Moving Image: An Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art

When 3 Mar 2011 - 6 Mar 2011
Where Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
United States
Enquiry 212.643.3152

David Wojnarowicz, “Untitled from the Ant Series” (eye, ants), 1988-89. Courtesy of  the artist and  PPOW, New York.

Thursday – Saturday, March 3-5, 2011: 11 am – 8 pm

Sunday, March 6, 2011: 11 am – 3 pm

Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 2011 6-8 pm

Press Release:

Moving Image is very pleased to announce the list of participating artists and galleries for its inaugural exhibition, including 36 artists represented by 30 galleries from the US and Europe. Presenting 30 single-channel videos and 6 larger scale video sculpture/installations, Moving Image has been conceived to offer a unique viewing experience, providing a rich program of time-based work from around the globe by today’s most important and exciting new artists.

Highlights of the program include historical works by David Wojnarowicz (1954 –1992) and by Hannah Wilke (1940 – 1993).  Presented by New York’s PPOW Gallery, Wojnarowicz’s 1981 silent work Heroin is one of the few films the artist completed. Transferred to video from its original 16mm format, it depicts the adverse use of heroin in New York City in the early 1980′s. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts is presenting Wilke’s 1978 video Intercourse with…, which has been described as “a haunting performance” in which the viewer “‘eavesdrops” on a on a series of phone messages intended for Wilke, recorded from her answering machine.” Also presented is an earlier video by Hiraki Sawa (who currently has an exhibition at James Cohan Gallery’s New York location). Sawa’s highly acclaimed video Dwelling (2002) was filmed entirely in his London apartment and yet seems to follow the chaotic flight patterns of jets and planes (shot with miniatures); the work has been described as “closer to masterful cinema than to experimental video.”

New work debuting at Moving Image includes Blood Sacrifice (2011), a video by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge presented by New York’s Invisible-Exports. Blood Sacrifice is a valentine to a love both lost and enduring. The video, of two Chanel No. 5 perfume bottles filled with blood, is presented in three views. One bottle slowly crumbles and leaks its contents onto the bandage-like muslin below. The liquid slowly spreads, eventually reaching over and encircling the intact bottle. The blood in each bottle is real. The intact bottle contains that of Lady Jaye Breyer, the first gift given to Genesis P-Orridge as their courtship began. The second bottle contains Genesis’ blood from her breast implant, given to Lady Jaye a few years later. Also making its debut is Alex Mirutziu’s Runway spills #2 (2011), presented by Cluj-Napoca, Romania’s SABOT Gallery. In Mirutziu’s video of fashion models, there is a diffusion of focus away from the garment and onto a situation that disrupts a specific convention (falling on the catwalk).

Among the installations presented will be Exploded View (2010) by Jim Campbell. Presented by New York’s Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Campbell’s installation is a grid made up of approximately 1152 LEDs. Campbell takes a traditional two-dimensional surface and pulls it apart into a three-dimensional grid.  Exploded View physically takes an image display apart, forcing the viewer to rely on perception and memory as a means to understand its logic.

The Pace Gallery presents two installations, including TV Man (2010) by Corban Walker who will represent Ireland at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Walker has described TV Man as “me watching you watching you watching me watching you watching you watching.” Also presented by The Pace Gallery is Michal Rovner’s June (2004) in which “calligraphy” images comprised of dozens of figures moving are projected from the top of a vitrine onto a notebook. Finally, Participant Inc, and Callicoon Fine Arts present Glen Fogel’s monumental five-chanel video installation, With Me…You. Each of the five videos features a spectacular giant close-up of Fogel’s family heirloom jewelry, creating an experience The New York Times called “at once cool and intensely personal.”

We are very pleased to announce the full list of participating artists and galleries, as well as the schedule of events, for Moving Image 2011:

Artists / Participating Galleries

Said Atabekov / Impronte Contemporary Art (Milan, Italy)

Sophie Lisa Beresford / Workplace Gallery (Gateshead, UK)

Janet Biggs / Winkleman Gallery (New York, NY)

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge / Invisible-Exports (New York, NY)

Melanie Bonajo / PPOW Gallery (New York, NY)

Jim Campbell / Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York, NY)

Martin Soto Climent / Karma International (Zurich, Switzerland)

Stefan Constantinescu / lokal_30 (Warsaw, Poland)

Yves Coussement / Galerie Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, Belgium)

Eva Davidova / N2 Galería (Barcelona, Spain)

Oskar Dawicki / Postmasters (New York, NY)

Jakup Ferri / Weingrüll, (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Glen Fogel / Callicoon Fine Arts (Callicoon, NY) / Participant, Inc. (New York, NY)

Maider Fortune / Galerie Martine Aboucaya (Paris, France)

Simon Gush / West (Den Haag, the Netherlands)

Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev / Winkleman Gallery (New York, NY)

Martin Kohout / The Future Gallery (Berlin, Germany)

Andres Laracuente / Galerie Yukiko Kawase (Paris, France)

Miranda Lichtenstein / Elizabeth Dee Gallery (New York, NY)

Alex Mirutziu / SABOT Gallery (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Adrien Missika / Rotwand Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland)

Shana Moulton / Galerie Gregor Staiger (Zurich, Switzerland)

Miguel Angel Rios / AKINCI (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

RKDB / Krowswork (Oakland, CA)

Michal Rovner / The Pace Gallery (New York, NY / Beijing, China)

Amparo Sard / N2 Galería (Barcelona, Spain)

Hiraki Sawa / James Cohan Gallery (New York, NY / Shanghai, China)

Carolee Schneemann / PPOW Gallery (New York, NY)

Paul Mpagi Sepuya / Envoy Enterprises (New York)

Cecilia Stenbom / Workplace Gallery (Gateshead, UK)

Leslie Thornton / Winkleman Gallery (New York, NY)

Johanna Unzueta / Christinger De Mayo (Zurich, Switzerland)

Corban Walker / The Pace Gallery (New York, NY / Beijing, China)

Jeff Whetstone / Julie Saul Gallery (New York, NY)

Hannah Wilke / Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (New York)

David Wojnarowicz / PPOW Gallery (New York, NY)

Moving Image’s Curatorial Advisory Committee:

Zoe Butt, Co-Director and Curator of SanArt, (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

John Connelly, Director, The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation (New York, USA)

Elizabeth Dee, Principal, Elizabeth Dee Gallery (New York, USA)

Raphael Gygax, Curator / Art Historian, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich, Switzerland)

Kevin McGarry, Director and Programmer, Migrating Forms  (Los Angeles, USA)

Moving Image was conceived by Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov of New York’s Winkleman Gallery and co-organized with Penny Pilkington and Wendy Olsoff of New York’s P·P·O·W gallery.

Schedule of event: Saturday, March 5, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Spotlight PanelCurrent Takes on Video

Moderated by Kevin McGarry (Director and Programmer of New York’s Migrating Forms festival held at Anthology Film Archives) the Moving Image Spotlight Panel will include artists Leslie Thornton and Lucy Raven and curators Chrissie Iles (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York), Barbara London (Museum of Modern Art, New York), and Glenn Phillips (Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles). The discussion will focus on the state of moving image-based work, with an emphasis on how its recognition by institutions has evolved over time. There will be a Q&A with the panelists as part of the discussion.

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