, featuring works by both emerging and established artists from all over the world. Identity, community, the environment, and the artistic imagination are prominent subjects in the Collection. 21c Museum’s core mission is to continue to create innovative exhibitions and other programming exploring the breadth of the human experience, lived and imagined, through contemporary art.

About Moving Image

Moving Image has moved to a new location for 2018- 591 Park Avenue, a vacant, 6-story townhouse, just two blocks away from the ADAA Show. 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 2018 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.