June 4, 2011

OgilvyArt Opens Live Video: Exhibition of Contemporary Video Art

NEW 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.


Live Video from Jun Lee on Vimeo.

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 jun.lee@ogilvy.com.

About OgilvyArt
Ogilvy New York uses its office space as an art gallery to showcase contemporary and emerging artists of all mediums in the lobby and on the walls of each floor. A tradition that began at its previous location in Worldwide Plaza, the agency continues to support the art community at The Chocolate Factory, which better allows for the accommodation of art projects and the showcasing of exhibits. See www.ogilvyart.com for more information.

About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing. Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com.

About Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair
Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair 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. Founded by Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov of New York’s Winkleman Gallery, Moving Image works with an international group of curators and advisors to assemble a survey of the best contemporary video being exhibited in galleries and non-profit institutions. Moving Image takes place in New York in March and in London in October.

For media inquiries about Live Video and OgilvyArt:
Lane Buschel
First-Person Communications for Ogilvy Art

Jun Lee
Art Curator, OgilvyArt

For media inquiries about Ogilvy & Mather:
Toni Lee
212-237-5090 (Office)
917-679-7631 (Mobile)
@OgilvyWW and @OgilvyNY