June 4, 2011
OgilvyArt Opens Live Video: Exhibition of Contemporary Video ArtNEW YORK, NY, October 12, 2011 – Ogilvy & Mather
New York’s OgilvyArt will present Live Video, an exhibition of contemporary video art that blends technology and nature, co-curated by OgilvyArt’s curator Jun Lee, along with Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov, founders of The Moving Image Art Fair. The exhibition opens on October 25 and runs through March 30, 2012.
Live Video will feature work by Broersen & Lukács, Rob Carter, Oscar Dawicki, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Kirsten Geisler, Claudia Hart, Hisao Ihara, Mary Lucier, Jacco Olivier, Hiraki Sawa and Leslie Thornton.
Throughout human history, nature has held a special place in the hearts and minds of artists and audiences. Indeed, when viewing a completely abstract painting, many people still tend to describe the painting as a landscape. Live Video takes this as its launching point. As where previous generations of artists would carry palettes and easels into nature to capture inspiration, today's generation of artists frequently carry video cameras. Live Video brings together an international selection of artists working in video who have used its technical capabilities to capture nature and interpret it in amazing new ways.
“Video art has evolved into a unique tool for artists of all mediums,” said Ms. Lee. “In the wake of the video art of the past emerges work with a new relationship to life and to aesthetics. Live Video presents a selection of works that feature technology as it touches life.”
“This is the fifth exhibition curated specifically for our office and serves as a continuing reminder to our company of the ways in which creativity is forever changing and being expressed,” said Steve Simpson, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather North America.
The exhibition will utilize the open floor plan of Ogilvy & Mather’s headquarters building at 636 11th Avenue (between 46th and 47th Streets) and be showcased on floors 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
An opening reception with artists and curators will be held at Ogilvy & Mather on October 25 from 6-8 p.m. Private appointments to view the exhibition can be arranged with curator Jun Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.